Putting a Doctor’s Mind in a Stock Car – the Life of Patrick Staropoli

It all started last year. A young man with aspirations to become a doctor entered a contest to do something that is just as risky as performing surgery. Hailing from Florida, this man has gone from the classroom to the race track – excelling in both extremes with amazing grades and some great runs with the team that took a chance on him. Patrick Staropoli, 24, edged out over 700...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Texas Preview/2015 Camry Testing

Brian Vickers and the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team at Michael Waltrip Racing are getting a jump on the 2015 season testing the newly unveiled 2015 Toyota Camry this week at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. After Tuesday and Wednesday’s Goodyear tire test, Vickers and team will travel to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 500-mile race on the 1.5-mile ultrafast oval...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship breaks record

A host of sports and entertainment stars, a rare collection of 31 footballs autographed by every Super Bowl-winning quarterback in history and a spirited, impromptu emcee performance by NFL on FOX's Terry Bradshaw helped lift the Fifth Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship to a record-breaking year last week. With more celebrities and sports figures in attendance...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports stars, celebrities attend Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship

Celebrities and sports stars converged on Franklin, Tenn. for the 5th annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship. The two-day event - hosted by NASCAR on FOX's own Darrell and Michael Waltrip - kicked off with Wednesday's Champion's Dinner. Wynonna and the Big Noise headlined the night that also included appearances by NFL on FOX's Terry Bradshaw, Gold Medal...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Double duty for Waltrip, all while trying to be 'romantic and sexy'

Michael Waltrip has an unusual double this weekend. On Sunday, the founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing will compete in the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, a place where the 51-year-old Waltrip has one victory and eight top-five finishes.  This will be just the 19th start for Waltrip in the 175 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races run since the start of the 2010 season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Waltrip juggling driving, dancing at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Michael Waltrip is no longer recognized primarily as the driver who won a couple of Daytona 500s when he's strolling through airports. Now, he's the dancing guy. For this weekend, Waltrip will be both driver and dancer. He'll go back and forth from his day job at Talladega Superspeedway to practicing the Argentine tango at a nearby YMCA for the TV...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip - Double Duty At 'Dega

Michael Waltrip’s run on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars enters its sixth week Monday which means he’ll have plenty of work to do on and off the track at Talladega. When he isn’t driving the No. 66 MyAFibStory.com Toyota, he and his dance partner Emma Slater will be in Talladega practicing the dance they’ll perform Monday night.  The pair plan to fly to Los Angeles immediately...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Watlrip, No. 66 MyAFibStory.com Toyota Talladega Preview

Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip’s hardest hit in life came when his sister called to tell him their mother, Margaret Waltrip, had suffered a major stoke due to arterial fibrillation (AFib.) The stroke left Margaret partially paralyzed. Her mobility continued to deteriorate until she was confined to a wheelchair. She now requires 24-hour care, which is provided through...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dancing for Dale: Michael Waltrip honors Dale Earnhardt on DWTS

While competing on Dancing With The Stars, former Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip will honor his longtime friend and former car owner Dale Earnhardt. 
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fender To Fender: An Exclusive Interview With Michael Waltrip

FORT WORTH, Tx. - Michael Waltrip is by far one of the most unique individuals in the entire Sprint Cup Series garage area. His career began in the shadow of his brother, Darrell, a three-time Sprint Cup Series champion. But the younger Waltrip would go on to make a name for himself, despite a sluggish start to his career. Now 30 years after his first Sprint Cup Series start, Waltrip...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Michael Waltrip on Tony Stewart Situation & Dealing with the NASCAR Cheating Scandal

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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: RTA president addresses NASCAR rule changes

Rob Kauffman, the president of the Race Team Alliance and the co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, said Wednesday he's pleased with NASCAR's 2015 rules package, which was announced Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com, Kauffman said that while the RTA isn't taking an official position on the new rules package, which includes a total ban on testing, a reduction...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Final Lap, Episode 324: Michael Waltrip Interview / New Hampshire Preview

SHOW #324 – Guest: Michael Waltrip talks AFIB, and DWTS. – We also recap Chicagoland, The latest on Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch has a long lens, Marcos Ambrose heads home at seasons end, JGR snatches RPM sponsors, no surprises in the bottom 4, plus we preview New Hampshire (did you know it’s flat, paperclip-like, and flat. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie. ( Roughly 48...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip likens 'Dancing With the Stars' to running a NASCAR race

Michael Waltrip says he is competing on the 'Dancing With the Stars' television show mostly to gain exposure for NASCAR in general and for his Michael Waltrip Racing team in particular. "It's just like a NASCAR race," he says.
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Waltrip Looks to Dance His Way to Trophy

CHICAGO — As the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks off this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Michael Waltrip will be competing for a different kind of trophy.  Beginning Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, Waltrip will begin his pursuit of the Mirror Ball Trophy as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” The Sprint Cup team owner and two-time Daytona 500 winner will...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers No. 55 Aaron's/Samsung Chicagoland Preview - Waltrip Dancing With The Stars

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers has a lot to race for in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season’s final 10 races. Although, the Michael Waltrip Racing team won’t be in the Chase, the No. 55 crew has its sights set on a return trip to victory lane and preparation for its second season together in 2015. The No. 55 will carry a special paint scheme this weekend honoring...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Michael Waltrip Racing – On the Outside Looking In

We all know the story. One year ago at Richmond International Raceway, in what was arguably one of the most controversial events in the history of NASCAR, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) received a huge black eye and gave the sport a huge black eye, when his driver, Clint Bowyer, spun his No. 15 Toyota Camry to bring out a caution and help a teammate earn a spot in The Chase. That move...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday notebook: Bowyer refuses to rehash what happened last year

A year ago, Michael Waltrip Racing got into big trouble for trying to manipulate the finish of the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway. The lowlight of the episode came in the final 10 laps, when crew chief Brian Pattie radioed his driver, Clint Bowyer. "Is your arm starting to hurt?" Pattie famously asked. And then Pattie said,...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip to be on Dancing with the Stars

When Dancing with the Stars announced their cast for season 19 on Thursday, it surprised many when the name Michael Waltrip was announced. Yes, Michael Waltrip will be one of the individuals vying for Dancing with the Stars’ iconic Mirror Ball trophy. The two-time Daytona 500 Champion will be dancing in the ballroom with partner Emma Slater (pictured above) beginning Monday September...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase or bust? Michael Waltrip Racing feeling pressure

In July 2013, FOXSports.com asked Michael Waltrip just how important it is to have his cars qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Waltrip, the founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, was uncharacteristically blunt. "Our business model doesn't work without us making the Chase," Waltrip said. "We invest in our cars and our team and we tell our sponsors...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR's Michael Waltrip is going 'Dancing With the Stars'

We know NASCAR on FOX's Michael Waltrip can race ... but can he dance? We're about to find out.
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones, MMA’s Randy Couture and NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip to be on Dancing with the Stars

The cast of Dancing with the Stars will not be formally announced until Thursday on Good Morning America but the names of the hopefuls have already hit the internet. Cast of DWTS 19 Olympian hurdler Lolo Jones, partnered with Keo Motsepe Alfonso Ribiero, partnered with Witney Carson YouTube star Bethany Mota; partnered with Derek Hough Tommy Chong, partnered with Peeta Murgatroyd...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: Samantha Busch vs. Michael Waltrip in the NASCAR Ice Bucket Challenge Finals

It all comes down to this. Samantha Busch will square off against Michael Waltrip to determine your favorite NASCAR Ice Bucket Challenge. Cast your vote now!
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with Michael Waltrip Racing/Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge Winner, Christian PaHud

For the second consecutive year, Michael Waltrip Racing and Peak Performance teamed up to find what they hope to be the next best driver. In last year’s contest, Patrick Staropoli, a man that is attempting to finish medical school after graduating from Harvard University, won it all and earned a chance at racing for Bill McAnally Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. This...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip talks MWR struggles, Marcos Ambrose unsure of future

Getty Images Michael Waltrip’s team went from three cars to just two cars after sponsorship for the No. 56 Toyota was lost at the end of the 2013 season. Once an organization on the way up, this year MWR has been hidden in the pack during Sprint Cup Series weekends. “I don’t think the cut to two teams hurt us at all,” Waltrip said during a stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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