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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Clint Bowyer No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota New Hampshire II Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for this weekend’s 300-lap event. It’s a visit that couldn't come at a better time for Clint Bowyer. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver has multiple wins at the mile oval (September 2010 and September 2007). And in July he led 36 laps and had a shot at the win when he restarted third for a green-white-checkered...
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2 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing Switching From Title Hunters To Spoilers

It was one year ago that Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) went from euphoria of having two of their three cars in the Chase for the Sprint Cup to feeling the wrath of NASCAR for potentially fixing the outcome of the race. That snowball led to the shutdown of one of[...]
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11 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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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Brian Vickers cuts tire, hits wall in final practice at RIR

Michael Waltrip Racing's Brian Vickers is one of the many drivers hoping to win his way into the 16-driver Chase this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, but his efforts took a step backward in the opening laps of Friday's final practice. After running just six laps in the final 1-hour, 20-minute session, Vickers cut a left-rear tire on his No. 55 Toyota and made contact...
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14 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Talladega Qualifying Changes Are Out

and now groups of cars will go out in the first round getting only five minutes to attempt to get a top 24 time. ABC made it official this morning and announcing that NASCAR Driver, NASCAR Team Owner, and Fox Sports 1 race announcer Michael Waltrip has signed on to compete in the Dancing With The Stars Show.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones will be on the new season of Dancing with the Stars

Believe it or not, Dancing with the Stars is still around and there are still C/D-list celebrities that are willing to take part.  There’s always a few athletes that make the trek every year over to DWTS and Season 19 (good grief) is no exception.  NASCAR driver/owner/analyst Michael Waltrip takes a spin on the dance floor as does former UFC champ Randy Couture and Olympian Lolo...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones and Michael Waltrip will compete on Dancing with the Stars

She is a three-time United States Olympian; he is a Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR team co-owner. Starting September 15, both Lolo Jones and Michael Waltrip will be competing against each other for the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. Lolo Jones walking the Red Carpet at the 2014 ESPY Awards this past July. According to a report in Wednesday’s New York...
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15 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Athletes We Would Like To See On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ (Gallery)

“Dancing With The Stars” certainly isn’t a sport in the traditional sense of the word. But, athletes somehow have a knack for coming out on top. Since the show debuted in 2005, eight of the 17 champions have been men or women best known for their exploits on the field, ice, track, etc. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones parlayed his touchdown celebrations into a...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Richmond Preview

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers knows Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway is his final chance to earn a berth in NASCAR’s 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup. The No. 55 team must win the 400-lap race to join 15 other teams in the 10-race playoff that begins Sept. 14 at Chicagoland Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver believes he’ll compete for...
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17 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  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

Richard Petty, Michael Waltrip, Aric Almirola, Greg Anderson Kick Off Charlotte Motor Speedway Fall Season of Speed

As Charlotte Motor Speedway gears up for an action-packed fall season with national events at all three of its premier motorsports facilities, some of the biggest names in NASCAR and the NHRA helped the speedway wave the green flag during the sixth annual Parade of Power on Wednesday. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner and two-time Daytona 500...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

PEAK® Antifreeze & Coolant And Michael Waltrip Racing Announce Christian PaHud As The 2014 "PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge" Winner

The checkered flag is out on the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge. After 18 finalists put their skills to the test during a rigorous three-day, on-track racing competition in Charlotte, N.C., PEAK® Antifreeze &_Coolantand Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) are proud to announce Christian PaHud of Dayton, Ohio as the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge winner of a PEAK racing sponsorship...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is New Hampshire the final race for Jeff Burton?

Jeff Burton stepped out of the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing t the end of the 2013 season. Since making that decision Burton has been just a part-time driver for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 66 Toyota. Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway could be the final one in the career of the 47-year-old. Asked whether or not the Camping World RV Sales 301 would...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip And More Daytona News

Michael Waltrip will be in the #66 car at Dayton on Saturday. Mike Wallace will be in the #93 car at Daytona on Friday. Johnny Sauter will be in the #80 car at Daytona on Friday. Goody’s will sponsor Regan Smith this Friday night.  
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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