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NSCS: Winners and Losers – Talladega Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 4, 2015 Winners Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. started off fourth and stayed up in the front pack for nearly the entire race en route to his first victory of 2015. In the last few laps, he had debris stuck on his grille, which caused the engine temperatures to rise and gauges flashing...
Via Motor Racing Digest
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Scott's spin leaves Michael Waltrip with nowhere to go

The first incident of Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was a two-car incident that collected Brian Scott and Michael Waltrip. The incident occurred when Scott appeared to lose an engine just past the start-finish line on Lap 18. With smoke billowing out the rear of the car, Scott spun going into Turn 1 and Waltrip had nowhere to go but into the side of Scott's No. 33...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ragan ready to move again

David Ragan's tenure in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota comes to an end with the GEICO 500 and he'll be moving onto his third team in 11 races -- "a little weird, for sure," he acknowledged -- when the Sprint Cup schedule resumes at Kansas Speedway on May 9. Ragan, who began the season with Front Row Motorsports, was enlisted by JGR as a substitute for the injured Kyle Busch....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Musical cars? David Ragan set to jump in third different ride of season

Starting next weekend at Kansas Speedway, David Ragan will drive for his third Sprint Cup Series team in the first 11 races of the year. A two-time Sprint Cup Series winner, Ragan will pilot the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 season. Ragan will fill in for Brian Vickers, who was forced out of the car due to continued issues with blood clots. Making...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Michael Waltrip lead opening Talladega Sprint Cup practice

After failing to qualifying for the October 2014 race at Talladega Superspeedway, Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led Friday's opening Sprint Cup Series practice at the 2.66-mile track.  The driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford ran a total of 32 laps, posting his fastest on Lap 23 with 47.694 seconds at 200.780 miles per hour.  Due to group knockout qualifying...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Sets the Pace in Opening Practice

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets the Roush Fenway Racing cars in the news for running well as he paced the opening practice for the GEICO 500 from Talladega Superspeedway Friday. His lap time of 47.694 was under a tenth of second faster than Michael Waltrip. Stenhouse posted the fastest speed of the first session at 200.780 Waltrip, driving the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, turned...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip honoring Steve Byrnes on helmet at Talladega

FOX Sports NASCAR analyst and Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Waltrip is honoring Steve Byrnes at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip's helmet is adorned with photos of our late friend and colleague. Take a look.
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will an underdog prevail Sunday at impossible-to-predict Talladega?

Come Monday of every race week, the race fans will email, tweet or ask me on the street, "So who do you like this week?" My normal response is, "Let's wait a get a couple practice sessions in and then I'll have a better answer for you." Well, that answer never really works where we are racing this weekend -- Talladega Superspeedway. It doesn't matter if we are six days out -- six...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan to Drive for Michael Waltrip Racing

Michael Waltrip Racing announced earlier this week that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. “Life has thrown a lot at MWR the first part of this racing season, but our team has stood tall and worked through it,” team owner Michael Waltrip said. “Our original...
Via Rubbings Racing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan To Drive No.55

David Ragan to Drive MWR’s No. 55 Toyota for Remainder of 2015 Season Ragan Begins New Duties at Kansas Speedway; No Timetable on Brian Vickers Return CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Talladega Preview

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Michael Waltrip heads to Talladega Superspeedway for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of 2015. The two-time Daytona 500 champion owns 779 Sprint Cup starts and finished 26th driving the No. 55 Toyota in the 2015 Daytona 500. In 2012, Waltrip nearly won the October Talladega race before a last lap wreck took him out of contention.  In...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Round Table Discussion: Breaking Down the Mid-Year ‘Silly Season’ with Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing

This NASCAR season has been everything but ordinary. Over the past three months, there have been multiple drivers to miss time due to medical issues, and teams have acted like they are in the MLB or NFL. Trading drivers seems rather far-fetched, but that is what has occurred in the NASCAR world in 2015. Following Kyle Busch’s hard wreck at Daytona, where he hit an area of the inside...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ragan to replace Vickers at MWR for rest of the season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers. Ragan has been filling in at Joe Gibbs Racing for Kyle Busch since the second week of the season. Busch is expected to return soon, and JGR has wanted to give 18-year-old development driver Erik Jones some seat time in a Sprint Cup car...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan Takes Over No. 55 for Remainder of 2015 Season

Nigel Kinrade/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 April 28, 2015 Courtesy of Michael Waltrip Racing CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had planned to race the Toyota fulltime...
Via Motor Racing Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Erik Jones Likely Ready To Move Up To Sprint Cup Seat Filling In For Kyle Busch/David Ragan

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday morning that they’ve signed David Ragan to race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Ragan, will...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Beginning At Kansas David Ragan To Replace Brian Vickers With MWR For Rest of 2015

In a decision that will directly affect three teams, Michael Waltrip Racing has announced that David Ragan will pilot the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the duration of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan to drive Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 for remainder of 2015

David Ragan has been named the driver of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota starting May 9 at Kansas Speedway, the team announced early Tuesday morning. Ragan has served as the substitute driver for Kyle Busch at Joe Gibbs Racing since the second race of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Now, the 29-year-old will move over to MWR to fill in for the team's regular driver...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan to Drive MWR’s No. 55 Toyota for Remainder of 2015 Season

Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had planned to race the Toyota fulltime in 2015, but heart surgery in December forced the Thomasville, N.C., native to miss the first two races of the season. Vickers returned...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan to take over No. 55 at Kansas, Erik Jones to drive No. 18

David Ragan will move over to the No. 55 Toyota at Michael Waltrip Racing beginning at the May 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 car at Talladega before turning over the seat to Ragan who has been driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry of Joe Gibbs Racing in place of an injured Kyle Busch. With Ragan’s departure to MWR, JGR will fill the...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing driver choice still up in the air

Michael Waltrip said Friday that no decision has been made yet as to whether Michael Waltrip Racing will hire David Ragan to drive the team's No. 55 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting next month. A rash of injuries and illnesses has gotten the traditional NASCAR "Silly Season" of driver-team swaps off to an early start this year. Ragan began the 2015 campaign with Front...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Michael Waltrip to run Talladega

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Thursday, April 23 that Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. “Talladega is a place where I know we will be very competitive,” Waltrip said. “This will be my 58th Sprint Cup start at Talladega so believe me when I tell you Talladega is some of the best racing in the world and...
Via Rubbings Racing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: MICHAEL WALTRIP TO DRIVE No. 55 AARON’S DREAM MACHINE AT TALLADEGA

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3.   Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has driven MWR’s No. 55 since the March 22nd race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.  ...
Via On Pit Road
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip to drive No. 55 MWR Aaron's Toyota at Talladega

No big surprise here. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that team co-owner Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota in the May 3 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip, who shares ownership of MWR with businessman Rob Kauffman, takes over for 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has filled in for Brian Vickers in five of the season's first eight races...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Waltrip to Pilot No. 55 at Talladega

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that owner Michael Waltrip will pilot the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota at the Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. Moffitt has been filling-in for Vickers as he recovers from a recurrence of blood clots since the Auto Club Speedway in March. “Talladega is a place where I know we will be very competitive,” said Waltrip in a press release, who...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip to drive No 55 Aaron's Dream Machine at Talladega

Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has driven MWR’s No. 55 since the March 22nd race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. “Talladega is a place...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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