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Christmas Abbott: NASCAR Pioneer

Her name is Christmas Abbott – and ‘no’ that’s not a typographical error. Christmas Abbott was discovered by NASCAR executive Ted Bullard who saw her videos and invited her to Charlotte, N.C., for a tryout. He set up a wheel and axel assembly station and she drilled the bolts with lightening speed. She will join NASCAR’s year-long Truck Series and is excited about her...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers health issues come at trying time for Michael Waltrip Racing

The big news this week was the announcement that Brian Vickers, who drives for Michael Waltrip Racing, will have to sit out the early part of next season to do health reasons. Brian had surgery last Saturday to repair a patch covering a hole in his heart. Complications from blood clots forced Brian out of the car for most of the 2010 season and caused him to run a part-time schedule...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers will miss start of 2015 season due to health issues

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Monday that driver Brian Vickers will miss the start of the 2015 season due to heart-related health issues. Vickers 31, has been sidelined multiple times since the 2010 season due to health issues. “First, I want to thank everyone for their sincere support. I have faced obstacles before and it has made victory that much sweeter and I know that...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers to miss start of 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues. In 58 races driving MWR’s No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota, Vickers scored eight top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He won the July race at New Hampshire in 2013 and captured the pole at Talladega in October 2014. The 2003 Nationwide champion...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers to miss start of 2015 season due to health issues

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday afternoon that driver Brian Vickers will miss the start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season due to heart-related health issues.  Vickers, 31, has been sidelined multiple times for health issues since the 2010 season. That year, Vickers competed in only 11 Sprint Cup Series races before blood clots were discovered in his legs and lungs...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

31 Moments: No. 17 -- Toyota struggles to find the power of Chevy or Ford

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 17. It is a given that whenever NASCAR makes a significant rules change, some teams and manufacturers adapt better to it than others do. And with competition at an all-time high in NASCAR, one of the most surprising outcomes in 2014...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/2015 Season Review/Preview: Clint Bowyer & Brian Vickers

Clint Bowyer entered his third season with the Michael Waltrip Racing organization looking to improve the results from the first two seasons. Bowyer posted similar results in 2013 as he did during his first season with the team in 2012. This provided Bowyer some momentum to improve on that in 2014, which didn’t quite happen. Bowyer started the season opener at the Daytona International...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Haas names Borland as VP of technology for F1 and NASCAR outfits

Matt Borland is to be vice president of technology for both the Haas F1 Team and the sister Stewart-Haas Racing outfit. Borland worked for Pi Research before becoming Mark Blundell's race engineer at PacWest. He moved to NASCAR with Penske in 1999 and then had a spell with Michael Waltrip before joining Haas in May 2007. The team says that Borland “will oversee the transfer of...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvick Heading to Homestead with Momentum Following Phoenix Victory

Starting out from scratch last winter gave Rodney Childers a chance to start fresh. After leaving Michael Waltrip Racing, he set his sights on one thing: the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship trophy.   Childers and Kevin Harvick have gelled throughout the year. With four victories on the year, they have advanced to the championship round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. However...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'

The NASCAR community showed their support for driver and team owner Michael Waltrip as his run on "Dancing With the Stars" came to an end on Monday night.
Via Shake and Bake
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Michael Waltrip gets voted off Dancing with the Stars

He set out to do something outside of his comfort zone and to try something new. Unfortunately, the ride is over as of this point. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Michael Waltrip was part of this year’s Dancing with the Stars cast, looking to score the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. The show features celebrities who try and impress the judges as they learn new dances each week...
Via On Pit Road
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 31, 2014  |  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 Olympic swimmers...
Via Fox Sports
October 23, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2014  |  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 show ''Dancing...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 15, 2014  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 15, 2014  |  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. 
Via Shake and Bake
October 06, 2014  |  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...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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 in...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Rubbings Racing
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.
Via Shake and Bake
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...
Via Rubbings Racing
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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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