Stewart, Kenseth win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth won the two qualifying races Thursday that determined the starting lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500.
Waltrip win kicks off Daytona weekend

Waltrip win kicks off Daytona weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip capped an emotional Friday at Daytona International Speedway by winning the first NASCAR-sponsored event of the season.

Michael Waltrip qualifies at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip has qualified for Sunday's Sprint Cup Daytona 500 auto race for the 24th straight season.
Harvick again wins the Budweiser Shootout

Harvick again wins the Budweiser Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick overcame the flu and defended his title Saturday at the Sprint Cup Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Beach, Fla.
NASCAR driver Allmendinger accused of DWI

NASCAR driver Allmendinger accused of DWI

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Mooresville, N.C., said NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger was arrested on charges of drunken driving early Thursday morning.

Waltrip answers sway bar theft claim

MARTINSVILLE, Va., March 29 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip has denied a claim that he took a sway bar from Roush-Fenway Racing after a 2007 race in Dover, Del.

Earnhardt, Hamlin win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin won the two Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday, with both outcomes creating NASCAR milestones.

Johnson captures Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Two-time defending points champion Jimmie Johnson Sunday claimed the pole position for next week's 50th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach.

Earnhardt wins Budweiser Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Saturday night's 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup debut event, the Budweiser Shootout, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Waltrip takes Talladega pole

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip has won the pole position for Sunday's UAW-Ford 500 Nextel Cup auto race at Talladega, Ala.

Rain postpones the latest Nextel race

DOVER, Del., June 3 (UPI) -- Heavy rains spurred by tropical depression Barry Sunday forced a cancellation of the Nextel Cup's Autism Speaks 400 at Dover, Del.

Newman captures pole for 600-mile race

CONCORD, N.C., May 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman won the pole Thursday for Sunday's running of NASCAR's longest race -- the Coca-Cola 600.

Gordon reacts to car inspection failure

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon Friday said he accepts his fate with NASCAR officials after his Chevrolet failed a post-race inspection because of height violation. Gordon won Thursday's second Gatorade qualifying run for this Sunday's Daytona 500, but during the inspection,

Gordon, Stewart head qualifiers at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart won Thursday's 60-lap Gatorade Duel runs at Daytona to qualify for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Waltrip speaks on Daytona 500 fiasco

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip Thursday said he considered pulling out of the Daytona 500 qualifying race because of rules violations by crew chief David Hyder. Waltrip's No. 55 Toyota was cited after last Sunday's Gatorade Duel qualifying runs.
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Michael Waltrip
Michael Waltrip waits in his garage for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on July 2, 2009. (UPI Photo/Martin Fried)

1981 Kentucky Motor Speedway Mini-Modified Division Champion

1983 NASCAR Dash Series champion

Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963) is a semi-former professional race car driver and co owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. He is the younger brother of Darrell Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR champion, who is now retired, but makes occasional appearances at various races as an announcer. Waltrip is the winner of the 2001 Daytona 500 and the 2003 Daytona 500; he currently drives the #15 NAPA Toyota Camry. He is also a commentator for SPEED TV's coverage of the Camping World Truck Series and is an analyst on the Showtime series Inside NASCAR, along with Chris Myers, Brad Daugherty and Randy Pemberton.

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