Michael Waltrip Racing Articles

Michael Waltrip Racing
A “split-second decision.” In the midst of one of the harshest penalties handed down in NASCAR’s modern era — or perhaps ever — a “split-second decision” was team owner Michael Waltrip’s explanation...
Matt Taliaferro
7 months ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
The following article was published on Oct. 12, 2007, during NASCAR’s Charlotte race weekend shortly after a press conference introducing Rob Kauffman as the newest investor in Michael Waltrip Racing was held. At the time, Waltrip’s...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
The race shop was once a movie theatre. The team’s finances proved as stable as a house of cards. No surprise that one of NASCAR’s biggest dreamers was the owner. Five years later, Michael Waltrip’s team is in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
With Toyota extending it’s deal with Michael Waltrip Racing, along with Joe Gibbs Racing and JTG Daugherty, it leads to the question of what will happen to Martin Truex Jr., who is in the final year of his contract at MWR. Truex enters this...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
In its sixth full season of Sprint Cup competition, Michael Waltrip Racing is making a push at becoming a powerhouse on NASCAR’s premier circuit. MWR’s three-team operation has combined for five top 5s and 12 top 10s thus far in 2012....
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
This is what retirement is supposed to be like. “This is so much fun,’’ Mark Martin said after his third-place finish last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Well, the 53-year-old Martin never said he was retiring, just that he wouldn’t race a...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
2012 surprises, tips for the track and listening to NASCAR on SiriusXM Radio by Dustin Long A weekend without racing didn’t mean that the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had a break. While offering opinions throughout the season, the Backseat...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Michael Waltrip Racing
by Vito Pugliese “I’m sorry guys, I just … can’t drive my racecar …” Those words, tinged with embarrassment, pain and reservation, served as both the low point and springboard for Michael Waltrip Racing. Sitting in his crumpled Camry on the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago