Wikimedia Commons has media related to Michael Waltrip. Success Thanks for signing up. Archived from the original on December 14, On February 10, , Michael qualified second for the 50th running of the Daytona , which guaranteed him a second place start in the race. Sunday, March 13th “. In , Waltrip announced that he would attempt to make his 25th consecutive Daytona start driving the No. He began building a career by racing go-karts at carnivals and various racing clubs around his hometown.

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Michael Waltrip

Retrieved February 15, Waltrip was hired by Dale Earnhardt to drive his team’s new No. Waltrip qualified 21st on Daytona Pole qualifying day.

Allmendinger and Mike Bliss in an effort to reclaim a Top 35 aorst. Waltrip skipped again the summer Daytona race. On July 7, Waltrip announced he would be driving part-time in the season starting with the Daytona In the season, Waltrip garnered two top ten finishes Daytona and Talladega He came within a few laps of winning his third Daytona as he was moving forward when the race was called for rain.

Michael has an older daughter from a previous relationship, Caitlin Marie Waltrip-Kinnaird, who is married and has 2 kids of her own. On Sunday afternoon, as part of the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death in the Daytonawhich Waltrip won Waltrip drove a replica of the No. Archived from the original on January 27, Error Something went wrong. The next season, Waltrip won the second Gatorade Duel.


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On February 10,Michael qualified second for the 50th running of the Daytonawhich guaranteed him worsf second place start in the race.

Since then, Michael has started the No. He ended up seventh.

He took the checkered flag for the first time at Dover in his 4th start. His brother Darrell won the race. In Waltrip only had seven top tens and one pole.

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Darrell, however, claimed he had no time to help him and advised that Michael focused on school. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Waltrip was also penalized, but the penalties were overturned on appeal.

Elizabeth Waltrip, Michael’s wife and the official owner of his car, was also docked owners points. Waltrip, Reutimann and Jarrett’s initial qualifying times were disallowed, but Waltrip and Reutimann were permitted to qualify by racing a backup car in their Gatorade Duel ‘s qualifying race for the Daytonawhile Jarrett qualified by Past Champions provisional from his title but was also permitted to race a backup car in his Gatorade Duel. Retrieved November 22, Retrieved April 18, After years of back-and-forth between Hopkins and the defunct team, it was announced in November, that “both parties are pleased to announce that they have amicably resolved their disputes in their entirety and wish each other well in the future.


Waltrip decided make changes to the No.

When Michael asked his dad for help, his dad ignored his requests. As well as the DaytonaWaltrip ran three races that year: Waltrip elected not to pit during a caution on Lap 48 and inherited the lead.

Older brother and fellow driver Darrell Waltrip gave an emotional interview after seeing the crash, saying: Daytona Winner All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 maint: When Gordon failed to hit Waltrip’s car with his own, he climbed out of his racecar and threw his helmet at Waltrip’s driver side door.

Jarrett’s final race was the All-Star race in May

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