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Michael Waltrip Racing

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  • Romance blooms as NASCAR stars roll into Daytona

    Romance blooms as NASCAR stars roll into Daytona
    Love makes the world go round, even in NASCAR, where the bottle always spins left in all affection-inspired games and festivities. That said, congratulations to Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson as Valentine's Day weekend...
  • Puppies, rings, mullets highlight Daytona 500 media day

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk — talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet — and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S...
  • Mayo: Aspiring racer Staropoli refocuses on med school, for now

    Mayo: Aspiring racer Staropoli refocuses on med school, for now
    Patrick Staropoli thought he would start 2015 with an agonizing decision: Quit medical school or give up his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver. "The cards that were on the table made the decision for me," Staropoli, of Plantation, said last week....
  • NASCAR driver Brian Vickers cleared to resume racing in early March

    NASCAR driver Brian Vickers cleared to resume racing in early March
    NASCAR driver Brian Vickers plans to resume racing March 8 at Las Vegas after having corrective heart surgery last month, his Michael Waltrip Racing team said Wednesday. The race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the third race of the season in NASCAR's...
  • Plenty Of Changes As New Season Approaches

    With NASCAR's season just a month away, a few drivers are still adjusting to new teams and several crew chiefs are adjusting to new drivers. The most notable change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series – which opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22 –...
  • NASCAR's Brian Vickers to miss season's start after heart surgery

    NASCAR's Brian Vickers to miss season's start after heart surgery
    NASCAR driver Brian Vickers will miss the start of next season after having corrective heart surgery, Vickers and his Michael Waltrip Racing team said Monday. Vickers, 31, initially had an artificial patch inserted to fix a hole in his heart in 2010...
  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...
  • Brian France is trying to keep NASCAR relevant

    Brian France is trying to keep NASCAR relevant
    NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival's car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third...
  • NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. hopes for rebound at Sonoma Raceway

    NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. hopes for rebound at Sonoma Raceway
    NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series heads back to Sonoma Raceway this weekend and no driver is more eager to return to the California wine country than struggling Martin Truex Jr. Truex is the defending winner of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the 10-turn, 1.99-...
  • After his team's shenanigans cost him a NASCAR Chase berth, Martin Truex Jr. returns to Richmond with a positive outlook

    After his team's shenanigans cost him a NASCAR Chase berth, Martin Truex Jr. returns to Richmond with a positive outlook
    The uproar following the Federated Auto Parts 400 a year ago at Richmond International Raceway doesn't equate to the Black Sox scandal, but it is one of the biggest black marks credibility-wise for its sport. And while Martin Truex Jr. is not to...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...