NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Waltrip's name.
February 5, 2016
NASCAR Draft Kit: Updated 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings
Mark Taylor revisits his 2016 Sprint Cup rankings with a February update, but Kevin Harvick is still on top.
January 11, 2016
NASCAR Draft Kit: What's New for 2016
Mark Taylor welcomes the 2016 Sprint Cup season with a rundown of changes fantasy owners can expect to see this season, including drivers like Clint Bowyer who are joining new teams.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2016 Sleepers & Busts
Mark Taylor breaks down the drivers who will lead owners to success in 2016 and those who should be avoid at all costs, like Danica Patrick.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2016 Track Specialists
Mark Taylor scouts the track specialists, and there's no one better on NASCAR's bull-ring short tracks than Joey Logano.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings
It's no surprise who's leading the way in Mark Taylor's 2016 Sprint Cup driver rankings as Kevin Harvick might be even more hungrier this year after falling short of the cup title last season.
November 22, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Kyle Busch Hoists the Cup in Homestead
C.J. Radune recaps Kyle Busch's Sprint Cup victory and discusses what's in store for next season's drivers.
November 4, 2015
AAA Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Championship
As the Chase comes down the stretch, Mark Taylor previews this week's race where Joey Logano is the favorite at Texas.
October 28, 2015
Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Preview: The Eliminator Round
Mark Taylor predicts Denny Hamlin, who was eliminated from the Chase at Talladega, will turn his anger into motivation this week at Martinsville.
October 21, 2015
CampingWorld.com 500 Preview: Superspeedway Luck
Mark Taylor analyzes this week's race at Talladega where Brad Keselowski will try to capitalize on the move to a superspeedway as the Chase continues.
October 19, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Two for Two for Logano
C.J. Radune discusses Joe Logano's hot streak of back-to-back wins in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
October 7, 2015
DraftKings NASCAR: Bank of America 500 Picks
C.J. Radune breaks down this week's Chase race and likes Kyle Busch, who is coming off a runner-up finish in last week's race.
Bank of America 500: The Contender Round Begins
Mark Taylor looks at the second round of the Chase for the Cup at Charlotte Motor Speedway where Matt Kenseth could come up big after of a season of success on intermediate ovals.
September 30, 2015
AAA 400 Preview: Cut to the Contender Round
Mark Taylor breaks down the last race of the Challenger Round of the Chase where Kevin Harvick is facing elimination unless he can win Sunday afternoon.
September 21, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Overcomes Injury to Advance
Hamlin overcomes a torn ACL and an early spin to win at Chicagoland and put the Sprint Cup Chase in gear.
September 16, 2015
MyAFibRisk.com 400 Preview: Chasing in the Windy City
Mark Taylor breaks down this week's Sprint race where Matt Kenseth will look to capitalize on his consistency as we kick off the Chase for the Cup.
September 9, 2015
Federated Auto Parts Preview: The Chase Awaits
Mark Taylor breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway where Kevin Harvick is just too good to ignore.
September 7, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Steals Win
C.J. Radune recaps the weekend's Sprint Cup race where Carl Edwards stole a victory with a lightning-fast final pit stop.
September 3, 2015
Bojangles' Southern 500 Preview: The Darlington Stripe
Mark Taylor looks at this week's Sprint Cup race, and while Kyle Busch's career at Darlington is not the best, his most recent work at the oval has been outstanding.
August 27, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Who Makes the Chase?
C.J. Radune handicaps the field as we get closer to the Chase, and Jimmie Johnson still has some work to do gather momentum for the season-ending championship races.
August 24, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Logano Hits the Trifecta
C.J. Radune breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race where Joey Logano dominated in the closing miles at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his third race of the season.
August 17, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Dominates Michigan
C.J. Radune breaks down Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan where Matt Kenseth dominated from the pole, leading 146 of 200 laps.
August 11, 2015
Pure Michigan 400 Preview: Busch Michigan Sweep?
Mark Taylor breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, which was the scene of Kurt Busch's big win in June.
August 5, 2015
Cheez-It 355k Preview: Mastering the Glen
Mark Taylor breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen and has to look no further than Kyle Busch, who has been on fire the last six weeks.
July 16, 2015
New Hampshire 301 Preview: Short-Track Change-Up
Mark Taylor breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire where Kyle Busch hopes to continue his improving short-track racing results from recent years.
July 1, 2015
Coke Zero 400 Preview: Fourth of July Fireworks
Mark Taylor breaks down this week's Sprint circuit race at Daytona where Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to show his superspeedway prowess once again.
June 23, 2015
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview: The Road Course Wild Card
Mark Taylor looks ahead to Sonoma, which is usually a great stop on the Sprint Cup circuit for Kurt Busch.
June 10, 2015
Quicken Loans 400 Preview: NASCAR's Launching Pad
Mark Taylor delves into this week's race and sees an opening for Kurt Busch to run well Busch in his first two-mile oval start of the season.
June 4, 2015
Axalta 400 Preview: The Tricky Triangle
Mark Taylor looks to Pocono where Jimmie Johnson has had significant success over the years even though it isn't one of his best tracks.
May 27, 2015
FedEx 400 Preview: Monster Mile Madness
Mark Taylor didn't have to dig too deeply to find the favorite for this week's race in Jimmie Johnson, who has won three of the last six races at the Monster Mile.
May 25, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Stretches Fuel to Victory
C.J. Radune recaps the Coca-Cola 600, where Carl Edwards stretched his final fuel stop enough to take home the victory.