NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Waltrip's name.
February 17, 2014
Daytona 500 Preview: The Great American Race
Matt Kenseth dominated superspeedways last season and returns to Daytona Beach looking to claim his third career Daytona 500 victory.
February 6, 2014
2014 Sprint Cup Rankings UPDATE: Still King of the Hill
Jimmie Johnson is the king of the hill until someone knocks him off, but other drivers have move up - and down - in our latest Sprint Cup rankings.
January 14, 2014
2014 Sleepers & Busts: Undervalued and Overvalued
Brad Keselowski is far from an unknown, but his struggles last season should lead to good draft value this season.
2014 Track Specialists: Drivers Who Dominate
Kyle Bush will look to bounce back on small ovals this seaon after struggling on the circuit's short tracks last year.
2014 Sprint Cup Cheatsheet : Driver Projections
Matt Kenseth had a great year of racing last season but fell just short of the championship to Jimmie Johnson. Can Kenseth overcome JJ this season?
2014 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: The Circuit's Top Drivers
Arguably the best driver of the modern era, Jimmie Johnson heads into 2014 with stats that rival any driver in the last generation of the sport.
2014 NASCAR Preview: What's New for this Season
Among the various changes coming to NASCAR in 2014, Kevin Harvick is jumping to Stewart-Haas Racing.
November 18, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Jimmie Johnson wrapped up the 2013 season Sunday with his sixth Sprint Cup championship.
November 13, 2013
Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview: Crowning the Champion
Will Jimmie Johnson make his usual
November 12, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: It's JJ's World
Jimmie Johnson may not have the greatest record at Homestead, but this is a man on the verge of collecting his sixth Sprint Cup title.
November 6, 2013
AdvoCare 500 Preview: Duel in the Desert
Thanks to his dominant victory at Texas, Jimmie Johnson heads to Phoenix this weekend with a seven-point lead in the championship chase ahead of Matt Kenseth.
November 4, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: In the Driver's Seat
After Sunday's performance it is hard to see anyone other than Jimmie Johnson taking this year's championship.
October 30, 2013
AAA Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Championship
Matt Kenseth has his best opportunity in years to win the Sprint Cup Series championship, three races away from realizing that dream.
October 23, 2013
Goody’s Headache 500 Preview: Bullring Battle
Our five-time Sprint Cup Series champion is an eight-time winner at Martinsville, making Jimmie Johnson the obvious man to beat this week in the Chase.
October 21, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Heads to Martinsville
Martinsville and Jimmie Johnson are becoming synonymous with one another. The championship contender won two of the last five races at the paperclip track.
October 16, 2013
Camping World 500 Preview: Talladega - Super Speedway Luck
Two-time Talladega winner Brad Keselowski comes to Central Alabama this weekend looking for more checkered flags and visits to victory lane.
October 3, 2013
Hollywood Casino 400 Preview: Showdown in the Heartland
Matt Kenseth has owned the intermediate ovals this season and Kansas has been no exception as the Chase continues.
September 25, 2013
AAA 400 Preview: Taming the Monster
Jimmie Johnson is looking to make up ground in the Chase for the Cup standings as we roll into Dover this weekend.
September 18, 2013
Sylvania 300 Preview: The Quest for the Championship
Kyle Busch may be in the best position of his career to challenge for the Sprint Cup Series championship.
September 16, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Looking Strong
The Chase started with controversy but Matt Kenseth emerged as the early leader Sunday, giving fantasy owners plenty of confidence.
September 11, 2013
Geico 400 Preview: Chase Race No. 1 on Tap
With victories this season at Las Vegas, Kansas and Kentucky, Matt Kenseth has to be seen as the favorite this weekend at Chicagoland as the Chase revs up.
September 9, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Let the Chase Begin
Jimmie Johnson's recent troubles make him a big wild car entering NASCAR's Chase for the Championship. Should fantasy owners back the No. 48 or stay away?
September 4, 2013
Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview: Do or Die Time
Kyle Busch clearly knows how to run up front at Richmond, and a win this week would put him into the driver's seat heading into the Chase.
August 28, 2013
AdvoCare 500 Preview: Countdown to the Chase
As we head into the Chase, Atlanta Motor Speedway presents a great opportunity for Jimmie Johnson, who already has four wins this season.
August 21, 2013
Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: World’s Fastest Half-Mile
Brad Keselowski returns to Bristol this week looking to complete the unfinished business he started in March.
August 19, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: The K-Man Does It
Brad Keselowski scored three top-10s in the four races leading to Michigan last week and has a wonderful record at Bristol, the site of this week's race.
August 14, 2013
Pure Michigan 400 Preview: Biffle Three-Peat?
Three-peat watch falls on Greg Biffle this weekend as he looks to take his second victory of the season and third in a row at Michigan.
August 12, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Busch Burns Bright
Kyle Busch claimed another Sprint Cup road course win in an impressive display through the final laps Sunday, and his prospects look even brighter this week at Michigan.
August 6, 2013
Cheez-It 355k Preview: Bruising Battle at the Glen
Kyle Busch has been dealing with a range of inconsistencies this season, but his Glen resume makes him a contender this weekend.
July 23, 2013
Samuel Deeds 400 Preview: Motor Racing's Field of Dreams
Tony Stewart's two wins and six Top-5s at Indy make him the class of the field this weekend at the iconic Brickyard.