NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Waltrip's name.
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.
May 13, 2015
All-Star Race Preview: A Night for the Stars to Shine
Unlike the Sprint Cup circuit, Mark Taylor is not taking this week off, but rather he's here to preview the All-Star Race, which Jimmie Johnson has won four times.
May 11, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Makes the Right Call
C.J. Radune recaps the SpongeBob SquarePants 400, where a crucial decision by Jimmy Johnson proved the difference as he grabbed his third win of the season.
April 30, 2015
Geico 500 Preview: Surviving the Big One
The Sprint Cup Series turns to the superspeedway this week, and Mark Taylor turns to Kevin Harvick, whose superspeedway experience is as deep as they come.
April 27, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Busch Drives Away in Richmond
C.J. Radune runs down the domination by Kurt Busch at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.
April 22, 2015
Toyota Owners 400 Preview: Racing Perfection
Mark Taylor is counting on Brad Keselowski getting back on the winning track this week at the short-track oval of Richmond.
April 13, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Jimmy Johnson is Bigger in Texas
C.J. Radune looks back at Jimmie Johnson's domination Saturday at the Duck Commander 500 where he was the fastest at the Texas fast track.
April 7, 2015
Duck Commander 500 Preview: Back to the Fast Tracks
Mark Taylor looks at the contenders for this week's race in Texas where Kevin Harvick has run well over the years but never won.
March 25, 2015
STP 500 Preview: Short Track Survival
Mark Taylor has his eye on Dale Earnhardt Jr. this week at the Martinsville paper clip where Junior won the last race at this historic speedway.
March 2, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Takes Atlanta
C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's race in Atlanta where Jimmie Johnson captured his first checkered flag of 2015.
February 23, 2015
NASCAR Barometer: Logano Wins First Daytona 500
C.J. Radune looks at whether Joey Logano can use his win at Daytona to springboard him to a Sprint Cup title.
February 12, 2015
Daytona 500 Preview: Junior Nation is Ready for Daytona
Mark Taylor looks at the contenders and pretenders at this year's Daytona 500, including defending champ Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is nearing legendary status on superspeedways.
February 6, 2015
NASCAR Draft Kit: Updated 2015 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings
Mark Taylor revisits his 2015 Sprint Cup rankings with a February update, but Kevin Harvick is still on top.