NEWS & ADVICE
Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Michael Waltrip's name.
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.
January 14, 2015
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2015 Track Specialists
One of the best short track drivers of all time, Jeff Gordon enjoyed a revival last season with four Top-10s.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2015 Sleepers & Busts
With his back and neck problems now squarely in the rearview mirror, Denny Hamlin hopes to drive a full 36-race campaign this season.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2015 Driver Projections
Jimmie Johnson missed the Sprint Cup title last season, but can he get back to the top this season?
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2015 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings
Kevin Harvick surprised everyone last season, but he has a great shot at repeating as the Sprint Cup champ.
November 12, 2014
Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview: Crowning the Champion
Kevin Harvick heads to Homestead in the drivers's seat as one of four drivers in contention for the Sprint Cup championship in this weekend's season finale.
November 9, 2014
Race Summary: Harvick Wins to Advance
NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Advances with Win
Kevin Harvick's domination at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday was nothing short of amazing.
October 29, 2014
AAA Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Championship
With two victories and a series-leading six Top-5 finishes on intermediate ovals this season, Joey Logano leads the way to Texas this weekend.
October 26, 2014
Race Summary: Earnhardt Wins at Martinsville
NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Wins at Martinsville
Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off teammate Jeff Gordon for his first career victory at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
October 22, 2014
Goody’s 500 Preview: The Eliminator Round
While Jeff Gordon is a bit of a longshot to win the championship, but he's an eight-time Martinsville winner.
October 15, 2014
Geico 500 Preview: Talladega - Super Speedway Luck
Denny Hamin is coming on strong as the Chase wears on and has been lights out on the restrictor-plate race tracks this season.