Michael Waltrip

60-Year-Old Driver  
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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Ends Career with Top-10 Finish at Daytona
February 27, 2017
Waltrip ended his racing career exactly how he hoped. The only way it could have topped his NASCAR finale, which came at the track where he earned half of his four career Cup victories, would have been to end up in victory lane. He knew that was unlikely, so he set a more realistic goal : to finish in the Top 10 in his 30th and last Daytona 500. Waltrip took the checkered flag in eighth at Daytona International Speedway, providing him the ideal conclusion to a career that began in 1985, spanned more than three decades and included 784 Cup Series starts, the Associated Press reports.
Waltrip wasn't much of a factor during most of Sunday's Daytona 500. However, he used his 30 years of veteran experience and knowledge of superspeedway racing to avoid much of the accidents that dotted the second-half of this race. 'It's going to be a great memory, you know, to have a Top 10,'' Waltrip said. ''I had so many times I was in the middle of a crash and just missed it. So, you do a good job and you get lucky both. I'm thankful that I survived and I'm thankful for being able to run upfront and I'm happy about the finish. I'm ready for it to be my last one, so it's going to be a good one to remember it by.'' Waltrip caps a career that spans 33 seasons, four victories and 133 Top-10 finishes. With 784 starts he leaves the sport ranked 10th all-time in Monster Energy Series Cup starts.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Waltrip will only race in one event in 2017. He has a one-off deal with Premium Motorsports in the season-opening Daytona 500. This will be the final start of Waltrip's very colorful career.
Waltrip will only race part-time this season. He will field a car for the season-opening Daytona 500, but anything beyond that is entirely up in the air.
The boss at Michael Waltrip Racing will step in for another part-time schedule in the upcoming season. Waltrip made four starts in the No. 55 Toyota last season, mostly on the super speedways, and picked up one Top-10 finish in the Daytona summer race. He will run a similar three-race schedule in 2013 which will include the Daytona summer race once again and both Talladega events. This wily veteran driver has incredible super speedway racing skill, as his four restrictor-plate victories show. Waltrip is always worth a spot start in the weekly lineup leagues in the Daytona and Talladega events.
Waltrip jumps from DEI and the #15 to Bill Davis Racing and the #55. He brings primary sponsor NAPA with him to the new team. The 2006 season holds a lot of mystery for this team, but we don't think Waltrip will be improved from his 2005 campaign.
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2017 Daytona 500 to be Waltrip's final race
Sprint Cup
January 26, 2017
The 2017 Daytona 500 will be Waltrip's final NASCAR race, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
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Daytona 500 Plans Proceeding
Sprint Cup
January 6, 2017
It looks like Waltrip will run the Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports, probably in the No. 55 Toyota, jayski.com reports.
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Will Race in the Daytona 500
Sprint Cup
December 25, 2016
Two-time Daytona 500 champion Waltrip announced that he will compete in this year's season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event as driver of the BK Racing No. 83 Toyota, NASCAR.com reports.
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Sprint Cup
February 18, 2016
Wednesday's second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice brought the first major accident of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. Ty Dillon's No. 95 Cheerios Chevy spewed oil on the track, the result of an oil cooler cracked along the weld. The resulting chain reaction crash that played out caught up Waltrip's No. 83 Toyota and will force him into a backup car for Thursday night's Can-Am Duel 150, NASCAR Wire Service reports.
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Michael Waltrip: Will Enter Daytona 500
Sprint Cup
February 5, 2016
Two-time Daytona 500 winner Waltrip will compete in the 2016 Daytona 500 for BK Racing. Waltrip had sponsorship for the race from Maxwell House, but he had not announced which team he would drive for until Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
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