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Michael Waltrip

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Michael Waltrip
Person

Born:  April 30, 1963
Hometown:  Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Nickname:  Mikey

NASCAR Nextel Cup veteran driver since 1985.  Younger brother of Winston Cup legend Darrell Waltrip.

In his long career, he raced for 15 full seasons with Bahari Racing, Wood Brothers Racing, and Mattei Motorsports before notching his first points race victory, the 2001 Daytona 500).  He was driving his 463rd NASCAR Winston Cup race but his first race for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

At the end of his time driving for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Michael drove for Bill Davis Racing while forming his own team, Michael Waltrip Racing, where he would eventually end his full-time career.


1983 NASCAR Darlington Dash Series Champion
2001 Daytona 500 Winner
2003 Daytona 500 Winner

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Article Index
Racing Record


Photographs

1985 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1985 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1986 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500
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1987 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Michael Waltrip Car at the 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Michael Waltrip 1994 Miller 400 1994 Miller 400
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Merchandise

Die Cast Cars

TypeManufacturerItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Die CastRacing Champions01151Michael Waltrip1:64#30 Pennzoil Pontiac Grand Prix
Die CastRevell8636Pennzoil Pontiac #301:24#30 Pennzoil Pontiac Grand Prix
Die CastHot Wheels18088-0912Team Hot Wheels Pro RacingSmall#21 CitgoFord Thunderbird, 1st Edition Short Track 1997
Die CastRacing Champions0092750 Years of NASCAR Commemorative Series1:64#21 Citgo/Goodwill Games Ford Taurus, Toys "R" Us, Production 9,998
Die CastAction103984#15 NAPA / Nilla Wafers1:24#15 NAPA/Nilla Wafers 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die CastAction104082#99 Aaron's Rent1:24#99 Aaron's 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die CastAction104537#99 Aaron's / 3 Stooges1:24#99 Aaron's/The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die CastWinner's Circle288761:24#15 NAPA 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Collectable Cards

Card Set List

Set & #CardDetails
1992 Maxx 30Michael Waltrip#30 Pennzoil Pontiac
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC11Michael Waltrip#21 Citgo Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC60Screamin' Steel: Michael Waltrip Citgo#21 Citgo Ford Thunderbird
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC96Changin' Gears: Michael Waltrip#21 Citgo Ford Thunderbird


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
January 18, 2003NASCAR Winston Cup PreviewKevin Harvick
Ryan Newman
Ricky Rudd
Rusty Wallace
Michael Waltrip
February 16, 2003NASCAR Winston Cup Series: Daytona 500Michael Waltrip
August 6, 2005NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Brickyard 400Kyle Busch
Jeremy Mayfield
Elliott Sadler
Michael Waltrip
January 30, 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceKurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Dale Jarrett
Juan Pablo Montoya
Michael Waltrip
February 15, 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Gatorade DuelDale Earnhardt, Jr.
Boris Said
Michael Waltrip
February 16, 2008Random Lugnuts: Michael Waltrip at The Daytona 500Bill Crittenden
June 29, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Lenox Industrial Tools 301Michael Waltrip
J.J. Yeley
January 10, 2009NASCAR Sprint Sound & Speed FestivalDenny Hamlin
Randy Houser
Reed Sorenson
David Stremme
Michael Waltrip
January 17, 2009NASCAR Preseason Fan FestivalMichael Waltrip
May 25, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600Rodney Childers
David Reutimann
Buzzie Reutimann
Michael Waltrip
July 7, 2009Michael Waltrip Racing Media ConferenceTy Norris
Bob Susor
Martin Truex, Jr.
Darrell Waltrip
Michael Waltrip
January 9, 2010NASCAR Sprint Sound & Speed presented by SunTrustClint Bowyer
Reed Sorenson
Michael Waltrip
Chuck Wicks
Chris Young
February 11, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gatorade Duel 2Michael Waltrip
February 17, 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gatorade Duel 2Travis Kvapil
Michael Waltrip
February 18, 2011NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: NextEra Energy Resources 250Tom Davis
Doug Howe
Michael Waltrip
June 24, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350Clint Bowyer
Brian Pattie
Michael Waltrip
September 8, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400Clint Bowyer
Brian Pattie
Michael Waltrip
October 13, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500Clint Bowyer
Brian Pattie
Michael Waltrip
January 16, 2013Grand-Am Road Racing Media ConferenceMichael Waltrip
February 21, 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Budweiser Duel 1Greg Biffle
Juan Pablo Montoya
Michael Waltrip
June 23, 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350Chad Johnston
Martin Truex, Jr.
Michael Waltrip
August 19, 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceMark Martin
Michael Waltrip
Greg Zipadelli


Racing Record

Racing Record Notes

Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19855720750000$9,540
1986192853280000$84,660
1987202840290001$179,010
1988182949290013$217,555
1989183057290005$215,480
19901632512900510$349,939
19911532542920412$342,605
1992232825290012$339,895
1993173291300005$444,905
19941235123100210$630,730
1995123601310028$802,355
19961435353100111$1,182,811
1997183173320006$1,015,384
1998173340320005$1,360,385
1999292974340013$1,701,160
2000272797340011$1,689,420
2001243159360133$3,373,390
20021439853601410$2,829,180
20031539343602811$4,463,840
2004203878360029$4,245,690
2005253452361037$4,375,090
2006372350330000$2,971,980
2007441149141002$1,461,080
2008292889360012$3,663,190
2009332839340002$3,448,180
20105528440000$558,288
2011425630001$479,713

Busch Grand National/Busch Series/Nationwide Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19886222150122$18,400
1989231716140158$91,187
1990331185130244$49,315
1991341246100055$55,337
1992261476120136$78,457
1993301240100245$102,393
19944198390024$55,823
19954859560022$73,270
1996341342132033$80,087
1997291738161045$166,600
1998341667150016$151,095
1999291762150137$235,100
2000371356120024$174,200
2001411195120013$183,995
20022723971921611$445,575
20031826372021813$496,295
2004133649310139$590,310
2005351587170004$331,490
2006262126210013$508,834
20071583410000$20,245
20096566170000$165,410
2011114020001$75,081

Craftsman Truck Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19968016010011$25,350
19976827430001$22,550
19981037010000$6,050
20046121520011$19,087
20067411210000$12,140
201184010111$73,275

Win List

September 17, 1988Busch Grand NationalGrand National 200Dover Downs International Speedway
August 5, 1989Busch Grand NationalKroger NASCAR 200O'Reilly Raceway Park
February 24, 1990Busch Grand NationalPontiac Excitement 200Richmond International Raceway
June 2, 1990Busch Grand NationalBudweiser 200Dover Downs International Speedway
September 5, 1992Busch Grand NationalGatorade 200Darlington Raceway
April 3, 1993Busch Grand NationalBudweiser 250Bristol Motor Speedway
May 29, 1993Busch Grand NationalChampion Spark Plug 300Charlotte Motor Speedway
October 9, 1999Busch Grand NationalAll Pro Bumper to Bumper 300Lowe's Motor Speedway
February 18, 2001Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International Speedway
July 6, 2002Winston CupPepsi 400Daytona International Speedway
August 17, 2002Busch Grand NationalCabela's 250Michigan International Speedway
February 16, 2003Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International Speedway
August 22, 2003Busch SeriesFood City 250Bristol Motor Speedway
September 28, 2003Winston CupEA Sports 500Talladega Superspeedway
April 10, 2004Busch SeriesPepsi 300Nashville Superspeedway
February 18, 2011Camping World Truck SeriesNextEra Energy Resources 250Daytona International Speedway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
February 7, 2009Sprint CupBudweiser ShootoutDaytona International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA1722Out (Accident)PE
February 12, 2009Sprint CupGatorade Duel 1Daytona International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA1615RunningPE
February 14, 2009Nationwide SeriesCamping World 300Daytona International SpeedwayToyota99Aaron's Dream Machine1124Running91/0$44,955
February 15, 2009Sprint CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA277Running146/0$371,238
February 21, 2009Nationwide SeriesStater Bros. 300Auto Club SpeedwayToyota99BestWestern.com1015Running118/0$26,055
February 22, 2009Sprint CupAuto Club 500Auto Club SpeedwayToyota55NAPA4215Running118/0$106,250
March 1, 2009Sprint CupShelby 427Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA1527Running82/0$98,300
March 8, 2009Sprint CupKobalt Tools 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA2425Running88/0$83,925
March 22, 2009Sprint CupFood City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA2132Running72/5$91,975
March 29, 2009Sprint CupGoody's Fast Pain Relief 500Martinsville SpeedwayToyota55NAPA2113Running124/0$87,450
April 4, 2009Nationwide SeriesO'Reilly 300Texas Motor SpeedwayToyota99Aaron's Dream Machine1919Running106/0$22,115
April 5, 2009Sprint CupSamsung 500Texas Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA3424Running91/0$114,475
April 11, 2009Nationwide SeriesNashville 300Nashville SuperspeedwayToyota99Best Western1216Running115/0$14,925
April 17, 2009Nationwide SeriesBashas' Supermarkets 200Phoenix International RacewayToyota99Best Western940Out (Accident)48/5$14,620
April 18, 2009Sprint CupSubway Fresh Fit 500Phoenix International RacewayToyota55NAPA3237Running57/5$73,825
April 25, 2009Nationwide SeriesAaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota99Aaron's Dream Machine1340Out (Accident)48/5$18,015
April 26, 2009Sprint CupAaron's 499Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota55NAPA3121Running105/5$98,600
May 2, 2009Sprint CupCrown Royal presents the Russ Friedman 400Richmond International RacewayToyota55NAPA Adaptive One3024Running91/0$80,675
May 9, 2009Sprint CupSouthern 500 presented by GoDaddy.comDarlington RacewayToyota55NAPA Adaptive One3640Out (Engine)43/0$79,875
May 16, 2009Sprint CupSprint ShowdownLowe's Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA2614RunningPE
May 25, 2009Sprint CupCoca-Cola 600Lowe's Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA3930Running78/5$99,925
May 31, 2009Sprint CupAutism Speaks 400Dover International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA2935Out (Engine)58/0$86,525
June 7, 2009Sprint CupPocono 500Pocono RacewayToyota55NAPA3217Running112/0$80,750
June 14, 2009Sprint CupLifeLock 400Michigan International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3630Running73/0$86,050
June 28, 2009Sprint CupLenox Industrial Tools 301New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts2924Running91/0$86,250
July 3, 2009Nationwide SeriesSubway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-ColaDaytona International SpeedwayToyota99Aaron's Dream Machine3411Running135/5$24,725
July 4, 2009Sprint CupCoke Zero 400 powered by Coca-ColaDaytona International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts2937Running52/0$94,250
July 11, 2009Sprint CupLifeLock.com 400Chicagoland SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3720Running103/0$101,750
July 26, 2009Sprint CupAllstate 400 at the BrickyardIndianapolis Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts2335Out (Engine)58/0$150,525
August 3, 2009Sprint CupSunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500Pocono RacewayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3131Running70/0$76,900
August 16, 2009Sprint CupCarfax 400Michigan International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3027Running87/5$85,875
August 22, 2009Sprint CupSharpie 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3631Out (Accident)75/5$99,415
September 6, 2009Sprint CupPep Boys Auto 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts1932Running72/5$92,750
September 12, 2009Sprint CupChevy Rock & Roll 400Richmond International RacewayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts4032Running72/5$76,975
September 20, 2009Sprint CupSylvania 300New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts2127Running82/0$85,225
September 27, 2009Sprint CupAAA 400Dover International SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3836Out (Accident)55/0$77,300
October 4, 2009Sprint CupPrice Chopper 400 presented by Kraft FoodsKansas SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts2938Out (Accident)49/0$90,250
October 11, 2009Sprint CupPepsi 500Auto Club SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3417Running112/0$105,575
October 17, 2009Sprint CupNASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of AmericaLowe's Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA / Susan G Komen for the Cure3332Running72/5$74,225
October 25, 2009Sprint CupTums Fast Relief 500Martinsville SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Adaptive One3630Running73/0$80,750
November 1, 2009Sprint CupAmp Energy 500Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts337Running151/5$110,675
November 8, 2009Sprint CupDickies 500Texas Motor SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts4023Running94/0$112,950
November 15, 2009Sprint CupChecker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by PennzoilPhoenix International RacewayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts1136Running55/0$74,675
November 22, 2009Sprint CupFord 400Homestead-Miami SpeedwayToyota55NAPA Auto Parts3930Running78/5$78,100
February 6, 2010Sprint CupBudweiser ShootoutDaytona International SpeedwayToyota51NAPA Auto Parts1521Out (Accident)0
February 11, 2010Sprint CupGatorade Duel 2Daytona International SpeedwayToyota51NAPA Auto Parts1025Off0
February 14, 2010Sprint CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayToyota51NAPA Auto Parts4318Running109/0$274,895
March 21, 2010Sprint CupFood City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayToyota55Prism Motorsports3941Out (Suspension)40/0$80,500
April 25, 2010Sprint CupAaron's 499Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota55Aaron's 55th Anniversary4339Out (Accident)51/5$78,575
May 22, 2010Sprint CupSprint ShowdownCharlotte Motor SpeedwayToyota55Red Rocks Cafe/Tech South, Inc.1322Running
June 13, 2010Sprint CupHeluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400Michigan International SpeedwayToyota55Prism MotorsportsDNQ
June 20, 2010Sprint CupToyota/Save Mart 350Infineon RacewayToyota55Praying for KarsonDNQ
October 31, 2010Sprint CupAmp Energy Juice 500Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota55Aaron's 55th Anniversary2028Running84/5$72,225
February 12, 2011Sprint CupBudweiser ShootoutDaytona International SpeedwayToyota115NAPA Auto Parts1015Out (Accident)
February 17, 2011Sprint CupGatorade Duel 2Daytona International SpeedwayToyota15NAPA Auto Parts113Running
February 18, 2011Camping World Truck SeriesNextEra Energy Resources 250Daytona International SpeedwayToyota15NASCAR.COM RaceView / Wounded Warrior Project11WINRunning0$73,275
February 19, 2011Nationwide SeriesDRIVE4COPD 300Daytona International SpeedwayToyota99Pastrana Waltrip Racing269Running0$53,853
February 20, 2011Sprint CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayToyota115NAPA Auto Parts840Out (Accident)4/0$281,113
April 16, 2011Nationwide SeriesAaron's 312Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota99Aaron's "Color your way to Talladega"2433Out (Accident)0$21,228
April 17, 2011Sprint CupAaron's 499Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota15Aaron's / Auburn National Champions1228Running16/0$81,525
July 9, 2011Sprint CupQuaker State 400Kentucky SpeedwayToyota15Aaron's / Darrell Waltrip NASCAR Hall of FameDNQ
October 23, 2011Sprint CupGood Sam Club 500Talladega SuperspeedwayToyota15Aaron's Dream Machine / Darrell Waltrip NASCAR Hall of Fame239Running36/1$83,500




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