Found February 14, 2012 on
Michael Waltrip Racing has made a deal with Frank Stoddard’s FAS Lane team which will guarantee that all three MWR cars make the Daytona 500 later this month. Prior to the deal in which the team obtained the owner points of the #32 car, it was not guaranteed that Mark Martin would be racing in the 54th running of the Daytona 500. Martin has run in the Daytona 500 each year since 1988 with his closest finish being a second place run to Kevin Harvick in 2007. It was also announced recently that team owner Michael Waltrip will drive the #40 car in a one race deal with will hopefully keep his streak of Daytona starts intact. He has run more races at Daytona then any other driver. Last season Waltrip won the Camping World Truck Series race in Daytona. After Daytona it is believed that Roush Fenway Racing will surrender the points of the #6 car, which will be driven by Ricky Stenhouse, to Stoddard which should lock his car into the field for at-least the first five races. Terry Labonte...

Waltrip to race for Hillman in Daytona 500

Michael Waltrip is slated to make his 75th-career NASCAR start at Daytona International Speedway when the Sprint Cup Series takes the green flag for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. But the veteran driver won’t be behind the wheel of one of his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyotas. Instead, he’ll be driving a No. 40 entry for Hillman Racing. He will have sponsorship backing from Aaron...

Waltrip returns to race he's won twice

Michael Waltrip will once more be racing at Daytona International Speedway. Hillman Racing and sponsor Aaron's, Inc., will put two-time Daytona 500 champ Waltrip behind the wheel of the No. 40 Toyota in the Feb. 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup season opener. Waltrip will be attempting to make his 75th start at the track in one of NASCAR's top three national touring series, the most...

2012 Season Preview – #15 Michael Waltrip Racing

Welcome to Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season preview. Here Greg and I are breaking down the drivers and teams that will compete in 2012. Both have ranked out the top 30 drivers/teams and now are … Continue reading →

News update: Waltrip, Waltrip, and Baldwin

No, we at Start ‘N’ Park Blog are not starting a law firm, we are just reporting the news, and that news is filled with Michael Waltrip. And to a lesser, and less likely to be mocked, extent is Tommy … Continue reading →

Is Elliott, Terry Labonte ruining their legacy

Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte are future Hall-of-Famers, that is obvious to anyone who has followed NASCAR over the past three and a half decades. They are widley recognized as champions for their on-track accomplishments. However, Elliott and Labonte were more than just phenomenal wheelmen, they were, they are considered the good guys. While Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, and...

Create-a-caption: Do not ask to see Michael Waltrip’s phone (Yahoo! Sports)

What on earth could Michael Waltrip be showing Denny Hamlin on his cell phone at NASCAR Media Day? Take a wild guess. But we bet it's already sponsored.

Stenhouse sees similarity to Lin, Tebow

Reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said not only has he been following the "Cinderella Story" of the NBA's Jeremy Lin, but that he relates to it. "Watching him is impressive,'' Stenhouse said of the New York Knicks point guard who has led his team to seven straight wins since breaking into the lineup this month. "I'...

Waltrip gets ride for Daytona 500 with Hillman

Add Michael Waltrip to the entry list for the 2012 Daytona 500.

Bill Elliott to drive for NEMCO at Daytona

Bill Elliott will run the Daytona 500 this year in the #97 NEMCO Motorsports car. The #97 car is owned by Joe Nemechek, who will also run the #87 car in the 54th running of “The Great American Race.” “I am really excited to be racing with NEMCO Motorsports and Joe Nemechek, who has been a friend and respected competitor through the years,” said Bill Elliott. “This...

Michael Waltrip Will Race Daytona 500 For Hillman Racing

photo credit:  getty images CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Hillman Racing announced Monday that two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota in the 2012 Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. The race will mark Waltrip's 75th start at Daytona in one of NASCAR's top three touring series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks) -- the...

NASCAR: Michael McDowell Gets Full-Time Sprint Cup Ride

  Michael McDowell has landed a full-time Sprint Cup ride for the 2012 season. The 27-year old will drive the No. 98 Ford of Phil Parsons Racing. The team will use Roush Yates Racing engine power, and veteran Gene Nead will serve as crew chief. McDowell and Nead have worked together in previous Cup and Nationwide races with both PPR and Michael Waltrip Racing. Team owner Phil...
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