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Michael Waltrip Racing | Elliott Sadler to fill in

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:41:20 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday, Oct. 17, that driver Elliott Sadler will fill in in the No. 55 Toyota in each of the final four Sprint Cup Series races this season, starting next weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Owner Michael Waltrip will drive this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Driver Brian Vickers (calf) will miss the rest of the season with a blood clot in his right calf.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Shrinking to two teams

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:58:08 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday, Oct. 14, that they will only run two full-time cars in the Sprint Cup Series next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA. Driver Martin Truex Jr. was told to start looking for another ride, and he has been talking with Furniture Row Racing.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer docked 50 Championship points

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:08:24 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer was docked 50 Championship driver points for his actions at the end of the race at Richmond International Raceway. MWR was fined $300,000 and all three team drivers were docked 50 points. In addition, the three crew chiefs, Brian Pattie (Bowyer), Scott Miller (No. 55) and Chad Johnston (No. 56) were placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Ryan Newman in Chase after NASCAR penalties

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:07:43 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman has made the Chase, after NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 and docked each driver on the team 50 points. Martin Truex Jr. had previously been determined to have made the Chase, beating out Newman on a tiebreaker, but it was determined that MWR driver Clint Bowyer intentionally spun his tires on a restart to help his teammate, violating Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing).

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. out of Chase

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:59:10 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000 by NASCAR, and all three drivers were docked 50 points. That means Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase, and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman is in. The penalties and fine were a result of what was determined to be an intentional spin on a restart by teammate Clint Bowyer.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Mark Martin not expecting to drive next year

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:42:21 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin said he doesn't expect to drive the team's No. 55 car in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. "I don't expect to be in it (in 2014)," Martin said. "That's not my goal. My goal is to see … the 55 car race for the championship driver-wise." Co-owner Michael Waltrip will drive the car in three races this year while driver Brian Vickers will be in it for nine. Vickers has talked about a full-time ride with the team in 2014, and it may be in the No. 55 car. However, Martin isn't saying that he's ready to retire just yet.

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Swan Racing | Michael Waltrip to race at Daytona 500

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:57:15 -0800

Swan Racing announced Thursday, Jan. 10, that driver Michael Waltrip will enter the Daytona 500 and will drive the No. 30 Toyota in a one-race deal. Driver David Stremme will be used full time by the team for the rest of the Sprint Cup season.

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Hendrick | Jeff Gordon penalized 25 points

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:51:15 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 25 points and put on probation for the rest of the season for intentionally crashing Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer in the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. "I take responsibility for my actions on the racetrack," Gordon said in a statement. "I accept NASCAR's decision and look forward to ending the season on a high note at Homestead." Bowyer finished in 28th place, eliminating him championship contention with only one race left. Also, owner Rick Hendrick was docked 25 owner points and crew chief Alan Gustafson was placed on probation for the rest of the season. Bowyer's crew chief, Brian Pattie, was fined $25,000 and put on probation through Dec. 31. Gordon's loss of points dropped him to 11th in the standings.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Brian Vickers to drive part time

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:27:06 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers said he turned down Nationwide Series rides next season in order to drive a part-time schedule for the team in 2013. He'll drive nine races in the No. 55 Toyota, which will be lead mainly by driver Mark Martin. Owner Michael Waltrip will run in three races next year. Vickers is eyeing a full-time ride with the team in 2014.

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NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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NASCAR | Several race way into Daytona 500

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:02:07 -0800

Drivers Dave Blaney, Robby Gordon, Joe Nemechek and Michael McDowell all raced their way into the Daytona 500 this weekend during the Gatorade Duels Thursday, Feb. 23. Drivers Michael Waltrip, Kenny Wallace, Bill Elliott, Robert Richardson Jr., J.J. Yeley and Mike Wallace failed to qualify for the race.

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Hillman Racing | Michael Waltrip to drive at Daytona

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:10:21 -0800

Driver Michael Waltrip will drive for Hillman Racing in the No. 40 Toyota for the Daytona 500 this year with Aaron's as the car's primary sponsor. If he makes the field, it will be his 27th start in the Daytona 500 and 75th start at the Florida track.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Mark Martin to run 25 races

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 09:11:59 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Mark Martin will run 25 Sprint Cup races for Michael Waltrip Racing next season and in 2013 in the No. 00 car with sponsorship from Aaron's. He will race in at Daytona, but owner Michael Waltrip will run in the three other restrictor plate races plus the event at Kentucky Speedway.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Michael Waltrip finishes 28th at Talladega

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:31:46 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 28th in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 17, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Michael Waltrip finishes 40th at Daytona

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:24:48 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 40th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Michael Waltrip to start eighth at Daytona

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:29:45 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip will start eighth in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Michael Waltrip to drive No. 15 Toyota

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:12:02 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip will drive a No. 15 Toyota to honor former driver Dale Earnhardt in the Daytona 500 this year, according to ESPN.com's David Newton.

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Prism | Michael Waltrip finishes 28th at Talladega

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:40:42 -0700

Prism Motorsports driver Michael Waltrip finished 28th in the Sprint Cup Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 31, according to NASCAR.com.

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Prism | Michael Waltrip entered at Talladega

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:31:27 -0700

Prism Motorsports driver Michael Waltrip is entered in the Sprint Cup Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, according to SceneDaily.com's Bob Pockrass.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | David Reutimann finishes 35th at Dover

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:42:42 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver David Reutimann finished 35th in the Sprint Cup AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 26, according to NASCAR.com.

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Prism | Michael Waltrip entered at Infineon

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:40:33 -0700

Prism Motorsports driver Michael Waltrip is entered in the Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway this weekend, according to SceneDaily.com.

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Prism | Michael Waltrip entered at Michigan

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 07:19:32 -0700

Prism Motorsports driver Michael Waltrip is entered in the No. 55 car for the Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway this weekend, according to SceneDaily.com's Bob Pockrass.

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Robby Gordon | Michael Waltrip expected to qualify at Pocono

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 07:19:15 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip is expected to attempt to qualify for Robby Gordon Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway this weekend, according to SceneDaily.com. Driver Robby Gordon is competing in the Baja 500 this weekend.

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Prism | Michael Waltrip finishes 39th at Talladega

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:55:23 -0700

Prism Motorsports driver Michael Waltrip finished 39th in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 25, according to NASCAR.com.

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Prism | Waltrip entered at Talladega

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:46:03 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Prism Motorsports driver Michael Waltrip is entered in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 41st at Bristol

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:03:28 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 41st in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 21.

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Prism | Waltrip entered at Bristol

Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:13:11 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip is entered in the Prism Motorsports No. 55 car for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 21.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip to race at Talladega

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 10:09:59 -0800

The Associated Press reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip will enter the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway and will be sponsored by Aaron's Inc. The car will be fielded by Prism Motorsports.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 18th at Daytona

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:16:10 -0800

The Associated Press reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 18th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 14.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip to retire after 2011 Daytona race

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:02:33 -0800

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip wants to retire after the 2011 Daytona 500. "I want the Daytona 500 to be my last race," said Waltrip. "I just (don't) want this one to be it. So we'll work on trying to figure out if we can talk someone into sponsoring me for 2011."

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip to start 43rd at Daytona

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:41:22 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip will start 43rd in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 14.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip crashes in Gatorade Duel

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:01:56 -0800

The Associated Press reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip crashed in the first Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 11, and may miss a chance to race in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 14.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip may drive in more races

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:37:45 -0800

The Associated Press reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip said he may drive in more Sprint Cup races this year other than just the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 14. He said he is close to lining up a sponsorship deal to run in the April race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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NASCAR | Budweiser Shootout field announced

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 18:25:45 -0800

SceneDaily.com reports 24 drivers are entered in the 2010 Budweiser Shootout Saturday, Feb. 6. The drivers entered include Cope/Keller Racing driver Derrike Cope, Penske Championship Racing driver Kurt Busch, Hendrick Motorsports driver Mark Martin, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Red Bull Racing driver Brian Vickers, Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards, TRG Motorsports driver Bobby Labonte, Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Bull Racing driver Ken Schrader, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton, Front Row Motorsports driver John Andretti, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip reveals 2010 schedule

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:01:22 -0800

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, that he will only race in the Budweiser Shootout and Daytona 500 during the 2010 Sprint Cup season. "I'm comfortable with that," Waltrip said. "I talked to Billy Ballew about running some (Camping World) Truck (Series) races. I definitely am going to run a couple of those. When I think about going to Daytona, I get excited because I know I know how to win that race. When I think about (the next Cup races at) California and (Las) Vegas, I just haven't performed at a level that makes me say, 'I'm going to go out there and (win).'" Driver Martin Truex Jr. will replace Waltrip as the full-time driver with Pat Tryson serving as the crew chief. Truex will be driving the No. 56 car this season, while Waltrip will drive the No. 51 car.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 30th at Homestead

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:40:50 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 30th in the 2009 Sprint Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 36th at Phoenix

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:25:20 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 36th in the Sprint Cup Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 15.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Sign multi-year deal with Toyota

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:04:34 -0800

Terry Blount, of ESPN.com, reports Michael Waltrip Racing and Toyota have signed a multi-year extension through the 2012 Sprint Cup season.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 23rd at Texas

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 10:30:51 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 23rd in the Sprint Cup Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, Nov. 8.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes seventh at Talladega

Mon, 02 Nov 2009 10:21:49 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished seventh in the Sprint Cup Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Nov. 1.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip parked for aggressive driving

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:10:54 -0700

The Associated Press reports NACAR parked Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip for aggressive driving during the Sprint Cup practice Friday, Oct. 30, at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip was warned to give Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson some space as he bump drafted behind him.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 30th at Martinsville

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:34:37 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 30th in the Sprint Cup Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, Oct. 25.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip to start 36th at Martinsville

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:40:01 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip will start 36th in the Sprint Cup Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, Oct. 25.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip involved in traffic accident

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:45:26 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip was cited for failure to yield after a traffic accident Wednesday, Oct. 21, which left a motorcyclist being treated for minor injuries at a hospital, according to a police report. Waltrip passed all field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of .06, under the limit of .08.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 32nd at Lowe's

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:23:28 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 32nd in the Sprint Cup Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip to start 33rd at Lowe's

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:18:54 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip will start 33rd in the Sprint Cup Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 17th at Fontana

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:34:23 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 17th in the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday, Oct. 11.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip unsure of 2010 Cup schedule

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:53:42 -0700

Marty Smith, of ESPN.com, reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip is still unsure of his 2010 Sprint Cup Series schedule, and it is contingent on sponsorship. "Ideally, for me, would be to get the type of sponsor that I could run the full Nationwide (schedule)," Waltrip said. "That's what I'd love to do. Then I'm here at the races, here on Sundays, can be a team owner but still get to race."

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Considering adding Patrick

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 09:57:55 -0700

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip said he has met with IndyCar driver Danica Patrick and is willing to put her in a limited number of races in the Nationwide and Truck Series. "We've certainly talked to her and are interested in what she's going to do," Waltrip said. "We have sort of done that without a whole lot of people knowing. She knows we're interested when she knows what she's going to do."

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Waltrip finishes 38th at Kansas

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:39:53 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael Waltrip finished 38th in the Sprint Cup Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 4.

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