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MICHAEL WALTRIP RUMORS

After brutal start to 2015, is Toyota ready to bounce back big?

No point in sugar coating it: So far the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been brutal for Toyota's top two teams, Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. Both squads have been hampered by medical issues off the track and disappointing performances on the track, but help may be on the way. Wednesday afternoon news broke that JGR president J.D. Gibbs is being treated for...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brett Moffitt No. 55 Aarons Dream Machine Toyota Martinsville Preview

It’s been an eventful year for 22-year-old Brett Moffitt. He began the 2015 season without a ride but working with Michael Waltrip racing and Toyota Racing Development. That changed when he filled in for Brian Vickers at Atlanta on March 1 and drove the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine to an eighth-place finish. Moffitt was in high demand after the race and agreed to drive the No...

Vickers out at least three months

The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the use of blood thinners, which in turn will keep him out of a race car for at...

Recurrence of blood clots puts Brian Vickers on sidelines again

A phone call to Michael Waltrip Racing executive vice president Ty Norris brought news that was as unwelcome as it was unexpected—that beleaguered driver Brian Vickers was sidelined by blood clots for the third time in his career. “I just received a phone call about one o'clock in the morning (Friday),” Norris said, “and he's obviously disappointed in the result, but Brian...

NSCS: Brian Vickers cleared to race for Early March; Michael Waltrip to run Daytona 500

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Wednesday, January 21st that Brian Vickers has been medically cleared to return to Sprint Cup series competition in early March. “The doctors gave me a clean bill of health and said I will be better than before,” Vickers said. “The advancements in modern medicine and surgical procedures are amazing and I have to thank my doctors at the...
Via On Pit Road
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip - Double Duty At 'Dega

Michael Waltrip’s run on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars enters its sixth week Monday which means he’ll have plenty of work to do on and off the track at Talladega. When he isn’t driving the No. 66 MyAFibStory.com Toyota, he and his dance partner Emma Slater will be in Talladega practicing the dance they’ll perform Monday night.  The pair plan to fly to Los Angeles immediately...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Final Lap, Episode 324: Michael Waltrip Interview / New Hampshire Preview

SHOW #324 – Guest: Michael Waltrip talks AFIB, and DWTS. – We also recap Chicagoland, The latest on Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch has a long lens, Marcos Ambrose heads home at seasons end, JGR snatches RPM sponsors, no surprises in the bottom 4, plus we preview New Hampshire (did you know it’s flat, paperclip-like, and flat. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie. ( Roughly 48...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Michael Waltrip Racing Makes Driver Changes to 2014 Season

NASCAR Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Michael Waltrip Racing made some changes to the No. 66 Toyota ride for a couple of upcoming races in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Originally, Jeff Burton was supposed to be behind the wheel of the entry at next weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway. But, due to changes on the car that they were trying to achieve at MIS...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Mistakes Woman For Donna Summer At NASCAR Race (Video)

NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip came across plenty of success during his time behind the wheel, but apparently all his skill didn’t transfer over to his broadcasting position with FOX Sports. While he was doing some prep work on Monday at the Auto Club 400 race, Waltrip thought he saw famous singer Donna Summers and hustled over to see her, even singing one of her more popular songs...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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