Sirius XM Radio’s Sirius Speedway is reporting that Michael Waltrip Racing will field a car in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series full time, starting in 2012.
Michael Waltrip will drive in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12, according to ESPN.com. Waltrip will drive a Ferrari for AF Corse in the GTE Pro Class. He will test at the Le Mans course in France this weekend.
Ten years to the day from his first victory in the Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip made a slingshot pass of Elliott Sadler at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag finish Friday night to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota in the 2011 Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip Racing announced. If Waltrip makes the event, it will be his 25th consecutive 500 start.
Motorcyclist and rally car driver Travis Pastrana is going to make the move from Rally America to NASCAR next season driving a Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Toyota in the Nationwide Series.
Per Michael Waltrip Racing’s Facebook page, Michael Waltrip will drive a No. 15 NAPA Toyota at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, over July 4th weekend. The FoS is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in Europe.
Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Jamie McMurray held off a hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr to win a thrilling Daytona 500 that was delayed nearly two hours thanks to a pothole that required patching twice. The race also made two attempts at a green-white-checker finish, due to the new rule.
Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne nipped Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart at the line respectively to emerge from the Gatorade Duels victorious. The combined margin of victory was .02 of a second. Johnson beat Harvick by a mere .005, and Kahne beat Stewart by .014.
According to SceneDaily, Michael Waltrip will run the No. 51 in the Sprint Cup Series this season. Jayski was one of the first, if not the first, to report the number change. Waltrip said: The 55 was getting a little heavy. I hadn’t won with it. I felt real comfortable coming close to winning a couple of times. [...]