The Michael Waltrip Racing teams and drivers return to Daytona International Speedway Wednesday to resume practice in preparation for Sunday’s 56th annual Daytona 500. Thursday marks the first time the two 150-mile Duel races, races that determine the starting order for the Daytona 500, will be held at night. Friday and Saturday include normal practice sessions before Sunday’s “Great American Race.”
03/06/2014CORNELIUS, N.C. — I’m gonna keep on the run. I’m going to have me some fun. Elvis Presley knew a thing or two about Las Vegas and he famously sang about it in his 1963 hit song, “Viva Las Vegas.” And a good run would certainly bring some fun for Clint Bowyer and the No.15 5-hour ENERGY team this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver is coming off a good weekend at Phoenix that ended in a 13th-place finish. The result moved Bowyer up 16 spots in the point standings. He i
03/04/2014CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers and his Michael Waltrip Racing team visit Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday for the 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The No. 55 raced well in the first two races of the 2014 season, but with little result. A multi-car accident at Daytona and a melted tire bead at Phoenix damaged the car leaving Vickers with 30th and 25th place finishes.
02/28/2014Friday marks the introduction of a radical new qualifying format in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that’s sure to garner headlines throughout the week and peak fan and television viewer interest. Under the new procedure, qualifying at Phoenix will be a race within a race, with a two-round, knockout-qualifying format on the mile oval. Drivers will race their way into the starting grid instead of the traditional single-car qualifying.