Michael Waltrip

usa United States
Full Name
Michael Curtis Waltrip
Owensboro, KY
Date of Birth
First Year
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Michael Waltrip is an American former professional stock car racing driver, racing commentator, and published author. He is the younger brother of three-time NASCAR champion and racing commentator Darrell Waltrip. Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500, having won the race in 2001 and 2003. He is also a pre-race analyst for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and color commentator for the Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series broadcasts for Fox Sports. He last raced in the 2017 Daytona 500, driving the No. 15 Toyota Camry for Premium Motorsports.

Career Highlights

  • 1996 NASCAR All-Star Race Winner
  • 2001, 2003 Daytona 500 Winner

Other Accomplishments

  • 1983, 1984 Dash Series Most Popular Driver
  • 1983 Dash Series Champion
Michael Waltrip News

Brother – Darrell Waltrip

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
1985No Team Data500004101300000
1986No Team Data2800008795206410
1987No Team Data2900018779001100
1988No Team Data2900138773436210
1989No Team Data29000510837239400
1990No Team Data290051078226717400
1991Multiple Teams29204126839492921100
1992No Team Data2900128847413100
1993No Team Data30000549379640600
1994No Team Data31002103950888500
1995No Team Data3100282922213411100
1996Wood Brothers Racing3100111392791118500
1997Wood Brothers Racing32000649277910500
1998Wood Brothers Racing32000539519914710
1999No Team Data340013109022748600
2000No Team Data34001110870475500
2001Dale Earnhardt Inc360133695271088800
2002Dale Earnhardt Inc360141049928181801200
2003Dale Earnhardt Inc360281169393171591000
2004Dale Earnhardt Inc360029610179201921000
2005Dale Earnhardt Inc361037109942151751400
2006Michael Waltrip Racing3300007862055530
2007Michael Waltrip Racing14100233877383190
2008Michael Waltrip Racing3600122103298201100
2009Michael Waltrip Racing3400026923310231100
2010Multiple Teams40000252627220
2011Michael Waltrip Racing30001140311110
2012Multiple Teams400011804221110
2013Multiple Teams40022074034100
2014Premium Motorsports40000163724100
2015Multiple Teams30000055013100
2016Multiple Teams20000038823200
2017Premium Motorsports10001020010000