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Waltrip to run at Daytona


08:43 AM ET 01.08 | NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Michael Waltrip will compete in the Feb. 20 Daytona 500. "This will be my 25th Daytona 500 in a row," Waltrip said in a telephone interview Thursday. "I think two people have started that many. Richard Petty and Dave Marcis come to mind. Our plan is to race the Budweiser Shootout and 500. I'm looking forward to it." Waltrip won't be here for Cup testing Jan. 20-22 at Daytona International Speedway, but his team will send two stock cars manned by Martin Truex Jr. and David Reutimann.

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January 8, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Good for Mikey. He's one of the good guys.

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January 8, 2011  11:20 AM ET

Morning all. Good for Mikey, I hope he does well.

January 8, 2011  11:58 AM ET

Yeah, he wasn't very successful behind the wheel , but he is hard not to like. Plus it's funny to see such a tall guy in the car with the steering wheel stuck to his chest. I wonder if he knows it's legal to have his crew move the seat back?

He was an advocate of the COT with the EGRESS panel on the roof. Moving the seat back? NASCAR may deem that illegal -- too much rear weight ... LOL

January 8, 2011  01:36 PM ET

Afternoon posters, a short YEAH MIKEY, good to hear, this is one colorfull dude, Hope he does well, out making a few dollars plowing, and I see the SPAM is real bad,along with the bickering back and forth, Anyway ALL of you have a good day.

January 8, 2011  02:46 PM ET

I AM SO all know I am a devoted fan of this guy from day one.......cannot wait to see him and Jr pushing each other a la 2001~2004......I am soooooo looooooooking forward to Daytona and the start of the season, but now am uber excited if Mikey is racing in it.

GO Mikey....Go Reuti....Go Truex.....and go JR, please, please, please.........LOL

MWR gets better every year.......and may it continue.

January 8, 2011  03:03 PM ET

FYI...Mikey is one busy guy.....his heart will always be in racing....but he keeps his hands in many $$$$$ earning ventures.

He will race Daytona and Kentucky and maybe a few more.

His first book will be available in Feb 2011....called "IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE"... about his 25 years in racing, Dale, Daytona (2001) and the day that changed everything from his
perspective.....Mikey has a book tour scheduled for this one in 2011.

He will also do a comedy tour called THE MICHAEL WALTRIP COMEDY GARAGE....he will do a stand up routine and have many other comedians with him....different comedians for different towns......helping new ones get a break.

Mikey also races Ferraris in Portugal and Dubai as well as some other global tracks.....tba shortly.

He continues with his sponsor appearances and committments, as well as the Nascar truck commentator, and Inside Nascar regular......he is also planning some TV appearances..

January 8, 2011  03:49 PM ET

good for mikey. but a non story. come on Fannation..

January 8, 2011  04:14 PM ET

Looks like the T&R Gods are on the Cockroach Spammers today ... steppin' on em' and hearin' the crunch, crunch, crunch!!!

January 9, 2011  09:08 AM ET

It's a great morning. The sun is shining and the spam is spamming. At least it's one day closer to Daytona. That's a good thing.

January 9, 2011  09:14 PM ET


January 9, 2011  09:14 PM ET
January 9, 2011  11:12 PM ET

looks like the crazies are around today-----------this is unreal

January 9, 2011  11:15 PM ET

3 days--------350 comments-----------wow------awesome----------you da man

January 10, 2011  08:59 AM ET

HMMMM!! It almost looks like T&R tried to stop the spammers and they decided to wage a war with massive attacks of spam.

January 10, 2011  09:11 AM ET

UGGGHHHH I can't catch my breath. The spammers are all around me and closing in.

January 10, 2011  11:24 AM ET

this is freaking nuts lol! spam spam spam....hell i didnt this much spam in the military lol. as for Mikey good luck man...any other track u would be a wreck waiting to happen.

January 10, 2011  03:18 PM ET

Good afternoon all, I Never see spam as bad as it was this weekend, whew, Mikey may just fool a few people at the 500,so I am not going to throw a rock at him. LOL, have a fine day good people.

January 10, 2011  04:29 PM ET

Good afternoon all, I Never see spam as bad as it was this weekend, whew, Mikey may just fool a few people at the 500,so I am not going to throw a rock at him. LOL, have a fine day good people.

Hello. Agreed

IS there still a nascar section on T&R, or is it now a spam section that us nascar fans invade?

January 10, 2011  10:57 PM ET

This was a waste of time, checking in here. I guess I keep hoping the spam will go away.


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