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Michael Waltrip


NASCAR drivers who won the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003. He also became the co-owner from the incredibly effective Michael Waltrip Race team. He earned a Mini-Modified department track championship in the Kentucky Engine Speedway in 1981. He became an analyst on Showtime’s Inside Nascar. His 1st daughter was created in January 1990. He was wedded to Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks from 1993 until 2010. He and Tony Stewart collided to create an enormous car accumulate at Talladega Speedway in 2012.

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Full Name Michael Waltrip
Date Of Birth April 30, 1963
Place Of Birth Owensboro, KY
Height 1.96 m
Profession Race Car Driver
Education Apollo High School
Nationality American
Spouse Elizabeth "Buffy" Franks
Children Margaret Waltrip, Caitlin Waltrip
Parents Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip, Leroy Waltrip
Siblings Darrell Waltrip
TV Shows NASCAR Trackside, Inside NASCAR, This Week in NASCAR, Dancing with the Stars, Fox NASCAR, NASCAR Victory Lane, Fast Track to Fame
Star Sign Taurus

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1Has started his own team that will start in the Nextel Cup series next year with current driver Dale Jarrett. They will both be driving Toyotas, which will be new to the series. [September 2006]
2driver of DEI NASCAR Nextel team and part-time NASCAR Busch team as well as owning his own Nextel car. [June 2005]
3Darrell Waltrip and older brother, Michael Waltrip have won the Daytona 500, three times, combined. Michael won twice, 2001 and 2003. Darrell won once, in 1989.
4Was a longtime friend of Dale Earnhardt Senior, his late mentor.
5Two-time Daytona 500 winner, first on Sunday, February 18th, 2001, the date Dale Earnhardt Sr. died. His second win was on Sunday, February 16th, 2003.
6Daughters Caitlin and Macy
7He does ads for Best Western, NAPA, Dominos, and Aarons. Has been in ads with wife, kids, brother Darrell Waltrip, and Dale Earnhardt Jr..
8Younger brother of 3-time Nascar Winston Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip.
91983 Goody's Dash Series Champion.



The DUB Magazine Project2012TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Yellow Mountain Road: The James Hylton Story2007TV Movie special thanks



NASCAR on Fox2004-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Analyst
City Walk2013-2015TV Series documentary
I Am Dale Earnhardt2015DocumentaryMichael Waltrip
Dancing with the Stars2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Dancing with the Stars / Himself - Guest
The View2014TV SeriesHimself - Dancing with the Stars
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NASCAR on TNT2001-2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Momentum: What Drives You2011TV Series documentary
The 102011TV SeriesHimself
Fast Track to Fame2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Pepsi 5002009TV MovieHimself
My Name Is Earl2009TV SeriesHimself
Pepsi 5002008TV MovieHimself
2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 Napa Auto Parts Toyota
2008 NASCAR Subway 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
Nextel Cup UAW-Ford 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
Sharp Aquos 5002007TV MovieHimself
2007 Pennsylvania 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 NAPA Toyota
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Racecar Driver (segment "Simon Cowell")
Sony HD 5002006TV MovieHimself
2006 Aaron's 4992006TV MovieHimself
Michael Waltrip Racing: A New Era2006TV SeriesHimself
Sony HD 5002005TV MovieHimself
Funai 2502005TV MovieHimself
Blue Collar TV2005TV SeriesHimself
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 5002004TV MovieHimself - Driver: #15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
Pop Secret 5002004TV MovieHimself
Funai 2502004TV MovieHimself
NASCAR: Inside Nextel Cup2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
1996 Daytona 5001996TV MovieHimself - Driver: #21 CITGO Ford

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60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Racecar Driver (segment "Simon Cowell")
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself

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