Thursday, February 25, 2010

Is Michael Waltrip Already Done?




When Michael Waltrip announced last fall that Martin Truex Jr. would take over for him behind the wheel of the Michael Waltrip Racing NAPA-sponsored full-time Sprint Cup Series entry, he also announced that he’d scale back his driving duties, opting to compete on a part-time basis as a driver in 2010. But has he already climbed out of the cockpit of a Cup car for good?

When Waltrip made the announcement to go part-time racing, the only races he specifically mentioned running were the Daytona 500 and the Budweiser Shootout, a non-points paying all-star-type event held at Daytona International Speedway a week prior to the 500. With those races now in the history books, Waltrip still doesn’t have definite plans to compete again in 2010.

“That’s the only Cup races I have planned,” Waltrip said not too long ago. “I’m okay with that.”

The rest of this article can be read at Auto Racing Daily.


Photo of Michael Waltrip by Amanda Vincent

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