After trying season, Waltrip's team makes big strides

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Michael Waltrip ambled into the Daytona International Speedway garage Monday morning about 20 minutes before his No.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Good deal for Mikey :)

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Jan 14, 2008
 
bwwahahahaha wait, they have over 200 employees, their technical staff DOUBLED, so where are these "ship jumping employees" the haters claimed left? Sounds like they still have everyone and more.

Good on Mikey and the crew for keeping this thing running.

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Jan 14, 2008
 
:) love it.

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Jan 14, 2008
 
Good point Renee! I'd forgoten that battle! KUDOS To everyone at MWR! May your goals be ment easily!

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Jan 14, 2008
 
Yup, still waiting for Wallbanger and Jeffy's excuses as to why if MWR lost over half their employees, they've double in some places and have actually grown in employees. Interesting. What's the lie going to be THIS time? That MWR actually had 400 employees? HAHAH yeah right, prove that one.

That they all decided to stay on to be near Buffy? Wait, then that would have meant Jeffy & Wallbanger were lying the first time around, which isn't a surprise since that's ALL they ever do. Heheheheheh Come on monkeys. Dance for me. I gave you the little fez hat and cymbals. Now dance

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Jan 14, 2008
 
I enjoy watching Michael on TV. He is a great racing personality. I wish him and his team the best.
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Jan 15, 2008
 
Great article, thanks! The MWR teams are looking good this season, maybe we'll have something to smile about this year. Good Luck Michael, DJ & David!! GO MWR!!!
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Jan 15, 2008
 
Renee29404 wrote:
bwwahahahaha wait, they have over 200 employees, their technical staff DOUBLED, so where are these "ship jumping employees" the haters claimed left? Sounds like they still have everyone and more.
Good on Mikey and the crew for keeping this thing running.
actully there were a few of the employees that did "jump ship" for other teams. about 35 were let go after the season ended. 3 new crew chiefs brought in some people with them (and an expnded engineering dept) added 45 new people total. there are close to 300 employees. the new investor allowed the $$$$ for new equipment, more testing,computer programs. as for all of the new hires in the engineering dept-that's what the COT is all about.
and to stay on topic, ya they are split. have been for awhile. She lives in Charlotte and he is at the house. lucky for Macy both parents love her very much.
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Jan 15, 2008
 
Michael act's like he's gay on tv,don't let him rearend you at daytona..........
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Jan 15, 2008
 
Big city bob wrote:
Michael act's like he's gay on tv,don't let him rearend you at daytona..........
Hey city boy, mabe you ought to be worried about your own butt, since you are such a great judge of carachter, yours could be in question.
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Jan 15, 2008
 
Big city bob wrote:
Michael act's like he's gay on tv,don't let him rearend you at daytona..........
LMFAO, BCB!

POS---gay? He does seem to have very "femanine" gestures, doesn't he?

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Jan 15, 2008
 
Next to Bill Elliott, Michael is my favorite, has been a long time. I'm not in the know. Can someone explain ,in laymans terms, without getting nasty, what happened at Daytona last Feb?
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saxd45 wrote:
Next to Bill Elliott, Michael is my favorite, has been a long time. I'm not in the know. Can someone explain ,in laymans terms, without getting nasty, what happened at Daytona last Feb?
Harvick edged out Martin by 2 thousands of a second while a huge crash was happening right behind them.

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Jan 15, 2008
 
Lisa wrote:
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i think he was referring to the cheating incident where they found some gelatin like substance in michaels fuel tank
He would've had to be under a lot of rocks not to know that! Maybe a castaway on a deserted island?
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go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>He would've had to be under a lot of rocks not to know that! Maybe a castaway on a deserted island?
I can hear you grinning all the way over here. Mikey has those Yotas humping. I don't 08 is going to be a repeat. Jarrett might not be willing to retire after 5 races.

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saxd45 wrote:
Next to Bill Elliott, Michael is my favorite, has been a long time. I'm not in the know. Can someone explain ,in laymans terms, without getting nasty, what happened at Daytona last Feb?
Sax, what happened at Daytona was(without getting nasty) David Hyder or one of his buddies that Michael hired along with Hyder, disobeyed Michael's orders of absolutely NO CHEATING. He said that if there was a "gray area", come to him and he'll determine if they should go ahead and do it. Well, one of them boys didn't listen, put some crap in Michael's fuel that was illegal, and got busted. Once Michael & Ty figured out who was responsible, they fired all of them. So I am guessing all of them knew about it. I know alot of people don't believe Michael was innocent in all this but you have to remember, he was NOT about to soil his reputation and Toyota's(at least in their first race) That was just absolutely stupid.

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<quoted text> actully there were a few of the employees that did "jump ship" for other teams. about 35 were let go after the season ended. 3 new crew chiefs brought in some people with them (and an expnded engineering dept) added 45 new people total. there are close to 300 employees. the new investor allowed the $$$$ for new equipment, more testing,computer programs. as for all of the new hires in the engineering dept-that's what the COT is all about.
and to stay on topic, ya they are split. have been for awhile. She lives in Charlotte and he is at the house. lucky for Macy both parents love her very much.
Firstly, nobody knows you from a hole in the ground, so why would we believe you know anything?

Second, this is not the Buffy Leaving Michael thread, so your last comment was not related to this topic at all.

Sorry, not trying to be mean, just stating facts.

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Lisa wrote:
well what kind of gay name is wallbanger
BOOYAH, point for Lisa, zero to the zero Wallbanger. HAHAHAH
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Jan 15, 2008
 
LOL

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Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>I can hear you grinning all the way over here. Mikey has those Yotas humping. I don't 08 is going to be a repeat. Jarrett might not be willing to retire after 5 races.
I believe that would be a problem Michael, DJ, and Reutimann would welcome! However I think DJ would be like Mark Martin and stick to his word? It wouldn't hurt my feelings if this was the case and he stayed in the UPS 44 for MWR!

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