Michael Waltrip Racing sets July 7 announcement to discuss future; Martin Truex Jr. remains mum

Jun 28, 2009 Full story: Scene Daily 17

It appears Martin Truex Jr. could possibly be hired to replace owner/driver Michael Waltrip at Michael Waltrip Racing.

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Melvin Krei

Arcata, CA

#1 Jul 4, 2009
I've been a serious Michael & Darrell Waltrip fan for YEARS. I think it's time for Michael to turn over the wheel of the race car and head for the TV booth. REALLY enjoy Mike and DW on TV and are both top notch announcers in my book.
Jeanne

Powell, OH

#2 Jul 5, 2009
Melvin Krei wrote:
I've been a serious Michael & Darrell Waltrip fan for YEARS. I think it's time for Michael to turn over the wheel of the race car and head for the TV booth. REALLY enjoy Mike and DW on TV and are both top notch announcers in my book.
I'd rather see him join Hendricks Motorsports, so he and Junior can make some more of their hilarious commercials.
ol wall

Springfield, OH

#3 Jul 5, 2009
Jeanne wrote:
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I'd rather see him join Hendricks Motorsports, so he and Junior can make some more of their hilarious commercials.
If POS joined HMS, that is about all he would be good for......making stupid commercials! He surely couldn't drive[wall-bang] one of their race cars, besides they are not JAP-rides, either.

10-4?
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DW said they had a hold on this joint. "And we're going to take something home with us tonight"! Yeppers, DW, the only thing POS took home were two, big, piles of JAP-scrap, back to that converted bowling alley/cinema in Cornelius-LMFAO, Banger-Buds! Daytona 07/04/2009
Dillinger

AOL

#4 Jul 5, 2009
ol wall wrote:
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If POS joined HMS, that is about all he would be good for......making stupid commercials! He surely couldn't drive[wall-bang] one of their race cars, besides they are not JAP-rides, either.
10-4?
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DW said they had a hold on this joint. "And we're going to take something home with us tonight"! Yeppers, DW, the only thing POS took home were two, big, piles of JAP-scrap, back to that converted bowling alley/cinema in Cornelius-LMFAO, Banger-Buds! Daytona 07/04/2009
You know how there is always a guy at Hendrick that is the odd man out? Need I say more?

Say NO to Hendrick Motorsports! That would be a scream if Mikey won a race if he went over there!
swampbuck

Roswell, GA

#5 Jul 5, 2009
Mikey said at the begining of the season if he wasn't competitive he was done...
Dillinger

AOL

#6 Jul 5, 2009
swampbuck wrote:
Mikey said at the begining of the season if he wasn't competitive he was done...
I hope not....
a Real Fan

Adair, IA

#7 Jul 5, 2009
If Mikey and DW would both get completely out of racing, and out of the broadcast booth, it would be a great day
BigE

High Point, NC

#8 Jul 5, 2009
a Real Fan wrote:
If Mikey and DW would both get completely out of racing, and out of the broadcast booth, it would be a great day
I totally agree!

Wouldn't it be nice :)

Since: Jan 09

Canada

#9 Jul 5, 2009
BigE wrote:
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I totally agree!
Wouldn't it be nice :)
Awwwh, I love Mikey!

I'm waiting patiently to see what the MWR announcement will be :)One part I'm sure is that Mikey is leaving the 55 car, but who will fill it?! Probably Martin yes.. But who knows

“yes we race in Canada too lol”

Since: Feb 08

Vernon, Canada

#10 Jul 5, 2009
PrincessStewart14 wrote:
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Awwwh, I love Mikey!
I'm waiting patiently to see what the MWR announcement will be :)One part I'm sure is that Mikey is leaving the 55 car, but who will fill it?! Probably Martin yes.. But who knows
Hopefully it's martin that replaces him, but Mikey won't be totally gone we know that lol. Hey congrat's on your driver's win on sat. I thought his interview was awesome, very humble.
Chelle

Long Branch, NJ

#11 Jul 6, 2009
What time????
acrimonious

North Hills, CA

#12 Jul 6, 2009
a Real Fan wrote:
If Mikey and DW would both get completely out of racing, and out of the broadcast booth, it would be a great day
Amen, brother!

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#13 Jul 6, 2009
PrincessStewart14 wrote:
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Awwwh, I love Mikey!
I'm waiting patiently to see what the MWR announcement will be :)One part I'm sure is that Mikey is leaving the 55 car, but who will fill it?! Probably Martin yes.. But who knows
I like Mikey as well. He is funny and has a well rounded personality. I hope he goes to part time next year instead of retiring. I am just glad that his team is doing better.

“yes we race in Canada too lol”

Since: Feb 08

Vernon, Canada

#14 Jul 6, 2009
Angii wrote:
<quoted text>I like Mikey as well. He is funny and has a well rounded personality. I hope he goes to part time next year instead of retiring. I am just glad that his team is doing better.
Kinda cute too. lol I think the plan is for him to run a limited schedule and Truex is taking over the 55 full time.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#15 Jul 7, 2009
nasfan wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda cute too. lol I think the plan is for him to run a limited schedule and Truex is taking over the 55 full time.
Wow, they both are gonna run in the Daytona 500 with NAPA, thats cool. Truex is going to run #56. You were right, he announced he was running a limited schedule, but he will still be in the 55.

“yes we race in Canada too lol”

Since: Feb 08

Vernon, Canada

#16 Jul 7, 2009
Angii wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, they both are gonna run in the Daytona 500 with NAPA, thats cool. Truex is going to run #56. You were right, he announced he was running a limited schedule, but he will still be in the 55.
Yup it's great that he get's to keep the family # and Michael still get's to drive the 55 in Daytona and more. I think MWR is gonna have a great season in 2010!
Dillinger

AOL

#17 Jul 8, 2009
nasfan wrote:
<quoted text> Yup it's great that he get's to keep the family # and Michael still get's to drive the 55 in Daytona and more. I think MWR is gonna have a great season in 2010!
Renee said she was over on Mike's Facebook and they were showing some footage of the conference we didn't see...she said she saw Buffy and Macy for a few minutes. I missed that.

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