Michael Waltrip to kick-start 2010 season with Dubai sports-car race

Jan 11, 2010 Full story: www.scenedaily.com 20

Michael Waltrip is going global. While his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series effort on the track will be scaled back in 2010, the owner/driver will be extending his reach outside the stock-car world when he competes in this week's Dubai 24-Hour sports-car race.

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Kniver 55

Menomonee Falls, WI

#1 Jan 12, 2010
I think that is soooo AWESOME!! I hope it's on T.V. Goog Luck Michael!!
Kniver 55

Menomonee Falls, WI

#2 Jan 12, 2010
OPPS!! GOOD Luck MICHAEL!!
nasfan55

Newport, AR

#3 Jan 12, 2010
Kniver 55 wrote:
I think that is soooo AWESOME!! I hope it's on T.V. Goog Luck Michael!!
I'm with you kniver 55. I hope Mikey and the boys win this one.

10-4
Joe

Richmond, VA

#4 Jan 12, 2010
I bet he finishes last there too.
li55p

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#5 Jan 12, 2010
This is a pretty low grade race, kind of like jr high school football. They don't charge the few fans that will show up any attendance. If I read the information correctly there are 22 or so entries (which means if his "team" finishes 22 thats a better finish than more than 2/3 his NASCAR Sprint Cup points race finishes last year) divided up into 12 or so classes. My understanding is that team merkin is entered in the brokeback mountain class. They may be the only car in this class and when the creative writer at POS.com gets ahold of it you can be sure you will read all about how lurch lead the field during his entire shift.
Wang

Raleigh, NC

#6 Jan 12, 2010
We'rr soon see a video on Youtube video of Wartlip stumbring alound lace cal hording a riquol bottre with the hail on his 45 pound head arr messed up aftel he wleck.

Wang raugh out roud just at visuarization of that!! hohoho
acrim

Manhattan Beach, CA

#7 Jan 12, 2010
POS is the WORST DRIVER IN NA$CRAP, PERIOD! His sponsors won't even let him behind the wheel for the two road course races every year, LMAO! This clown is like a mobile chicane on a road course.

Good luck peddliing some more worthless merchandise to idiots that don't know any better during the race, ya huckster!
li55p

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#8 Jan 12, 2010
Its a pretty insignificant race in the world of motor sport but it is a crying shame that this guy is allowed a means by which to pass himself off as NASCAR's amabasador to anywhere.
Dillinger

Miami, FL

#9 Jan 13, 2010
nasfan55 wrote:
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I'm with you kniver 55. I hope Mikey and the boys win this one.
10-4
I was scared when I read it was a Ferrari he was driving. I still see Boris in that sportscar (sorry, forgot what kind) when he caught on fire and couldn't get out. That scares me.

However, wouldn't it be a huge hoot if he did ace this one??? What a confidence-booster! I am sitting on egg shells thinking about the 500. I keep having this strange vision that somebody really weird, like McMurray, will win it. You know, an "accidental" win? Sorry, Mac fans...Even weirder, yep, Truex. If his car is that good, then the first question I wil have is why isn't Mike's better? Hmmm????
Dillinger

Miami, FL

#10 Jan 13, 2010
acrim wrote:
POS is the WORST DRIVER IN NA$CRAP, PERIOD! His sponsors won't even let him behind the wheel for the two road course races every year, LMAO! This clown is like a mobile chicane on a road course.
Good luck peddliing some more worthless merchandise to idiots that don't know any better during the race, ya huckster!
I don't like DW, never will. However, was the guy really THAT hot as a driver? I have done my homework and this guy, who never shuts up has a sh((*load of wins...why? He's a dork.
Joe

Richmond, VA

#11 Jan 13, 2010
Dillinger wrote:
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I don't like DW, never will. However, was the guy really THAT hot as a driver? I have done my homework and this guy, who never shuts up has a sh((*load of wins...why? He's a dork.
I think you are confusing Michael with DW. And yes DW could drive in his day. Not very well liked but he could drive. I guess you could say he was the Kyle Bush of his day.
a Real Fan

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Jan 13, 2010
DW was not as good as Kyle.
Dillinger

Miami, FL

#13 Jan 14, 2010
Joe wrote:
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I think you are confusing Michael with DW. And yes DW could drive in his day. Not very well liked but he could drive. I guess you could say he was the Kyle Bush of his day.
Thanks, Joe, that is a great way to look at it. DW was before my time getting into Nascar. He and Michael appear to have completely different styles of driving and a bit of a difference in personalities. I do like Michael...a lot...I am crazy about David Reutimann. David has said numerous times he totally admires and respects DW. I think that whenever I see and listen to DW in the old videos, he is a bit high-strung and well, like you said, the Kyle Bush of his day. In the Dale Senior "3" movie, he was mean as hell to Dale. Jealousy, maybe? As for Kyle, he uses the "F" word continuously over the radio (scanner) with his spotter, Jeff. I think those 2 guys are a lot alike in many ways. I dig Kyle.

Have a good one!
Dillinger

Miami, FL

#14 Jan 14, 2010
a Real Fan wrote:
DW was not as good as Kyle.
I will remember that, thank you. I loved it when every weekend I would "talk" to Kyle on TV and say, "You little sh*t, are you gonna win ANOTHER one?" with a big smile on my face!
li55p

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#15 Jan 14, 2010
Dillinger wrote:
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I don't like DW, never will. However, was the guy really THAT hot as a driver? I have done my homework and this guy, who never shuts up has a sh((*load of wins...why? He's a dork.
Whether you like him or not if you like the sport you have to respect the accomplishment, the guy is a Champion, one of the most successful drivers of his era, won races alot of races driving against some of the sports most legendary legitimate competitors, and he helped define the sport.

His half brother is just a parasite.
hoveround

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jan 14, 2010
I hate to see him scaling back. Victory lane in Daytona would be nice.
BigE

Greensboro, NC

#17 Jan 14, 2010
The fourth turn wall would be poetic justice!
Dillinger

Miami, FL

#18 Jan 15, 2010
li55p wrote:
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Whether you like him or not if you like the sport you have to respect the accomplishment, the guy is a Champion, one of the most successful drivers of his era, won races alot of races driving against some of the sports most legendary legitimate competitors, and he helped define the sport.
His half brother is just a parasite.
'Tis true. Thank you. Oh, I saw a terrific photo of Dale Senior and guess who he is hugging? A very young David Reutimann. It was funny seeing David in the white Goodwrench uniform. But, I did put 2 + 2 together and I understand why.
A real fan

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Jan 15, 2010
I would rather have MW driving even at the rear of the field, then have him talking on TV.
li55p

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#20 Jan 15, 2010
Dillinger wrote:
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'Tis true. Thank you. Oh, I saw a terrific photo of Dale Senior and guess who he is hugging? A very young David Reutimann. It was funny seeing David in the white Goodwrench uniform. But, I did put 2 + 2 together and I understand why.
So it looks like "the Waltrips" discoverd the Rudderman is yet another Waltrip lie.

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