Michael Waltrip in his biggest fight ...

Michael Waltrip in his biggest fight for survival

There are 31 comments on the KARE-TV Minneapolis story from Sep 19, 2013, titled Michael Waltrip in his biggest fight for survival. In it, KARE-TV Minneapolis reports that:

Michael Waltrip has survived more withering adversity than virtually anyone in the Sprint Cup Series, but the impending loss of NAPA from Martin Truex Jr.'s No.

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BigEEE

Reidsville, NC

#24 Oct 10, 2013
damnsr wrote:
What they did was no different than allowing a teamate to lead a lap for the point. Get over it. Waltrip is an amazing story. The number 3 driver was his best friend. That should say something
LOL!!!!!
That statement is not true at all. You might hear POS trying to twist that tale so as to sway some Earnhardt fans but it is not true. An aquaintance yes best friend LOL! No! MICKEY has been trying
everything to promote this lie just to gain some support.

Same ol con artist BS
taint

New York, NY

#25 Oct 10, 2013
damnsr wrote:
What they did was no different than allowing a teamate to lead a lap for the point. Get over it. Waltrip is an amazing story. The number 3 driver was his best friend. That should say something
When a driver allows another driver the lead position to earn the bonus point they are merely trying to maximize the number of points they can earn in a given race, you can argue the subtilty but both drivers are giving 100% and this action in no way alters the outcome of the race.

Alot is being made of the yeilding the lead to allow an associate driver earn the bonus. I don't care either way (I'm fine with it, in reality its a very rare occurance - you have to have the lead, your companion has to be in second, you take a risk of never getting the lead back or loosing it not only to the companion but to a competitor). There are only a few teams with the bench strength to be in this position and take the risk (right now Hendrick and Gibb only - the Ford teams are in such disarray). Most unearned bonus points come from weaker cars staying out on a caution to lead the lap (a classic POS tactic).

The yeild is very different than deliberately spinning out a car to create a caution to allow a teammate to earn a spot deep in the back of the field for the purpose of denying a competitor the rightful spot in the chase and advancing a teamate into that championship series. Its very different than deliberately calling a car to pit when no pit stop is required solely for the purpose of denying a competitor the rightful spot in the chase and advancing a teamate into the championship series. Its very different than doing both actions in the same race, flagrantly and callously without regard for the expectations of the paying racefans and the integrity of the sport. MWR was not trying to win a race, they were not trying to lead a race. They were using a tactic of team racing, having multiple cars on the track, none capable of winning, none trying to win to alter the outcome of the race and alter the composition of the chase field. Their blatant disregard for the integrity of the race queers its very fabric.

In order to take advange of the bonus, you have to be in a position to lead, a multi car team has to put multiple cars on the track capable of leading - a good thing for the sport and the event all those guys are going to be trying like hell (100% effort) to win the race and finish as high in the standings as possible - but concept very foreign to MWR.

His story is amazing, no one has ever done so little with so much, he is a master of the minimum. The adversity that he has survived has been of his own creation.

He may have thought he was Dale's BFF but the bottom line is he was an employee.
ol wall

Xenia, OH

#26 Oct 11, 2013
Another good article about POS and POS-Racing's chances of survival in JAPCAR:
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http://www.lakenormancitizen.com/business/the...
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As Bozo says...."Wait-For-It "
stelio kontos

Columbus, GA

#27 Oct 11, 2013
As Dale Sr. used to say about things of this nature, "That just ain't good racin'"
ol wall

Xenia, OH

#28 Oct 17, 2013
WHOYAKIDDING

Raleigh, NC

#29 Oct 21, 2013
damnsr wrote:
What they did was no different than allowing a teamate to lead a lap for the point. Get over it. Waltrip is an amazing story. The number 3 driver was his best friend. That should say something
POS Waltrip is an amazing idiot. His story is the one about the village idiot that thinks he's the village genius. Darrell spent what he had accumulated back in the mid ninties trying to run a team and now his younger idiot brother is doing the same thing. Yes, what they did was much different than Bowyer letting Truex lead a lap. What they did was to try to change the entire finishing order by two positions. Allowing someone else to lead a lap has nothing to do with the finishing order. Now, reach back, grasp yourself firmly by the ears and pull your head out of your ass before you smother.

Since: Aug 11

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#30 Oct 21, 2013
Jusy_Sayn wrote:
For those wanting MWR out of business, just remember that it only further consolidates power to 3-4 teams...and then you'll complain how few teams can win....
Mixed emotions, I really don't care for Michael Waltrip, but we really don't need to lose any nascar owners!

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#31 Oct 22, 2013
Joefoxx wrote:
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Mixed emotions, I really don't care for Michael Waltrip, but we really don't need to lose any nascar owners!
Yes we do Joe. When they bring this kind of negative view down on the sport and it isn't the first time they have done it, they should be expelled from the sport. With or without his knowledge, the responsibility for the latest fiasco rests on POS's shoulders. Had he established what the consequences was for things this blatantly stupid before they happened, he wouldn't be in this problem.

Since: Aug 11

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#32 Oct 23, 2013
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>Yes we do Joe. When they bring this kind of negative view down on the sport and it isn't the first time they have done it, they should be expelled from the sport. With or without his knowledge, the responsibility for the latest fiasco rests on POS's shoulders. Had he established what the consequences was for things this blatantly stupid before they happened, he wouldn't be in this problem.
Great points, I stand corrected.

Since: May 12

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#33 Oct 23, 2013
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>Yes we do Joe. When they bring this kind of negative view down on the sport and it isn't the first time they have done it, they should be expelled from the sport. With or without his knowledge, the responsibility for the latest fiasco rests on POS's shoulders. Had he established what the consequences was for things this blatantly stupid before they happened, he wouldn't be in this problem.
Would you have expelled jr johnson and others that broke the rules?
The chase is evolving how people race...talledega chasers would not challenge for lead...just settled for ok spot that kept them level in points

MWR has received a stiff penalty... time to let it go and hope they can stay afloat

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#34 Oct 23, 2013
Jusy_Sayn wrote:
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Would you have expelled jr johnson and others that broke the rules?
The chase is evolving how people race...talledega chasers would not challenge for lead...just settled for ok spot that kept them level in points
MWR has received a stiff penalty... time to let it go and hope they can stay afloat
If the same rule had been in place then as are now, yes I would advocate their expulsion. However that was not the case. The rules in those days were so vague that someone once built a 7/8 scare car and ran it without anyone catching it for a while. I think it was Smokey Yunick. Drivers, crew chiefs and the owners are always going to work the "gray" areas as hard as they can. They are fools not to but when a team thinks it can just get on the radio and redirect cars in order to change the finishing order to accomplish a goal and push other people out of the way that would been the deserving party had they not resorted to this cheat, something must be done. We're not talking an 1/8 inch on a fender somewhere, we're talking trying to deprive other competitors wrongly in to gain something of great valve. No, it's time to banish someone IF NASCAR really wants to set an example that really means something.

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