Waltrip: Racing at Phoenix is 'about ...

Waltrip: Racing at Phoenix is 'about the driver'

There are 227 comments on the Scene Daily story from Apr 12, 2008, titled Waltrip: Racing at Phoenix is 'about the driver'. In it, Scene Daily reports that:

“My favorite thing about Phoenix International Raceway is both ends are different”

Michael Waltrip isn't in the track-building business, but if he were, he has some clear ideas about what he would do. via Scene Daily

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BigEforever

Greensboro, NC

#1 Apr 13, 2008
Hah ! What would he know about driving ability other than "He has none". In his case it would be on how well the CC does at keeping up with the track.
Napa

AOL

#2 Apr 14, 2008
Mikey is a riot, he doesn't mind making fun of himself especially in those Napa commercials. He's like the other 33 drivers...those guys can't drive either and they sure aren't winners.
WWE NASCAR

Trumbull, CT

#4 Apr 14, 2008
Waltrip: "Racing at Phoenix is 'about the driver"

That's why Mikey has and never will win on a track like that. He has had only four Cup wins in his life, all on restricter plate tracks. Not much talent there.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#5 Apr 14, 2008
He has won a cup race at Lowes. Don't come back and say you only meant points races either. I've just proven you wrong, so get over it.

On another note, if Phoenix is about the driver, he HAS finished 2nd there just a few years ago. I don't believe it's totally about the driver though. It's about the driver(and we know he has the talent to do well there, he's proven that. I don't agree that it's totally about the driver though. Everything figures into any race..... the driver, the car, crew chief making the proper calls, and the pit crew doing their jobs.
nasfan55

United States

#6 Apr 14, 2008
Renee29404 wrote:
He has won a cup race at Lowes. Don't come back and say you only meant points races either. I've just proven you wrong, so get over it.
On another note, if Phoenix is about the driver, he HAS finished 2nd there just a few years ago. I don't believe it's totally about the driver though. It's about the driver(and we know he has the talent to do well there, he's proven that. I don't agree that it's totally about the driver though. Everything figures into any race..... the driver, the car, crew chief making the proper calls, and the pit crew doing their jobs.
Right Renee, if its only about the driver then Jeff Gordon should be doing better, Huh.
Dillinger

Miami, FL

#7 Apr 14, 2008
Renee29404 wrote:
He has won a cup race at Lowes. Don't come back and say you only meant points races either. I've just proven you wrong, so get over it.
On another note, if Phoenix is about the driver, he HAS finished 2nd there just a few years ago. I don't believe it's totally about the driver though. It's about the driver(and we know he has the talent to do well there, he's proven that. I don't agree that it's totally about the driver though. Everything figures into any race..... the driver, the car, crew chief making the proper calls, and the pit crew doing their jobs.
Renee, I think Mikey knows more about the tracks and drivers than all of us put together. This thread should croak.

Michael will soon show us what you already know he can do. Of all people, I should have given up on Michael a long time ago, but I believe in him, so I don't. Oh, Matty called his car a piece of sh...during the race. Well, at least it kept his butt out of the wrecks. Ha, listen to me, laughing at my own driver....why not?
WWE NASCAR

Trumbull, CT

#8 Apr 14, 2008
Renee29404 wrote:
He has won a cup race at Lowes. Don't come back and say you only meant points races either. I've just proven you wrong, so get over it.
On another note, if Phoenix is about the driver, he HAS finished 2nd there just a few years ago. I don't believe it's totally about the driver though. It's about the driver(and we know he has the talent to do well there, he's proven that. I don't agree that it's totally about the driver though. Everything figures into any race..... the driver, the car, crew chief making the proper calls, and the pit crew doing their jobs.
Ancient history
reutisgal

Dallas, TX

#9 Apr 14, 2008
Renee29404 wrote:
He has won a cup race at Lowes. Don't come back and say you only meant points races either. I've just proven you wrong, so get over it.
On another note, if Phoenix is about the driver, he HAS finished 2nd there just a few years ago. I don't believe it's totally about the driver though. It's about the driver(and we know he has the talent to do well there, he's proven that. I don't agree that it's totally about the driver though. Everything figures into any race..... the driver, the car, crew chief making the proper calls, and the pit crew doing their jobs.
just saw this post...Michael hasn't won a race at Lowes...did come in second though...he's only won 4, three at Daytona and 1 at talladega

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#10 Apr 14, 2008
1. 2nd place is the 1st loser.

2. Exibition races DONT COUNT
if they did it'd be listed.
http://www.racing-reference.info/drivdet...
Renee29404 wrote:
He has won a cup race at Lowes. Don't come back and say you only meant points races either. I've just proven you wrong, so get over it.
On another note, if Phoenix is about the driver, he HAS finished 2nd there just a few years ago. I don't believe it's totally about the driver though. It's about the driver(and we know he has the talent to do well there, he's proven that. I don't agree that it's totally about the driver though. Everything figures into any race..... the driver, the car, crew chief making the proper calls, and the pit crew doing their jobs.
reutisgal

Parlin, NJ

#11 Apr 14, 2008
menards wrote:
1. 2nd place is the 1st loser.
2. Exibition races DONT COUNT
if they did it'd be listed.
http://www.racing-reference.info/drivdet...
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you're exactly right ! exibition races are hardly 'races'!! and the first loser !! funny! and if there's gonna be one, it'll be MW !!! ha ha!!!
WWE NASCAR

Trumbull, CT

#12 Apr 14, 2008
Mikey has inherited Kyle Petty's role in NASCAR as the consummate loser. Cower in the back, stay out of trouble, save your car, and when you finish in the top 30 consider it a victory. Then hope your sponsors are big enough suckers to keep pumping money into team. Mikey should get his butt out of the car and turn it over to a more deserving driver with an actual chance of winning.
Clayton

Winnipeg, Canada

#13 Apr 14, 2008
WWE NASCAR wrote:
Mikey has inherited Kyle Petty's role in NASCAR as the consummate loser. Cower in the back, stay out of trouble, save your car, and when you finish in the top 30 consider it a victory. Then hope your sponsors are big enough suckers to keep pumping money into team. Mikey should get his butt out of the car and turn it over to a more deserving driver with an actual chance of winning.
Well ya really dont know what your talkin about do ya,mikes a huge representitive of nascar and gonna be a great team owner and its his choice to drive as long as he wants to.When it no fun anymore he will put a young guy in .Nice spam there 2 .

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#14 Apr 14, 2008
reutisgal wrote:
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just saw this post...Michael hasn't won a race at Lowes...did come in second though...he's only won 4, three at Daytona and 1 at talladega
He won the 1997 Winston....aka the All Star race. That counts for something, and it's not a plate track.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#15 Apr 14, 2008
menards wrote:
1. 2nd place is the 1st loser.
2. Exibition races DONT COUNT
if they did it'd be listed.
http://www.racing-reference.info/drivdet...
<quoted text>
HELLLLOOO, the poster did NOT specify if they are points races or not. The Winston win still counts. He DID win that, doesn't matter that it's not listed because it's not a "points" race. He won it. Lowes isn't a plate track either and he won. So bite me. HAHAHAH.

Don't get mad cause you were wrong. We all make mistakes but as I said...... a win is a win, doesn't matter HOW it happens or under what circumstances(ie: exhibition race or what), he still won it. Would you say the same thing for Junior, Mark Martin, or Jimmie when they won the All Star Race? I think not.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#16 Apr 14, 2008
WWE NASCAR wrote:
Mikey has inherited Kyle Petty's role in NASCAR as the consummate loser. Cower in the back, stay out of trouble, save your car, and when you finish in the top 30 consider it a victory. Then hope your sponsors are big enough suckers to keep pumping money into team. Mikey should get his butt out of the car and turn it over to a more deserving driver with an actual chance of winning.
WWE, here's the problem with you...... you lack common racing sense. For a team like his, that knows they are not up to racing for wins with the bigger teams, it's all about staying in that top 35. They are on the bubble in that quest right now. Michael McDowell's in 29th, Michael Waltrip 32nd, and Reut 34th. They are still not safe, so yes, their quest right now is to stay in the top 35 and gain some spots and get their cars right. Until then, they can't run for a win. They realize that. When you open your eyes and think about things, you'll understand the logic. I don't see the Ganassi cars fighting for wins, they are barely hanging in there too, so are tons of other teams. That's just the way it is. Right now, if you're not a Hendrick team, Penske, or Roach team, you pretty much aren't going to win. You have to do what you KNOW you can do, and that's what they can do. Something wrong with that? No, they MUST have 43 cars on that field and not everyone's going to win. That's just the way it goes.

So please, stop trying to pull crap out of your butt with your NASCAR hatred. If you don't like it, quit posting over here you friggin MORON. You obviously have no clue when it comes to NASCAR so go away. Go watch your fake wrestling or Girls Gone Wild or some stupid shit your brain can handle.
Clayton

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Apr 14, 2008
WWE NASCAR wrote:
Mikey has inherited Kyle Petty's role in NASCAR as the consummate loser. Cower in the back, stay out of trouble, save your car, and when you finish in the top 30 consider it a victory. Then hope your sponsors are big enough suckers to keep pumping money into team. Mikey should get his butt out of the car and turn it over to a more deserving driver with an actual chance of winning.
Ya real loser ,building his own team,2 good rookie drivers tv show apperances constantly bet you wish you were anywhere in his league.And thankz for the spam.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#18 Apr 14, 2008
Clayton wrote:
<quoted text>Well ya really dont know what your talkin about do ya,mikes a huge representitive of nascar and gonna be a great team owner and its his choice to drive as long as he wants to.When it no fun anymore he will put a young guy in .Nice spam there 2 .
No Clayton, WWE has no clue when it comes to NASCAR. Just running his mouth being a "Banger Butt Buddy" That's all.
SMOKE FAN

Evansville, IN

#19 Apr 14, 2008
Waltrip racing needs to hang it up, Petty interprizes needs to get better.
Clayton

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 Apr 14, 2008
SMOKE FAN wrote:
Waltrip racing needs to hang it up, Petty interprizes needs to get better.
your opinion buddy but that aint happening LOL
Clayton

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Apr 14, 2008
Renee29404 wrote:
<quoted text>
No Clayton, WWE has no clue when it comes to NASCAR. Just running his mouth being a "Banger Butt Buddy" That's all.
Lota idiots i notice with there fake names run in spam and split its funny LOL

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