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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 April 1963Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameMichael Curtis Waltrip
Nickname Mikey
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Waltrip was born on April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA as Michael Curtis Waltrip. He was previously married to Elizabeth "Buffy" Franks.

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth "Buffy" Franks (27 November 1993 - 2011) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

1983 Goody's Dash Series Champion.
Younger brother of 3-time Nascar Winston Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip.
He does ads for Best Western, NAPA, Dominos, and Aarons. Has been in ads with wife, kids, brother Darrell Waltrip, and Dale Earnhardt Jr..
Daughters Caitlin and Macy
Two-time Daytona 500 winner, first on Sunday, February 18th, 2001, the date Dale Earnhardt Sr. died. His second win was on Sunday, February 16th, 2003.
Was a longtime friend of Dale Earnhardt Senior, his late mentor.
Darrell Waltrip and older brother, Michael Waltrip have won the Daytona 500, three times, combined. Michael won twice, 2001 and 2003. Darrell won once, in 1989.
driver of DEI NASCAR Nextel team and part-time NASCAR Busch team as well as owning his own Nextel car. [June 2005]
Has started his own team that will start in the Nextel Cup series next year with current driver Dale Jarrett. They will both be driving Toyotas, which will be new to the series. [September 2006]

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