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Michael Waltrip To Drive For BK Racing In Daytona 500


Michael Waltrip will drive for BK Racing in the Daytona 500 with Maxwell House as sponsor. This will be his first race not as a owner/driver since 2006.

Waltrip tweeted last night that he was looking forward to reuniting with former Michael Waltrip Racing employees at BK Racing. The team has hired nearly a dozen MWR employees and indicated this week it likely would add more. BR Racing also bought several cars from MWR after it closed down.

Michael Waltrip will be a teammate to former MWR driver David Ragan and Matt DiBenedetto. Waltrip will drive the No. 83 car in the Daytona 500 to assure his place in the starting lineup. This will be Waltrip’s 29th Daytona 500. He won the race in both 2001 and 2003.