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The Official Michael Waltrip Thread

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Michael Waltrip has been charged with reckless driving and failing to report an accident after hitting a telephone pole and rolling his car about a mile from his home over the weekend.
Waltrip, who suffered scratches to his arms, hands and face and cuts on his finger, said he fell asleep at the wheel right before he wrecked his Toyota Land Cruiser early Saturday morning. He left the scene of the accident and walked the rest of the way home.
Police found him at his house about six hours after finding the car at the accident scene.
"I am really embarrassed about the accident, but I feel fortunate that I wasn't hurt," the two-time Daytona 500 winner said Tuesday.
"For 25 years I have had a great driving record. I consider myself to be a courteous and safe driver on public roads. I never expected to fall a sleep behind the wheel of a car."
Police said the accident happened before 2 a.m. when Waltrip lost control of his SUV while driving around a curve and overcorrected. His car rolled and hit a utility pole, said Sgt. Brian Sharpe of the State Highway Patrol in Catawba County.
The vehicle, which was on its side, was abandoned and there was blood in it when police arrived. Witnesses reported seeing the driver crawl from the car and leave.
"He left the scene," Sharpe said. "We got the plate number, realized it was him and tried to locate him."
An attempt to locate him that morning was unsuccessful, but police reached him the next day. Waltrip was not arrested.
It's the latest troubles for Waltrip, who is having a horrendous first season as a car owner.
He was caught cheating during Daytona 500 preparations when NASCAR found a fuel additive in his engine, and was docked a record 100 driver points. His crew chief was fined a record $100,000 and suspended indefinitely, as was his competition director.
Meanwhile, he has failed to qualify for the five races since the 500. Dale Jarrett, who drives one of Waltrip's cars, has needed a provisional to make five of the six races this year and is currently 37th in the points. David Reutimann, his other driver, has failed to make two races and is 43rd in points.

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I heard about this tonight, like I said before I am getting a little tired of the Waltrips:t-dwn:
Ya I heard it too...I actually laughed when I heard sick am

He needs a few years
I wonder what toyota has to say about this

Ironically about an hour before this news broke the head of Toyota racing was on Sirius Speedway saying that they are behind mikey for the long haul!

Strike Two!
someone on another board least he will get some points this year

leaving the scene of an accident-6 points...LMAO!!!
someone on another board least he will get some points this year

leaving the scene of an accident-6 points...LMAO!!!
now he has -21 in the standings i guess:lgh2:
lucky he wasn't killed


wow, thats some serious damage...I have seen ppl get hurt worse in much less..lucky is right.
More Waltrip News!!! good thing he's getting out before the ship is completely sunk!


I just saw that and this isn't a good year Micheal ,see what happens next with MWR!!!!

ALSO......saw that Micheal "Fatback" McSwain is leaving the Wood Bros!!!!

I just checked on and that rumor about "Fatback" is denied by Wood Bros!!!!

Fatback and Wood Bros part ways? UPDATE denied: hearing that Michael 'Fatback' McSwain, Race Director for the Wood Brothers/JTG Racing, has parted ways with the team.(5-3-2007)
UPDATE: The rumor of Michael McSwain's departure from Wood Brothers/JTG Racing is untrue at this time.(Wood Brothers/JTG Racing)(5-3-2007)
In or out..the ship is sinking and everyone can see it now.
Waltrip and Jarrett both fail to qualify for this weeks race


Ship was never bouyant!
Wow! What a surprise..............not
merged threads...

wow what a train long till bye bye sponsors...
Why do we have a NASCAR thread about a guy who only raced one race so far?
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