Michael Waltrip is a former stock car racing driver from the USA who has participated in many events in his career. He has won many championships and is the brother of Darrel Waltrip. He has also written a book and has appeared on television. He has known to have a feud with rival drivers and has also been involved in scandals. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Michael Waltrip in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Michael Curtis Waltrip was born in April 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is the son of Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip and Leroy Waltrip. His brother, Darrell is an also a professional race car driver.
He went to Apollo High School and was interested in racing from a very young age. He was only 15 years old when he started his career.
In 1993, Michael Waltrip got married to Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks. They have a daughter named Margaret Carol. The couple divorced in 2010. He also has one more daughter from his relationship with Caitlin Marie Waltrip-Kinnaird. Apart from this, he was in a relationship with Kassi Hansen in 2012. He resides in North Carolina’s Huntersville.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1981, Michael Waltrip participated in the Kentucky Motor Speedway and won it. Following that, he went on to win the Goody’s Dash Series in 1983. In 1985, he made his Cup debut and participated in Coca-Cola 600. He won the 1991 Winston Open from Pennzoil. Later, he joined the Wood Brothers Racing and participated in the 1998 Dura Lube/Kmart 500.
In 2001, Waltrip was recruited by Dale Earnhardt and had also participated in the Busch Series. In the 2000s, he used to drive for Chevy. Later, he used to drive for Toyota. He has also participated several times in the Daytona 500 series and has won it twice. In addition to this, he has taken part in the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series.
Waltrip has twice won the Darlington Dash Series Most Popular Driver. In addition to this, he was seen in an episode of the television show ‘My Name Is Earl’ in 2009. He has also been a contestant of the reality television completion ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2014. In the show, he was teamed with Emma Slater.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of a person who has participated in a number of events in his career? He is a very successful stock car racing driver and has got a net worth of over $40 million. He has had many wins like The Winston, Darlington Dash Series, Gatorade Duel, and Daytona 500. He has participated in many events and has also done acting. He has also served as a commentator of ‘NASCAR on Fox’.
Michael Waltrip is a very successful former stock car racing driver who has got many fans across the world. He has released his own book and is a very popular name in the sports. Despite his heavy success, he has been a subject of controversies and scandals.