Articles tagged Michael Waltrip

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

Bigger than ever and glorious as always, the 22nd Festival was significantly more competitive than in recent years. The supercar shoot-out proved hugely popular with the enormous crowd, and Sébastien Loeb’s record attempt in the Pikes Peak Peugeot 208 T16 had fans cheering all the way. The nine-time world rally champion took fastest time of the weekend, but was still three seconds away from Nick...

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Matters of moment

We’ve been gratified by the overwhelmingly positive response to our Time for a Formula 1 Revolution cover story, run in the April issue. We published our framework for change on the conviction that the majority of Motor Sport’s readers have become disenchanted with the artifice of modern Grand Prix racing, and judging by the feedback our instincts were on the mark. The response from the...

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Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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Taking stock after F1

Steve Hallam spent a total of 27 years in Formula 1 – 10 years with Lotus and 17 with McLaren. He engineered Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet at Lotus, and ran Gerhard Berger, Senna, Michael Andretti and Mika Häkkinen’s cars at McLaren before becoming director of race operations. But Hallam decided last year would be his final season with the team. He determined to take on an...

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Bang goes another day

In a 38-race year, NASCAR Sprint Cup cars survive for just two events. It's relentless, tough, and more sophisticated than you think, as ex-F1 engineer Steve Hallam has found, By Gordon Kirby After 27 years in Formula 1 with Lotus and McLaren Steve Hallam moved to North Carolina two years ago to begin a new life as director of competition for Michael Waltrip's three-car NASCAR team. Hallam goes...

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The show that won't stand still

Almost 60 years after our Founder Editor made a plea for a ‘Motoring Garden Party’, it’s uncanny how close the new rolling motor show takes the Festival of Speed to WB’s dreamBy Rob Widdows Motor Sport, November 1952. Bill Boddy writes…“Practically every form of motoring competition and social now has its following and it is exceedingly difficult for organisers to think up anything original. We...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Toyota: the cars in front Kyle Busch has emerged this year as the man to beat in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series. The 23-year-old won five of the season’s first 16 NASCAR races and has taken a strong lead in the championship, more than 200 points clear of his closest rivals. In his fourth year in NASCAR’s premier division and his first with Joe Gibbs’ Toyota team, Busch has been a contender to win...

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Resurfacing work starts at daytona

For only the second time in its history, the Daytona International Speedway is being repaved in an attempt to iron out the 2.5-mile tri-oval’s infamous bumps. The project began on July 5 with former Daytona 500 winners Darrell and Michael Waltrip initiating the restoration by pulling up the original surface at Turn One. The existing asphalt, which replaced the original surface in 1978, will be...

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