Michael Waltrip is a former stock car racing champion. Michael is also a sports commentator and author.
Here are some facts on Michael Waltrip.
Michael Waltrip was born on April 30, 1963, in Owensboro, a small city in the state of Kentucky. He is 56 years of age.
Michael was born to father Leroy Waltrip and mother Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip. His brother is also the NASCAR champion and commentator Darrell Waltrip.
Waltrip has assigned a significant number of pages of his autobiography describing his beginnings in racing. He was 15 and called his older brother Darrell who was racing in 1978 Daytona 500 and asked him if he could help lead the way for Michael to have a NASCAR career.
Darrell had no time to mull over the requests from the teenagers and was quick to dismiss him by telling him to focus on his studies.
He tried with his father to the same result. He admits he was helped by his other older brother Bobby. Finally, he began his career racing go-karts at carnivals.
In August of 1992, Michael had a date with a girl. Before he could go on a date, he crashed and needed some stitches. His date came to the hospital. They held hands while the doctor did his job.
Michael and his girlfriend Buffy married in November of 1993. Her name was Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks. They have one daughter named Margaret Carol.
Before this, he was in a relationship with Caitlin Marie Waltrip-Kinnaird and also has a daughter with Caitlin.
However, things began to go south with Buffy around the end of 2008. She was spotted with another man in the house; Michael was spotted without a wedding ring.
Before long in 2010, the reports emerged that the couple had finally gotten a divorce.
After this, there is no information on Michael love life. Buffy went on to marry a guy named Adam Hawthrone.
Michael Waltrip is a familiar name for any NASCAR lover. Although he is long past his racing days, he remains relevant as he appears on panel shows as an expert and discusses racing.
As far as his height is concerned, Michael stands tall at 6 Feet 5 inches. He approximately weighs around 95 kilograms (210 lbs).
Michael Waltrip has amassed a lot of wealth from his racing and commentary. He is one of the well-known faces in the NASCAR community.
Some other website like CelebrityNetWorth.com estimates Michael’s net worth to be around whooping $35 million.
The adrenaline rushed game is bound to have some hot-headed moments. Michael can be associated with the word. He punched fellow racer Dave Marcis in the face. He paid $500 in fine.
Likewise, he lost his cool with driver Lake Speed and punched him. This time was different because it aired on Television.
These incidents happened when cars were at a halt. He got into a fight in the tracks with racer Jeff Green, where they both wrecked their cars. This feud between the two usually benefitted other racers.
Michael Waltrip wrote an autobiography called “In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything”. He writes a truthful account of being in a public eye.