Michael Waltrip, two-time Daytona 500 champion, is a MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES driver and former team owner who serves as an analyst for FOX NASCAR’s coverage. A member of FOX NASCAR’s Cup Series coverage since 2012 and its Truck Series team since 2004, Waltrip also contributes analysis on NASCAR RACEDAY, the network’s prerace show. From 2001-2018, he sat alongside Chris Myers for in-race commentary and updates from the Hollywood Hotel. Waltrip originally joined the broadcasting world with the launch of FOX Sports-owned SPEED in 1996 as a panelist for what began as INSIDE WINSTON CUP in 1996 and eventually became known as THIS WEEK IN NASCAR, leading to roles on TRACKSIDE, FAST TRACK TO FAME and NASCAR NATION. He also co-hosted Showtime’s Inside NASCAR program from 2010-12. Waltrip is nationally renowned for numerous commercial appearances for major marketers, including Aaron’s, NAPA, Dominos, Best Western, UPS and Toyota.


Champion racer Michael Waltrip writes about his friendship with the late Dale Earnhardt, the subject of the documentary “Blink of an Eye,” available Nov. 5 on streaming platforms.