Michael Waltrip Net Worth

Michael Waltrip Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Waltrip net worth is
$35 Million

Michael Waltrip Wiki Biography

Michael Curtis Waltrip was born on 30th April 30 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky USA. He became famous as a professional race car driver in the ‘80s, and today he is a co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and a racing commentator. He has been involved in several scandals during his career and has paid about half a million dollars in fines for his acts.

So just how rich is Michael Waltrip? Sources estimate Michael’s net worth is $35 million. The main source of his wealth is car racing and business, but he completes his income from endorsements and television appearances. As a driver, he earned more than $50 million from car racing, over a career spanning 31 year: this wealth included $2.9 million in 2006, $1.4 million in 2007, $3.6 million in 2008, $3.4 million in 2009, and between $400,000 and $700,000 a year after 2010. He also makes millions with his team, Michael Waltrip Racing, which according to Forbes has a value of $70 million and generates income of about $50 million. Endorsements complete the driver’s earnings; during his career, he had contracts with Dominos, Best Western, Aaron’s, and NAPA. Michael Waltrip works also as a commentator for “NASCAR on Fox”, aired by Fox Sports, and has also written a book called “In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything”, which was published in 2011 and became a best seller.

Michael Waltrip Net Worth $35 Million

Michael Waltrip began his career when he was only 15, by starting racing go-karts at carnivals. In 1981, he participated at Kentucky Motor Speedway, where he won the Mini-Modified division track championship and, in 1982, he entered the Goody’s Dash Series, where he was the most popular driver for two years. His Cup debut from 1985 at the Coca-Cola 600 bought him a 57th place in the series. He won the Daytona 500 twice, in 2001 and 2003, and the Gatorade Duel twice, in 2002 and 2005. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Michael Waltrip has 11 wins.

As a team owner, Michael Waltrip has been participating at NASCAR events since 2007. His team is sponsored by 5-Hour Energy and Aaron’s, but it hasn’t have impressive results in the last few years. The team is a 50-50 partnership with Rob Kauffman, who is also a managing partner of Fortress Investment Group.

Michael Waltrip also works for Fox Sports as a pre-race analyst for “NASCAR on Fox”. He appeared in the television series “My Name Is Earl” in 2009, and in the 19th season of the television show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2014. His television career includes participations in several documentaries, including “I Am Dale Earnhardt”, “60 Minutes”, and “ESPN 25: Who’s #1?”. In 2011, Michael’s first book was published. “In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything” became a New York Times bestseller.

In his personal life, Michael Waltrip married Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks in 1993. The couple divorced in 2010 and media has speculated that this had a strong influence on Michael’s net worth. Michael Waltrip has two children, a daughter from his marriage with Elizabeth and another daughter from a previous relationship. His older brother, Darrell Waltrip, is a 3-time NASCAR champion.

Full NameMichael Waltrip
Net Worth$35 Million
Date Of BirthApril 30, 1963
Place Of BirthOwensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
ProfessionRace car driver
EducationApollo High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseElizabeth "Buffy" Franks (m. 1993–2010)
ChildrenMargaret Waltrip, Caitlin Waltrip
ParentsLeroy Waltrip, Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip
SiblingsDarrell Waltrip
NicknamesMichael Curtis Waltrip , Mikey
TV ShowsInside NASCAR, This Week in NASCAR, Dancing with the Stars, Fox NASCAR, NASCAR Trackside, Fast Track to Fame
1Has started his own team that will start in the Nextel Cup series next year with current driver Dale Jarrett. They will both be driving Toyotas, which will be new to the series. [September 2006]
2driver of DEI NASCAR Nextel team and part-time NASCAR Busch team as well as owning his own Nextel car. [June 2005]
3Darrell Waltrip and older brother, Michael Waltrip have won the Daytona 500, three times, combined. Michael won twice, 2001 and 2003. Darrell won once, in 1989.
4Was a longtime friend of Dale Earnhardt Senior, his late mentor.
5Two-time Daytona 500 winner, first on Sunday, February 18th, 2001, the date Dale Earnhardt Sr. died. His second win was on Sunday, February 16th, 2003.
6Daughters Caitlin and Macy
7He does ads for Best Western, NAPA, Dominos, and Aarons. Has been in ads with wife, kids, brother Darrell Waltrip, and Dale Earnhardt Jr..
8Younger brother of 3-time Nascar Winston Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip.
91983 Goody's Dash Series Champion.


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Yellow Mountain Road: The James Hylton Story2007TV Movie special thanks


NASCAR on Fox2004-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Analyst
City Walk2013-2015TV Series documentary
I Am Dale Earnhardt2015DocumentaryMichael Waltrip
Dancing with the Stars2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Dancing with the Stars / Himself - Guest
The View2014TV SeriesHimself - Dancing with the Stars
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NASCAR on TNT2001-2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Momentum: What Drives You2011TV Series documentary
The 102011TV SeriesHimself
Fast Track to Fame2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Pepsi 5002009TV MovieHimself
My Name Is Earl2009TV SeriesHimself
Pepsi 5002008TV MovieHimself
2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 Napa Auto Parts Toyota
2008 NASCAR Subway 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
Nextel Cup UAW-Ford 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
Sharp Aquos 5002007TV MovieHimself
2007 Pennsylvania 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #55 NAPA Toyota
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Racecar Driver (segment "Simon Cowell")
Sony HD 5002006TV MovieHimself
2006 Aaron's 4992006TV MovieHimself
Michael Waltrip Racing: A New Era2006TV SeriesHimself
Sony HD 5002005TV MovieHimself
Funai 2502005TV MovieHimself
Blue Collar TV2005TV SeriesHimself
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 5002004TV MovieHimself - Driver: #15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
Pop Secret 5002004TV MovieHimself
Funai 2502004TV MovieHimself
NASCAR: Inside Nextel Cup2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
1996 Daytona 5001996TV MovieHimself - Driver: #21 CITGO Ford

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60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Racecar Driver (segment "Simon Cowell")
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself

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