Net Worth: $35 Million
- Source of Wealth Racing, NASCAR, TV
- Birth Place Owensboro, Kentucky
- Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)
- Marital Status Divorced to Elizabeth "Buffy" Franks
- Full Name Michael Curtis Waltrip
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth April 30, 1963
- Occupation Professional Race Car Driver
- Children Caitlin Marie and Margaret Carol
About Michael Waltrip
Nicknamed “Mikey,” Michael Waltrip has an estimated net worth of $35 million. He is a professional race car driver, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, racing commentator, and published author. Born Michael Curtis Waltrip on April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, he is the younger brother of Darrell Waltrip who is a three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion. His stock-car career began in 1981 when he captured the Mini-Modified division track championship at Kentucky Motor Speedway. After a year, he entered the Goody’s Dash Series where he won the series championship in 1983 and was voted the circuit’s most popular driver in 1983 and 1984.
In 1985, Waltrip made his Cup debut in the Coca-cola 600 at Charlotte driving for Dick Bahre. He finished in 28th place in the race and finished 57th in the series standings after just five starts. He was a two-time winner of the Daytona 500, one on the death of his late mentor Dale Earnhardt Sr. on February 18, 2001 and another on February 16, 2003. He currently drives the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry part time and GT2 Ferrari for AF Corse in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans edition in 2011.
Michael Waltrip is a pre-race analyst for NASCAR on FOX. He was an avid runner and has participated in the 2000 Boston Marathon. He appeared on the two-part episode of My Name Is Earl entitled “Inside Probe” on April 30, 2009 and May 7, 2009. He wrote a book published in 2011, In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything, which became a New York Times bestseller and has also confirmed that he and his wife Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks divorced in 2010.