Michael Waltrip Racing Holdings LLC participates in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series as well as the ARCA RE/MAX Series and the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. The team participates under the name Michael Waltrip Racing and fields three cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as a full time entry in the Nationwide Series.

The team is a result of a 50-50 partnership that rose between Robert Kauffman, the team’s 44-year old creator, and Michael Waltrip, who established the team originally. In 2006, Doug Bawel, president of Jasper, announced that they would be collaborating with Michael Waltrip to create Waltrip-Jasper racing. Michael Waltrip would himself drive the #55 NAPA Auto Parts car in the 2006 Nextel Cup Series. Bawel’s exploits with Penske racing in 2005 saw them finish at 34th place in the overall standings, thus earning them direct qualification to the first five races of the 2006 season. This meant that Waltrip, the team’s driver, would not have to worry about qualifying in the first five races. At the end of the season, the partnership ended.

Country United States United States
City Cornelius
Founded 1996

In 2007, PPI Motorsports announced the beginning of their partnership with Michael Waltrip Motorsports. The #00 car driven by David Reutimann would be the only car involved in this partnership deal and Cal Wells would be listed as the owner of the team. The 2006 points for the owner of the #32 car were to be transferred to the #00 car along with the put crew, equipment and personnel. Cal Wells moved to the management position in Waltrip Racing and this ended their partnership with the PPI Motorsports team.

In 2008, Michael Waltrip racing will be participating on its own. The team has a race shop located in its headquarters in Cornelius known as Raceworld USA. Raceworld is also a tourist attraction that features elevated walkways, flat screens as well as provides an interactive tour of the functioning of a race team.