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Honoring Dale Earnhardt: Waltrip Runs Special Paint Scheme, Earnhardt Jr. Avoids

Michael Waltrip Racing announced yesterday that Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 15 NAPA Toyota in his 25th consecutive Daytona 500 on Feb. 20th. “This is a very special day,” Waltrip said during the media tour. “Ten years ago I won the 500 in my first race with NAPA and we know February 18, 2001 is a day that NASCAR fans will never forget. What looked to be a storybook ending turned to tragedy seconds later.  To mark the 10th anniversary of that race and my 25th consecutive 500 will be quite emotional for me and fans alike.” On February 18th, Waltrip broke a 462-race winless streak to win his first ever Sprint Cup Series race, the Daytona 500—though everything changed in an instant when car owner Dale E...

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