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Michael Waltrip on Danica Patrick, the 2012 Season and His Driver/Analyst Role

Well, Matt Kenseth won the wildest, longest and strangest Daytona 500 in its history and now with that win the 2012 NASCAR season is now officially underway.There is no doubt that NASCAR president Michael Helton would love to have another year like 2011. Television ratings were up after three years of decline and the Race for the Cup wasn’t decided until Tony Stewart beat Carl Edwards in the final race of the season in Miami-Homestead. Michael Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500. He is a team owner, race driver, analyst for Showtime and one of the busiest men at Daytona.I spoke to him just before he ran in race one of Thursday’s Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying races where his No. 40 Toyota wrecked, thus keeping him...

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