Michael Waltrip set to race Daytona 500 with BK Racing

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Michael Waltrip announced on NASCAR Race Hub that he will be driving the No. 83 Maxwell House Toyota for BK Racing in this year’s Daytona 500.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to expand our team and go racing,” Waltrip said on the FS1 program.

The opportunity to drive with BK Racing has Waltrip teamed with Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan, who raced for him at Michael Waltrip Racing last season.

Waltrip also took to social media following the announcement.

The former Sprint Cup Series owner has 28 career starts in the Daytona 500, and is one of only 11 drivers to have won the “Great American Race” multiple times (2001, ’03).

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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