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.
Looking much forward to reuniting w/ many mwr team family members @BKRacing_2383
I’m a big @DavidRagan and @mattdracing fan also. #Thankful
— Michael Waltrip (@mw55) February 4, 2016
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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