Former American Car Racer Michael Waltrip's Net Worth is High; Know his Wins and Career Stats

July 8, 2018
First Published On: July 8, 2018
by Sam Smith

The American former stock car racer and racing commentator, Michael Curtis Waltrip aka Michael Waltrip has been able to win the two-time of Daytona 500 and many other championships as well. With his racing career, Michael Waltrip's net worth has reached next level.


The racing sensation, Michael Waltrip got divorced from his longtime wife in 2010. Although the racer didn't face success in his personal life, he always faced success in his professional life. We will let you people know the professional side of the car racer and include things like his net worth, salary, career, house, and many more. 

Michael Waltrip Net Worth 

The professional car racer, Michael Waltrip who is also the co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing has spent more than three decades in his professional field has already become a multi-millionaire.

Michael Waltrip's net worth is estimated to be around $35 million while his salary is still under the radar. And is we talk about his income source there is no doubt it all came from his professional racing career. 

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CAPTION: Michael Waltrip SOURCE: FOX Sports

Michael wrote a book entitled In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything in 2011 which became the New York Times Best Seller. His book might have helped him to add an extra fortune to his net worth.

The racer has failed to disclose all the detail regarding his house, gadgets, car and other properties he owns.  But having such a huge amount, it is obvious he must have been living his life fully in a luxurious way.

Michael Waltrip career

Michael Waltrip started the stock-car career in 1981 and in the same year, he has been able to win the Mini-Modified division track championship. In 1983, Michael won the Goody’s Dash Series championship with being voted as the most popular driver in 1983 and 1984. Michael made his Cup debut in 1985 in the Coca-cola 600 at Charlotte driving. 

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CAPTION: Michael Waltrip SOURCE: Sports Byline USA

The car racer has become the Daytona 500 race winner for two times in 2001 and 2003. The racer has also been the most favorite contender for the 2002 and 2005 Gatorade Duel. While talking about his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins, then he has won at least four with his classic #66 car. Not to boast, but he also has 11 wins in the Nascar Nationwide Series. 

Besides his racing career, he has appeared as the cast member of Dancing With the Stars back in 2014. He has also appeared in the two episodes of My Name Is Earl.

Ten Facts about Michael Waltrip

1. Michael Curtis Waltrip aka Michael Waltrip was born on April 30, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky.
2. Michael Waltrip is popular with the name Mikey.
3. Michael Waltrip is the younger brother of Darrell Waltrip, three-time NASCAR champion.
4. Michael Waltrip was married to Elizabeth Franks from 1993 to 2010.
5. Michael Waltrip is the father of two children: Margaret Waltrip and Caitlin Waltrip.
6. Michael Waltrip has the height of 6 ft 5 inch and weight of 95 kg.
7. Michael Waltrip has won the race in 2001 and 2003 of the Daytona 500.
8. As per the 2017 car racer list, he is on 38th position.
9. Michael Waltrip appeared as the cast member in Dancing With the Stars in 2014.
10. In 2000, he participated in Boston Marathon.