Michael Waltrip
Michael Waltrip
Real Name/Full Name Michael Curtis Waltrip
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Waltrip
Birth Place: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 April 1963
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –196 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 95 Kg
In Pounds – 210 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black Brown
Parents Name: Father – Leroy Waltrip
Mother – Margaret Jean Evans Waltrip
Siblings: Darrell Waltrip
School: Apollo High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Separated
Girlfriend: Elizabeth Buffay
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Caitlin Waltrip, Margaret Waltrip
Profession: Former professional stock car racing driver, racing commentator, and published author.
Net Worth: $40 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Michael Waltrip is a former stock car racer, active sports racing commenter, and a published author. He is also responsible for the pre-race analysis in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) cup series. His last race dates to 2017, ‘Daytona 500’ where he rode a ‘Toyota Camry’ for ‘Premium Motorsports.’

Well, how well do you know about Michael Waltrip? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Waltrip’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michael Waltrip to date.

Biography and Early Life

Waltrip was born on the 30th of April 1963. His birthplace is Owensboro, Kentucky, in the United States of America. He was raised by the name ‘Michael Curtis Waltrip.’ Well raised by his parents, he has a good bond with his brother, Darnell Waltrip. His brother won the NASCAR championship three times. Nothing much has been mentioned his early school life and college days. But he is definitely a racing addict and a fabulous sports person.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Waltrip in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Waltrip’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 22nd May 2024 having been born on 30 April 1963. Though, he is 6′ 5″ in feet and inches and 196 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 210 lbs in Pound and 95kg in Kilograms.


He did his schooling at Apollo High School. Apart from this, nothing much has been mentioned regarding his education. But, as he is a commentator in a racing series (Xfinity Series), he definitely has some fantastic public speaking skills.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Waltrip was in a relationship with Caitlin Marie Waltrip-Kinnaird, they got separated. But they have a daughter, Caitlin Waltrip. He again married Elizabeth “Buffy” Franks. They had a daughter named Margaret Carol Waltrip. This relationship was sustained till 2010. Apart from that, he is an ‘avid runner,’ who participated in ‘Boston Marathon’ in the year 2000.

He is a multitasked racer. And it seems he earns much more revenue from making movies and publishing books. Currently, he lives in Huntersville, North Carolina. He is also an actor well known for his recent film, ‘My name is Earl (2005) and The 10 (2011)’.

Is Michael Waltrip Gay?  

No, Michael Waltrip is not gay. He has had a previous relationship with former girlfriends. And he was married till 2011.

Professional Career

His autobiography “Blink of an Eye” made him a prominent author, apart from a multitalented racer. However, he started his professional stock car career in 1981. He represented a track championship at Kentucky Motor Speedway. He gained his first cup in ‘Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte driving for Dick Bahre’. His second rookie of the year got completed in 1986. He had his first top-five finish in the race, ‘Country Time Lemonade,’ in 1989. In 1991, he achieved sponsorship from ‘Pennzoil’ and won the ‘Winston Open.’ These were the two significant career changes towards his success.

In 2001, Michael was hired by ‘Dale Earnhardt’ to drive ‘his team’s new No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts, sponsored by ‘Chevrolet Monte Carlo.’ He broke his streak record in ‘2001 Daytona 500′ Race. Also, he ‘won his first career points-paying Cup race.’ After their 2005 Season, Waltrip joined ‘Bill David Racing.’ He did much collaboration with different racers in order to play the Race. The BDR gave him tremendous opportunities, from where he climbed up in his career.

He launched his own racing company, ‘Michael Waltrip Racing’ full-fledged in 2006. The company was shared with Waltrip and a partner of ‘Fortress Investment Group named Robert Kauffman. He had many successes and failures in his racing career after that pointinf time. In 2017, he announced that he would run in the ‘500 Daytona’ Race. It was the end of his NASCAR career. He started at 38th from 40 cars and ended at the eighth position.


  • In 1983 and 1984, he was awarded as the most popular driver by the ‘Darlington Dash Series.’
  • ‘The Winston Select’ winner in 1996.
  • ‘Daytona 500’ winner in the years 2001, 2003.
  • ‘Gatorade Duel Winner’ in 2002, 2005.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Waltrip in 2024

Michael Waltrip Net Worth
Michael Waltrip Net Worth

As of 2024, His estimated net worth is around $40 Million. Apart from the racing career, he gets huge revenues from hosting the racing shows by publishing books and acting in movies. He has acquired huge fortunes over the span of time.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His autobiographical novel, ‘The Blink of an Eye’ was released as a documentary in 2019. It is rated by 7.6 out of 10 by IMDb.
  • He retired from the wheels in 2017.
  • He has included his family struggles in his autobiography.

It is evident that Michael Waltrip is a hardworking person, as he pursued different active jobs altogether. He never viewed his hardships as the reason for his failure. He learned lessons from them and moved on fearlessly. Probably this is the very reason why Michael Waltrip is a speed racer, a great commentator, a pre-analyst at the same time an eminent writer. He for sure inspires his fans to do more complex work in life and chooses to be strong and fearless.


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