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On Saturday, February 9, two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will appear at the Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News.
The veteran NASCAR racer, team owner, television personality, author and avid Twitter user (@mw55) will be making his first-ever appearance at the CME, signing autographs for fans and participating in an on-stage Q&A session.
The CME takes place February 8-10 at Toronto’s International Centre.
Waltrip has taken part in 770 Sprint Cup events during his 28 years as a NASCAR driver. Now semi-retired as a competitor, Waltrip’s current focus is on his own Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) NASCAR Sprint Cup team, which campaigns cars for Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Mark Martin.
And the week after the CME, he will be back in Daytona in the hunt for his third career Daytona 500 victory. Waltrip recently announced he will be reunited with Crew Chief Tony Eury Jr. and Competition Director Steve Hmiel for a one-off outing with Swan Racing, at Daytona. Waltrip, Eury Jr. and Hmiel worked together at Dale Earnhardt Inc., when Waltrip went to victory lane following the 2001 and 2003 editions of The Great American Race.
Waltrip’s MWR team is closely aligned with Toyota, he’s secured an engine, for Daytona, from Toyota Racing Development (TRD).