Michael Waltrip will do his part to pay homage to the Kentucky Wildcats and their national championship season by painting the hood of his car in their honor.
His honoring of the Wildcats and their 8th national championship coincides with this weekends upcoming race at Kentucky Speedway. Waltrip was born in Owensboro, Kentucky and for his homecoming plans to honor the Big Blue with his race car design.
Waltrip has only raced in three Sprint Cup events this season but plans on racing this weekend. His last race was the Sprint Cup series at Talladega where he finished in 19th place. The 49-year old veteran is in his 27th season behind the wheel of a race car as he started in 1985.
Since he has only raced in three races this season he currently finds himself in 47th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. It’s been a long time since he won a race, 2003 at Talladega, but he now lends his voice to broadcasts of races on the SPEED Channel in between the races he does compete in.
It’s pretty cool that he will be honoring Ketucky this weekend as the Wildcats are coming off a dominating season in which they only lost two games en route to the national championship. They dominated pretty much everybody last season with star players such as Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Calipari won his first national championship but will have to reload once again as he is losing the entire starting five from last year’s squad.
Waltrip will honor the Wildcats and will try to stay in contention this weekend at Kentucky Motor Speedway.