Ragan to Drive the No. 55

April 28th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway.

 

Brian Vickers had planned to race the Toyota fulltime in 2015, but heart surgery in December forced the Thomasville, N.C., native to miss the first two races of the... Read More »

Moffitt Finishes 29th in Richmond

April 27th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Camry driver Brett Moffitt finished 29th in Sunday’s rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver qualified 14th and raced in 25th in the first half of the Toyota Owners 400. Moffitt battled several cars for the free pass in the race’s second half until a cut right front tire exiting pitlane on... Read More »

Waltrip to Drive No. 55 in Talladega

April 23rd, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3.

 

Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has driven MWR’s No. 55 since the March 22nd race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

 

“Talladega... Read More »

Richmond Preview: Brett Moffitt

April 22nd, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brett Moffitt races in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night. The .75-mile, D-shaped oval is one of Moffitt’s favorite tracks and the site of his 2012 K&N East Series victory.

The 22-year-old has never raced a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car at the Virginia track, but Moffitt hopes his past success,... Read More »

Moffitt Finishes 17th at Bristol

April 20th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Camry driver Brett Moffitt finished 17th in Sunday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver qualified 24th and moved up to 13th in the early going before a speeding penalty dropped him to 35th. Moffitt began marching toward the front but lost a lap to the leaders as he battled in traffic. Moffitt... Read More »

Bristol Preview: Brett Moffitt

April 15th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brett Moffitt gets a rare opportunity to race on a familiar track this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the high-banked, half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

In his 14 career Sprint Cup starts, Moffitt has made only two return visits to tracks—Atlanta and Texas Motor Speedways.

 

How... Read More »

Brett Moffitt Texas Preview

April 7th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brett Moffitt makes his 13th career NASCAR Sprint Cup start this weekend when the series visits the 1.5-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

Moffitt is substituting for Brian Vickers as he recovers from blood clots. Despite owning only three career starts in the XFINITY and Camping World truck series, the 22-year-old Grimes, Iowa native is... Read More »

Martinsville Recap: Brett Moffitt

March 30th, 2015

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Camry driver Brett Moffitt battled back from early adversity to finish 28th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver qualified 33rd  and climbed to 23rd in the first 50 laps. Moffitt’s day took a turn for the worse on lap 65 when his car suffered hood damage in a collision on the crowded, half-mile Virginia... Read More »

Martinsville Preview: Brett Moffitt

March 25th, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C.  —  It’s been an eventful year for 22-year-old Brett Moffitt.

 

He began the 2015 season without a ride but working with Michael Waltrip racing and Toyota Racing Development. That changed when he filled in for Brian Vickers at Atlanta on March 1 and drove the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine to an eighth-place finish.

 

Moffitt was in high... Read More »

Auto Club Recap: Brett Moffitt

March 23rd, 2015

No. 55 Janssen Toyota Camry driver Brett Moffitt finished 22nd in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver qualified 30th but hit the wall during qualifying forcing the 22-year-old to a back-up car for the race. Moffitt quickly worked his way up from 43rd to 27th in just 26 laps. However, an ill-handling race car halted his march through the... Read More »