Teams outside top 35 facing tougher odds
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Michael Waltrip climbed out of his No. 55 Toyota on Friday night and began a long, lonely walk from pit road to the motorcoach lot at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
His head was down and his morale seemingly lower, ignoring encouraging shouts of, "Michael! Michael!" from a few fans.
Waltrip failed to qualify for his third consecutive Nextel Cup race since slipping into the opener at Daytona, where NASCAR suspended his crew chief and competition director indefinitely after a foreign ...
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