Waltrip missing races, scrambling to find answers

Michael Waltrip is struggling as a driver and a team owner. "Sad" from missing so many races, the usually perky Waltrip is looking to Toyota for help, writes David Newton.

Updated: March 17, 2007, 6:36 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Sitting in his motorcoach at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday Michael Waltrip could hear the roar of Nextel Cup cars participating in the first practice.

"I'm not really thinking it has anything to do with Toyota as much as it does our organization. … It's not from a lack of money and it's not from a lack of effort." -- Michael Waltrip

"It's just really tough … to hear those cars roll off pit road and know they were getting ready to win this Atlanta ...

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