DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For Michael Waltrip, there’s no better way to spend the morning of the Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious race of the year – than interacting with his fans and enjoying cupcakes and Coca-Cola products.

As the two-time Daytona 500 champion approaches his 25th start in the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20, the popular NASCAR driver and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing will partner with Daytona International Speedway for the second straight year on a special ticket package – the Michael Waltrip Daytona 500 Celebration Offer.

Included in the ticket package, available for $129, is:
• A Superstretch Daytona 500 ticket
• Fan forum with Waltrip the morning of the Daytona 500
• Celebration with Waltrip featuring cupcakes and Coca-Cola products
• Gift bag that includes items from Michael Waltrip Racing partners
• Commemorative item signed by Waltrip for each ticket holder

Waltrip holds a couple of significant distinctions in the storied history of the Daytona 500. Along with his older brother Darrell, the Waltrips are the only brother combination to have ever won the Daytona 500 and Michael is also one of only eight multi-time winners.

“The Daytona 500 is one of the greatest sporting events in the world,” said Waltrip whose book “In the Blink of Eye” chronicling his 2001 Daytona 500 victory hits the shelves Feb. 1. “It’s an honor to be called a two-time Daytona 500 champion. My goal is 2011 is to be a three-time winner.”

The Michael Waltrip Daytona 500 Celebration Offer is available online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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