Michael Waltrip in collision with motorcycle

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NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Michael Waltrip was involved in a collision with a motorcycle Wednesday evening and was cited by Mooresville police, according to a police report.

Waltrip, who lives in eastern Lincoln County,

Waltrip, 46, who also owns a racing team and is a part-time TV commentator on racing shows, was driving a Lexus that collided with a Harley Davidson shortly before 8 p.m. on Perth Road, according to police. The report says Waltrip was trying to make a U-turn at the time.

The motorcyclist was treated at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Waltrip was cited for failure to yield but was not injured.

WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner, is reporting that Waltrip underwent a field sobriety test after the wreck but passed the test. His alcohol blood level was below the .08 legal limit in North Carolina.

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This maybe explains why he hasn't Tweeted in 16 hours... Glad to hear they are both ok.

I didn't see the condition of the motorcyclist, only Michael. I gotta wonder if the motorcyclist is about to become a silent partner @ MWR? :scratch:
 

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I didn't see the condition of the motorcyclist

That's what I noticed in your post.

I could joke that he seems to hit everything on the track too.........but I won't.
 

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Ya no one is saying anything about the motorcyclist... Man those things are so dangerous and so hard to see sometimes... Hopefully their ok.
 

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These days there's only certain areas and places where I will ride a motorcycle.
 

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The motorcycle driver is going to become part of the VJGC catch and release program :shock:
 

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My family lost a close friend he was like an Uncle to me 5 years ago, he was thrown from his bike going to work one morning and killed. He was driving down a dirt road and a truck pulled out from another street to just cross that dirt road and never saw him coming. He was only 41 and raced bikes for a living and was never once hurt doing that, the girl who it him was only 18 I believe at the time she was not hurt tho.

I can't say how many times we might have collided with one because we never saw them til the last second.
 

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My uncle was run over on his motorcycle when I was 4. He lived about a week but died from his injuries :worried:

I'll never drive a street bike. Too many assholes out on the road.

Even motorcyclists are assholes.
 

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Even motorcyclists are assholes.

Especially the ones riding those "crotch rockets". I wish those were illegal. They are usually ridden recklessly by 20 yrd olds.
 

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We probably all have similar stories of a relative or at least someone that we know. I don't care how careful you are as a rider something can easily happen to you. I used to ride many years ago but gave it up because of that sort of thing. I felt like I acted in a responsible manner but barely avoided some close calls. I know that this will pi$$ off some but I'll never understand the people that ride without a helmet either. I have to wear a seat belt in Pennsylvania but I could jump on my bike without a helmet. /rantoff

I hope the guy is OK.
 

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Especially the ones riding those "crotch rockets". I wish those were illegal. They are usually ridden recklessly by 20 yrd olds.

I was driving south on I-35 north of Austin. I was doing 70 (maybe less) and someone was getting on so I put my signal on to move over.

Some guy in a crotch rocket who was about 1/4mi behind me, in the middle lane, was going so fast that when I moved over to let the car (or whatever it was) he got pissed off at me and gave me the finger after I had passed the merging vehicle. Moron. Try slowing down.
 

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I know that this will pi$$ off some but I'll never understand the people that ride without a helmet either. I have to wear a seat belt in Pennsylvania but I could jump on my bike without a helmet. /rantoff

That is just plain wrong, they obviously have no care for human life there... Unfreakin'believeable.
 

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Nicest motorcycle driver in NASCAR :)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28-0i660nNw]YouTube - Steve Park and Harley[/ame]
 

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I guess his alcohol level was close to the limit but not over. Is that a problem for those people who gripe about cars being close but not over NASCAR specs?
 
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