Jimmie Johnson dominated. Michael Waltrip was implicated. The Car of Tomorrow struggled. And Kyle Busch changed teams. But who wrote most of the headlines in 2007? No contest: It was Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Getting called out publicly after a foreign substance was found in Michael Waltrip's car before the 2007 Daytona 500 was like an out-of-body experience for MWR's Bobby Kennedy. "It gave me a black eye that's hard to heal," he tells David Newton.
Many in the NASCAR garage find it hard to believe Michael Waltrip didn't know his car was being illegally prepped. That's led some to wonder why he wasn't kicked out of the Daytona 500. writes David Newton.