NASCAR star splits time be­tween danc­ing, driv­ing

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TAL­LADEGA, Ala. — Michael Wal­trip is no longer rec­og­nized pri­mar­ily as the driver who won a cou­ple of Day­tona 500s when he’s strolling through air­ports. Now, he’s the danc­ing guy. For this week­end, Wal­trip will be both driver and dancer. He’ll go back and forth from his day job at Tal­ladega Su­per­speed­way to prac­tis­ing the Ar­gen­tine tango at a nearby YMCA for the TV show Danc­ing With the Stars. The co-owner of Michael Wal­trip Rac­ing likes his chances on the track much bet­ter than those on the dance floor Mon­day night. Wal­trip and part­ner Emma Slater prac­ticed at the Ox­ford YMCA for a cou­ple of hours Fri­day morn­ing and planned to spend a few more hours there in the evening. Wal­trip will fly back to Los An­ge­les for the show after Sun­day’s race.

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