Waltrip Buys Starting Spot In 600

After failing to qualifying his No. 55 Dodge into the field for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, Michael Waltrip went out and bought the No. 74 Dodge of Derrike Cope and his 43rd starting position.

Waltrip, who will repaint the NAPA colors on the No. 74 and switch the number to 55, last failed to qualify for a race in 1998 at Phoenix.

With the purchase, Waltrip will now be able to extend his consecutive Cup start streak to 262.

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