Waltrip eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater appeared at Talladega together on Oct. 19. (Getty Images)
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater appeared at Talladega together on Oct. 19. (Getty Images)
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater appeared at Talladega together on Oct. 19. (Getty Images)

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip will have a little more free time on his hands starting this week. Waltrip was eliminated from ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars Monday night. The two-time Daytona 500 champion was partnered with Emma Slater Waltrip, who had no professional dance experience, made it farther in the start-studded celebrity competition than many thought he would.

Monday night, Waltrip learned that he was at the bottom of the scoreboard. He and Slater were forced into a “dance-off” against Tommy Chong. Waltrip failed to impress the judges and was eliminated

“As a human being I watch you and I’m so proud of you” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba. “But the truth is, at week eight we do have higher expectations. It’s just not up to the level of everyone else. MORE>>>

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