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MICHAEL WALTRIP RUMORS

Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer's team know they'll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in NASCAR following this week's announcement that the organization will close at the end of the season. Bowyer insisted that wouldn't stop his No. 15 team from trying to win the championship...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toyota holds Waltrip relationship in high regard

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Toyota has a strong appreciation for its long relationship with Michael Waltrip and was committed to backing the team long into the future. Michael Waltrip Racing was Toyota's flagship team when the manufacturer entered the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2007, and the relationship actually went back three years prior to when Darrell Waltrip fielded Toyotas in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rob Kauffman Announcing Closure of Michael Waltrip Racing

Clint Bowyer Notes and Quotes from Bristol on the Closing of MWR

CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Opening Statement: “First and foremost, it’s a tough time for everybody involved and it’s unfortunate. The truth is that we’re eight months into a three-year commitment to one another. Had a great four years at this company, a great culture, great personnel, great people at MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing...

Co-owner Rob Kauffman reveals why he's moving on from MWR

The decision to leave Michael Waltrip Racing came down to two simple factors for team co-owner Rob Kauffman: Business and performance. Two days after MWR announced it would not field a full-time team in 2016, Kauffman told reporters on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that the organization would be "more or less ceasing operation" at the end of the season.   While Kauffman contended...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Statement from Toyota on Michael Waltrip Racing Announcement:

“We want to thank everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing for a great partnership and for being part of our ‘freshman class’- one of the race teams that helped us enter the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nine years ago. Clint Bowyer has been a valuable member of the Toyota Racing family for the past four years, and we will continue to support him, and the rest of the MWR team through...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toyota, sponsor Aaron's address Michael Waltrip Racing decision

Two companies closely aligned with Michael Waltrip Racing have issued statements in reaction to Wednesday's news that the organization will not field full-time Sprint Cup Series teams in 2016. MWR, which joined NASCAR's top division in 2007 as one of three teams to lead Toyota's entry into the Sprint Cup Series, will continue to field the Toyotas of Clint Bowyer and David Ragan through...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MWR and Bowyer agree to seperate at season end; organization will not field full-time cars in 2015

Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Bowyer, currently 16th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase standings, will be free to pursue other career options in 2016 and beyond. MWR will continue to field the No. 15 and No. 55 Toyotas for the remainder of the 2015 season. Kauffman said MWR will not field...

Michael Waltrip Racing Co-Owner Rob Kauffman Buys Stake in Chip Ganassi Racing

(HHP/Harold Hinson) Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 July 30, 2015 After a report from the SportsBusiness Journal surfaced on Wednesday with the news that Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was close to buying a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, both organizations confirmed on Thursday that Kauffman had indeed bought a share of the Ganassi...
Via Motor Racing Digest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Michael Waltrip Racing Makes Driver Changes to 2014 Season

NASCAR Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Michael Waltrip Racing made some changes to the No. 66 Toyota ride for a couple of upcoming races in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Originally, Jeff Burton was supposed to be behind the wheel of the entry at next weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway. But, due to changes on the car that they were trying to achieve at MIS...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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