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Michael Waltrip, Jeff Burton obvious choices to fill-in for Brian Vickers

As previously announced, Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is expected to miss the beginning of the 2015 Sprint Cup season as he recovers from recent heart surgery. Meanwhile, MWR will be looking for a replacement driver, if the organization hasn’t found one already. [...]

Brian Vickers to miss start of 2015 season

Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Vickers will miss what it termed the "early part" of the 2015 season after complications from a 2010 procedure. In 2010, Vickers missed 25 races because of blood clots in his leg and lungs....Show More Summary

Kyle Busch says JGR and MWR need to work better together

Kyle Busch would like to see the cars of Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing work together in a similar fashion to the cars from Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing. SHR gets its chassis and engines from Hendrick and...Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: GEICO 500 at Talladega – Race Line-Up

Brian Vickers roared to the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, working the aerodynamic draft to great effect during a qualifying session full of surprises at Talladega Superspeedway. Vickers, driving the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Toyota to a fast lap of 196.129 mph, will start first in Sunday’s GEICO 500 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN), the sixth race [...]

Michael Waltrip pulling a dance/drive double this weekend at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - It's safe to say Michael Waltrip is about to attempt something never before tried in NASCAR history. Drivers have run two races in a day, sometimes even in different states. Drivers have raced one night and run a footrace the next morning. Show More Summary

Non-Chaser Kyle Larson star of this year’s Chase?

Before this year’s NASCAR Chase for Sprint Cup started, if someone would’ve asked me witch non-Chase driver, if any, would win one of the 10 Chase races, I would have figured that driver would’ve come from the Michael Waltrip Racing camp. Clint Bower, perhaps? At this point, I’m pretty sure I’d be reconsidering that prediction, [...]

Will Michael Waltrip Racing Ever Fully Recover from 2013 Debacle at Richmond?

Last year at this time, heading into the final race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season at Richmond International Raceway, the future for Michael Waltrip Racing looked bright and certain. Now it appears MWR co-owner Michael...Show More Summary

Hometown Hero Waltrip Hopes For Kentucky Breakthrough

Thought omnipresent at a race track – in either a television studio or walking pit road – Owensboro, Kentucky native Michael Waltrip doesn’t get behind the wheel of a race car all that often anymore. He has people to do that for him, these days. And they’ll represent him at his home track of Kentucky [...]

Several NASCAR teams will show support for Boston victims at STP 400

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Roush Fenway and Michael Waltrip Racing cars will have special decals at Sunday's race.        

NASCAR Kansas 2014: Clint Bowyer optimistic about home track win

An eventful week for Clint Bowyer concludes with a race on his home track Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. A new bride, an extended contract with Michael Waltrip Racing and son on the way, Clint Bowyer has a lot to smile about as of late. There is, however, one thing noticeably absent: a win. Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip Racing sign contract extension

Clint Bowyer, sponsor 5-Hour Energy and crew chief Brian Pattie all sign “multiyear” contract extensions with Michael Waltrip Racing. Professionally and personally Clint Bowyer is now in long-term contracts, as the newlywed signed aShow More Summary

Clint Bowyer re-ups with Michael Waltrip Racing

Clint Bowyer may be having one hell of a Cinco de Mayo party. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Bowyer, crew chief Brian Pattie and sponsor 5-Hour Energy signed contract extensions with the team. Bowyer's contract had been up at the end of the season. Show More Summary

NASCAR Richmond 2014: Clint Bowyer: Richmond scandal a ‘bad deal’

As Clint Bowyer returns to the scene of his notorious transgression, he yearns to move past the events of last fall that resulted in record sanctions for Michael Waltrip Racing. In the same week Clint Bowyer experienced one life altering...Show More Summary

Did Michael Waltrip think he was talking to Donna Summer on pit road at Auto Club?

Michael Waltrip's pre-race grid walks on Fox are always a source of awkwardness. Even when he's not thinking he's talking to someone he's not. For Fox's pre-race show before Sprint Cup Series races, the two-time Daytona 500 champion,...Show More Summary

Martin Truex Jr.'s 2014 hasn't gone well through the first six races

After NAPA left Michael Waltrip Racing in the wake of the Richmond race-manipulation scandal, Martin Truex Jr. was able to make the best of a bad situation. Because NAPA left, his full-time ride at MWR was gone. But Furniture Row Racing, who made the 2013 Chase with Kurt Busch, had an opening because Busch was heading to Stewart-Haas Racing. Show More Summary

What to Expect from Michael Waltrip Racing in the 2014 NASCAR Season

The 2014 Sprint Cup season could be a season of redemption for Michael Waltrip Racing. When placed in comparison to their disastrous 2013 campaign, anything would be a measure of success as long as they could distance themselves from...Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip Racing’s Ty Norris reinstated by NASCAR

NASCAR reinstated Michael Waltrip Racing general manager Ty Norris on Thursday after his suspension when MWR was penalized for race manipulation after Richmond in September. "NASCAR announced Thursday that it has reinstated Ty Norris, an executive with Michael Waltrip Racing," the sanctioning body said in a statement. Show More Summary

NAPA’s back in NASCAR, will sponsor Chase Elliott in Nationwide Series

NAPA's hiatus from NASCAR didn't really become one at all. After announcing that it was leaving Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the season because of the race manipulation allegations at Richmond, the auto parts company will sponsor Chase Elliott full-time in the Nationwide Series in 2014. Elliott will drive the No. Show More Summary

Swan Racing plans two full-time teams with Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt

Swan Racing announced Tuesday that it would field full-time teams for Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. The team started this season with Michael Waltrip behind the wheel at Daytona and then with David Stremme. Show More Summary

Jeff Burton to drive part-time for Michael Waltrip Racing

We now know what Michael Waltrip Racing plans to do with the part-time car it's running next year. And we now know what Jeff Burton is planning to do in 2014. The team announced Monday that Burton would assume a part-time driving and...Show More Summary

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