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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

Chad Johnston to crew chief for Tony Stewart in 2014

Tony Stewart will have a new crew chief when he returns to the Sprint Cup Series. Chad Johnston, formerly the crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. at Michael Waltrip Racing, will become Stewart's crew chief for the 2014 season. He's replacing...Show More Summary

Taking Care of Business: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Edition

BY DAVE GRAYSON SADLER TO RUN CUP FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON  Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Elliott Sadler will drive the #55 Aaron s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2013 season s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races. Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for [...]

Teams Wrap Up Texas Test -- Major Tire Wear Reported

Last week, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing planned a three-day test at Texas Motor Speedway in order to prepare for the AAA Texas 500, which will be run on November 3rd. However, the entire test was washed out due to rain on both Monday and Tuesday. Show More Summary

Elliott Sadler will drive for Brian Vickers in last four races of 2013

Michael Waltrip Racing has tabbed Elliott Sadler to drive the final four races of the season in the No. 55 after Brian Vickers was sidelined because of a blood clot in his right calf. “Elliott has all the attributes we were looking for. Show More Summary

Truex To Furniture Row In 2014?

After Michael Waltrip Racing announced they would cut down to two full-time cars (Nos. 15 and 55), plus a currently unnumbered R&D team for 2014, Martin Truex, Jr. and crew chief Chad Johnston were released from their contracts effective the end of November. Show More Summary

Report: Martin Truex has found his ride for 2014 and it’s at Furniture Row

Martin Truex will have a full-time Sprint Cup Series ride in 2014. Fox Sports is reporting that Truex will sign with Furniture Row Racing and replace Kurt Busch at the end of the season. Truex was the odd man out at Michael Waltrip Racing...Show More Summary

How One Night Derailed the Future of Michael Waltrip Racing in Sprint Cup

It is difficult to believe that only five weeks ago the future of Michael Waltrip Racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series seemed so bright. On the eve of the Sept. 7 race at Richmond International Raceway, driver Clint Bowyer already had clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and the hope of the organization was that teammate Martin Truex Jr. Show More Summary

Is There a Silver Lining in Michael Waltrip Racing Scaling Back for 2014?

Losing an entire race team and letting go its driver, crew chief and several dozen employees is never easy. But that's the position Michael Waltrip Racing finds itself in for 2014, as Martin Truex Jr. and the rest of the No. 56 team will likely become free agents at the end of this season. Not by choice, I might add. The reason Truex and Co. Show More Summary

Burton, Labonte being squeezed off of NASCAR landscape

Martin Truex Jr. was already expected to be a late entry in the 2013-2014 NASCAR silly season several weeks ago when Michael Waltrip Racing announced that it wouldn’t hold him back from talking to other race teams and considering other possibilities soon after sponsor NAPA announced that it was cutting ties with the race team. [...]

Brian Vickers Out For The Season With New Blood Clot

Brian Vickers is out for the season, due to a blood clot in his right calf. The news was likely disappointing for the Michael Waltrip Racing driver, who missed 25 races of the 2010 season for blood clots. The clot was discovered on Monday when Vickers went in for a routine exam, and the NASCAR... Show More Summary

Let’s All Send Some Good Thoughts And Prayers To Brian Vickers

By Dave Grayson Michael Waltrip Racing has learned that Brian Vickers is not available to race for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.Vickers said Dr. William Downey has placed him on blood thinning medication after an Octoober 14th examination on his right leg discovered a small blood clot in [...]

Michael Waltrip Racing Cutting Back To Two Cars For 2014

The financial consequences of “Spingate,” from Richmond have taken their toll on the short-term future of Michael Waltrip Racing. Monday, team co-owners Rob Kauffman and Michael Waltrip announced they’ll scale back from three full-time cars to two come 2014. Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip Racing Cutting to 2 Full Teams

(CONCORD, N.C.) — Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase. Truex, crew chief Chad Johnston and 15 percent of the workforce were notified Monday they are free to negotiate with other teams. Show More Summary

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