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2015 Reviews: Michael Waltrip Racing

Welcome to our 2015 reviews. Instead of going driver-by-driver we're going to review teams this year. We're starting from the bottom of the standings and working our way up. Rest in peace, Michael Waltrip Racing. Drivers (standings in...Show More Summary

2015 NASCAR Rewind: Clint Bowyer

If any driver’s 2015 season could be described as a rollercoaster, it would be Clint Bowyer’s. The Emporia, Kan., native entered Speedweeks with a new contract with Michael Waltrip Racing and a feeling that he would be able to overcome...Show More Summary

Martin Truex, Jr. Sometimes “Frustrated” at Underdog Label

After being displaced at Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2013 season in the wake of spingate, Martin Truex, Jr. landed at single-car team Furniture Row Racing the following year. In a ride that Kurt Busch took to its best results at that point – 11 top 5s, 15 top 10s and 12th in... The post Martin Truex, Jr. Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip to drive No. 98 at Talladega

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR TV personality, team owner and semi-retired driver Michael Waltrip will dust off his driving helmet to compete in Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He’ll compete from behind the wheel of the No. 98 Toyota entry of Premium Motorsports with support from his own Michael [...]

Michael Waltrip still plans to run Daytona 500

By AMANDA VINCENT Michael Waltrip Racing may be planning to shut down at the end of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when team co-owner takes his funds elsewhere, specifically Chip Ganassi Racing, but MWR co-owner and namesake Michael Waltrip plans to compete in the 2016 season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. [...]

Michael Waltrip Plans to Race 2016 Daytona 500

While Michael Waltrip Racing may be shutting down at the end of 2015, fans can still expect to see Michael Waltrip in the Great American Race.     As reported by ESPN’s Bob Pockrass, Waltrip plans to compete in the 2016 Daytona 500, with support from Maxwell House that was announced in April. Show More Summary

Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR Sets a Precedent

The hope Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing had any hopes of advancing past the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup took a significant shot on Wednesday when the team lost its appeal of penalties for an illegal suspension piece confiscated at Chicagoland Speedway. Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer’s team loses appeal while Bowyer announces new gig

By AMANDA VINCENT The National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard Michael Waltrip Racing’s appeal of the P4 penalty its No. 15 Toyota NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of driver Clint Bowyer received from NASCAR on Sept. 23 because of a rules violation discovered by NASCAR officials at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., during the Sept. 20 [...]

Clint Bowyer's NASCAR Sprint Cup Hopes May Be Squashed By Penalty

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Volkswagen isn’t the only entity caught with stuff on their cars that violates the rules this week. The number 15 Michael Waltrip Racing car of Chase for the Sprint Cup participant Clint Bowyer was found with improperly installed parts found during the opening day inspection last week at Chicagoland Speedway. Read more...

Michael Waltrip Racing Files Appeal After Clint Bowyer Penalty

Michael Waltrip Racing has made more headlines by officially appealing its P4 penalty that was handed out by NASCAR. On Tuesday NASCAR announced that the team received a P4 penalty for violations after the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Show More Summary

NASCAR hits Clint Bowyer with championship-crippling penalties

Officials found not properly installed parts on Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 car. Clint Bowyer's already longshot championship hopes became even slimmer Wednesday when NASCAR penalized Bowyer's No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing team for rules infractions...Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer penalized 25 points after Chicago inspection infraction

Michael Waltrip Racing's time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series started with a big penalty. It looks like it's ending with one too. NASCAR announced Wednesday that Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 team had been penalized 25 points and crew chief Billy Scott had been suspended three races and fined $75,000. Show More Summary

Aaron's won't sponsor a car in 2016

Aaron's isn't taking its sponsorship from Michael Waltrip Racing to another team. The company told Sports Business Daily that it would not have a NASCAR sponsorship in 2016. Aaron's currently sponsors Michael Waltrip Racing, which is...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Richmond 2015: Live Results, Standings for Federated Auto Parts 400

Whoa, we're over 150 laps and nearing the halfway point in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400. Will Jeff Gordon keep his sport on the Grid? Can Clint Bowyer give Michael Waltrip Racing one last reason to cheer? Meanwhile, the Joe Gibbs cars are crushing it. Tonight, the sun sets on Richmond and along with it the regular season. Show More Summary

Clint Bowyer focused on making Chase, not 2016 plans

Securing a spot in NASCAR’s Chase is Clint Bowyer’s top priority, not which team he’ll driver for next season. Two months ago as his performance waned and Michael Waltrip Racing struggled to field competitive cars, Clint Bowyer didn't...Show More Summary

Around NASCAR: How One Night at Richmond Killed Michael Waltrip Racing

Michael Waltrip no doubt can't come to Richmond International Raceway without thinking about the one night at RIR that killed Michael Waltrip Racing. What had been speculated for months became reality last month when Rob Kauffman, the...Show More Summary

Michael Waltrip Racing prepares for layoffs

By AMANDA VINCENT Michael Waltrip Racing plans to permanently lay off 217 employees, according to a notice filed by the team with the North Carolina Department of Commerce earlier this week, according to a report on the Charlotte Business Journal website. In North Carolina, to be in compliance with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), [...]

Michael Waltrip Racing Planning Layoff of Over 200 Employees

Michael Waltrip Racing filed a notice this past week with the North Carolina Department of Commerce that the team will lay off 217 employees effective Nov. 1, FOX Sports reports. In North Carolina, where the team’s shop is located, a...Show More Summary

Five Points to Ponder: Richmond Drama Again For Michael Waltrip Racing?

ONE: Prayers for Justin Wilson’s family, friends, and team The penultimate race of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway was shaping up to be a real classic of a 500-mile encounter with plenty of passing and riveting action. Show More Summary

Other possible option for Clint Bowyer

The NASCAR “silly season” rumor mill sure has been active when it comes to Clint Bowyer since the seemingly gradual announcement of the shuttering of Michael Waltrip Racing at season’s end. For those way, way behind on the skinny, Rob Kauffman is pulling up MWR stakes at the end of the year and becoming a [...]

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