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Michael Waltrip Racing

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  • Joe Gibbs, Kurt Busch among intriguing stories in expanded Chase

    Joe Gibbs remains the only coach to win Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. Almost as remarkable, none of the three — Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien — has a Canton zip code. More than two decades removed from his...
  • NAPA leaving Waltrip after Richmond scandal

    NAPA leaving Waltrip after Richmond scandal
    NAPA Auto Parts is leaving Michael Waltrip Racing after the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.     Truex's primary sponsor was in the first year of a three-year extension announced last...
  • Waltrip tries to keep Truex after Richmond scandal

    Waltrip tries to keep Truex after Richmond scandal
    Michael Waltrip says he is willing to let driver Martin Truex Jr. leave for another team if Michael Waltrip Racing is unable to find sponsorship for the 2014 season.     NAPA Auto Parts will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of MWR at the end of...
  • Ryan Newman wins pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire

    Ryan Newman wins pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire
    Ryan Newman on Friday won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman topped a contingent of drivers in the Chase for the Cup title playoff who led qualifying at the 1.06-mile oval in Loudon, N.H....
  • Newman wins pole at New Hampshire; Bowyer starts 16th

    Newman wins pole at New Hampshire; Bowyer starts 16th
    Ryan Newman turned a track record lap of 136.497 mph to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headline a top 12 loaded with Chase drivers for Sunday's race.     Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers filled 10 of the top 12 spots...
  • Bowyer's sponsor 5-Hour Energy undecided on sticking with MWR

    Bowyer's sponsor 5-Hour Energy undecided on sticking with MWR
    The president of 5-Hour Energy says he will "see how the year plays out" before deciding on whether to keep its sponsorship with Michael Waltrip Racing.     Scott Henderson says that he wants to win with integrity. He says "I wonder about integrity"...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR in New Hampshire, NHRA top fuel and more

    Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup in New Hampshire and NHRA drag-racing in Texas, five things come to mind: 1. Jimmie Johnson is lurking. Yes, teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing...
  • 5-Hour Energy staying with Kansas native Clint Bowyer for 2014

    5-Hour Energy staying with Kansas native Clint Bowyer for 2014
    Kansas native Clint Bowyer will not lose his sponsor over a spin, many thought was questionable, in Richmond. 5-Hour Energy announcing on Facebook Friday morning that it will stay with the No. 15 team next season. The energy shot sponsor had said last...
  • Bowyer finding some peace as he returns to Kansas

    Bowyer finding some peace as he returns to Kansas
    To some, Clint Bowyer has become a pariah. To those in Kansas, he's still one of their own.     The native of Emporia, Kan., insists his spin at Richmond that set off a chain of events that rattled NASCAR to its core was unintentional. NASCAR failed to...
  • NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season

    NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season
    In a tumultuous day at Michael Waltrip Racing, the NASCAR team said it would scale back its operations next year and that driver Brian Vickers was lost for the rest of this season. MWR said Monday that it would field only two cars full time in the...
  • Vickers to miss rest of season with blood clot

    Vickers to miss rest of season with blood clot
    Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of a blood clot in his right calf.     The clot was found after a Monday examination. He was placed on blood-thinning medication that will prevent him from racing. Vickers missed 25 races in...