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Michael Waltrip Racing | Shrinking to two teams

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:58:08 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday, Oct. 14, that they will only run two full-time cars in the Sprint Cup Series next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA. Driver Martin Truex Jr. was told to start looking for another ride, and he has been talking with Furniture Row Racing.

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Ryan Newman in Chase after NASCAR penalties

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:07:43 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman has made the Chase, after NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 and docked each driver on the team 50 points. Martin Truex Jr. had previously been determined to have made the Chase, beating out Newman on a tiebreaker, but it was determined that MWR driver Clint Bowyer intentionally spun his tires on a restart to help his teammate, violating Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing).

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. out of Chase

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:59:10 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000 by NASCAR, and all three drivers were docked 50 points. That means Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase, and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman is in. The penalties and fine were a result of what was determined to be an intentional spin on a restart by teammate Clint Bowyer.

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Penske Championship Racing | Brad Keselowski misses Chase

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:28:16 -0700

Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, last year's Sprint Cup champion, failed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 7. Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards won the race. Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. grabbed the final Chase spot.

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NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex extension update

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 09:07:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, Michael Waltrip Racing agreed to a three-year contract extension with driver Martin Truex Jr. NAPA is on board as Truex's primary sponsor in the Sprint Cup Series. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. receives extension

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:48:43 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing agreed to a contract extension with driver Martin Truex Jr. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to remain in the No. 56 Toyota car for the Sprint Cup Series. The team will announce the undisclosed extension Friday, Aug. 31. Truex is currently fifth in the Cup standings, and his 13 top-10 finishes are his most since 2007.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex discussing extension

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:36:04 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing is discussion a contract extension with driver Martin Truex Jr. Truex's contract expires after the 2012 season, and he's currently fourth in points, one point out of second place.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Three windshields confiscated

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:49:01 -0700

NASCAR confiscated three front windshields from two Michael Waltrip Racing cars and one affiliated with the team Friday, Oct. 21, at Talladega Superspeedway. The windshields were taken from drivers David Reutimann and Martin Truex Jr. and one from JTG Daugherty Racing driver Bobby Labonte. They were taken because they had unapproved modifications.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex spotter to miss Daytona race

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:09:40 -0700

Keith Barnwell, the spotter for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., will miss the Sprint Cup race this weekend at Daytona International Speedway to be with his sick mother. Ty Norris will replace Barnwell this weekend.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | New crew chief for Martin Truex

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:37:03 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing crew chief Pat Tryson is being replaced as the crew chief for driver Martin Truex Jr. beginning this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Chad Johnston will be the replacement crew chief.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Pit crew fired

Wed, 04 May 2011 08:41:01 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. fired his pit crew after they messed up his final stop at Richmond International Raceway last weekend. "We had a very good car at Richmond. It was the best car I've ever had there," Truex said. "We've run well and have very little to show for it. But in Richmond, it was hard not to say anything when our night ended the way it did."

The team will employ new tire carriers and tire changers for the front and rear end of Truex's No. 56 Toyota.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 27th at Richmond

Mon, 02 May 2011 09:12:11 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 27th in the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 30.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 13th at Talladega

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:13:40 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 13th in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 17, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 35th at Texas

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:32:06 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 35th in the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 9, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 40th at Martinsville

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:37:05 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 40th in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 21st at Bristol

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:21:16 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 21st in the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 17th at Bristol

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:13:19 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 17th in the Sprint Cup Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes sixth at Las Vegas

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:08:50 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth in the Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 6, according to The Associated Press.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 14th at Phoenix

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:14:06 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 14th in the Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Feb. 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 19th at Daytona

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:03:15 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 19th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 11th at Homestead-Miami

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:36:11 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 11th in the Sprint Cup Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, Nov. 21, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex finishes 15th at Phoenix

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:26:06 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 14, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 38th at Texas

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:12:29 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 38th in the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, Nov. 7, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes sixth at Talladega

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:30:47 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth in the Sprint Cup Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 31, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 29th at Martinsville

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:51:39 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 29th in the Sprint Cup Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, Oct. 24, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 15th at Charlotte

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:33:00 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 16, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 18th in California

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:50:34 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 18th in the Sprint Cup Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California Sunday, Oct. 10, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 20th at Kansas

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:54:03 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 20th in the Sprint Cup Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 34th at Dover

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:42:12 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 34th in the Sprint Cup AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 26, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. to start fourth at Dover

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:59:23 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. will start fourth in the Sprint Cup AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 26, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 20th at New Hampshire

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:50:14 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 20th in the Sprint Cup Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 19, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 22nd at Richmond

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:39:18 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 22nd in the Sprint Cup Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 11, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 12th at Atlanta

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:47:05 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 12th in the Sprint Cup Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 5, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 17th at Bristol

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:39:29 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 17th in the Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, Aug. 21, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes eighth at Michigan

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:32:44 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished eighth in the Sprint Cup Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 15, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. to start ninth at Michigan

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:07:40 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. will start ninth in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 15, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 15th at Watkins Glen

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:31:22 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International Sunday, Aug. 8, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes ninth at Pocono

Mon, 02 Aug 2010 07:38:23 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished ninth in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway Sunday, Aug. 1, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 26th in Brickyard 400

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:14:53 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 26th in the Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 25, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 11th at Chicagoland

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 07:33:23 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 11th in the Sprint Cup LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday, July 10, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 35th at Daytona

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 08:05:57 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 35th in the Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, July 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 22nd at New Hampshire

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:10:31 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 22nd in the Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, June 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 42nd at Infineon

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:49:32 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 42nd in the Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway Sunday, June 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 17th at Michigan

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 07:42:17 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 17th in the Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, June 13, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 25th at Pocono

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 08:08:55 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 25th in the Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway Sunday, June 6, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 23rd at Charlotte

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 07:32:06 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 23rd in the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, May 30, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. to start third at Charlotte

Thu, 27 May 2010 16:08:40 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. will start third in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, May 30, according to The Associated Press.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. finishes 12th at Dover

Mon, 17 May 2010 07:29:00 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. finished 12th in the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, May 16, according to NASCAR.com.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. earns pole at Dover

Fri, 14 May 2010 11:27:33 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway Sunday, May 16, according to The Associated Press.

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