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Michael Waltrip Racing | Brian Vickers planning for full season

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:10:29 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers (calf) is no longer using blood thinners and plans to race in a full Sprint Cup schedule in 2014, starting with the Daytona 500. He missed the final five races last season after a blood clot was discovered in his right calf in October. He missed the final 25 races in 2015 because of blood clots and heart surgery. Vickers must be medically cleared before returning to racing. Aaron's will be the full-time sponsor for Vickers' No. 55 Toyota all season.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Elliott Sadler to fill in

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:41:20 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday, Oct. 17, that driver Elliott Sadler will fill in in the No. 55 Toyota in each of the final four Sprint Cup Series races this season, starting next weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Owner Michael Waltrip will drive this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Driver Brian Vickers (calf) will miss the rest of the season with a blood clot in his right calf.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Brian Vickers done this year

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:55:19 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers (calf) will miss the rest of the Sprint Cup season due to a blood clot in his right calf. He was put on blood-thinning medication that will keep him from racing. Vickers also missed the final 25 races in 2010 with blood clots that required surgery. "If there's anything to be positive about with today's news it's that this is only a temporary setback," Vickers said. "The timing for this is never good, but I'm glad we'll get it out of the way now and be ready to run for a championship with the Aaron's Dream Machine in 2014."

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer docked 50 Championship points

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:08:24 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer was docked 50 Championship driver points for his actions at the end of the race at Richmond International Raceway. MWR was fined $300,000 and all three team drivers were docked 50 points. In addition, the three crew chiefs, Brian Pattie (Bowyer), Scott Miller (No. 55) and Chad Johnston (No. 56) were placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

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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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Michael Waltrip Racing | Brian Vickers to drive at Martinsville

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:53:12 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin will drive in the No. 11 car for Joe Gibbs Racing in place of the injured Denny Hamlin (back) at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 7, while Brian Vickers will be behind the wheel of the No. 55 machine for MWR. "As previously announced, Brian Vickers will race MWR's No. 55 Jet Edge Toyota Camry at MWR at Martinsville," the release said Friday, March 29.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Mark Martin not expecting to drive next year

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:42:21 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin said he doesn't expect to drive the team's No. 55 car in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. "I don't expect to be in it (in 2014)," Martin said. "That's not my goal. My goal is to see … the 55 car race for the championship driver-wise." Co-owner Michael Waltrip will drive the car in three races this year while driver Brian Vickers will be in it for nine. Vickers has talked about a full-time ride with the team in 2014, and it may be in the No. 55 car. However, Martin isn't saying that he's ready to retire just yet.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Rodney Childers to stay

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:52:13 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing crew chief Rodney Childers extended his contract with the team Monday, Oct. 15. Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Charlotte

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:59:15 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 13. It was his first win of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and his career-best third win of the season. Bowyer moved up to fourth in the Cup standings, only 28 points behind Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer to have new spotter

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:25:47 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer will have a new spotter in the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sept. 16. Brett Griffin is replacing general manager Ty Norris as Bowyer's spotter. Griffin is also the spotter for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Elliott Sadler in the Nationwide Series.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Richmond

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:13:08 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 8.

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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 | Mark Martin wins pole at Michigan

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:10:24 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin won the pole position for the Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Friday, Aug. 17.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Sonoma

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:13:27 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Sunday, June 24, for his first victory for the team. He led 71 of the 112 laps during the race.

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