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What’s Next For Michael Waltrip Racing?

All the talk around the sport and at the track has been about Michael Waltrip Racing’s co-owner Rob Kauffman purchase of shares in Chip Ganassi Racing. At first glance this seems like a demise of MWR, but if you look into it deeper and thoroughly, this might turn out to be a great move. Currently, MWR runs is under the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) arm and fields Toyota Camry’s...
Via Rubbings Racing
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kauffman presser raises more questions

A brief statement by Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman raised more questions than it provided answers about the future of MWR. Earlier in the week, a statement released by MWR indicated Kaufmann was buying into Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, fueling speculation that driver Clint Bowyer and sponsor 5-Hour Energy would move to Ganassi. Standing behind the hauler...

Analysis: Breaking down the latest MWR-Rob Kauffman developments

The saga of Michael Waltrip Racing keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A quick recap: At noon on Thursday, MWR issued a one-paragraph statement saying team co-owner Rob Kauffman was buying an undisclosed share of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Twelve minutes later, CGR issued a one-paragraph statement essentially confirming the earlier MWR statement. Late Thursday afternoon...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hammond believes Rob Kauffman's moves mark a shift in NASCAR

I think we are seeing a beginning of a changing racing landscape with the announcement Thursday that Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has bought an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. We've been so accustomed to Michael Waltrip Racing being there in its current form since they were literally the original Toyota team, but now there's going to be a dramatic...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toyota spokesman addresses MWR's uncertain NASCAR future

One day after Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman announced that he's buying a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Toyota issued a statement about the situation. "We've spoken with Rob Kauffman and understand he has agreed to buy an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates," said Ed Laukes, vice president marketing, performance and guest experience...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Statement From Michael Waltrip

"My focus is on 2015 and fulfilling the commitment we have made to our partners and Toyota which is placing our teams in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. There are a lot of details yet to be sorted regarding 2016. I will work closely with Rob Kauffman and our sponsors to formulate the best way forward."MWR PR

Michael Waltrip Racing Co-Owner Rob Kauffman Buys Stake in Chip Ganassi Racing

(HHP/Harold Hinson) Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 July 30, 2015 After a report from the SportsBusiness Journal surfaced on Wednesday with the news that Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was close to buying a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, both organizations confirmed on Thursday that Kauffman had indeed bought a share of the Ganassi...
Via Motor Racing Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Michael Waltrip Racing poised to switch from Toyota to Chevy?

David Wilson, president and general manager of TRD, U.S.A., Toyota's racing division, says Michael Waltrip Racing has yet to confirm which manufacturer it will align with for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. MWR has been with Toyota since 2007, the year that the Japanese manufacturer and the organization entered the Sprint Cup Series together. It has been speculated in recent...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Final Lap, Episode 324: Michael Waltrip Interview / New Hampshire Preview

SHOW #324 – Guest: Michael Waltrip talks AFIB, and DWTS. – We also recap Chicagoland, The latest on Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch has a long lens, Marcos Ambrose heads home at seasons end, JGR snatches RPM sponsors, no surprises in the bottom 4, plus we preview New Hampshire (did you know it’s flat, paperclip-like, and flat. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie. ( Roughly 48...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Michael Waltrip Racing Makes Driver Changes to 2014 Season

NASCAR Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Michael Waltrip Racing made some changes to the No. 66 Toyota ride for a couple of upcoming races in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Originally, Jeff Burton was supposed to be behind the wheel of the entry at next weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway. But, due to changes on the car that they were trying to achieve at MIS...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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