Found April 20, 2012 on
The recent success of Michael Waltrip Racing is paying immediate dividends.
On Friday, MWR and 5-Hour Energy will announce the additional sponsorship for the 2012 season to include 35 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup races for the No. 15 Toyota and driver Clint Bowyer, according to sources. Originally, 5-Hour energy signed up for 25 races over a three-year deal. The 36th race will be an Aaron's supported car in conjunction with the Talladega Superspeedway race.
Bowyer is currently 10th in the Cup driver points standings. He finished a season-high fourth at Bristol Motor Speedway last month and has three top-10 finishes.
The 31-year-old Emporia, Kan.-native is in his first season at MWR with crew chief Brian Pattie. Currently, all three MWR teams are among the top 11 in owners points.
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