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Sports Editors: Today's AP Sports Extra NASCAR Chase for the Cup edition is being delayed due to the NASCAR investigation into Saturday night's race at Richmond International Speedway. Michael Waltrip Racing is under investigation for the late spin by driver Clint Bowyer that altered Saturday's outcome. In order to provide a fully accurate preview of the Chase, which begins with next week's race, we must wait for the NASCAR ruling to put the Sports Extra page together. We expect to move the page on Tuesday, Sept. 10, if NASCAR rules by late today or early tomorrow and will advise if there are going to be any further delays. The AP

Did Bowyer spin out on purpose to help teammate?

getty Clint Bowyer had a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase spot sewn up before Richmond began but it is what he did in the closing laps of Saturday’s race that has everyone raising their eyebrows. Bowyer’s teammate  Martin Truex was outside of a Chase spot when Bowyer’s No. 15 car spun around. It could have been a accidental spin but in car audio prior to it consisted of radio...

MWR accepts penalties from Richmond

Michael Waltrip Racing has accepted the penalties levied against them following the events of Richmond International Racway. Well, at-least when it comes to the actions of the No. 55 team. Michael Waltrip, founder and co-owner of MWR released the following statement. “What occurred on the No. 55 radio at the end of Saturday night’s race in Richmond was a split-second decision...

MWR sponsors reviewing partnerships

Two of Michael Waltrip Racing's sponsors are reviewing their relationships with the race team following the organization's attempt to manipulate the finish at Richmond. NAPA Auto Parts posted on its Facebook page Wednesday it is disappointed a partner would make ''such a significant error in judgment.'' NAPA is the sponsor for Martin Truex Jr., who was kicked...

NASCAR Drops The Hammer On Michael Waltrip Racing

NASCAR announced Monday night massive penalties to Michael Waltrip Racing and made it clear they would not tolerate any manipulations of race outcomes. MWR was found guilty, in NASCAR and most public opinion, of violating section 12-4 of the rule book, aka actions detrimental to stock car racing. The penalties[...]

Michael Waltrip Racing receives the biggest fine in NASCAR History

Wow.   Twitter was a-buzz after Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway, and so was NASCAR Radio on SiriusXM, Facebook, and every other site following NASCAR.  Clint Bowyer spun with 7 laps left in the race, bringing out the caution.  Brian Vickers pitted.  Ryan Newman had been leading before the spin, but Carl Edwards was the winner when the...

Bowyer denies intentional spin at Richmond

Clint Bowyer is denying that he intentionally spun his car in an effort to keep Ryan Newman from winning at Richmond over the weekend. Bowyer was previously scheduled to spend Tuesday at ESPN before NASCAR sanctioned Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of the race. In his first interview, he said he had apologized to Newman in a phone call for bringing out a caution...

Clint Bowyer's suspicious spin ruins the season for Newman, Gordon

Clint Bowyer's spin to bring out a caution with 9 laps to go at Richmond changed the entire season for several drivers, and some think he did it intentionally. In the last race before the Chase begins next week, several teams were fighting for the last few spots. Jeff Gordon had rallied from two laps down to 8th place and had a two point lead on Joey Logano for the 10th and...

Statements from MWR sponsors on penalties

"The actions taken by Michael Waltrip's Racing team this past weekend leading to the penalties assessed by NASCAR, are very concerning. We are disappointed that a partner associated with our organization would make such a significant error in judgment. In addition, we have launched our own review to determine the future of our partnership with Michael Waltrip's Racing...

NASCAR Comes Down Hard on Michael Waltrip Racing

  A late race spin by Clint Bowyer from Saturday night’s race at Richmond, has become “the spin heard round the world.” For NASCAR it caused them to set a new precedent with the harshest ruling on an on track incident. For Michael Waltrip it cost him some money and […]

MWR $lammed, but is it enough?

NASCAR levied record fines against Michael Waltrip Racing on Monday, but is $300,000 -- not to mention the financial impact of losing a Chase spot -- enough to ensure that what happened Saturday night at Richmond never ever happens again?

Richmond restart being questioned

At Richmond International Raceway, the finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400 came down to "balls and strikes" on Saturday night. As questionable as the timing of Clint Bowyer's spin on Lap 393, so was the final restart with three laps remaining in the race. Technically, race leader Paul Menard should have crossed the start-finish line first - controlling the restart...


NASCAR is sitting in a very unenviable position this Monday evening. Since the conclusion of Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 they have been trying to ride high of the waves that were created by Michael Waltrip Racing and the supposed moves they made to influence the outcome of the race.[...]

NASCAR: Brian Vickers and not Clint Bowyer’s Team Got MWR in Trouble at Richmond

Concord, NC- NASCAR levied the heaviest penalty in the history of the sport on Monday night. They docked Michael Waltrip Racing’s Clint Bowyer, Brian Vickers and Martin Truex Jr. 50 points each for their actions at the end of the Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night. In doing so, NASCAR took Truex out of the Chase and put 2013 Brickyard 400 champion Ryan Newman back in. That...

Bowyer apologizes in call to Newman

Clint Bowyer reaches out to Ryan Newman in aftermath of controversial spin at Richmond.

Sprint Cup Series Driver Standings After 26 of 36 Races

The regular season is over and Carl Edwards leads the points prior to the reorder for the start of the Chase. He won Saturday night and took a one point lead over Jimmie Johnson. Clint Bowyer (-13), Kevin Harvick (-14), and Kyle Busch (-31) round out the top-5. When they[...]
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