Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 9/26/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 NAPA Toyota, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
From the Michael Waltrip Racing Facebook page. Follow @NASCARKrissy on Twitter Total Sports Blog takes our preview focus to Michael Waltrip Racing today. The organization the finished 2nd in points during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Sprint Cup. This season the team will field three entries, including the No. 15 of Clint Bowyer, the No. 56 of Martin Truex, Jr, and the No. 55 that will feature a combination of drivers including Mark Martin, Brian Vickers, and team owner, Michael Waltrip. Can they capture the Sprint Cup this season? They have the team to do it. This season, Clint Bowyer, who shocked the NASCAR world when he finished 2nd in points in his first year with Michael Waltrip Racing, is back with his crew chief, Brian Pattie. There was no adjustment period for the two, and hopefully there is no sophomore slump for the dynamic duo. Some say if it wasn’t for the last lap melee at Talladega Superspeedway in October, the No. 15 would have been running for the c...
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