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It was officially announced today that Martin Truex Jr, driver of the No.56 Toyota Camry signed a multi year extension to stay with Michael Waltrip Racing. It was also announced that NAPA Auto Parts was a part of this deal and have also signed a multi year deal to stay with the No.56 team.
NAPA will continue as one of the few full-time primary sponsors in the series, sponsoring all 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup points races and the sport’s two non-points events each season. “NAPA and I have been together a long time and they are family to me,” said Michael Waltrip, who founded MWR and co-owns the three-car team with Rob Kauffman. “They have been to victory lane with me, helped me launch my own race team and have been our team’s biggest supporter through the years. It is hard to describe how grateful I am that NAPA feels good enough about our organization to continue this partnership.” Waltrip said re-signing Truex, who began racing for MWR in 2010, has been a priority.
“Re-signing Martin was...
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CORNELIUS, N.C. — Atlanta is a big weekend for Martin Truex Jr.
On Friday, he’ll join Michael Waltrip Racing executives and NASCAR President Mike Helton in the media center for a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss the 2013 season and beyond.
On Saturday, he’ll entertain customers and executives from NAPA— his longtime sponsor headquartered in Atlanta. Truex will race a special...
Michael Waltrip Racing officially announced multiyear contract extensions with both driver Martin Truex Jr. and sponsor NAPA Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Truex, who is on track to make the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup this season, will continue to drive the organization's No. 56 Toyota.
In a news release, Waltrip said that re-signing Truex has been a priority for the...
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday it has agreed to multiyear contract extensions with Martin Truex Jr. and NAPA AUTO PARTS keeping Truex behind the wheel of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
NAPA will continue as one of the few full-time primary sponsors in the series, sponsoring all 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup points races and the sport’s two...
Martin Truex and primary sponsor NAPA have agreed to a three-year contract extension with Michael Waltrip Racing.
The team has made dramatic improvement this season, going into Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway fifth in the Sprint Cup standings and looking to give Waltrip a spot in the Chase for the championship for the first time as a car owner. The team's other full...
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No.15 5 Hour Energy Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing has lots to be “happy” about this season. This is his first season driving for a new team, his previous eight seasons were with NASCAR six-time championship car owner Richard Childress.
Bowyer left Richard Childress Racing at the end of 2011 because of sponsorship issues, Childress said 5 hour...
ATLANTA – Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday it has agreed to multiyear contract extensions with Martin Truex Jr. and NAPA AUTO PARTS keeping Truex behind the wheel of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
NAPA will continue as one of the few full-time primary sponsors in the series, sponsoring all 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup points races and the sport’s...
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Even the most ardent Mark Martin fan probably didn’t expect the success the 30-year veteran would enjoy in 2012 during his first year at Michael Waltrip Racing.
The 53-year-old Martin owns four poles—the most of any driver– and is now tied for seventh with Bill Elliott for the most career poles (55). This weekend the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota...
CORNELIUS, N.C. – The No. 15 5-hour ENERGY team will be featured in the ABC television special Catching Speed presented by John Deere that airs at 2 p.m. ET Sunday. The show features the Michael Waltrip Racing team as it prepares for The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway—one of NASCAR’s most prestigious races.
“The opportunity for the Catching Speed program came...
Martin Truex, Jr. led the way with a lap of 29.932 seconds in the first practice for the AdvoCare 500 from Atlanta. Rounding out the top five was Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, and Kasey Kahne.
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Greg Biffle led the way with a lap of 30.629 seconds in the second practice for the AdvoCare 500 from Atlanta. Rounding out the top five was Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Martin Truex, Jr. and Clint Bowyer.
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