NAPA Auto Parts is leaving Michael Waltrip Racing at seasons end, due to the actions that led to the penalties from the race at Richmond International Raceway.
NAPA posted the following message on their Facebook page on Thursday morning:
“After thorough consideration, NAPA has made the difficult decision to end its sponsorship arrangement with Michael Waltrip Racing effective December 31, 2013. NAPA believes in fair play and does not condone actions such as those that led to the penalties assessed by NASCAR. We remain supportive of the millions of NASCAR fans and will evaluate our future position in motorsports.”
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A few hours later, Gaylord Spencer; NAPA’s Vice President sent out the following bulletin:
“NAPA announced today that, after due consideration, it has decided to end its sponsorship arrangement with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) effective December 31, 2013. As many of you are aware, NASCAR de...