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NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it is dropping Michael Waltrip
Racing at the end of the year in the fallout of the team's attempt
to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version
of the playoffs.
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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...
Michael Waltrip adopted his manufacturer's old slogan "moving forward" as the theme for Friday morning's meeting with the media, following this week's announcement that team sponsor NAPA would part ways with the No. 56 MWR Toyota at the end of this season.
NAPA's Thursday decision came 11 days after the debacle at Richmond International Raceway, where Clint...
Michael Waltrip says he is willing to let driver Martin Truex Jr. leave for another team if Michael Waltrip Racing is unable to find sponsorship for the 2014 season.
NAPA Auto Parts will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of MWR at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Truex into NASCAR's version of the playoffs...
Michael Waltrip Racing was founded in dreams and good intentions when they decided to be the flagship for Toyota and enter the 2007 season full-time. When pressures came to them they panicked and made some poor choices, like the ones they made in Richmond two weeks ago. Right from their[...]
NAPA is moving its sponsorship.
On Thursday morning the company released the following statement on Facebook:
"Dear Facebook Fans and the NAPA Community:
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...
that he is willling to let Martin Truex Jr. go to another team if he can't find a sponsor for him for the #56 car.
Aaron's is going to stay on as a sponsor for MWR.
5Hoiur Energy says they will not make a decision until the season is over.
The 2014 Southern 500 is going back to May.
The last day in August 2014 Atlanta will have a Sprint Cup race.
Martin Truex Jr. is weighing his options for 2014.
Although Truex is in the first season of a three-year contract with Michael Waltrip Racing - and his fourth season overall with the team - NAPA's decision to pull its sponsorship at the end of the year following what the sponsor characterized as "a significant error in judgment" could jeopardize his relationship with...
And that's not a good thing for Michael Waltrip Racing...
After the fallout of the Bowyer, Vickers, Truex cover-up NAPA believes in fair play and wants nothing to do with the team that they re-upped with through the 2015 season...
"NAPA believes in fair play and does not condone actions such as those that led to the penalties assessed by...
If Joe Garone's phone was ringing off the hook on Tuesday with interested agents and drivers vying for the No. 78 Chevy seat, by Thursday morning the general manager of Furniture Row Racing's phone must have darn near blown up.
After news of NAPA's split from Michael Waltrip Racing began to spread late Wednesday night, Furniture Row Racing suddenly became a possible...
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? -- With long-time sponsor NAPA set to bolt at the end of the year, Martin Truex Jr. admitted Friday afternoon that he wasn't sure whether he'd be back for a fourth season with Michael Waltrip Racing next year.
"I don't know. It's just too early to tell," Truex said after qualifying fifth for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire...
NAPA Auto Parts made a surprising announcement on their Facebook page Thursday afternoon that they would be terminating their contract with Michael Waltrip Racing effective December 31, 2013. This comes on the heels of the team being penalized for manipulation of the Richmond race two weeks ago. The post on[...]
In a shocking announcement Thursday morning, NAPA announced that they would no longer sponsor Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 56 Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
NAPA was very angry with how the Richmond debacle transpired and frankly was embarrassed.
Two races ago, MWR manipulated the end of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond International...
Indianapolis, IN- Michael Waltrip Racing lost a major sponsor Thursday morning with NAPA leaving the organization and the No. 56 Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr.
That now opens the door for a very big corporation that funds a lot of money into motorsports to find a new team. With how bad teams in the Izod IndyCar Series are hurting for sponsorship why not one of them try to swoon...