Found September 09, 2013 on
Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America NASCAR has penalized Michael Waltrip Racing after the events that took place Saturday night at Richmond International Speedway. Clint Bowyer was said to of purposely spun out his No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota and Brian Vickers was penalized due to slowing and making a questionable pit stop. These sequence of events helped  Martin Truex Jr. enter the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase as the second Wild Card participant. WATCH: Clint Bowyer spin out with audio at Richmond International Speedway In a press release e-mailed to media NASCAR stated: “Based upon our review of Saturday night’s race at Richmond, it is our determination that the MWR organization attempted to manipulate the outcome of the race,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “As the sport’s sanctioning body, it is our responsibility to ensure there is a fair and level playing field for all of our competitors and this action today reflects our commitment to ...
  • Why aren't they looking at Jimmy Johnson and that group. Johnson ran at the back all night maybe because he wanted Jeff to get in?
  • NASCAR screwed up again to protect fair haired boy 15 Bowyer! All the evidence points to a deliberate spin to completely change the order of drivers for the Chase. Announcers, drivers, the video and audio all confirm Golden Boy did it deliberately. You stink NASCAR. You can't even make this look good-you didn't even try.Another black eye for a great sport!!

NASCAR replaces Martin Truex Jr. with Ryan Newman after MWR penalties

Ryan Newman is in, Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup after NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race. “It is our determination that the MWR 

Newman's post race comments point the finger at pit crew.

Missing the Chase has to be aggravating. Ryan Newman's post race comment smacked a little bit of sour grapes, which is understandable. These guys get out of the car, and the mic's are shoved immediately in their faces. Imagine if this happened in baseball. "Hey, Mr. Pitcher, you just gave up a walk off homer, how do you feel?" Or in football : "Tell me, Mr...

Johnson has suggestions for NASCAR

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson said the sanctioning body needs to do a better job officiating races and maintaining consistent standards in light of Saturday night's event at Richmond International Raceway. There, Clint Bowyer spun with seven laps left, and Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing teammate both made lengthy late pit stops to allow Joey Logano...

Johnson denies any wrongdoing

Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has denied any wrongdoing in the controversial Chase-deciding race at Richmond International Raceway. Johnson defended himself one day after Clint Bowyer alleged his race-altering spin at Richmond was no different than when a Johnson mishap brought out a caution earlier in the race. Johnson, speaking at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday...

Breaking: NASCAR boots Martin Truex Jr. from Chase; Ryan Newman in

NASCAR has issued penalties to Michael Waltrip Racing following the sanctioning body’s review of Saturday’s race at Richmond International Raceway. MWR was found to have violated Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing). As a result, MWR’s three teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (No. 15, 55, 56) have been penalized with the loss of 50 championship driver and...

NASCAR drops hammer on Michael Waltrip Racing

A “split-second decision.” In the midst of one of the harshest penalties handed down in NASCAR’s modern era — or perhaps...

Major Ryan Newman And Bobby Labonte News

In one of the worst kept secretes in NASCAR Ryan Newman will be racing for Richard Childress Racing next season. Ryan Newman is out with comments saying that even he thinks that Clint Bowyer wrecked on purpose.  Bobby Labonte will not even be back for the Chicago race.    

Newman To RCR In 2014

Ryan Newman was announced as the new driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing starting in 2014. While not official, it was alluded to that it is a three-year deal for Newman and the team. Caterpillar was the only sponsor mentioned, but it is thought that Newman[...]

Ryan Newman Joins Richard Childress Racing

Less than a week after Richard Childress Racing, RCR, announced the departure of Jeff Burton, who drive the No. 31 for the Chevrolet team, they have announced a replacement driver. Ryan Newman, who was fired from Stewart-Haas Racing earlier this season, has a new home. RCR announced today that the 2013 Brickyard 400 winner will move over to the team. Newman, who agreed to a three...


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: Wild ending at Richmond sets Chase field for 2013

Richmond, VA- What an ending for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. With seven laps to go Ryan Newman was leading, Martin Truex Jr. was seventh, Jeff Gordon was eighth and Joey Logano was 25th. Because of that Newman held the second wildcard Chase spot, knocking Truex out. Meanwhile, Gordon held the final automatic spot to make it...
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