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Clint Bowyer No. 15 Buddy Baker Tribute Toyota Darlington Preview

Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 will honor NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame nominee Buddy Baker in this weekend’s 66th running of the Southern 500 at historic Darlington Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota’s blue-and-white paint scheme was hand painted and is similar to the scheme Baker carried on his Bud Moore Engineering No. 15 Torino in the early 1970s. Baker, who was 74 years...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will travel to Darlington, South Carolina, this week for the Bojangle’s Southern 500. In an effort to create a more competitive race NASCAR decided to bring a new rules package to the race Sunday night. The cars will be similar to the setup used in the race at Kentucky. The difference will be the tires. Darlington is known for chewing up tires and that...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Examining the Chase bubble drivers

Well folks, we’ve reached another dreaded off-weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. A weekend when 43 725-horsepower beasts sit silent in a dark garage rather than roaring to life on the high banks.  There is a silver lining, however: this is the last off-weekend of the 2015 Sprint Cup season.  Next weekend the series rolls in to the historic Darlington Raceway for the running...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle Round: Rating Bristol, Choosing winners and silly season

Photo credit: HHP/Gregg Ellman Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers August 26, 2015 Photo credit: HHP/Garry Eller Question 1: Saturday night’s Cup race at Bristol had the best ratings since 2008. On scale of 1 to 10, what rating would you give the race? Brandon Whitton: I’ll give it a 6. The racing was decent, there were no aero issues...
Via Motor Racing Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Clint Bowyer to Pay Tribute to Buddy Baker at Darlington

Clint Bowyer is running a tribute Camry for Buddy Baker at the NASCAR Darlington race. Watch it get hand painted in just over 60 seconds. We think it turned out pretty cool, but let us know your thoughts by sharing the video if you like it.
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer honoring Buddy Baker with Darlington paint scheme

Clint Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota Camry will pay tribute to the late Buddy Baker at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer revealed the throwback paint scheme with a video on his Instagram account.
Via Shake and Bake
9 days ago  |  Discuss

BOWYER ESCAPES TROUBLE AT BRISTOL TO REMAIN IN THE CHASE

            Clint Bowyer has had some trouble staying on the track in recent weeks.               Despite a few spins and a story made public last week that he is a looking for a ride after Michael Waltrip Racing announced it will shut its doors after the 2015 season, Bowyer still sits 16th in the Sprint Cup Chase Standings.               After MWR...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated Sprint Cup Series standings: How the points look after Bristol

Clint Bowyer battled back from a spin to finish fifth and remain on the Chase for the Sprint Cup bubble after Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bowyer has a more comfortable lead, of 35 points, on Aric Almirola -- the first driver outside the Chase cutoff -- with just two races left in the regular season. See the updated standings after Bristol:
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson, MWR teammates Bowyer, Ragan tangle at Bristol

While things were looking up for Michael Waltrip Racing teammates David Ragan and Clint Bowyer during Saturday night's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, an incident following a restart with 133 laps to go involved both cars. Racing for the third spot, Jimmie Johnson was on the high side of the track with Ragan in the middle and Bowyer on the bottom as they ran through...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Straight speed: JGR's engines have other teams playing catch-up

After Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, we only have two more races -- Darlington and Richmond -- and then the 2015 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup field is set. There are teams out there who are desperately trying to get that elusive win, while there are other teams simply trying to hang on in the points and make the field via that route.  Obviously the...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

News broke over the last 24 hours that Michael Waltrip Racing and driver of the No. 15, Clint Bowyer, will part ways after the completion of the 2015 season. To throw salt onto the wound, Michael Waltrip announced that MWR wouldn’t field a Sprint Cup car full-time on 2016. With this news, MWR’s time in NASCAR’s premier series is all but over. MWR was one of the first teams to...
Via Rubbings Racing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowyer says future plans “didn’t align” with those of former owner

Clint Bowyer described his future as “uncertain right now,” but there’s one sure bet you can make about Bowyer’s long-term plans. He won’t be driving for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and new partner Rob Kauffman. Earlier in the week, Bowyer and Kauffman, co-owner at Michael Waltrip Racing, agreed to go their separate ways at the end of the season. Bowyer is in...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer won't reveal where he's headed after MWR

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) If Clint Bowyer already has his future figured out, he wasn't ready to reveal it Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The only thing that is certain is that Bowyer won't follow Rob Kauffman to Chip Ganassi Racing. Kauffman is moving his investment from Michael Waltrip Racing to Ganassi, and MWR will cease operations at the end of the season. Bowyer this week secured...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Clint Bowyer Comments on Michael Waltrip Racing Closing at Bristol

Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer Notes and Quotes from Bristol on the Closing of MWR

CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Opening Statement: “First and foremost, it’s a tough time for everybody involved and it’s unfortunate. The truth is that we’re eight months into a three-year commitment to one another. Had a great four years at this company, a great culture, great personnel, great people at MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Time at MWR running out, Bowyer tight-lipped about 2016 plans

Two days after Michael Waltrip Racing announced it would not field a full-time team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2016, Clint Bowyer and MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman met with members of the media Friday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. While speculation had run rampant in the Sprint Cup garage for weeks about the future of MWR, Bowyer indicated that while Kauffman is poised to...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Statement from Toyota on Michael Waltrip Racing Announcement:

“We want to thank everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing for a great partnership and for being part of our ‘freshman class’- one of the race teams that helped us enter the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nine years ago. Clint Bowyer has been a valuable member of the Toyota Racing family for the past four years, and we will continue to support him, and the rest of the MWR team through...
Via On Pit Road
12 days ago  |  Discuss

As NASCAR Turns: Danica Patrick, Clint Bowyer Highlight Suddenly "Silly" Season

The best thing possible happened to NASCAR’s high-drag, highly destructive to competition package this week. As of Wednesday afternoon, nobody...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing shutting doors, Clint Bowyer free of contract

Michael Waltrip Racing will stop running cars full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the end of the 2015 season leaving drivers Clint Bowyer, David Ragan and 200 employees scrambling for jobs.  The announcement came Wednesday morning after weeks of speculation following co-owner Rob Kaufman’s purchase into Chip Ganassi Racing.  “I want to thank Michael, Rob and everyone...
Via Tireball.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: MWR & Bowyer Agree To Separate At Season’s End

ORGANIZATION WILL NOT FIELD FULL-TIME CARS IN 2016 CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Bowyer, currently 16th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase standings, will be free to pursue other career options in 2016 and beyond. MWR will continue to field the No. 15 and No. 55 Toyotas...
Via On Pit Road
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer to Part Ways at Season’s End

HHP Photo/Alan Marler Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 August 19, 2015 After Rob Kauffman announced that he had purchased a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing last month, the NASCAR community was left waiting on the other shoe to fall to find out what the purchase meant for Michael Waltrip Racing’s efforts in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016 and beyond. On Wednesday morning...
Via Motor Racing Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing letting Bowyer walk, won't field full-time team in 2016

Michael Waltrip Racing’s run in NASCAR is all but over, with the team announcing Wednesday morning that it will not field a full-time car in 2016. In addition, MWR driver Clint Bowyer has been granted a release from the team and is free to sign wherever he wants for next year. Bowyer and David Ragan, who is unsigned for 2016, will finish out the season at MWR. “MWR will race...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing grants Clint Bowyer release for 2016

Michael Waltrip's rocky nine-year effort to build a successful race team was on the verge of collapse Wednesday as the organization said it will not run any cars full-time next season. Clint Bowyer was given a release from his contract to pursue a new job for 2016. The decisions are the fallout from co-owner Rob Kauffman's recent purchase of an ownership stake in Chip Ganassi Racing...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MWR and Bowyer agree to seperate at season end; organization will not field full-time cars in 2015

Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Bowyer, currently 16th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase standings, will be free to pursue other career options in 2016 and beyond. MWR will continue to field the No. 15 and No. 55 Toyotas for the remainder of the 2015 season. Kauffman said MWR will not field...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Bristol II Preview

Brakes will be needed this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to one of the shortest tracks on the circuit, Bristol Motor Speedway. Clint Bowyer also could use a break after having one of the fastest cars last weekend at Michigan International Speedway, only to finish 41st after being tangled up on a restart trying to avoid another competitor.  The finish tightened...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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