Michael Waltrip Racing
Bowyer hardly seems like a driver afraid he won’t find a job now that he has a release from his obligations to Michael Waltrip Racing and team co-owner Rob Kauffman.
Michael Waltrip Racing will not run its cars on a full-time basis after this season. The team has also granted Clint Bowyer his release so that Bowyer can look for a job for the 2016 season.
David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers.
Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Toyota in next week’s race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
Vickers is sidelined for the remainder of the year with a blood clot in his right leg. He cannot race because of blood thinner medication he’s taking to treat the clot.
Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of a blood clot in his right calf.
These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
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.
What Clint Bowyer thought was a harmless little “itch” is actually a lot more than that. NASCAR has come down hard on Michael Waltrip Racing for their late race actions in Saturday’s last race of the chase.