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Around NASCAR: How One Night at Richmond Killed Michael Waltrip Racing

Michael Waltrip no doubt can't come to Richmond International Raceway without thinking about the one night at RIR that killed Michael Waltrip Racing. What had been speculated for months became reality last month when Rob Kauffman, the money behind the MWR operation for years, announced he was moving his pile of racing cash to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. "Michael Waltrip Racing really wouldn't have existed through to today without a significant and continued financial support from me," Kauffman told reporters recently,according to Fox Sports.
"I think that just from a business standpoint, that didn't make sense any longer. You can't have a top-10 budget and top-10 resources and not be in the top 10 for a sustained period of t...

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