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Is There a Silver Lining in Michael Waltrip Racing Scaling Back for 2014?

Losing an entire race team and letting go its driver, crew chief and several dozen employees is never easy. But that's the position Michael Waltrip Racing finds itself in for 2014, as Martin Truex Jr. and the rest of the No. 56 team will likely become free agents at the end of this season. Not by choice, I might add. The reason Truex and Co. will not be back next season is no surprise: NAPA is ending its sponsorship of Truex's team due to the cheating scandal at Richmond last month in the final qualifying race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In hindsight, Truex being disqualified from the Chase and the record $300,000 fine MWR was forced to pay was the least of the company's worries. But when NAPA chose to end its sponsorship, not wanting...

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