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Michael Waltrip Racing Won’t Field Full-Time Team for 2016 Sprint Cup Season

After nine years as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup team, Michael Waltrip Racing will take a major step back starting in 2016. According to Tom Jensen of, MWR will no longer field a full-time team next season, which means current drivers Clint Bowyer and David Ragan will be free to explore their options with other teams. Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman—who will own a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing beginning in 2016—explained the reasoning behind the decision, per Jensen: MWR will race hard and compete for the remainder of the 2015 season. This decision was made after weighing several different options and scenarios. I felt it was important to make an announcement as soon as we had clarity, so that is...

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