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Jun 24
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Clint Bowyer on the Hunt for Victory Lane

2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5-hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —   The state of Kentucky (technically termed the Commonwealth of Kentucky) is probably most recognized as the home of horse racing in the United States. More appealing to Clint Bowyer, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, the Blue Grass state also claims to have the highest per capita population of deer and turkey. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile track situated in Sparta, Ky., this weekend. And while Bowyer won’t have time to hunt deer or turkey, he and the No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota crew will be hunting something else- victory lane. With the Michael Waltrip Racing team currently occupying 15th place in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, the team would like nothing more than to ... FULL STORY »

Traffic jam knocks Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of top 12 at Sonoma

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, climbs into his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 10, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images SONOMA, Calif.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a strong qualifying lap in the works on Saturday morning at Sonoma Raceway until he ran up behind a slower car in the racing groove. With his progress impeded, Earnhardt failed to advance to the ... FULL STORY »

Sonoma Friday Notebook: Two-stop or three-stop strategy? That is the question

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images SONOMA, Calif. – Road courses pose a different sort of challenge to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, but they also give crew chiefs the opportunity to try strategies that simply aren’t viable at oval tracks. The length of Sunday’s Toyota / ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Toyota/Save Mart 350 Final Practice Session Speeds

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 20, 2014 in Sonoma, California. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record at Sonoma Raceway has the makings of being broken, as Friday's top practice speeds (in both sessions) would be good enough for a new Toyota/Save Mart 350 qualifying track record. Kurt Busch's ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Toyota/Save Mart 350 Q&A with Driver Clint Bowyer

2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Do you feel pressure to perform at road courses after winning at Sonoma in 2012? “There’s always pressure in this sport, it doesn’t matter what race you go back to, and especially ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Toyota/Save Mart 350 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers says NASCAR Sprint Cup racing on road courses is so exciting it’s time the sport’s leaders take it global. He believes Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway will be ... FULL STORY »

Clint Bowyer – Road Course Ringer?

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma on June 24, 2012 in Sonoma, California. - Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —   The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 where drivers will turn right for the first of two times this year. The 1.99-mile road course is notorious for its technical turns ... FULL STORY »



Brett Moffitt, driver of the #66 Toyota Let's Go Places Toyota, talks with a crew member during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 13, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Q&A with Ty Norris & Brett Moffitt
Posted 06.13.14
TY NORRIS, executive vice president of business development and general manager, Michael Waltrip Racing What is Brett Moffitt’s future with MWR? “Brett (Moffitt) has been doing quite a bit of testing for us in various forms.  We’ve seen a lot of progress in him -- he was very successful for us when he drove ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Q&A with Driver Brian Vickers
Posted 06.13.14
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing How does it feel to be back racing NSCS at Michigan? “It’s good to be back at Michigan -- wow, this media center is nice.  I don’t think I’ve been to the new one.  Obviously, it’s been a few years since I’ve raced ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brett Moffitt - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Brett Moffitt 2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview
Posted 06.12.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  No. 66 Let’s Go Places Toyota Camry driver Brett Moffitt will make his second career start on Sunday when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway. The 21-year-old Grimes, Iowa native made his Sprint Cup debut at Dover on June 1 finishing 22nd. Moffitt, Jeff Burton and Michael Waltrip ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5 hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Special Gift
Posted 06.11.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —   The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit travels to Michigan International Speedway for a 400-mile race this weekend. One lucky driver will be able to give his or her father a special gift after the event, which falls on Father’s Day. While Clint Bowyer’s dad, Chris “Pops” Bowyer, has witnessed his ...FULL STORY »
NSCS No. 55 Crew Chief Scott Miller - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
MWR’s Scott Miller Confident No. 55 Team Can Close the Deal for the Chase
Posted 06.10.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Michigan International Speedway this weekend with just 12 races remaining before the sport’s 16-team playoffs begin. Michael Waltrip Racing’s two fulltime drivers Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer are both in the battle to secure one of those 16 spots. Under the new rules ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Pocono 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 06.06.14
Brian Vickers, with a lap speed of 180.854 m.p.h., was the fastest Friday during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Pocono 400 practice session at Pocono Raceway. Second fastest with a lap speed of 180.223 m.p.h., was Brad Keselowski, followed by Kevin Harvick (179.813 m.p.h.) who was third, Kurt Busch ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brett Moffitt (MWR) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Brett Moffitt to Drive MWR’s No. 66 Toyota at Michigan; His Second Career Start
Posted 06.05.14
Jeff Burton to Drive at NHMS in July CORNELIUS, N.C. - Michael Waltrip Racing announced today Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 66 Let’s Go Places Toyota at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, marking his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Moffitt, a 21-year-old Iowa native, made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut ...FULL STORY »
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 RK Motors Toyota, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Jamey Price/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer – Tricky Math?
Posted 06.03.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —   After a fourth-place finish at Dover last week, the No. 15 RK Motors Toyota team travels to a track known for its somewhat tricky characteristics– Pocono Raceway. The 2.5-mile track located in the Pocono Mountains is unique in many ways to other tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup         Series ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Pocono 400 Race Preview
Posted 06.03.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers races at Pocono Raceway’s “tricky triangle” Sunday for the first time since 2011. The 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track has been one of the Michael Waltrip Racing driver’s favorites on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. Vickers owns four top-five finishes and has led ...FULL STORY »


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