BREAKING: Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer part ways
On Wednesday morning, it has been announced that Michael Waltrip Racing will part ways with its driver Clint Bowyer by the end of 2015 season. In addition to that, Michael Waltrip Racing has also announced that it will stop racing full-time at the end of the season.
However, Michael Waltrip Racing has said that it will supply cars to Bowyer and David Ragan until the remainder of the running season. That being said, #15 and #55 Toyotas will still run with their current drivers. The reason of the change can be seen in MWR’s principal Robert Kauffman’s buying of a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing team.
“MWR will race hard and compete for the remainder of the 2015 season,” Kauffman said in a release “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 what we are doing today. I want to thank all of our staff, partners, sponsors and fans for all their effort and support over the years.
On behalf of Bowyer’s engagement to the team, Kauffman stated: “Clint Bowyer has done a lot for MWR since joining us in 2012 and we appreciate the energy and effort he has given the organization. After many discussions, Clint and I agreed we would go our separate ways at the end of the season and I wish him well in whatever direction he pursues.”
The move will make Bowyer a sought after racer for the 2016 Sprint Cup season. Where do you think he will go next?