Michael Waltrip Racing announced that it has mutually agreed with Cal Wells to part ways effective immediately.
MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman said:
We want to thank Cal for his strong contribution to getting Michael Waltrip Racing to where it is today. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors. We plan to go forward now with the solid management team that is in place, and bring MWR to the next level.
This announcement follows the news that the team’s director of vehicle design, Mike Coughlan, left the team to join Williams Formula 1 team. While it appears Wells’s departure was somewhat amicable, Coughlan’s does not seem to be so. MWR filed suit against Coughlan and the Williams F1 team. MWR claims breach of contract against Coughlan and interference of contract against Williams.