Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Patrick Carpentier will drive the No. 99 NAPA Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal in August. In 2007, Carpentier won the pole for this race and finished second in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, he also ran well [...]
It’s official: Martin Truex Jr will move from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to Michael Waltrip Racing next season in the No. 56 NAPA Toyota Camry. Michael Waltrip will remain in the No. 55 on a part time basis. Waltrip’s team will also be sponsored by NAPA. This move has been expected for weeks.
Jayski is reporting via ESPN that multiple sources have confirmed that Martin Truex Jr is going to be announced as the newest driver for Michael Waltrip Racing with NAPA serving as his primary sponsor. I think this move makes sense.
Chip Ganassi Racing is said to be looking to merge with another team to stay in NASCAR. The team shut down the Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 team, laying off 71 employees in the process. The team is also losing Reed Sorenson next season to Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Michael Waltrip Racing, which has already lost UPS [...]
Kobalt Leading Candidate To Sponsor Truck Series Kobalt Tools, a Lowe’s brand, is said to be the leading candidate to sponsor the truck series. Craftsman, a Sears brand, will not renew its sponsorship of the series. Stanley Tools and NAPA have been rumored to be potential sponsors as well. Should Kobalt reach and agreement to [...]