The Michael Waltrip Racing Story Ends How It Began

So Michael Waltrip Racing and their number 15 team gets slapped with a 25 point penalty, for something about "beveled washers" at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Crew chief Billy Scott gets a suspension, and the upshot of all of it is Clint Bowyer's slim chances of advancing further in the 2015 Chase have taken a much harder hit than anything experienced by Kevin Harvick. Bowyer may as well have stayed home considering the points hit he took. The Michael Waltrip Racing story ends pretty much ...

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Sometimes It’s Not The Race, But Who Wins It

I walked away from Sunday's race at Pocono feeling good. Was it because of the scintillating, spine-tingling, edge of your seat action? Not really. The racing was o.k., but I've seen better. What really made this race was the race winner. Sometimes it's not the race, but who wins it that makes it good. Though he was a winner of back-to-back championships in what we now call the Xfinity Series, wins have not come in abundance for Martin Truex Jr. Some thought that after he picked up his fi ...

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Martin Truex Jr.: A Tale Of Persistence

  It's been a wild ride, and not in the best sense of the term for Martin Truex Jr. His career sure looked promising after back-to-back titles in what is now the Xfinity Series. While he earned a 2007 win at Dover for DEI, Truex had the misfortune of joining the team while it was on a downhill slide. The New Jersey native came on board at Michael Waltrip Racing, as a big part of their upswing, picked up a big win at Sonoma, and just when it all appeared to be coming together, "Spinga ...

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