Two sponsors of Michael Waltrip Racing released statements on Wednesday that said they were discussing their partnership with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race tea.
NAPA’s Facebook page has the following message:
“The actions taken by Michael Waltrip’s Racing team this past weekend leading to the penalties assessed by NASCAR, are very concerning. We are disappointed that a partner associated with our organization would make such a significant error in judgment. In addition, we have launched our own review to determine the future of our partnership with Michael Waltrip’s Racing team. The NAPA AUTO PARTS organization is proud of its long-standing NASCAR relationship. We share a passion with our customers for high quality racing and seek to determine the best course of action for our customers, NASCAR fans, and the NAPA organization.”
WALTRIP DEFENDS: HEAD OF MWR DEFENDS ORGANIZATION
5 Hour Energy posted this on its twitter account:
“We respect NASCAR’s penalties against MWR & are addressing our sponsorship relations internally. We appreciate your understanding & patience.”
Clint Bowyer will compete in the NASCAR Chase while teammate Martin Truex Jr. has been removed and replaced by Ryan Newman after NASCAR conducted a review of Saturday nights race at Richmond International Raceway.