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Michael Waltrip Racing

Team NameMichael Waltrip Racing Holdings LLC
Owner NamesMichael Waltrip
Robert Kauffman
BaseCornelius, North Carolina
SeriesSprint Cup Series
Nationwide Series
K&N Pro Series East
DriversSprint Cup Series:
00. David Reutimann
15. Michael Waltrip
56. Martin Truex, Jr.
Nationwide Series:
99. Ryan Truex/Travis Pastrana
East Series:
00. Ryan Truex
SponsorsSprint Cup Series:
00. Aaron's
56. NAPA Auto Parts
Nationwide Series:
99. Aaron's, OUT! Pet Care, Boost Mobile
East Series:NAPA Auto Parts
Debut1994 Goody's 250
Drivers Champ2 2009 Camping World East Series, 2010 K&N Pro Series East

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Michael Waltrip Racing Holdings LLC, doing business as Michael Waltrip Racing ("MWR"), is a professional stock car racing team focused on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The company is as a 50 50 partnership between Robert "Rob" Kauffman, the 44-year-old founder and managing partner of Fortress Investment Group, and Michael Waltrip, who first established the team in 1996. The team was the first full-time three-car team to field Toyota Camrys when Toyota entered Sprint Cup racing in 2007, and is now one of two three-car teams under the Toyota banner (along with Joe Gibbs Racing), while occasionally fielding a four-car lineup.

Currently, MWR fields the #00 Aaron's Rent Toyota Camry for David Reutimann, the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry for Martin Truex, Jr., and the #15/55 NAPA Auto PartsAaron's Rent Toyota Camry part-time for owner Michael Waltrip in the Sprint Cup Series. In addition, MWR has a technical alliance with JTG Daugherty Racing to field a third full-time Sprint Cup car, the #47 Kroger Toyota Camry for Bobby Labonte, which competes as a part of the MWR team.

Also, under a technical alliance with Prism Motorsports, MWR supplies up to two additional Toyota Camrys for the Sprint Cup series, the #66 and the #55, along with technical support, although these cars do not compete as part of MWR. Under a separate technical alliance with Germain Racing, MWR supplies the #13 Toyota Camry for Casy Mears. Thus, in total, MWR is preparing at least six and maybe up to seven cars for any one Sprint Cup race. In addition, MWR partnered with Diamond Ridge Motorsports to run the #99 Aaron's Rent Out!Pet Care Toyota Camry in the Nationwide Series. In 2011 Waltrip team up with rally driver Travis Pastrana to form Pastrana-Waltrip Racing a two year venture for Pastrana to transition into NASCAR. That team is a continuation of Diamond-Waltrip Racing and will field the #99 Toyota with new sponsorship from Boost Mobile.

In addition, MWR fields the #00 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry for Ryan Truex, Martin's younger brother, in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and development entries in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Eddie Sharp Racing and USARacing for Ken and Brett Butler. Ryan Truex won the Camping World East Series championship in 2009, MWR's first series championship. Truex also went back to back with that championship, winning the 2010 K&N Pro Series East championship.

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