Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Official: Truex to MWR in 2010; Waltrip to Partial Schedule

Michael Waltrip Racing announced earlier today that Martin Truex Jr. will join the team in 2010 and drive the #56 NAPA Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Truex's contract runs out at the end of 2009 and he will finish the season with Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing in the #1 Chevrolet. He says he is totally committed to EGR and looks to finish the second half of the season on a strong note. He currently sits 24th in points with only three top 10 finishes.

Waltrip on the other hand will stay in the #55 Toyota next season and run a partial schedule to focus more on being a car owner. NAPA has signed on for a multi-year contract to sponsor Truex. Waltrip has four career Sprint Cup wins, two of which were the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003.

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