Bowyer, 5 Hour Energy staying with MWR

May 5, 2014 No Comments


By: Brian Wiggins, Senior Writer 

Clint Bowyer isn’t leaving Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) anytime soon.

It was announced Monday that the driver of the No.15 5 Hour Energy Toyota had signed a multi-year contract to stay on as a driver with the organization.

“This is big news for all of us,” Bowyer said in a press release issued by MWR. “It creates great stability and excitement about what the next few years can bring. MWR is my racing home and continuing this relationship with 5-hour ENERGY was a high priority. It’s time to put the paperwork in a drawer and focus on winning.” 

Sponsor, 5 Hour Energy, also agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the team.

“We have clearly aligned ourselves with one of the most competitive and energetic drivers in racing and we felt it was really important for us to continue the equity we have built over the past three years,” said Scott Henderson, president of 5-hour ENERGY.

“We love Clint, the people at MWR and the sport of NASCAR. The extension decision was also based on our racing program’s success with our sales team and all of our participating retailers.” 

Since joining MWR in 2012, Bowyer has won three races and has qualified for the Chase in both seasons with the team which included the team’s first Chase birth in 2012.

All of that has been accomplished with crew chief, Brian Pattie, atop of the pit box for Bowyer, who also agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the team.

“Since the first day 5-hour ENERGY, Clint and Brian showed up at MWR, we have been a contender for wins and championships. I am so thankful that we get to continue and add to what we have built,” said co-owner Michael Waltrip. “I am most happy for the employees of MWR who are the foundation of everything we do.”

Currently, Bowyer is eighteenth in the series point standings. The Kansas native will make his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.

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