Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 Toyota in each of the final four races of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule, Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday.
Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.
Michael Waltrip Racing is still seeking a sponsorship boost from 5-Hour Energy.
Rodney Childers is out for the remainder of the season, and Scott Miller is in as the crew chief for the No. 55 Sprint Cup car at Michael Waltrip Racing.
Brian Vickers had other options for a full-time Sprint Cup ride in 2014, but never seriously considered any as long as the No. 55 with Michael Waltrip Racing was on the table.
Brian Vickers on Tuesday will be named the full-time driver of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Sprint Cup car for 2014, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com.
Owner Michael Waltrip and others in the NASCAR garage hope to bring attention to the needs of those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes at the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend.
Veteran Mark Martin will drive the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup car while Denny Hamlin recovers from a back injury, the team announced on Thursday.
Brian Vickers will continue to share the No. 55 Toyota with Mark Martin and team owner Michael Waltrip in 2013 with the hope it leads to a full-time Sprint Cup ride in 2014.
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Toyota won on two fronts Sunday at Kansas Speedway. And Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. finishing 1-2 likely wasn't the biggest victory.
Danica Patrick's first qualifying run in a Cup car didn't carry much historical significance. But the fact she outran Michael Waltrip, Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin was an achievement in itself.
NASCAR mandated the four-car-per-team rule for a good reason; protecting smaller teams. But there are unintended consequences, and it could affect some big names.
NASCAR has confiscated the front windshields from Michael Waltrip Racing's two cars and a third car affiliated with the race team.
Clint Bowyer was in a strange predicament a couple months ago.
Michael Waltrip will drive a primarily black No. 15 Toyota in the Daytona 500, the same number he drove to his victory in the 2001 race marred by the death of car owner and friend Dale Earnhardt.