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Full coverage of MWR penalties

September 10, 2013, NASCAR.com

The latest news on the MWR penalties and the Chase shakeup

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Truex talks about 'difficult situation'

Martin Truex Jr. discussed what he described as a "surreal" week for him. Truex was taken out of the Chase on Monday following NASCAR's penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for the team's actions at Richmond. | Read the full story

Bowyer tries to turn attention toward Chase

Clint Bowyer spoke to fans and media on Thursday at NASCAR Contenders Live about his focus on the Chase and putting the MWR scandal in the past. | Read the full story

MWR scandal shows teamwork has its limits

With the recent MWR scandal, more drivers are becoming more open about what exactly goes on behind the scenes and just how much drivers help each other out. | Read the full story

Truex responds on Twitter

Martin Truex Jr. took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank fans for their support in his first comments since NASCAR handed down penalties against Truex and Michael Waltrip Racing on Monday. | Read the full story

Sponsors reviewing relationship with MWR

In the wake of the penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing, NAPA Auto Parts says its reviewing its sponsorship relationship with MWR. 5-hour ENERGY is also looking at its relationship with the race team. | Read the full story

Gordon speaks out on Richmond aftermath

At a charity event on Wednesday, Jeff Gordon had plenty to say about the Richmond penalties and he shared his thoughts about the penalties that altered the Chase, but still left him out of the 10-race playoff. | Read the full story

Waltrip responds, discusses penalties

Michael Waltrip discussed the penalties against his racing team on Tuesday and said there was no plan to manipulate the Sprint Cup race at Richmond. | Read the full story

Truex pays highest price

While all three Michael Waltrip Racing drivers were punished with a point deduction, Martin Truex Jr, paid the highest price in losing his spot in the Chase, writes David Caraviello. | Read the full story

Newman reflects

Ryan Newman has had a busy few days and he discussed his thoughts about making the Chase at the expense of a close friend with NASCAR.com. | Read the full story

Newman in the Chase

NASCAR's penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing resulted in Newman joining the 12-man Chase, while Martin Truex Jr. was bumped out from the Chase due to his deduction in points from the penalties. | Read the full story


Truex out of Chase

Severe penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing resulted in Martin Truex Jr. being eliminated from the Chase due to a points loss. | Read the full story


NASCAR penalizes MWR

NASCAR handed Michael Waltrip Racing big penalties for its actions at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR said that MWR violated Section 12-4 (actions determental to stock car racing) in handing down its penalties to the race team. | Read the official release


Bowyer apologizes

Clint Bowyer apologized to fans upset over the finish at Richmond on ESPN's "SportsCenter" but insists his team has "owned up" and is ready to move forward. | Read the full story


Crew chief: Itching comments were about poison oak rash

Clint Bowyer's crew chief says the comments about itching that were made over the team's race radio were about the driver's poison oak rash and not some sort of code. | Read the full story


MWR issues statement

Michael Waltrip Racing issued a statement following the announcement of penalties against the racing team. MWR accepts the penalties issued by the sport and plans to move forward with the 2013 season. | Read the full story


SHR issues statement

Following NASCAR's decision to put Ryan Newman in the Chase, Stewart-Haas Racing released a statement in full support of the decision. | Read the full story


Gordon takes to Twitter to vent

NASCAR's penalties to MWR altered the Chase field but it didn't change a thing for Jeff Gordon. The four-time Sprint Cup champion remains out of Chase, and he has some issues with NASCAR's explanation of its ruling. | Read the full story


Newman discusses Richmond

Before NASCAR's decision to put Ryan Newman in the Chase, the driver discussed his thoughts about the end of the Sprint Cup race at Richmond during a teleconference announcing his move to Richard Childress Racing for the 2014 season. Newman said that how NASCAR handled the situation was "extremely important for all of us." | Read the full story | Newman joins RCR


Bowyer brings out late caution

A late spin by Clint Bowyer at Richmond appeared to knock Ryan Newman out of the Chase. And until Monday's penalties against MWR, it did. | Read the full story

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