5-Hour Energy to back Bowyer in '14
September 27, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Sponsor reviews partnership with Michael Waltrip Racing, decides to maintain relationship
Michael Waltrip Racing needed some good news after the Richmond scandal, and it got it in the form of 5-Hour Energy's pledge to back Clint Bowyer's No. 15 MWR Toyota for 2014.
The company announced its decision on its Facebook page early Friday, explaining that it decided to say something earlier than usual because of the number of people impacted by it, particularly hard-working MWR employees, the statement read.
5-Hour Energy's decision to continue as Bowyer's sponsor came a little more than a week after NAPA Auto Parts parted ways with MWR and the No. 56 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. over the penalties at Richmond. NAPA's statement said that it believed in fair play and did not condone the actions that led to the penalties after Richmond, the final race before the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup began.