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Michael Waltrip Racing

February 01, 2015, NASCAR.com

Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip Racing's history and full crews for Brian Vickers, Clint Bowyer's teams

Manufacturer: Toyota
Engine builder: TRD
Debut season: 2002
Owner standings

Two-time Daytona 500-winner Michael Waltrip ventured into running cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2002. It wasn't until 2007, the same year Rob Kauffman joined Michael Waltrip Racing as a co-owner, that the flagship team for Toyota Racing Development fielded a full-time Cup entry. Drivers Dale Jarrett and Waltrip led behind the wheel, with Waltrip bringing home the team's first pole that season. Their first win came at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2009 as David Reutimann rolled into Victory Lane.

In 2012, Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. earned the team's first berths in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Clint Bowyer would return as a Chase competitor the following year, but MWR experienced some hardships in 2014.

Bowyer did not qualify for the postseason and finished 19th in the final standings. Vickers, meanwhile, ran a full season but has already announced he will miss the first two races of 2015 after heart surgery in the offseason.

Michael Waltrip Racing is based out of Cornelius, North Carolina. Visit the team's website here.

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Clint Bowyer

Hometown:
Emporia, Kan.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Brian Pattie
Car Chief: Billy Curwood
Engine Engineer: Chris Valverde
Race Engineer: Dax Gerringer
Spotter: Brett Griffin

Over-the-wall crew members:
Front Tire Changer: Terry Spalding
Front Tire Carrier: Allen Steele
Rear Tire Changer: Lee Cunningham
Rear Tire Carrier: PJ Briody
Jack Man: Brian Chase
Gas Man: Evan Marchal

Road crew members:
2nd Engineer: Tim O'Brien
Interior Mechanic: Chris Sherwood
Shock Specialist: Adam Cooke
Front Mechanic: J.D. Frey
Rear Mechanic: Travis Stock
Tire Specialist: Andrew Beason
Engine Tuner: Joe Bullard
Truck Driver: Ray Erwin
2nd Truck Driver: Jeff Shano

Brian Vickers

Hometown:
Thomasville, N.C.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Billy Scott
Car Chief: Steve Channing
Engine Engineer: Tim Bruce
Spotter: Roman Pemberton
Race Engineer: Brandon Pope
Second Engineer: Joe Bisson

Over-the-wall crew members:
Front Tire Changer: Ryan Langley
Front Tire Carrier: Chris Hall
Rear Tire Changer: Shannon Myers
Rear Tire Carrier: Blake Haugland
Jack Man: Wes Evans
Gas Man: Jeff Kerr

Road crew members:
Interior Mechanic: David Cropps
Shock Specialist: Jeremy Sharpley
Front Mechanic: Kevin White
Rear Mechanic: Joe Zanolini
Tire Specialist: Scott Swift
Engine Tuner: Denny Chandler
Truck Driver: Stump Lewis
2nd Truck Driver: Al Nelson