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Waltrip to add third Cup team? Michael Waltrip Racing is preparing to add a driver but not a team.
Team co-owner Michael Waltrip said Friday he hopes to have a deal completed with driver Clint Bowyer and a sponsor within seven to 10 days. The move will not necessitate the addition of new personnel or expansion, however. MWR has been providing resources for the JTG Daugherty team - in essence a third team - but that relationship will end at year's end. Beginning next season, all three Cup teams operated out of the MWR shop will be owned by the organization.
"Our goal is to run three teams with Martin (Truex Jr.), David (Reutimann) and Clint next year. We're not going to be doing something we're not already doing," Waltrip said.
"We shouldn't have any growing pains, if you will."
Bobby Labonte is driving the JTG Daugherty entry this season. MWR has announced the addition of Scott Miller, who will begin as executive vice president of competition at the end of this season. Miller is the former competition director for Richard Childress Racing.
"We have a bunch of smart people, but we didn't have someone like Scott Miller who can run things on a day-to-day basis but also has a global view of where we need to go to be good a couple years down the road," Waltrip said.
"Scott has an unusual ability to marry engineering support with the mechanical. The cars are so technical now, there are just so many intricate details."
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