As NASCAR’s 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup approaches it might be a good time to take inventory of where Sprint Cup organizations stand.
Michael Waltrip Racing’s results might surprise you.
The breakout team of 2012 that visited victory lane three times and finished second in the Chase with Clint Bowyer has continued its success in 2013. MWR’s three-car team is second only to Hendrick Motorsports when it comes to the average owner points scored by each full-time car in the top 30.
TY NORRIS, MWR GENERAL MANAGER: “Organizational depth is certainly a goal for every team. It is nice to see that across the board MWR teams and drivers are competitive. So much of that comes down to teamwork between the crew chiefs, engineering staff and the drivers. They hold the key to an organization’s success and culture. When you have open communication and cooperation, it creates the culture that with a high tide, all boats rise. MWR has firmly established itself among the elites, but we must refine ourselves every day because yesterday’s success doesn’t guarantee anything for the future. Focus is always forward.”