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Michael Waltrip, team owner of MWR, commented Saturday on the future plans for the MWR#55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota. Waltrip discussed many things with the media on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, one thing was the future of the #55 team.
Mikey said, “Well, we’re — obviously I said we’ve raced with Aaron’s for 14 years, and we hope that we can sign something that will put that deal together for the near foreseeable future to come — three years or so. And, we’re working hard with Aaron’s.”
“We’ve targeted Brian Vickers as the guy that we want to drive our car. We think that Brian is a future champion of the Cup Series so we want Brian to drive it and we want Aaron’s to sponsor it. That’s the news and that’s where it’s at.
“I think both Aaron’s and Brian are very into making that happen. It would just be a matter of getting the details worked out in order to be able to announce it soon. So, when it happens it won’t be a surprise because that’s what we’re after.”
“I think Aaron’s growth in the business world, the amount of stores that they had when we started together and the amount they have now — I used to kid people all of the time, I said I don’t believe they think I had anything to do with that, but just in case I’ve been there the whole time and let’s just keep him around.”
“That was sort of the way that it started with Aaron’s and now with the ‘Aaron’s Dream Weekend’ and everything that they do in NASCAR, they’ve committed to this sport and hopefully that commitment will continue with Michael Waltrip Racing into the future.”(Toyota Racing transcript in part)
So it appears that MWR and Aaron’s is all but agreed on the successor to Mark Martin, all that is left is to get it in writing.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!