Toyota issues statement on MWR co-owner agreeing to purchase interest in Chip Ganassi Racing

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Toyota issued a statement Friday morning about the news that Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has agreed to purchase an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing.

Toyota’s statement is from Ed Laukes, vice president marketing, performance and guest experience for Toyota Motor Sales.

“We’ve spoken with Rob Kauffman and understand he has agreed to buy an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Rob has not disclosed the plans for Michael Waltrip Racing past the 2015 racing season. Toyota and TRD remain focused on winning races and championships with our team partners this year.”