Toyota issues statement on Michael Waltrip Racing announcement

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Toyota issued a statement Thursday morning in regards to the announcement that Michael Waltrip Racing will not field full-time Sprint Cup entries next season.

Toyota’s statement read:

“We want to thank everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing for a great partnership and for being part of our ‘freshman class’– one of the race teams that helped us enter the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nine years ago. Clint Bowyer has been a valuable member of the Toyota Racing family for the past four years, and we will continue to support him, and the rest of the MWR team through the end of the 2015 season. We wish everyone associated with the team the best of luck in the future and we look forward to closing out the season focused on competing for a championship.”

Previously, 5-hour Energy issued a statement and Aaron’s issued a statement.