A real estate company has posted signs at Michael Waltrip Racing proclaiming that the shop is “Available.”
A sign on the building and one near MWR’s signboard lists a phone number for inquiries with Lincoln Harris, a full-service real estate company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
MWR officials announced last year that the NASCAR Sprint Cup team would cease after the 2015 season with co-owner Rob Kauffman leaving to become a co-owner with Chip Ganassi Racing. The team filed paperwork in September with the state of North Carolina that 217 employees would lose their jobs at MWR. The layoffs are scheduled to conclude by April 15.
The Cornelius, North Carolina, shop – located about 30 minutes from Charlotte Motor Speedway – features two buildings and sits on 11.479 acres. A sign proclaims the facility has more than 142,000 square feet of space.
No price is listed. NBC Sports’ calls to Lincoln Harris were not returned Friday.
The Mecklenburg County Assessor’s office lists the shop’s value as $12,807,200 – based on an assessment in 2011.
Public records show that the property had a tax bill last year of $137,909.73. That bill was due Sept. 1, 2015. Public records listed the bill as delinquent Jan. 8. Public records indicated Monday that the bill had been paid.
Waltrip converted a former movie theatre into his race shop and officially opened the facility to the public in May 2007. Michael Waltrip Racing won seven races, including the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 with David Reutimann, while housed there. The team’s final Cup victory came July 14, 2013, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Brian Vickers.