5-Hour Energy Refuse to Commit to Michael Waltrip Racing Sponsorship for 2014

September 23, 2013

5-Hour Energy refused to commit to sponsoring Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2014 season.

The president of the energy shot company refused Sunday to give a firm commitment that 5-Hour Energy would remain with MWR and sponsor Clint Bowyer’s car in 2014.

“We’ll see how the year plays out,” company president Scott Henderson said Sunday at New Hampshire. Michael Waltrip said Friday he expected 5-Hour Energy to remain with MWR.

But Henderson, who had a friendly chat with Bowyer before the race, made it seem like no decision was made. “There’s a lot of talk about integrity,” he said. “When the guy who’s in charge can say, ‘I can do whatever I want and I’m going to do it and I just did,’ I wonder about integrity. I want to make sure we can win in this sport, OK?”

Michael Waltrip Racing has already lost NAPA Auto Parts as a sponsor last week after the team was found to have altered the Race to the Chase outcome  with their actions during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.