"Since the first day 5-hour Energy, Clint and Brian showed up at MWR, we have been a contender for wins and championships. I am so thankful that we get to continue and add to what we have built," team co-owner Michael Waltrip said in a statement. "I am most happy for the employees of MWR who are the foundation of everything we do."
"After that happened, I never wanted to see another race track or race car again. We went to Rockingham, and I went because I felt responsible to be there," he said.