When the results weren’t matching the financial investment Rob Kauffman was making on an annual basis, the co-owner could no longer justify pouring money into the organization.
That’s the explanation Kauffman gave Friday for his decision this week to pull out of MWR. He rescued Michael Waltrip during MWR’s rocky 2007 debut season, but will shift his money to Chip Ganassi Racing beginning next season.
“Michael Waltrip Racing wouldn’t have existed through today without substantial and continued financial support from me, ” Kauffman said at Bristol Motor Speedway. “From a business standpoint, that didn’t make sense any longer. You can’t have a top-10 budget and top-10 resources and not be in the top 10 for a sustained period of time.