Michael Waltrip Racing has officially confirmed that David Reutimann's time with the team is done as of the end of the 2011 season.
"David has been a significant part of Michael Waltrip Racing since the very beginning and will forever be a part of our heritage," Michael Waltrip said in a statement. "We want to thank David for his contribution to our growth and success over the past five years and wish him well in the future."
This gives fuel to the reports earlier in the week that Mark Martin would be coming on board MWR as a part-time driver, with much of Reutimann's sponsorship money potentially going to Clint Bowyer.
Shortly after the news broke, Waltrip took to Twitter and issued the following tweet:
UPDATE: Mark Martin will drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012 and 2013. Martin's schedule will be for 25 races in each season. He will make his MWR debut in the 2012 Daytona 500.
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