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CORNELIUS, N.C. — After completing its most successful season in 2012, the three Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota teams are ready to start the 2013 season with the annual three-day Daytona Preseason Thunder test at Daytona International Speedway. Highlighting the test that begins Thursday will be the drafting of the new-look Gen-6 production modeled racers that make their competition debut in the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 24 Scott Miller, the team’s executive vice president of competition, said MWR drivers Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Mark Martin will drive in this week’s test. Teams face a huge learning curve with the Gen-6 and only weeks before the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing at Daytona. The Sprint Cup teams will also test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Jan. 17-18. Scott Miller, MWR’s executive vice president of competition: “We need to go down there and start to understand the 2013 package. We need to understand how to gain speed and to keep the cars cool in the draft...
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