Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Thursday during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte North Carolina they’ve reached a deal with Joe Nemechek & Jay Robinson Racing to field a 3rd car out of the MWR stable for 2014.
The #66 Toyota (Formerly the #56) will compete in all 36 NSCS races this season. MWR team owner Michael Waltrip will pilot the car in the season opening Daytona 500 in February and then again in May at Talladega. Jeff Burton is slated to drive the car in six to-eight races this season, with the first coming at Las Vegas in March. Joe Nemechek will pilot the car for the remaining balance of the season.
It’s unclear at the moment how this announcement will impact Nemechek’s current team NEMCO-JRR which has fielded the #87 Toyota in NSCS competition since 2009.
Nemechek and Jay Robinson recently announced they had reached a deal of their own with a group of investors to form Identity Ventures Racing. Entering a partnership with several investors would enable NEMCO-JRR to become more competitive in 2014 after spending several years as a start and park operation.
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