MWR hires Jeff Burton as test driver for 2014
Michael Waltrip Racing has hired Jeff Burton as a test driver,
with the possibility of running a partial Sprint Cup schedule in
The team will field the No. 66 Toyota for Burton at Las Vegas in
March. Additional races for Burton could be scheduled at a later
Co-owner Michael Waltrip is scheduled to drive the car in the
season-opening Daytona 500.
MWR said Monday Burton will drive the No. 55 during testing the
next two months as Brian Vickers continues treatment for blood
MWR scaled down to two cars for 2014 when sponsor NAPA Auto
Parts said it was leaving in the wake of a race manipulation
scandal at Richmond in September. Martin Truex Jr. has left the
team for Furniture Row Racing.