BILL ELLIOTT TESTS THE NO. 00 BURGER KING CAR AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE AND KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY THIS WEEK BROOKLYN, MI (June 19, 2006) -- This week, Bill Elliott is testing the No. 00 Burger King NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series entry at the Milwaukee...
BILL ELLIOTT TESTS THE NO. 00 BURGER KING CAR AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE AND KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY THIS WEEK
BROOKLYN, MI (June 19, 2006) -- This week, Bill Elliott is testing the No. 00 Burger King NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series entry at the Milwaukee Mile and Kentucky Speedway in preparation for the five races he will compete in this season for Michael Waltrip Racing.
"Today, we were just shaking down the Burger King car at the Milwaukee Mile so that we can be well prepared for the race at Loudon (New Hampshire International Speedway) in a few weeks," Elliott stated. "We'll be at Kentucky Speedway tomorrow to work on the car for our first race of the season at Chicagoland Speedway. We'll test at the track for two days. I think Chicagoland will be one of the most challenging tracks for us."
As Elliott helps Michael Waltrip Racing continue to lay groundwork for 2007, Michael Waltrip prepares for his role as a team owner and driver of the No. 55 NAPA Toyota Camry. In addition to the relationship with NAPA, Michael Waltrip Racing announced a partnership with Domino's Pizza (DPZ) and Burger King Corporation (BKC) to be co-primary sponsors of their second 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series team.
"We announced our second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series team yesterday at Michigan International Speedway," Michael Waltrip said, who will be on site at Kentucky Speedway during the test session this Wednesday as team owner. "It is not often that you see two companies within the same industry come together for primary sponsorship at this level. We're happy Burger King signed on with us for five races this year too. We're testing this week to build for our future and we've got a great driver that will help us advance our program. As a driver, I know what it takes to win and it is fun to be able to watch from a team owner's perspective."
"The five races that Bill will run will help us put the pieces of the puzzle together for all of our NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series entries next season," Crew Chief Larry Carter added. "We're close to being ready for our first race at Chicagoland Speedway. Our test today went well. We are plugging away at making the car rotate better because it was tight today. Overall, the car is really sound and we are pleased with our progress."
The first race for Bill Elliott and the No. 00 Burger King Michael Waltrip Racing team will take place on July 9th at Chicagoland Speedway. Live coverage of the USG Sheetrock 400 begins at 3 p.m. Eastern on TNT and will be broadcast by MRN Radio.