Michael Waltrip Racing is running the special #55 as a salute to sponsors Jet Edge and Freightliner. MWR uses a 90,000 psi Jet Edge waterjet system to cut more than 1,000 parts for each of its racecars. MWR builds about 56 cars per year, including the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry driven by Michael Waltrip, Mark Martin and Brian Vickers, the #56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry driven by Martin Truex Jr., and the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry driven by Clint Bowyer.
Vickers, who is driving the #55 car in eight races this year for MWR, became the youngest Busch Series champion in NASCAR history in 2003, at the age of 20.
“We were absolutely blown away when MWR told us they would be running a special Jet Edge car at Loudon,” said Jet Edge president Jude Lague. “MWR is truly a first-class organization and we are so proud that they use a Jet Edge waterjet system to make their parts, and that they think so highly of us to put a Jet Edge car on the track.”
The race will air at 1 p.m. EST on ESPN.
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