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This Week at the Shop: Testing

The final road course race of the season takes place in two weeks in Watkins Glen, NY. This unique race presents a great opportunity for teams outside of a Chase position to clinch a wild card spot with a win. Earlier this week, JGR sent its road course cars at Road Atlanta, a track where teams are permitted by NASCAR to test.¬† Road Course expert Max Papis joined Joey Logano for the test to provide invaluable insight and instructions for improving road course techniques. We equipped this No. 20 Home Depot Toyota with a passenger’s seat – something you don’t see too often in NASCAR racecars.

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Back in Huntersville, the car chiefs and mechanics were busy putting final touches on the cars that will race in Pocono.

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And as always, the fabrication team was at work perfecting the shape of cars that will race in future events. This Interstate Batteries Camry sits under¬† “The Claw” which checks body points for compliance with NASCAR’s stringent rule book.

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Of course, the cars have to go fast, but they also have to look good! In this picture, one of Kyle Busch’s Toyotas is wrapped in M&M’s colors by the very talented bodyman known around the shop simply as “Dogg.”

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