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Football is OV ER thankfully -- time for NASCAR the Daytona 500 a little more than two weeks away.
Where you'll see the newly redesigned generation six cars on the track.
Which look much more like actual production models that folks can actually buy.
I asked Daytona 500 winner NASCAR team owner and broadcaster Michael Waltrip if the redesign was to re engage fans.
Not just satisfy.
Grumpy -- -- The driver didn't like that other car and they felt that they and they didn't like -- so if you haven't kitchen and here the set that you told people it could do no good they're gonna try -- -- So when NASCAR redesigned this gym six artist Toyota Camry is so sexy look and it's gotten great minds.
But they also -- a downforce to amending the car lighter fluid Robert love -- and these things and they'll be able to raise each other harder.
What derisive get a look like at the 500 because the front end as long -- there rear deck is shorter so that just changes the dynamics of the car.
Are we gonna see every page is the tandem racing and the bomb that can just tell because they've been testing down -- -- They're gonna raise and a pack for the most part all day long.
But at the end they're gonna try to figure out a way to push each other kind of makes the cars go faster but we saw big testing crashed down and then in -- -- -- Joseph junior tried to bomb draft so.
Still be some learning that goes on during speed weeks time -- couple accidents will take place -- gas trying to push but.
It's gonna be a -- -- in terms of the.
Re engaging the fan and stopping the ratings dropped because again ratings were down again last year.
You're also a broadcaster you're gonna be in the days of what did you guys and -- fox I might add what are you guys gonna do differently -- talked about that how you might change the broadcast solid at all.
We're talking about putting more cameras inside the car may be a driver have a camera on his -- they can actually see -- G forces and that the bumps in the road to these guys go through and they rates.
Plus the tour you know we're stopping all over the country with this road to Daytona show in the -- in new car in the reception from the car's been amazing.
So I'm just thankful that these Toyota's are so cool -- and they're handling so well in the government so excited to be -- Watch his Toyota is she is -- rob race James -- we should point out that we have the ship in the Chevrolet and the pet.
-- -- we have instead Dale Junior reverend Gordon Hendrick and we have -- LLC the current champion -- -- -- Which they're making the switch from made the switch this year from -- -- deployed in terms of your race team the fifteen is that -- that Clinton -- drives for you.
You've had an unknown unbelievable year last year -- to your drivers were in the chase.
The best finish that you never had before that was sixteen then and what was the turning point in that race team was at one higher was a multiple hire as what was it.
It was a series of events that took place for us we got Scott -- owners are new competition -- that was key.
We hired mark -- -- legend race car driver that that help start -- -- -- that Clinton -- was also a big addition to our team.
But I think more so than anything -- pushed -- closer with Toyota who pushed inflows -- Joseph Gibbs racing that that relationship is really beginning to blossom so.
Twelve with a huge your breast finishing second in the championship the winning multiple races I believe as we raced toward thirteen.
We're even going to be better yet but the relationship with Toyota and with -- continues to flourish what.
-- you shoot for in the current year like how do you improve continued -- -- -- Clinton was seconds -- last year behind -- has -- school.
We went into the twelve season if I had a toady we're gonna raise for championship beautiful I was really crazy -- might hit my head.
But it as we raced toward thirteen.
We are thinking about championship so -- we're loaded in thinking that we're gonna win the championship we have a shot do just that.
We're gonna get that Martin tricks that massively eroded -- -- as well he was so close last year so many times that he may -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What my as saying in terms of sponsorships though the -- is -- and always wanna see victories but in terms of raising money from businesses.
How tough -- -- -- -- that's a tough job you know we still have vacancy on the five art -- some races and also on the -- -- so we're looking for sponsorship.
But you know this tour we're on the sonoco road to Daytona.
We're in New York City today we're gonna be and Atlanta we were in Detroit and so we're just working hard to raise interest in the sport.
And I -- have never been more excited about upcoming season these cars are all looking Seattle China's Vienna -- they were does that track records every week.
Because of the speed.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You -- on fox Sunday February 24 coverage starting at 12 noon eastern.
A big thank you to Michael -- trip.
And again the -- raise the speed -- start next weekend to cut Saturday steered -- not.
But I think we're getting there it's your time -- conduct like Christmas for days too long has felt like three years was good Michael won't provide American.
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