BDR Daytona test preview

Preseason training camp begins at Bill Davis Racing. HIGH POINT, NC - Bill Davis Racing's Winston Cup teams head to Daytona International this week for a three-day test. Ward Burton, defending Daytona 500 Champion, and teammate Kenny Wallace will ...

BDR Daytona test preview

Preseason training camp begins at Bill Davis Racing.

HIGH POINT, NC - Bill Davis Racing's Winston Cup teams head to Daytona International this week for a three-day test. Ward Burton, defending Daytona 500 Champion, and teammate Kenny Wallace will both test two cars and find out just where they stack up against the competition. This test session marks the first on-track activity for both teams.

"We are certainly looking forward to our test this week," said Bill Davis, owner of the No. 22 Caterpillar and No. 23 Stacker 2 Dodge teams. "We have made a lot of improvements to our organization over the past couple of months and I am looking forward to seeing how they are going to affect our on-track performance.

"The No. 22 team has made some significant changes to its team. They began pit stop practices and they shouldn't be concerned at all in that department. Frank has brought new leadership to the program and I think it has been well received."

The Stacker 2 team also has a great deal to look forward to this season. With the addition of Wallace, the team has added confidence and renewed desire to return to the racetrack. Crew chief Philippe Lopez and Wallace seemed to adapt to their new relationship almost instantaneously.

"We saw great things out of the No. 23 last year," said Davis. "Philippe and Kenny started working together at Darlington and they continued to improve each and every week. I am really looking forward to getting them on the track because I believe they will disprove a lot of critics."

The entire Bill Davis Racing team has been abuzz trying to prepare for the 2003 season. With the addition of Stoddard to help navigate the No. 22 team back on course and Wallace behind the wheel of the No. 23, there are great things on the horizon for Bill Davis Racing.

Fans can catch a glimpse of the lineup of Bill Davis Racing drivers at Daytona USA on Wednesday, January 15 at 6PM. Burton, Wallace and Davis will be on hand for a Q&A session.

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