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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: The NASCAR Next Gen car sits in the garage area during the NASCAR Cup Series test at Daytona International Speedway on December 15, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: The NASCAR Next Gen car sits in the garage area during the NASCAR Cup Series test at Daytona International Speedway on December 15, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Rolex 24 training not just for NASCAR drivers, but crews

Action Express Racing team manager Gary Nelson says the team has relied on its NASCAR connections to provide the staff for the all-star lineup of Jimmie Johnson, Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Rockenfeller, and Simon Pagenaud in No. 48 Cadillac DPi-V.R entry at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The solution came from reaching out to NASCAR teams, primarily Hendrick Motorsports, and presenting them with an opportunity to give their employees on-the-job training with some of the same pit equipment that will become standard in 2022 when the NASCAR Cup Series adopts its next-generation car.

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