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Mark Martin

Waltrip gearing up to rewrite history

Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500.

He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing.

"When I was a kid thinking about Daytona, I never dreamed I would start more NASCAR races there than anyone," Waltrip, 48, said. "That's amazing."

Hopefully, Waltrip will bring plenty of 5-Hour Energy — one of his sponsors — down to Daytona.

Waltrip will also race the No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota in the Budweiser Shootout on Saturday, run point for the three Sprint Cup teams...