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Daytona testing right on track

Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday that January testing is still very much in play.

"Right now NASCAR is double-checking certainties on some dates," he said during an informal chat over lunch. "Everybody wants to test in January. NASCAR does. We do. The drivers do. It's just making sure we have dates that work for everyone."

It's a win-win for everyone obviously.

There has been no January testing in Daytona since 2008; only fan fest-type activities. Having cars on the track should entice more fans to take a peek. Drivers and teams want testing because they will be running on a new track. Repaving is expected...

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