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Some work still unfinished, Team Waltrip ready to race

Building a Nextel Cup team from the ground up -- and with a manufacturer new to the series -- wasn't easy. Michael Waltrip will start to learn just how well he's doing as an owner when testing starts next week, writes David Newton.

Updated: January 11, 2007, 5:52 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The popcorn machines and billboards that once made this 123,000-square foot building on Liverpool Parkway a thriving 12-screen movie theater are gone. So are the ramps and half pipes on which skateboarders such as Tony Hawk once performed in an adjacent building.

Now there are hydraulic shears, shock dynos and car frames.

Welcome to Waltrip Racing World.

By the time owner Michael Waltrip and his three Toyota-based Nextel Cup teams return from ...

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