First sessions at Daytona---Changes to Many Teams


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First sessions at Daytona

Published on: 01/08/06 Changes, changes and more changes
Kurt Busch takes over the No. 2 Dodge from Rusty Wallace, who retired. Among his challenges will be overcoming the image damage from an incident with local authorities last November in Phoenix that led to his suspension from Roush Racing for the final two races of the season despite the former champion's participation in the Chase.
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!--startclickprintinclude--><!--begintext-->While Wallace did walk away as planned after last season, Mark Martin did not, and his 2006 plans look like those of a rookie. In addition to his Cup duties, he plans to race in the Busch Series as well as make seven starts in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Jamie McMurray, who has just one Cup win after more than three seasons in Chip Ganassi's Dodge, will join Roush Racing, the team that dominated the Chase in 2005, placing all five of its drivers among the 10 who competed for the title in the final 10 races. McMurray, whose status for this season was uncertain up until the final weeks of 2005, essentially takes over the Ford driven last year by Busch, only it will carry the No. 26 instead of the old No. 97.
Other drivers taking new rides include Michael Waltrip, who moves from DEI's No. 15 Chevrolet to the No. 55 Dodge at Bill Davis Racing; Travis Kvapil, who leaves the shuttered No. 77 Dodge team to drive the No. 32 Chevrolet for Cal Wells; and Scott Wimmer, who moves to the No. 4 Chevrolet after losing his ride in Davis' No. 22 Dodge.
Veteran Ken Schrader takes over the No. 21 Ford vacated by Ricky Rudd's retirement and his old No. 49 goes to the rookie Sherman.


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