Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 NAPA Toyota, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
With the expectation that the new Generation 6 car will make competition even closer in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season, teams will be more dependent on pit crews to gain an advantage. Imagine Mark Martin's satisfaction when he received the green light on a state-of-the-art training facility for Michael Waltrip Racing. The long-time fitness guru, who set the standard for the next generation of NASCAR racers, acknowledged he's been on a "seven-to-eight-month crusade" with the owners of MWR to develop a center which would rival any in the sport. While the program remains in the planning stages, now that MWR has signed off on the project, Martin will devote his time to bringing it to fruition. "We needed a building, we needed a room," Martin said. "I didn't want to take it too much further, I didn't want to put more time and effort and planning into it until we got that. But the coaching staff, having an equipment list that I received (on Tuesday), so now we have a layout o...
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