Jeff Burton's first race for next season is March 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Jeff Burton has joined Michael Waltrip Racing to test and drive the No. 66 Toyota in a select number of races during the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season, the team announced on Monday.
Burton will begin testing for MWR on Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His first scheduled race for next season is March 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. MWR said other races added to Burton's schedule will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 66 in the Feb. 23 Daytona 500.
MWR had three full-time teams in NASCAR's top series this past season, but the organization is downsizing to two full-time teams and one part-time next year. MWR lost its sponsorship from NAPA in wake of the organization's attempt to manipulate the outcome of the Sept. 7 race at Richmond International Raceway and get Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.