DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 15: A group fo cars during the NASCAR Aerodynamic and Fuel Injection Test at Daytona International Speedway on November 15, 2011 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
If you blinked, you probably missed NASCAR's offseason.
But that's OK. Who needs an offseason, anyway? It's time to get back to racing, and the Sprint Cup Series drivers will take to the Daytona International Speedway over the next three days in their first action of the season.
NASCAR is holding an open test to determine whether its new rule changes can break up the two-car drafts at restrictor-plate tracks (fans have told NASCAR loud and clear they think the tandem racing stinks, so officials are taking action).
Before that, however, Toyota had a media event to show off its 2012 Camry – the pace car for the Daytona 500.
I took a couple laps with Michael Waltrip and then Clint Bowyer. You can check out those videos below (the track was a bit wet, as you might be able to tell).
First, here's Waltrip:
And then the ridealong with Bowyer: