PICS: Mark Martin oversees Trulli/Salo test

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Wednesday 18th November, 2009 - 9:12am

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Mark Martin gives Jarno Trulli some tips as the F1 driver gets his first taste of a NASCAR in Florida this morning

Mark Martin gives Jarno Trulli some tips as the F1 driver gets his first taste of a NASCAR in Florida this morning

NASCAR star Mark Martin has overseen the testing activities of former Formula One drivers Jarno Trulli and Mika Salo at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida today.

The evergreen racer, who currently sits second in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series standings driving the Kellogg’s-backed #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, helped Trulli and Salo come up to speed around the half-mile oval.

The pair drove a Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota under the watchful eye of Martin, MWR Competition Director Steve Hallam and TRD engineers.

Hallam is a former F1 man himself, having joined MWR at the start of this season after decades of experience in Grand Prix racing with Lotus and McLaren.

MWR development driver Trevor Bayne also tested today, following the announcement that he will drive full-time for the team’s Nationwide Series squad in 2010.

See below pics of the test held this morning Australian time.

Hendrick Motorsports ace Mark Martin teaches former F1 driver Mika Salo and MWR development driver Trevor Bayne a thing or two

Hendrick Motorsports ace Mark Martin gives former F1 driver Mika Salo and MWR development driver Trevor Bayne some tips

MWR's 'Bootie' Barker speaks with Trevor Bayne and Mika Salo

MWR's 'Bootie' Barker speaks with Trevor Bayne and Mika Salo

Mika Salo suited up and ready to drive one of Michael Waltrip Racing's #55 NAPA Camrys

Mika Salo suited up and ready to drive one of Michael Waltrip Racing's #55 NAPA Camrys

Jarno Trulli eagerly awaits his turn behind the wheel as MWR Competition Director Steve Hallam looks on

Jarno Trulli eagerly awaits his turn behind the wheel as MWR Competition Director Steve Hallam looks on

Mika Salo and Trevor Bayne compare data in Florida today

Mika Salo and Trevor Bayne compare data in Florida today

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