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Dale Jr. part of Goodyear tire test at Michigan

Apr 8, 2014, 7:42 PM EST

One day after crashing out early at Texas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got back to work.

Earnhardt, along with Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer and Trevor Bayne, began a two-day tire test for Goodyear at Michigan International Speedway this afternoon.

However, that test was delayed into the afternoon due to moisture that, according to the Detroit Free Press, came from behind the retaining walls. Earnhardt tweeted a picture of the cleanup by track crews.

The delay also caused Bowyer to ponder how weepers can still wreak havoc in this futuristic age.

But eventually, testing got rolling around mid-afternoon per the Free Press, with Biffle being the first out.

Turning out to be a beautiful day at Michigan International Speedway. Greg Biffle on track!

A photo posted by MISpeedway (@mispeedway) on

The test appears to have gone into the evening, as the track tweeted that cars were still testing around 7 p.m. local time. However, since MIS does not have a lighting system, you figure that things have or should be close to wrapping up for today.

Drivers and Goodyear are expected to speak to the media tomorrow. Ryan Newman is also scheduled to join Earnhardt, Biffle, Bowyer, and Bayne on the track as well.

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