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Now he’s back in NASCAR at upstart MWR, which was able to offer German it’s highest ranking technical position after Nick Hughes said he was returning to his native Australia.

“This is such a bitter-sweet announcement for MWR,” said team co-owner Michael Waltrip. “It is so rare that a person of Tom German’s experience and education comes along, period. It is even more remarkable that he became available at the perfect time. Nick has done such an amazing job and has become one of the most respected behind-the-scenes guys in NASCAR.”

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