The second test for NASCAR’s new Next Gen car at Richmond Raceway is set to take place on March 16 and 17, and 23X1 Racing driver Bubba Wallace will get his first taste in the new car as the driver, NASCAR announced March 15.
It will be the second time that the Next Gen has appeared on the .75 mile short track. Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon tested the car in October 2020.
The last time the Next Gen car was on track was at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kurt Busch in January.
Wallace will be the third driver from Toyota to test the new car, which is slated to debut in 2022. Erik Jones tested the car at Homestead-Miami Speedway in January 2020 while he was still at Joe Gibbs Racing, and Martin Truex Jr. tested the car alongside Busch on both of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s layouts.