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NASCAR Holding Next Gen Tire Test at Daytona

Eight NASCAR Cup Series teams will participate in a Next Gen car test on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway next week, Goodyear announced Aug. 31.

The two-day test will take place Sept. 7-8.

Each team will send one driver to collect the data on the new vehicle.

William Byron, Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are expected to test the new Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing and JTG Daugherty Racing, respectively.

The new Ford will be driven by Joey Logano, Chris Buescher and Cole Custer for Team Penske, Roush Fenway Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing, respectively.

Out of the Toyota camp, only Denny Hamlin will be present to test for Joe Gibbs Racing.

The session will mark the first multi-car test for the Next Gen car at Daytona.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after writing for IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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DoninAjax

We’ll never know what the drivers really think about the new saviour car, but we know how NA$CAR will spin it.

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