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Goodyear sets six spring tests

March 14, 2014, Staff report,

Tests will take place at a wide variety of tracks

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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has set six springtime test dates for its NASCAR racing program.

The tests will take place at Sonoma Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway. There is more info below on the dates and specific teams taking part in those tests.

"The tracks we currently have on the test schedule cover a variety of conditions. A couple of ovals that have been repaved recently, a couple that have not been paved in awhile, both asphalt and concrete surfaces and a road course," Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of race tire sales said in a release.

"We have a multitude of goals at these upcoming tests, including keeping up with changing track surfaces and staying in tune with NASCAR and the teams on car development under the 2014 rules package. Further expansion of our multi-zone technology will be an element for evaluation at several of these tests. As always, our primary focus will be to come out of these tests with a durable race package while giving teams the appropriate amount of grip."

Testing information:

Sonoma Raceway
Testing dates: March 25-26.
Teams scheduled to participate: No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.

Michigan International Speedway
Testing dates: April 8-9.
Teams scheduled to participate: No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford, No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Kansas Speedway
Testing date: April 14.
Teams scheduled to participate: Specific teams TBD, but it will be one team per organization.

Dover International Speedway
Testing dates: May 6-7.
Teams scheduled to participate: No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, Chevrolet team TBD, as well as teams from the Nationwide, Camping World Truck and K&N Series.

Kentucky Speedway
Testing dates: May 20-21.
Teams scheduled to participate: Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series lineup TBD.

Chicagoland Speedway
Testing dates: June 10-11.
Teams scheduled to participate: TBD.


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