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Patrick, Hamlin, others to test at Richmond

Patrick, Hamlin, others to test at Richmond

Two-time Richmond race winner Denny Hamlin is one of four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers scheduled to take part in a one-day Goodyear tire test Tuesday, March 29 at Richmond International Raceway.

 

Hamlin, 35, is a native of Chesterfield, Virgina, which is located approximately 30 minutes south of the .75-mile NASCAR track. The driver of the Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota earned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories at RIR in 2009 and '10. The Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 (1 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

Also expected to participate in the test are Joey Logano (Team Penske No. 22 Ford), Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway Racing No. 16 Ford) and Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 Chevrolet).

 

Tuesday's Richmond test is one of two single-day tests by the tire supplier for 2016. A one-day test is also scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at Michigan International Speedway.

 

The Richmond test is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET. According to track officials, the grandstands will be open and fans attending the test should enter through Gate 70.

 

Kurt Busch (SHR) is the defending winner of the Toyota Owners 400.

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