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).
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.