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Eight teams slated to take part in Next Gen test at Daytona

Eight NASCAR Cup Series teams will take part in next week’s Next Gen Goodyear tire test on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the 2022 season.

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Beginning next Tuesday, the highly anticipated 2022 Cup cars are scheduled to hit the track for the first time in an individual team-prepared fashion. The two-day test allows for Goodyear to continue making progress on the compound for next season, moving to an 18-inch wheel from the current 15-inch model currently used in the series.

Richard Childress Racing (Austin Dillon), Joe Gibbs Racing (Denny Hamlin), Roush Fenway Racing (Chris Buescher), Team Penske (Joey Logano), Hendrick Motorsports (William Byron), Stewart-Haas Racing (Cole Custer), Chip Ganassi Racing (Ross Chastain) and JTG Daugherty Racing (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) are all scheduled to take part in the test.

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Buescher was behind the wheel when the Next Gen car made its superspeedway debut last year at Daytona.