CONCORD, N.C. — Tyler Reddick was unhurt after crashing into the pit-road wall during Wednesday’s opening day of Next Gen testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Reddick’s No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet slid exiting Turn 4 and clouted the impact-absorbing sand barrels at the pit wall’s start point. The car sustained significant left-side damage, but Reddick was able to drive it back to the garage. He was evaluated and released from the track’s infield medical center.
Two days of testing are scheduled at the 1.5-mile Charlotte oval this week as the newest-generation race car for the NASCAR Cup Series nears its 2022 debut. In addition to Wednesday’s session, another test day is set for Friday, with track time allotted for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET both days. Wednesday’s crash occurred shortly after noon ET, prompting a lengthy clean-up. Cars returned to the track at 12:50 p.m. ET.
Earlier Wednesday, Ricky Stenhouse drove away from a single-car spin in his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. The incident occurred just a few laps into a group run with one of the three aero/engine configurations NASCAR officials and teams are trying out during Wednesday’s on-track runs.
Austin Dillon, Reddick’s teammate at RCR, crashed during the most recent Next Gen test. The team was able to repair the No. 3 Chevrolet and return it to the track in the same day.