General view of the frontstretch grandstand at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with the yellow-tinted seating area flanked by light-blue retaining wall under mostly sunny skies.
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Cup Series organizational test on tap this week at Homestead-Miami

NASCAR Cup Series teams are scheduled for the final organizational test of the year this week, getting track time Tuesday and Wednesday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The two-day open session is in advance of the Dixie Vodka 400, scheduled Oct. 23 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM) at the 1.5-mile South Florida track. The event is the middle race in Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 8, which will determine the four drivers who will compete for the championship in the Nov. 6 finale at Phoenix Raceway.

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One car from each manufacturer will also participate in wheel-force testing this week at Homestead-Miami. Those test runs will overlap with the organizational test and will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

A full list of participating teams and drivers will be released later.

The Homestead-Miami track was the site of the Next Gen car’s third-ever test during its development. Erik Jones drove the prototype in two days of on-track sessions Jan. 15-16, 2020.