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Austin Dillon drove NASCAR's Next Gen car in a test session at Richmond Raceway on October 8-9, 2019. Image courtesy of NASCAR.

Logano to test Next Gen car UPDATE

UPDATE: In the midst of a two-day test of the Cup Series’ Next Gen car at ISM Raceway, Team Penske driver Joey Logano provided some insight into the car Cup teams are scheduled to begin racing in 2021.

“We’re trying things on different extremes – a lot of downforce, and then little downforce and then figure out what’s going to make the best racing,” Logano said in a media release. “Then you go from there to make the next step, bring some more cars. We’re still in the preliminary stages, but we definitely have some cool pieces to the car.”

Compared to what he races now in the Cup Series, Logano said a major difference in the Next Gen car is in its brakes.

“The brakes are way bigger on this thing – it stops really good, where our brakes now are way smaller as we try to take weight out of them,” Logano said. “So trying to get used to that feel will be one thing.

“It’s going to be challenging, but I think you’ll see more mistakes on the race track which makes, in my opinion, better racing, and more passing opportunities.”

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AND: Logano posted this video on his Facebook page:

Out west at ISM Raceway testing NASCAR’s Next Gen Car. Here is a behind the scenes look of what I know so far about this car!

Posted by Joey Logano on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

AND: NASCAR has tweeted out several images and videos on their Twitter account

ORIGINAL POST: Joey Logano will become the second Cup driver to test the Next Gen car when he hits the track today and Tuesday at ISM Raceway.

This test of the car, which is scheduled to debut in 2021, follows the session that took place Oct. 8-9 at Richmond Raceway by Austin Dillon. 

The next text for the car is scheduled in January at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

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