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HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA - JANUARY 15:  Erik Jones tests the Next Gen car at Homestead-Miami Speedway on January 15, 2020 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Next Gen testing to resume at Charlotte next week

NASCAR announced Wednesday that two tests of the Next Gen stock car for the 2022 Cup Series are scheduled next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the first time that two prototypes of the new model are scheduled to be on track at the same time.

Former series champions Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. will drive the Next Gen cars in the two tests, scheduled Monday and Wednesday at the Concord, North Carolina track. Monday’s test will be on the 2.32-mile oval/road course layout while Wednesday’s session will be held on the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval. Officials will use the Tuesday in between tests to change track configurations.