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CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 11: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 Next Gen car drives during the NASCAR Cup Series test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images) | Getty Images
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 11: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 Next Gen car drives during the NASCAR Cup Series test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images) | Getty Images

NASCAR releases upcoming Next Gen testing schedule; announces horsepower package for 2022

NASCAR plans additional testing for the Next Gen car next season, a series official revealed during Monday’s test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Twenty-one cars are taking part in the Next Gen test Monday and Tuesday on the Roval.

This is the first of four organizational tests before next season. The other organizational tests will be:

  • Nov. 17-18 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval
  • Dec. 14-15 at Phoenix Raceway
  • Jan. 11-12 at Daytona International Speedway

John Probst, NASCAR senior vice president of racing innovation, said Monday that NASCAR also plans three other organizational tests next year.

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Probst also detailed the packages to be used next season in Cup.

For road courses and short tracks, it will be 670 horsepower and a 4-inch spoiler.

For intermediate tracks, the plan is a 550-horsepower package with an 8-inch spoiler.

The package for Daytona and Talladega has not been determined. It will be finalized at the January test.

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