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Brad Keselowski during the Next Gen test at Daytona International Speedway. Image from RFK Racing.

Next Gen Test at Phoenix Raceway Tuesday & Wednesday UPDATE: Speeds

UPDATE 2: The top five drivers in Wednesday’s session were #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, #14-Briscoe, #9-Elliott and #4-Harvick.

That concludes Next Gen testing.  Cars will next hit the track for the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Day 2 – Practice 

Pos. No. Driver(s) Make Team Best time (seconds) Differential Best speed (mph)
1 12 Ryan Blaney Ford Team Penske 27.292 131.907
2 22 Joey Logano Ford Team Penske 27.327 -0.035 131.738
3 14 Chase Briscoe Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 27.376 -0.084 131.502
4 9 Chase Elliot Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 27.413 -0.121 131.325
5 4 Kevin Harvick Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 27.457 -0.165 131.114
6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 27.481 -0.189 131.000
7 38 Todd Gilliland Ford Front Row Motorsports 27.594 -0.302 130.463
8 5 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 27.607 -0.315 130.402
9 1 Ross Chastain Chevrolet Trackhouse Racing 27.641 -0.349 130.241
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 27.645 -0.353 130.222
11 17 Brad Keselowski Ford RFK Racing 27.688 -0.396 130.020
12 23 Bubba Wallace/Kurt Busch Toyota 23XI Racing 27.705 -0.413 129.940
13 21 Harrison Burton Ford Wood Brothers Racing 27.713 -0.421 129.903
14 31 Justin Haley Chevrolet Kaulig Racing 27.748 -0.456 129.739
15 42 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Petty GMS Motorsports 27.781 -0.489 129.585
16 8 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 27.786 -0.494 129.562
17 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing 27.826 -0.534 129.375
18 27 Loris Hezemans Ford Team Hezeberg 27.928 -0.636 128.903

UPDATE 1-24-2022: The top 5 in Tuesday’s test session were #5-Larson, #8-Reddick, #22-Logano, #47-Stenhouse, Jr. and #23-Busch/Wallace.

The test will conclude Wednesday.

Pos. No. Driver(s) Make Team Best time (seconds) Differential Best speed (mph)
1 5 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 27.329 131.728
2 8 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 27.474 -0.145 131.033
3 22 Joey Logano Ford Team Penske 27.500 -0.171 130.909
4 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing 27.534 -0.205 130.747
5 23 Kurt Busch/Bubba Wallace Ford 23XI Racing 27.563 -0.234 130.610
6 12 Ryan Blaney Ford Team Penske 27.583 -0.254 130.515
7 17 Chris Buescher Ford RFK Racing 27.592 -0.263 130.473
8 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 27.611 -0.282 130.383
9 4 Kevin Harvick Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 27.648 -0.319 130.208
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 27.743 -0.414 129.762
11 1 Daniel Suarez Chevrolet Trackhouse Racing 27.781 -0.452 129.585
12 19 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 27.784 -0.455 129.571
13 14 Chase Briscoe Ford Stewart-Haas Racing 27.809 -0.480 129.454
14 31 Daniel Hemric Chevrolet Kaulig Racing 27.848 -0.519 129.273
15 21 Austin Cindric Ford Wood Brothers Racing 27.894 -0.565 129.060
16 38 Michael McDowell Ford Front Row Motorsports 28.004 -0.675 128.553
17 42 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Petty GMS Motorsports 28.147 -0.818 127.900
18 27 Loris Hezemans Ford Team Hezeberg 28.721 -1.392 125.344

ORIGINAL POST: NASCAR will host a two-day Next Gen organizational test this week at Phoenix Raceway, marking the Cup Series’ final preseason shakedown before the 2022 schedule commences.

Cars are set be on track in the desert Tuesday and Wednesday, and the venue just so happens to be the championship destination. NASCAR.com will live stream all of the action on its YouTube channel. Each day’s sessions will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.

Fans will be allowed to attend Tuesday’s test session from the Phoenix Raceway Canyon section of the grandstands. Admission is free, but fans must register for access online.

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