Bubba Wallace next up for Next Gen testing at Richmond
Bubba Wallace will check NASCAR’s Next Gen vehicle in a one-day session Wednesday at Richmond Raceway, NASCAR verified.
Wallace was set up to check Tuesday and Wednesday, however expected harsh weather condition in the Richmond location canceled Tuesday’s session at the three-quarter mile brief track.
Back in October 2019, Richmond hosted the very first Next Gen test with Austin Dillon behind the wheel. The most current test occurred in January with Kurt Busch on the 1.5-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Next Gen tests have actually likewise happened at: Phoenix Raceway (1-mile oval), Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval), Vehicle Club Speedway (2-mile oval), Dover International Speedway (1-mile oval), the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, and both the 2.5-mile oval and 3.61-mile roadway course at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR senior vice president of development and racing advancement John Probst informed media members Feb. 1 that the Next Gen vehicle’s advancement phase was total.
Because session, Probst likewise stated groups are anticipated to start getting Next Gen automobiles in mid-June ahead of their competitors launching in 2022.
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Bubba Wallace next up for Next Gen screening at Richmond initially appeared on NBCSports.com
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.