Monday, October 3, 2022

Tyler Reddick Spins, Causes Minimal Damage to NASCAR NextGen to End Darlington Tire Test

Tyler Reddick got his chance behind the wheel of NASCAR’s new NextGen race car on Tuesday and Wednesday at Darlington Raceway, and all signs from the session appeared that everything was going swimmingly, that is until NASCAR and Reddick sent out posts showing that his two-day test ended with a spin, and slight tap into the outside wall, which caused slight damage to the NextGen prototype.

Reddick Quote RTed NASCAR’s tweet saying that the spin was an, “Definitely an oof. Thankfully not a BIG OOF.”

Reddick then shared a video of him in a street car driving onto the scene of the spin, and he walked us through what caused the spin.

The NextGen has seemingly caused drivers to work harder behind the wheel in the tests that have occurred to this point. The car, which seems to rely less on side force, and also doesn’t suck all the way down to the track in the front, thanks to a stepped splitter, has been a little more difficult to handle than the Gen6 car the NASCAR Cup Series currently utilizes.

William Byron also spun and caused slight damage to one of NASCAR’s NextGen Prototypes at Auto Club Speedway in March of last year:

William Byron Confirms He Spun Out During NextGen Test at Auto Club

The NASCAR NextGen car will officially be a part of the NASCAR Cup Series for the 2022 season, and on May 5th each manufacturer will unveil their new NextGen racecar.

NASCAR To Officially Reveal Manufacturers’ Next Gen Cars On May 5th

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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