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Results: Speeds From Day one of Two Day Next Gen Test at Charlotte

Ryan Blaney paced day one of a two-day Next Gen test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: TobyChristie.com

The first day of a two-day test session for the Next Gen cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway is in the books. After day one, speeds are lower than with the previous generation of car, but the speeds through the field are also super tight.

Ryan Blaney paced Wednesday’s session with a top lap of 31.179 seconds / 173.193 mph.

Here are the full results from the first day of Next Gen testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

PosCarTeamDriverLaptimeDiffSpeedLaps
112Team PenskeRyan Blaney31.179173.193 mph148
26Roush Fenway Keselowski RacingBrad Keselowski31.204-0.025173.055 mph88
324Hendrick MotorsportsKyle Larson31.231-0.052172.905 mph112
443Richard Petty MotorsportsErik Jones31.265-0.086172.717 mph98
594GMS RacingTy Dillon31.288-0.109172.590 mph89
64Stewart-Haas RacingKevin Harvick31.289-0.110172.585 mph150
74523XI RacingKurt Busch31.294-0.115172.557 mph98
816Kaulig RacingJustin Haley31.295-0.116172.552 mph101
934Front Row MotorsportsMichael McDowell31.370-0.191172.139 mph98
1011Joe Gibbs RacingDenny Hamlin31.377-0.198172.101 mph101
1122Team PenskeJoey Logano31.400-0.221171.975 mph135
127Spire MotorsportsCorey LaJoie31.406-0.227171.942 mph77
1378Live Fast MotorsportsBJ McLeod31.441-0.262171.750 mph148
149Hendrick MotorsportsAlex Bowman31.466-0.287171.614 mph92
1520Joe Gibbs RacingDrew Herring31.481-0.302171.532 mph116
1610Stewart-Haas RacingAric Almirola31.505-0.326171.401 mph147
1721Wood Brothers RacingHarrison Burton31.516-0.337171.342 mph122
181TrackHouse RacingRoss Chastain31.522-0.343171.309 mph153
1947JTG Daugherty RacingRicky Stenhouse Jr.31.529-0.350171.271 mph116
2051Rick Ware RacingJJ Yeley31.618-0.439170.789 mph150
213Richard Childress RacingAustin Dillon31.633-0.454170.708 mph31
2266MBM MotorsportsTimmy Hill33.925-2.746159.175 mph8

It was a wild day on Wednesday, as Austin Dillon crashed hard early in the session.

Dillon’s team took their No. 3 car back to the shop and repaired it and actually logged more test laps 8.5 hours after the incident occurred. A true testament to how durable these new cars are.

Denny Hamlin was one of three drivers to go for spins in the session. William Byron and Erik Jones experienced flat tires, which sent them for spins.

Thursday’s test will begin at 8AM ET and will run until 5PM ET. NASCAR will allow teams to conduct live pit stop practice from 4PM ET to 5PM ET, so, we’ll get our first look at pit stops with the single lug wheels.

NASCAR will also test out a couple of different spoiler size options than what was used on Wednesday.

Toby Christiehttps://tobychristie.com
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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  1. Thanks for the write up on day 1. Interesting stuff! Interesting how Dillon and Hamlin had issues. Can’t wait for your coverage today on speeds on the track and if the spoiler change helps! Congrats on almost 1,000 views of your “live” Twitter video yesterday. Great!!

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