Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney was the fastest driver in Wednesday’s Next Gen test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval. The session featured many different horsepower packages and aerodynamic packages.
At the time of the fastest lap, Blaney was using the 670 horsepower package with a six inch offset spoiler.
Blaney’s fast time was a 29.668 second lap, which is actually faster than Kyle Larson’s pole at the Coca-Cola 600 last season. The lap equated to a 182.014 mph lap.
TrackHouse Racing’s Ross Chastain was second in the session, while Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top-five fastest on the day.
Reddick, while fastest at the time, spun coming off of turn four and slammed his No. 8 Chevrolet into the sand barrels at the end of pit road.
In addition to Reddick’s crash, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also went for a spin in the early portion of the session, while running in a pack next to Aric Almirola.
The NASCAR Cup Series teams will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, December 17th at 8AM ET for another test date for the Next Gen car. That test will also conclude at 4PM ET.
Here are the full results from Wednesday’s test session:
|Pos||Car||Driver||Best Laptime||Diff||Best Speed||Manufacturer|
|1||12||Ryan Blaney||29.668||--||182.014 mph||Ford|
|2||99||Ross Chastain||29.671||-0.003||181.996 mph||Chevrolet|
|3||45||Kurt Busch||29.831||-0.163||181.020 mph||Toyota|
|4||9||Alex Bowman||29.839||-0.171||180.971 mph||Chevrolet|
|5||8||Tyler Reddick||29.848||-0.180||180.917 mph||Chevrolet|
|6||24||William Byron||29.851||-0.183||180.898 mph||Chevrolet|
|7||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||29.851||-0.183||180.898 mph||Chevrolet|
|8||19||Martin Truex Jr.||29.936||-0.268||180.385 mph||Toyota|
|9||6||Brad Keselowski||29.973||-0.305||180.162 mph||Ford|
|10||10||Aric Almirola||29.984||-0.316||180.096 mph||Ford|
|11||42||Erik Jones||30.022||-0.354||179.868 mph||Chevrolet|
|12||18||Kyle Busch||30.053||-0.385||179.683 mph||Toyota|
|13||7||Corey LaJoie||30.059||-0.391||179.647 mph||Chevrolet|
|14||31||Justin Haley||30.096||-0.428||179.426 mph||Chevrolet|
|15||2||Austin Cindric||30.161||-0.493||179.039 mph||Ford|
|16||14||Chase Briscoe||30.327||-0.659||178.059 mph||Ford|
|17||21||Harrison Burton||30.336||-0.668||178.006 mph||Ford|
|18||38||Todd Gilliland||30.370||-0.702||177.807 mph||Ford|