Kurt Busch Next Gen

We’re headed in the right direction – Kurt Busch on Next Gen test progress

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NASCAR officials and Kurt Busch were happy with the result of the Next Gen car test at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch served as the driver of the latest test of the prototype, which is set to debut in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. The purpose of the test was to find out the adjustments that could be required in the car’s components.

Speaking about the results, John Probst, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Innovation said:

“We had a successful test at Charlotte Motor Speedway today and were able to validate some work we’ve done since our recent tests at Charlotte and Daytona. We wanted to return to Charlotte with Kurt to collect direct comparisons of data and driver feedback.

“We’re happy with what we saw on the track today.”

Busch had already completed a Next Gen test at the Charlotte in November. He became the first driver to test the prototype for the second time.

“I was honored to get a call to come back and verify things from our last test. I haven’t been in our current car since then, so it’s good for me mentally to have that benchmark and be able to explain what the car is doing on the track.

“It’s great to see the progress from November to January and know that we’re headed in the right direction.”

As per Probst, three to four tire tests are scheduled for the first half of 2021 with Goodyear officials.

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