While the Next Gen car performed admirably in the latest testing, Brad Keselowski is less optimistic about certain aspects of the car.
The Next Gen car is set to be introduced in the Cup Series from the upcoming season. The season is drawing close but NASCAR is still conducting tests before it hits the ground running in a competitive event.
As for the latest testing in Daytona, it was seen that the tandem was working well for drivers but Keselowski is of the opinion that things won’t work as well in a competitive racing scenario.
“Yeah, some pretty ideal conditions today, in a testing scenario, a lot of you can do things like that. But I don’t think you’ll be able to do, when we come back to race.”
“We’re all pushing the limits of the car, trying to learn what we can about it and that’s a great way to do it.”
Brad Keselowski seemed content after the first day of Daytona testing. And he explains why tandem worked today but maybe won’t in February. pic.twitter.com/QqSkzyPKuh
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Keselowski’s opinion of the car is that it is “little-bit difficult to drive,” but not “overly difficult.” Well, that’s not very good news coming from an experienced driver that the car won’t perform as well as in test events. However, NASCAR is striving to improve the car after every test and will probably continue to inspect and improve the car throughout the season.
As for Keselowski, the Next Gen car is not the only challenge of the 2022 season. He will be starting the season as the driver/owner of Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing , with high expectations.