NASCAR held the final NextGen test on Tuesday and Wednesday at Phoenix Raceway.

NASCAR ran the final Next Gen test on Tuesday and Wednesday at Phoenix Raceway as the seventh-generation cars got to sample the track ahead of the inaugural race at the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The next time the Next Gen cars drive on a track, they will be in a race.

Earlier this month, another two-day test was held at Daytona International Speedway, where the first points race with the Next Generation car will take place in the form of the Daytona 500 on 20 February. Phoenix, on the other hand, is the season’s final event, taking place on November 6th.

In the first day of testing, reigning champion Kyle Larson was the fastest, while Ryan Blaney took the lead in the second test session. With the exception of Spire Motorsports, MBM Motorsports, and Rick Ware Racing, most of the vehicles that tested at Daytona returned for Phoenix. Stewart-Haas Racing, a RWR ally, sent two cars, piloted by Kevin Harvick and Chase Briscoe.

It wasn’t exactly a spotless session as Kyle Busch spun at turn four on Tuesday but avoided hitting the wall. A day later, Todd Gilliland was not so lucky, as his spin ended in a crash.

“We may have some general ideas, but there’s nothing concrete yet until we go out there and race,” said Joey Logano.

“When you say comfortable, I’m far from comfortable. There’s nothing I really know for certain is coming my way,” he added.

“I don’t have, honestly, one thing that bothers me about the car,” opined Daniel Suárez. “That’s my honest opinion, so I’m happy. I’m happy for the change, I’m happy for where the sport is heading, and I can’t wait to get started.”

NASCAR NextGen Results Phoenix Raceway

Day 1 results

PositionNumberDriverTeamManufacturerBest TimeMarginBest Speed
15Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet27.329Leader131.728
28Tyler ReddickRichard Childress RacingChevrolet27.474+ .145131.033
322Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord27.500+ .171130.909
447Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet27.534+ .205130.747
523Kurt Busch/Bubba Wallace23XI RacingToyota27.563+ .234130.610
612Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord27.583+ .254130.515
717Chris BuescherRFK RacingFord27.592+ .263130.473
89Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet27.611+ .282130.383
94Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord27.648+ .319130.208
1018Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota27.743+ .414129.762
111Daniel SuárezTrackhouse Racing TeamChevrolet27.781+ .452129.585
1219Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota27.784+ .455129.571
1314Chase BriscoeStewart-Haas RacingFord27.809+ .480129.454
1431Daniel HemricKaulig RacingChevrolet27.848+ .519129.272
1521Austin CindricWood Brothers RacingFord27.894+ .565129.060
1638Michael McDowellFront Row MotorsportsFord28.004+ .675128.553
1742Ty DillonPetty GMS MotorsportsChevrolet28.147+ .818127.900
1827Loris HezemansTeam HezebergFord28.721+ 1.392125.344

Day 2 results

PositionNumberDriverTeamManufacturerBest TimeMarginBest Speed
112Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeFord27.292Leader131.907
222Joey LoganoTeam PenskeFord27.327+ .035131.738
314Chase BriscoeStewart-Haas RacingFord27.376+ .084131.502
49Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet27.413+ .121131.325
54Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas RacingFord27.457+ .165131.114
619Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs RacingToyota27.481+ .189131.000
738Todd GillilandFront Row MotorsportsFord27.594+ .302130.463
85Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet27.607+ .315130.402
91Ross ChastainTrackhouse Racing TeamChevrolet27.641+ .349130.241
1018Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota27.645+ .353130.222
1117Brad KeselowskiRFK RacingFord27.688+ .396130.020
1223Bubba Wallace/Kurt Busch23XI RacingToyota27.705+ .413129.420
1321Harrison BurtonWood Brothers RacingFord27.713+ .421129.903
1431Justin HaleyKaulig RacingChevrolet27.748+ .456129.739
1542Ty DillonPetty GMS MotorsportsChevrolet27.781+ .489129.585
168Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet27.786+ .494129.562
1747Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty RacingChevrolet27.826+ .534129.375
1827Loris HezemansTeam HezebergFord27.928+ .636128.903

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