Dale Earnhardt Jr and Clint Bowyer set to run the NASCAR Next Gen car on the bullring; Dirt track up next
Bowman Gray is a flat 0.25-mile oval in Winston Salem, NC. The bullring oval is a thriller with grandstand circling the race track.
The track hosted NASCAR Cup Series races in the past. However, he have to wind the clocks back to 1971 as the last time. Bobby Allison was the most recent winner.
NASCAR is set to host a test session for the Next Gen car at The Madhouse. The track is similar to the 2022 debut.
The 2022 Clash will be hosted inside the LA Coliseum. However, that track isn’t ready. Bowman Gray is similar in a lot of ways.
Bowman Gray will host the NASCAR test on October 26th, 2021.
Dale Eanrhardt Jr and Clint Bowyer to run the test
More interestingly, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Clint Bowyer will be two drivers in the test season. Neither racer turned broadcaster has experience with the Next Gen car. It’s expected the test will give them insight into the handling characteristics of the car.
Dale Earnhardt Jr hasn’t raced raced in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2017. Before that, he had 19 years of expirence in the series with 26 race wins.
Clint Bowyer retired at the end of the 2020 racing season. He spent 16 years in the division, collecting 10 race wins.
Following Bowman Gray, the NASCAR Next Gen will get it’s first taste of dirt. The half-mile dirt track of Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia will host that test.
The NASCAR Next Gen car is a spec chassis issued by the sport. New for 2022, each team, regardless of manufacture will run the same chassis with the only differences being the engine and body manufacture shape.
The Clash at the Coliseum is set for February 6th, 2022.