Teams To Test Spoiler At Texas

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR will allow Sprint Cup Series teams participating in a Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway to also test the new four inch spoiler set to replace the rear wing later this season.

During Saturday night's National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame ceremony inductee Jack Roush confirmed the session would take place next week.

"We are going to test it next week at Texas," Roush said. "It's going to be four inches tall and I feel certain we will have it when we go to Texas and I think they want to get it in time for the next Talladega race."

Drivers scheduled to participate in the two-day tire test at TMS include Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Brian Vickers. That will allow one team from each manufacturer to test the new spoiler configuration.

Most drivers view the change as a positive move including Kevin Harvick.

"I think as we transition into the spoiler, I think that's just going to be a good thing," Harvick said. I don't think there's going to be any bad come out of that. I feel like NASCAR is working with the teams to make sure that the balance of the car is right before we even put it on the racetrack from the wind tunnel, that's going to be okay right off the bat.

"Just something about taking that wing off for me -- I've been a fan of spoilers from the beginning, and really after you see the Nationwide car and how it looked and how it drove on the racetrack at Talladega, that was -- it's going to be tough to see those things side by side. So I think there's a good plan."

NASCAR is expected to officially confirm what a recent memo sent to teams outlined on Thursday when the switch to the spoiler will be announced during the Preseason Media Tour going on this week in Charlotte.

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