Cup Teams Add Test Dates

Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman, who is trying to make the Chase, is among those testing at Richmond International Raceway this week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Several NASCAR Sprint Cup teams - from those on the Chase bubble to title contenders - tested Monday and will do so Tuesday at Cup tracks.

NASCAR allows teams four tests at tracks that host Cup races. Many teams saved at least some, if not all of their tests, for this time of the season.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Ryan Newman, Mark Martin and Danica Patrick are testing Monday and Tuesday at Richmond International Raceway. They’ll be joined by Travis Kvapil and David Reutimann of BK Racing and Swan Racing’s David Stremme.

The Richmond race will determine the Chase field. Newman holds the final Wild Card spot heading into Sunday night’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.               

Chicagoland Speedway, which hosts the opening, had several teams testing today. They all will be back Tuesday.

Testing are the teams of Joe Gibbs Racing, including Bristol winner Matt Kenseth, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and Penske Racing. 

Here’s a list of tests scheduled for Cup tracks through the end of the season.

Richmond International Raceway

Aug. 26-27: Stewart Haas Racing, BK Racing, Swan Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports

Oct. 22-23: Goodyear tire test for 2014 (teams to be determined)

Chicagoland Speedway

Aug. 27-28: Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Penske Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Aug. 13-14: Hendrick Motorsports

Sept. 3: Richard Childress Racing

Dover International Speedway

Sept. 16-17: Penske Racing

Kansas Speedway

Oct. 3: All Cup teams given a test day since Goodyear is bringing a new tire.

Martinsville Speedway

Oct. 7-9: Roush Fenway Racing

Oct. 8-9: Furniture Row Racing, Brad Keselowski Racing

Texas Motor Speedway

Oct. 14-15: Hendrick Motorsports

Oct. 16: Roush Fenway Racing. 

Oct. 22-23: Richard Childress Racing

Phoenix International Raceway

Sept. 10-11: Goodyear tire test with teams of Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya, Brian Vickers, Jeff Burton

Bristol Motor Speedway

Sept. 17: Goodyear tire test for Nationwide teams of Trevor Bayne, Regan Smith and Kyle Busch for 2014.

 

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