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Next Gen to be unveiled May 5

As the Next Gen car inches toward its 2022 competition debut in the NASCAR Cup Series, a full look at the models from each of the sport’s three manufacturers is also closing in.

The three Next Gen entries will be unveiled May 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The automakers’ three models took their first turns on the track last week at Martinsville Speedway, but in a closed test and with busy, camouflaged paint schemes to disguise their appearance. In addition to the new race car bodies, specs and elements of the new car also will be announced.

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It’s the next phase in the car’s timeline, moving past the development phase and into tire testing and eventually organizational tests. Wednesday’s announcement dovetailed with Tyler Reddick’s track time in the P3 prototype this week at Darlington Raceway, working with Goodyear officials to determine tire combinations.