Testing continues by many NASCAR teams

Many NASCAR Sprint Cup teams saved some or all four of their allotted tests at Cup tracks to prepare for the Chase. Both Hendrick Motorsports and Michael Waltrip Racing kept their four tests for this point of the season. Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing each have three tests remaining. Those teams all will use some tests before the Chase begins next month at Chicagoland Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports tests Tuesday and Wednesday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which hosts the second race in the Chase. Johnson qualified second there in July before his car failed inspection and he started at the rear. He rallied to finish sixth, but none of his teammates placed better than 10th.
Heres a look at upcoming tests Cup teams have confirmed with tracks:
Richmond International Raceway
Aug. 19-20: Penske Racing, Germain Racing
Aug. 20-21: Hendrick Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing
Oct. 15-16: 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
Sept. 24-25: Goodyear Tire test for 2014 (teams to be determined)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Aug. 13-14: Hendrick Motorsports
Sept. 3-4: Richard Childress Racing
Dover International Speedway
Sept. 9-10: Joe Gibbs Racing
Kansas Speedway
Oct. 3: All Cup teams given a test day since Goodyear is bringing a new tire
Martinsville Speedway
Oct. 7-8: Roush Fenway Racing
Texas Motor Speedway
Oct. 14-15: Hendrick Motorsports
Phoenix International Raceway
Sept. 10-11: Goodyear Tire test with teams of Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya and Mark Martin. Motor Racing Network

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