Sixteen drivers, including former champions Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch, are scheduled to take part in an organizational test Wednesday and Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This marks the first time for many teams to be on track for 2018. It marks the first time more than one Chevrolet Camaro – which is making its Cup debut this season – will be on track. Only Chase Elliott was on track with it earlier this month at a Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway. This week’s test comes about a month before the Cup Series returns to Las Vegas for the season’s third race of the year on March 4.
In an organizational test, each organization is allowed to have one team (and one driver) participate. Not all teams are participating. Furniture Row Racing, which won the championship last year with Martin Truex Jr., is not scheduled to take part in the test. He and the team took part in the Goodyear test at Texas.
Scheduled to test are:
Brad Keselowski (Team Penske)
Ty Dillon (Germain Racing)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Roush Fenway Racing)
Erik Jones (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Paul Menard (Wood Brothers Racing)
William Byron (Hendrick Motorsports)
Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing)
Cole Custer (Go Fas Racing)
Chris Buescher (JTG Daugherty)
Kurt Busch (Stewart-Haas Racing)
Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Darrell Wallace Jr. (Richard Petty Motorsports)
Kasey Kahne (Leavine Family Racing)
Justin Allgaier (Chevrolet)
David Ragan (Ford)
Drew Herring (Toyota)