NASCAR test at BMS offers fan extra chance to see favorite drivers

BRISTOL, TN — For anyone who can’t get even chances to see NASCAR’s best hit the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway, next Wednesday (July 29) will be a special day.

Under its new testing policy, NASCAR has a test happening at BMS, bringing together up to 12 drivers for the biggest Sprint Cup test the track has seen.

The sport’s new testing rules mandate that they only happen on specific dates at specific tracks, and Bristol is next on the list. The best part is that anyone is welcome for the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. event.

“NASCAR’s allowing it to be an open test, so come out and see the cars on the track, on the high banks. It’ll be like a little race out there,” said BMS General Manager Jerry Caldwell. “We’ll have some other fun, interactive things for kids to do and adults. Just come out and have a good time and see the cars on the track.”

Each team will be represented by one driver, and confirmed drivers so far are:

  • Team Penske, Joey Logano No. 22
  • Stewart Haas Racing, Danica Patrick, No. 10
  • Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Jamie McMurray, No. 1
  • Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne, No. 5
  • Roush Fenway Racing, Ricky Stenhouse, No. 17 (it’s official, ‘Stenica’ will be in the house)
  • Michael Waltrip Racing, David Ragan, No. 55
  • Joe Gibbs Racing, Carl Edwards, No. 19
  • RCR, Paul Menard, No. 27
  • Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola. No. 43

Another extra for fans is that a No. 24 Axalta Chevy with Jeff Gordon’s rainbow paint scheme will be available to see. Gordon is bringing back the iconic paint scheme for August’s Irwin Tools Night Race.

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