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Testing Concludes at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams participated in a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test marks the third of 14 scheduled in 2015.

Hendrick Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and BK Racing were all on-site. According to NBC Sports, the drivers by the organizations were Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex, Jr., Aric Almirola and JJ Yeley.

Rain caused a delay at the beginning of the test session, per Kahne’s twitter feed.

Kahne later posted a tweet saying the team ran a softer tire and less downforce on his No. 5 Chevrolet. The combination causes a huge fall off with the tires, which is something the drivers have discussed in the past.

NASCAR will host an open test on Wednesday, March 11 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test will be open to the public and media. Only one driver from each organization may participate in the session. Speeds from Tuesday were not released.

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