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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) – Three of NASCAR’s retired star drivers took to historic Bowman Gray Stadium to put the Next Gen racecar to the test on the quarter-mile flat oval that is situated around a football field.

The test at Bowman Gray, NASCAR’s oldest track, is in preparation for a race at its newest; one that’s not even paved yet. A quarter-mile, near replica of this track in Winston-Salem, is being created 3,000 miles away, around the football field in the LA Coliseum, a historic venue of its own right.

The Clash at the Coliseum will be an exhibition race to kick off the 2022 NASCAR season and will be the debut of the Next Gen racecar.

Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Clint Bowyer put the Next Gen racecar through its paces with some help from Bowman Gray modified champion and third generation driver, Burt Myers.