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Twelve Sprint Cup drivers scheduled for Aug. 23 test Chicagoland

Geico 400

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 15: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Double Mint Gum Toyota, lead the field on a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2013 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Twelve Sprint Cup teams are scheduled to take part in a organizational test at Chicagoland Speedway next week ahead of the Sept. 18 race at the 1.5-mile track.

Each Sprint Cup organization is allowed to send one team to take part in the test, which is Aug. 23.

The drivers are:

Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Roush Fenway Racing)

Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing)

Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing)

Joey Logano (Team Penske)

David Ragan (BK Racing)

Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing)

Chris Buescher (Front Row Motorsports)

Brian Scott (Richard Petty Motorsports)

Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports)

Martin Truex Jr. (Furniture Row Racing)

Michael McDowell (Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing)

From 1 - 4 p.m. the test will be open to fans who have proof of purchase of tickets for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. The track’s box office will be open to fans wanting to purchase tickets prior to the start of the test.

The Sept. 18 race at Chicagoland marks the beginning of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. Denny Hamlin is the defending winner of the race.

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