NASCAR may have banned teams from taking part in non-sanctioned tests, but Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are still going to do some off-season “testing” next week.
And it’ll all be very legal by NASCAR standards.
The two Penske Racing teammates will get the opportunity to drive a very unique vehicle, an urban concept car nicknamed “Urbie,” built by students from Ohio’s Cedarville University, according to the Xenia Gazette.
In an event sponsored by Shell, Keselowski and Logano are slated to take part in the test of Urbie at the Detroit Auto Show, and will then give their feedback on their experience. They’ll also take part in a Q&A session with students.
“They’re going to take Urbie, our car, and the Shell urban concept car and they’re going to have them on the track at the same time,” Ben Ingis, a junior mechanical engineering student and head of Cedarville’s urban concept team told the Gazette.
“Our cars are not going to go the speed the are accustomed to,” Ingis said. (But) It’ll definitely be an opportunity for some interesting … (and) valuable feedback for us.”
Added junior engineering student and the leader of Cedarville’s supermilage team, Tyler Dicks, “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity to show off the work we’ve been doing the last three years.”
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