Cup series Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota into the wind tunnel

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Cup series Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota into the wind tunnel

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Cup series Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota into the wind tunnel

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A month into the season, NASCAR announced it will take six Monster Energy Cup Series cars in for wind tunnel testing.

Officials announced Sunday night after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway they had selected two cars from each manufacturer. Texas was the third 1.5-mile event of the seven races run this season.

The cars collected were the Toyota Camrys of Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones; the Chevrolet Camaros of Kurt Busch and William Byron; and the Ford Mustangs of Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard.

Truex’s Toyota Camry. Texas Motor Speedway images by Thacker/LAT

Byron’s Chevrolet Camaro.

Harvick’s Ford Mustang.

NASCAR has taken cars in the past — including after this race last year — to gather and evaluate data from each manufacturer.

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