Goodyear will conduct a tire test on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a sign that the Cup Series likely will race on the there next year — the 30th anniversary of the inaugural Brickyard 400 — instead of on the road course.

Greg Stucker, Goodyear‘s director of racing, confirmed the test this week on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The test is scheduled to take place the Monday and Tuesday after the Indianapolis road course race on Aug. 13.

“We just feel like there‘s enough discussion around potentially going back to the oval in the future,” Stucker said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about the reason for the test. “Let‘s go ahead and take the opportunity to get on that racetrack, the oval configuration with the Next Gen car. We haven‘t run the Next Gen car on the (Indy) oval.”

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