Before they head to Pocono Raceway for Sunday's Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 (FS1, 1 p.m. ET), Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola finished up a two-day Goodyear tire test on Wednesday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
NHMS plays host to a pair of Cup races on July 17 and Sept. 25, as the latter is the second of two races in the first round of the Chase.
For Earnhardt Jr., the tire test involved two different agendas for his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team.
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"You obviously want to learn what you can and help Goodyear understand what kind of tire they need to bring back," said Earnhardt Jr. "That's really the number one priority at the tire test.
"But the car's felt good in the little window we've had to learn anything and we're getting some good information."
Junior has never pulled into Victory Lane at the 1-mile New England track, so a win there would be special for him.
"I haven't won here and I'd like to win everywhere at least once," said Earnhardt Jr. "But this track is unique because it's not a mile and a half, it's not really a short track, so I think when you win at various types of configurations it makes you feel more like the total package and a complete race car driver."
Roush Fenway Racing's Stenhouse Jr. likes to take full advantage of tire tests when he can.
"Any time you can get on the track and it's not a race weekend is good for us because we can really throw a lot of things in our car that we couldn't do on a normal race weekend," said Stenhouse Jr.
Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, knows just how vital getting extra time at NHMS can be because of racing there isn't easy.
"Loudon is tough," Almirola said. "It's a really tough race track. It's a mile, so it's a short track, but it's really fast and there's no banking, so it makes it hard to get your car to get grip into the race track."