Goodyear led the testing at Charlotte on Wednesday, with Truex, Kurt Busch, Jamie Mc Murray and Daniel Hemric driving.
Truex says he has never driven a track like the new configuration before."It's just a unique track," he said.
That is the democracy Malawi embraced, and we are encouraging it,” said Dausi.
He said the allegations are “mere hallucinations” by MCP because they fear defeat.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah, who was present at the event, said the commission has not received any complaint regarding the issue, saying they deal with complaints “ when they have been lodged.” Nice Trust has since condemned the reports, saying the development was not in tandem with democratic principles and values.
“In a democratic society, people are free to participate in the electoral process peacefully, without any fear and intimidation until they vote for a candidate of their choice.
The chiefs have also revealed that in Lilongwe Msozi North, DPP vice president (central region) Hetherwick Ntaba is intimidating them to mobilise their subjects to vote for a ‘DPP candidate’ or else be fired after the by-elections if the ruling party loses.
"I don't know that I've ever run on anything like it."There's a lot of exciting parts of the track, he said.
It's very narrow, it's very rough, there's a lot of swells and loop-de-loops."There's all kinds of craziness going on."Truex highlighted the opening corners as "intimidating" and has already spoken with speedway president Marcus Smith about the addition of further walls and tyre barriers for the course."Turns 1 and 2, pretty wild, narrow, concrete walls on both sides - it's a little intimidating," he said."There were a lot of spots that made me a little nervous yesterday but I'm getting more used to them now."Busch says that the track is not the finished product, but that it reminds him of Sonoma more than Watkins Glen."There's a lot of things moving and shaking and we'll continue to refine it," he said."The mindset coming here was that the 'roval' was more similar to Watkins Glen and now that we've driven on it, it's more similar to Sonoma."The speeds are much slower on the infield section than we anticipated and the oval is wide open all the way through there."Ideally, you can treat the oval like a straight and focus on the infield section to find your grip."There is no room for taking a break, or having a deep breath down a straight.""Literally, as soon as you're in high gear off Turn 4, you're into a chicane."As soon as you're back up through the gears in Turn 4 and get to fourth-gear and wide-open, you're downshifting and back on the brakes to go into the front-stretch chicane."It's a very busy track."Goodyear and the teams were said to be testing to find a road course set-up suitable for the track and to evaluate the tyres used at Watkins Glen for their Charlotte suitability.
“We urge traditional leaders who are doing that to stop as that violates the right of people to choose a candidate of their choice.
We also ask the electorate to report such cases to relevant authorities, even informing Nice, as it is a recipe for violence,” said Kondwani Malunga, Nice Trust civic education officer for Nsanje.The parliamentary by-elections will be held in: Lilongwe Msozi North Constituency, Lilongwe City South East Constituency and Nsanje Lalanje Constituency while the local council by-elections will be held in Mayani North Ward in Dedza North Constituency, Mtsiliza Ward in Lilongwe City West Constituency and Ndirande Makata Ward in Blantyre Malabada Constituency.