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Testing NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car ramps up in 2020. A lot is riding on this effort. It won’t show up until 2021.
NASCAR wants it to look more like showroom cars. That’s a plus.
Some big talking points. The chassis will be a spec chassis. That not only cuts down on costs but it also cuts down on cheating.
The new car will have an independent rear suspension.
It will get an 18-inch wheel and tire. That’s up from 15 inches creating a lower profile sidewall.
Refueling will change from a guy carrying a can to a clamp-on hose during pit stops. There’ll be a six-speed sequential gear box not the old four-speed.
And the Next Gen Car could have some spec hybridization.
Expect Ford, Chevy and Toyota to stay. But there’s talk Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen could be there too.
February 9, 2020