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Next Gen: The Race to Daytona - Episode 1

The first episode of a behind-the-scenes look at the Next Gen car.


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The NASCAR Next Gen car has arrived! Promoting safety, affordability, and close competition, the new era of racing will start with the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

In “Next Gen: The Race to Daytona,” we give you a behind the scenes look at the development and implementation of the new machine entering the 2022 season.

In the first episode, Andy Petree of Richard Childress Racing takes us step-by-step through the evolution of the cars that have raced in NASCAR’s premier division since its inception in 1949.

Hear from drivers and team personnel on their initial reactions to hearing about the Next Gen car, as well as how they expect the transition to unfold. There is also a side-by-side comparison of the Next Gen car compared to the “Gen 6” NASCAR Cup Series machine, which raced from 2013 to 2021.

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