It’s a new year and a new era for NASCAR. So how will the complexion of the Sprint Cup Series change for 2013? In an effort to improve competition and become even more fan-friendly, NASCAR is not only introducing a new car but is also tweaking rules for qualifying and testing. Here is a look at how the changes could impact the sport: New generation This year’s star will be the new car which was designed to put the stock back into stock-car racing. After a two-decade evolution that separated the 2012 Cup model from anything remotely resembling the cars on the manufacturer’s showroom floor, NASCAR is attempting to return to the sport’s roots with character lines which will distinguish a Chevy from a Ford and a Toyota – starting with unique body panels representative of each make. While the Generation 6 car remains a work in progress, early reviews from competitors and the league have been positive. “I think this car looks really great,” Matt Kenseth said. “It seems to drive really good. We did that Charlotte test a few weeks ago and (Daytona) as well, so I think there’s a lot of excitement with this new car. “NASCAR… Read full this story
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