As NASCAR ushers in the Next Gen car next year, the car numbers on the doors will move forward as well, NASCAR confirmed Aug. 27.
In 23XI’s video, Busch’s car number, No. 45, is shown farther forward on the door, rather than centered beneath the window, as has been the case for many years in the NASCAR Cup Series.
We got our guy.
— 23XI Racing (@23XIRacing) August 27, 2021
NASCAR later confirmed that the number placement was official, according to Bob Pockrass.
NASCAR confirms number will be move forward next season as shown in the Kurt Busch video.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 27, 2021
The change ended longtime speculation about the door number placement. NASCAR first experimented with changing the location of the numbers last year in its All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, with the number moved backward rather than forward.
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