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NASCAR Confirms Number Placement Change for 2022

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.

The news was initially revealed by 23XI Racing Aug. 27 via its announcement that it had hired Kurt Busch.

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.

NASCAR later confirmed that the number placement was official, according to Bob Pockrass.

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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Michael Latino

What a waste

Tony

I like when they make big changes like this, getting rid of the Firecracker 400 & adding stages. Makes it easier to stay away & read about things once in a while.

Carl D.

Yeah, but how do you keep up with the points, the stage points, the playoff points, and the points for whatever else gets you points?

DoninAjax

The brain trust believes the fans want it and that’ll make the events much more watchable.

Christopher

NASCAR’s motto should be ‘If It Ain’t Broke We’ll Break It’

Carl D.

And their business model should be “Here, hold my beer…”.

DoninAjax

…While I get better drugs.”

DirtFan

And the roof number will be upside down as per 23xi’s display a week ago

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