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NASCAR’s Next Gen Car, Old Habits & Finding the Limit

NASCAR Next Gen car

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Out with the old and in with the new.

That’s the overall theme this weekend as NASCAR starts its 2022 season.

The primary stage of transition is the Cup Series’ Next Gen car.

NASCAR’s premier series is no stranger to new cars. This one’s alternate name is Gen 7 for a reason.

Dropping the Hammer: 12 Rules for NASCAR’s New Season (That Will Be Broken)

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Believe it or not, the 2022 NASCAR season is upon us. Three months ago, Kyle Larson won the Cup Series championship and capped an era of NASCAR history. Now, arguably the biggest year for NASCAR since 2001 is ready for its opening (points counting) act. Which means it’s time to lay out some ground rules. …

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Dropping The Hammer: Ready or Not, Here Comes the Clash

Busch Clash

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Coliseum on February 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

When did it hit you? Was it seeing a mural of Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott painted on a wall somewhere in Los Angeles? Or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. recording a video of himself doing running exercises up the steps of the L.A. Coliseum? Maybe it was seeing four cars being filmed for a NBC Super …

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Dropping The Hammer: NASCAR Course Corrects on Next Gen Intermediate Package

Next Gen car test

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A lot can change in 43 days. On Nov. 5, NASCAR’s plans for the Next Gen car and its rules packages for 2022 were seemingly set in stone. As championship weekend in Phoenix came to life, President Steve Phelps publicly reaffirmed the sanctioning body would run the 670 HP package at all road courses and …

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Review: ESPN’s ‘E60’ Tells Bubba Wallace’s Story

Bubba Wallace at Darlington

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Bubba Wallace. Chances are reading the name of the most recognized NASCAR driver in the country for the last two years elicited some kind of an emotional response for you. There’s a spectrum to the responses. There are those who are indifferent to the driver who races for 23XI Racing, a team co-owned by Michael …

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