- Development for the Next-Gen NASCAR Cup car has been completed.
- Teams will soon begin construction of their own cars.
- Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota have received approval for their body styles.
The next-generation NASCAR Cup Series car is one step closer to completion.
NASCAR officials confirmed on Monday during its annual R&D media briefing that development on the chassis and internal components had come to a close.
The new racing platform is scheduled to make its official debut in February 2022 during Daytona Speedweeks. The car was originally scheduled to premiere this season before COVID-19 delayed its development.
John Probst, NASCAR senior vice president of racing innovation, says the delay has actually helped the sanctioning body refine certain elements of the spec car project—especially as it pertains to cost containment.