cup: gen-six car has new look - clear polycarbonate
This is a new year, a new era for NASCAR.
So how will the skin color of the Sprint Cup Series change by 2013?
Become more fans in order to improve their competitive ability
Friendly, NASCAR not only launched a new car, but also adjusted the qualifying and testing rules.
Let's take a look at how these changes affect the campaign: This year's new star will be a new car designed to put inventory back into stock. car racing. After a two-
Ten years of development, distinguishing the 2012-Cup model from any car-like model on the floor of the manufacturer's showroom, NASCAR is trying to get back to the roots of the sport, use lines to distinguish between Chevrolet and Ford and Toyota-starting with unique body panels representing each brand.
Although the sixth generation is still in progress, the early reviews of competitors and alliances are positive.
"I think this car looks really great," said Matt Kenseth . ".
"It seems really good to drive.
We did the Charlotte test a few weeks ago. Daytona)
So I think this new car is also very exciting.
"NASCAR did a great job of getting manufacturers, teams and fans involved and taking everyone's input and really thinking.
When they designed the car, I think they did a good job in that.
"When Gen-'s case
Greg Biffle said that six cars are similar to the old ones, and it is a benefit to have a chassis that is "80% the same.
"This makes No.
16 The Roush Fenway team brought its Daytona 500 "car" from 2012 to last week's Test and made changes to the new windshield (
To be safe, reinforce with two steel bars and laminated glass on the second floor)Body and internal organs.
"The body is different and the rear axle housing is different," said Biffle . ".
"The way it is set up is that the axle in the car is straight and all the new rules make it very different, but there are a lot of them below that are the same.
This is definitely a challenge for boys because the Cowboys are different and the hood is different.
There are so many differences that they are so used to touching, feeling and working that they have to get used to it.
It's a challenge for everyone.
"Both ends of the hood and deck cover will be built from carbon
Fiber fragments of 53
Inch wide spoiler, high at 70-4 inchdegree angle.
The new car does not have the hood tether on the 2012 model at all, and now has a rear deck fin made of transparent polycarbonate that extends along the left side of the rear window to the spoiler.
In general, Gen-6 cars will be 2.
3 inch short (196. 2 inches)
Width 3 inch77 inches)
150 pounds lighter than Version 2012. Right-
The side weight of the car is 1,620 pounds, and the left side is-
The total weight is 1,680 pounds and the side weight is 3,300 pounds.
2012 the balance on the car is 1,700 pounds on the right and 1,750 on the left (3,450 pounds).
Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition at NASCAR, addressed the current shortage of deck covers and promised to distribute 50 sheets per week starting on Friday.
Pemberton believes the new design will provide greater stability for the car.
"In the separator area, there are more opportunities to lower the lower pressure to low
The work of the body (in)
The air is fresher. "Said Pemberton.
"Hopefully this will help make the car perform better around other cars.
"We allow to go back to the air duct systems in the car, they may have not been there for 10 years or more, 15 years, the air under the car and the air used for cooling both help the car to drive in traffic.
We will continue with our (
R & D)group.
"If there are any signs of early testing of Charlotte racing and Daytona International track, then Gen-
6 cars will be faster.
In the development of the new car, NASCAR worked with Goodyear engineers to create a tire with a stronger grip, which will promote higher speeds.
From a cosmetic perspective, NASCAR launched Gen-in November-
Bring greater recognition to drivers, manufacturers and sponsors.
The driver's name in the big font is reminiscent of the international championship series that no longer exists.
Sponsors and number decals will be removed from the front and tail lights to keep the manufacturer's identity the same.
However, the roof under the car number will allow the sponsor identification and will extend to B-
The Post, which stretches from the roof, outlines the window behind the driver's seat.
Because the new car is small, the number of cars is reduced by 10%, and the logo of the emergency sponsor is also reduced to 26 inch.
In addition, NASCAR announced several procedural changes on October.
Time testing will now be based primarily on speed.
According to the points ranking since 2005, the qualifying form protects the top 35 teams and will now reward 36 fastest cars.
Of course, the top Sprint Cup team will still be protected, and six of the seven final positions determined by the owner points ranking will be protected.
A former champion is still on the 43 th.
If it is not used by the former champion, this position will be restored to the next car in the owner points.
In addition, unless the time trial is canceled, the qualifying order will return to the random draw, not set by the practice time, in which case the field will be determined by the rulebook.
NASCAR also changed the eligibility rules at the beginning of the season, where the points the owner earned from the previous year will only determine the temporary starting position for the first three games, not the first five. Testing 1-2-
Despite the ban on testing in 2009, sanctions have changed the policy as new cars come out.
Each organization was assigned four tests in any NASCAR
Recognized Cup track
This should prove beneficial for smaller teams that lack resources for the sport's strengths.
Even so, little Dale Earhart
Will take advantage of any available tests-especially in pre-season for public and non-public tests
"We are going to Nashville and I hope we will go two or three times before we finally go to Las Vegas or Phoenix," said Earhart . ".
"We need to learn as much as we can.
There are many changes in our car rules.
A lot of things are different, so we need to work hard to find out where our package needs to be and have a good idea of where to start when we go to different tracks.
"For us, just hope that when we come to Vegas, we will have enough time to solve the problem, or hope that we will become better when we reach Phoenix City, I think it's just a daydream.
You have to go to work.
For the better you have to test and put in time and you have to go to the racecourse.
"Among the other series and Truck Series teams across the country, now every company has two tests and their travel activities are also competing-they will accept additional In addition to rookie drivers
Nationwide car sales will also drop from 43 to 40 in 2013.