Cup cars undergo additional cosmetic surgery

When Sprint Cup cars hit the track for competition in 2013, the shapes of the cars won’t be the only aesthetic difference. On Saturday, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell unveiled a new paint scheme-related look that’ll be on cars next year.

“These changes are an extension of the unprecedented collaboration with the auto manufacturers on the 2013 car, great industry feedback and our focus on increasing fan affinity as part of NASCAR’s Industry Action Plan,” O’Donnell said.

Here are some of the changes:

• Driver’s last name on windshield
• No more sponsor decals on headlights or taillights
• Car numbers previously on light decals moved to front and rear bumpers
• One sponsor logo on roof under car number
• Team sponsor decals permitted to extend past front edge of B-post
• Step and repeat/background patters allowed on sides of car
• Car number reduced by 10 percent
• Contingency decals reduced in size to 26 sq. in.

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