NASCAR tweaks new car’s appearance


The Gen-6 car may be the latest, greatest thing to hit the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but that doesn’t mean that NASCAR doesn’t see room for improvement. But the most recently announced change is somewhat minor and strictly cosmetic.

During a Gen-6 media tour that got underway Tuesday in Detroit, NASCAR announced that it’s adding manufacturer badging to the top of the windshield on each side of the driver’s last name. NASCAR had previously announced that driver last names would be written at the top of each race car’s windshield.

“We believe this will help build the identity of the driver with the race car and their relationship with the manufacturer,” NASCAR President Mike Helton said.

This media tour for NASCAR’s new car will continue in New York on Wednesday and travel to Jacksonville, Fla., before arriving at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for NASCAR Media Day on Feb. 14.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season gets underway with the Sprint Unlimited exhibition event at Daytona on Feb. 16, with the running of the Daytona 500, the first points-paying event of the season taking the green flag on Feb. 24.

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