“It was important to get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible following the final tests last week (at Charlotte Motor Speedway),” NASCAR Vice President of Innovation and Racing Development Gene Stefanyshyn said.
Changes, set to be in place for the second race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, include elimination of pre-race and post-race front height rules and inspections through statically set race car ride height, a square leading edge on the splitter, side skirt and rear fascia changes, an eight-inch rear spoiler and a 43-inch X 13-inch radiator pan.
“We looked at a number of important factors when finalizing what the 2014 version of the race package will look like,” Stefanyshyn said. “The Gen-6 car has been a great asset to our sport. As we continue to improve and develop the racing product, we’ll rely significantly on the critical data that has been generated by the entire industry over the last several weeks. We’re extremely appreciative of those efforts.”
This rules package will not be utilized for restrictor plate races at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, including Speedweeks activities that lead up to and include the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 23.
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