|Dodge's 2013 NASCAR Charger|
Based on the final results of an aerodynamic wind tunnel test conducted on July 18, NASCAR has announced that all four of its Original Equipment Manufacturers have met the necessary targets for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car.
This represents a major step forward in the new car process, and clears the way for the manufacturers to begin making body parts and pieces for the new models.
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car is the result of more than two years of collaborative efforts between the manufacturers and NASCAR. Intended to enhance product relevance by featuring race cars that more closely resemble their respective manufacturer models on the showroom floor, the roll out of the new car has been highly anticipated by NASCAR fans.
|Ford's new Fusion for 2013|
The four new models -- Chevrolet SS, Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry -- will make their competitive racing debuts next February at Daytona International Speedway, with the first championship points event being the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24, 2013.
"We commend the manufacturers and our team at the R&D center on all the hard work they've put into this new car," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "With all the designs and surface areas of the car now approved, manufacturers can now move forward with building the components needed to outfit their cars. The wind tunnel testing we've had with the manufacturers over the past several months has given us the timely and necessary data we needed to come to this confirmation. We believe the new car is going to be a milestone opportunity for our sport, one that our fans will embrace