Next Gen NASCAR crash tested using robots from AB Dynamics

Alabama, USA, 12th May 2022. Leading automotive test solution supplier AB Dynamics partnered with NASCAR to conduct a driverless, on-track crash test of its Next Gen race car that is running in the 2022 Cup Series. The test vehicle was driven at high speed to a pre-programmed course by driving robots into the banking wall at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Logano Embracing Next Gen Challenge

No matter the venue, there has been a theme following NASCAR Cup Series drivers this season when facing questions about the Next Gen race car. A new car has been a big learning curve. There have been challenges in learning its nuances and how it changes the feel of each racetrack. It is one of the biggest stories each weekend. Joey Logano expects that to continue into the foreseeable future even as drivers continue to log more and more laps in the car.

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Steve Letarte: Next Gen pack racing looked like ‘magic of Daytona’ | NASCAR Next Gen

NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte recaps takeaways from the first day of Next Gen testing at Daytona International Speedway and offers some technical insight into the new car.

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DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth Kicks Off On-Track Activity Tuesday with ’Next Gen’ Practice and DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented by Busch Light Wednesday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2022) – DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, which culminates with the 64th Annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 20, will kick off on-track activity on Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 15-16) with DAYTONA 500 practice and DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Busch Light, allowing fans more opportunities to see NASCAR’s new, anticipated ’Next Gen’ cars on the high banks of the World Center of Racing.

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NASCAR officials set base Next Gen rules configuration: 670 horsepower, 4-inch rear spoiler

NASCAR officials set the rules configuration for a majority of tracks on the 2022 Cup Series schedule Tuesday, announcing that the Next Gen car will use a 4-inch rear spoiler for downforce and will use engines with 670 target horsepower as a baseline.

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Fans to Get ‘Free’ First Look at NASCAR ‘Next Gen’ Cars at Daytona International Speedway During Test Session on Jan. 11

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Dec. 15, 2021) – In anticipation of the 2022 points-race debut of NASCAR’s ‘Next Gen’ car in NASCAR’s most prestigious race – the Feb. 20 DAYTONA 500 – fans can visit iconic Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday, Jan. 11, to get a ‘FREE’ first look at the machines that will bring the ‘stock car’ look back to NASCAR.

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