NASCAR is set to launch the Next Gen model of cars from the 2022 campaign, a much-improved racing model to the current one. However, NASCAR also plans to bring new manufacturers to the sports and add to the competition there.
BMW has a huge history in racing and also has fielded cars in F1 and the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) as well. However, they are yet to make their entrance into stock car racing. If a recent tweet by the official verified Twitter account of BMW USA is an indication, then BMW might just make their debut stock car entry sooner than many even expected.
@TheOrangeCone — a popular member of the NASCAR Twitter community — simply asked for folks to, “Describe NASCAR racing in three words of less.”
Better with BMW.
— BMW USA (@BMWUSA) September 3, 2020
The arrival of BMW to the scheme of NASCAR will only make things more interesting. Along with its huge history in endurance racing, BMW also fields a car in the IMSA, NASCAR’s sister body.
A new manufacturer into NASCAR means more funds invested in race teams and means more money for the sport too. BMW would also be the first major European car manufacturer to actively support teams in NASCAR.
After the Tweet by BMW USA, Jeff Gordon’s cousin James Bickford, who is a race car driver who won two races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West back in 2014 and 2015, Tweeted a video of a production BMW model zooming around the Kentucky Speedway.
The caption states, “Sweet day @kySpeedway with @BMWUSA. Excited for what’s to come”
— James Bickford (@Bickford_James) September 3, 2020
Does this mean that BMW, one of the world’s most popular car manufacturers will be joining NASCAR in the near future?