Team Trackhouse owner Justin Marks revealed that the idea of Next Gen car convinced him to form a new Cup Series team.
Back in October, it was revealed that former NASCAR driver Marks will create a new Cup Series team set to debut in the 2021 season.
Speaking to SiriusXM Radio, Marks said that the Next Gen cars, which are set to make their Cup series debut in the 2022 season, was the reason behind his formation of a team. He said:
“I spent most of my career in the sports car world. The way GT racing operates is very similar to the way this Next Gen car is going to operate. You invest in your processes and you invest in your people.
ICYMI: @JustinMarksDG joined @DGodfatherMoody on #SXMSpeedway and said the Next Gen car played a large role in his decision to start @TeamTrackhouse. pic.twitter.com/X4fEST7D4t
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) November 19, 2020
“As long as we’re in a sport where OEMs and very wealthy owners can throw 10s of millions of dollars at spindle programs, and aerodynamicist departments, and things like that. Its just not interesting. And I think NASCAR realized that.”
Daniel Suarez will drive the No, 99 Chevrolet for the team.
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