NASCAR announced that it will start releasing Next Gen car chassis and car parts to Cup teams this week.
The news comes after the results of a review of crash test data by an independent panel of experts from a June 30 crash test at Talladega Superspeedway.
The panel consisted of Dr. James Raddin, Dr. Jeff Crandall, Dr. Barry Myers and Dr. Joel Stitzel.
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In a memo sent to drivers, NASCAR said that it was pleased with the panel’s assessment. So the building and delivery process of the Next Gen car, set to make its debut in the 2022 season, will be taken forward.
NASCAR also said to drivers that crash testing of a Next Gen car “indicates good and comparable performance” in comparison to other cars. Also, NASCAR will conduct more tests with multiple cars later this year and in the offseason.
The Cup Series is in for a two-week break right now and will only return to race on Aug. 8 at Watkins Glen International. A formal briefing session with teams and drivers has been scheduled by NASCAR after the break.