Tony Stewart said that the Next Gen car is the “biggest transition” that he has seen in his time with NASCAR.
After a year delay, NASCAR is gearing up for the introduction of the Next Gen car in the 2022 season. There is a lot of excitement about this new generation of cars and as every new generation is introduced in NASCAR, it is supposed to make racing better.
Having been with NASCAR as a driver and now a team owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, Stewart is also preparing his team for the new chassis. In a recent interview with SiriusXM, he spoke about the Next Gen car and what it means to the sport. He said:
“There’s so many things that are way different than what we’re accustomed to.”
“The entire chassis is different from anything we’ve seen in the sport.”
While Next Gen car has received criticism for many aspects and NASCAR is still testing the car before it is race-ready for the 2022 season, Stewart believes that the car is going to add a new element to racing, which will increase the excitement factor.
“There are a lot of new variables, a lot of new challenges that every team is gonna have to learn. But I think that’s gonna bring a level of excitement we haven’t seen.”
“It’s not the same game anymore, it’s the same series, same drivers, same teams. But you got a new car, that’s going to bring a new element to the game, that’s going to be exciting to watch.”
The 2021 season was not a good year for SHR as a team. Their star driver of the 2020 season, Kevin Harvick, struggled throughout the season. Stewart and the team will be hoping for a lot better fortune with the Next Gen car in the 2022 season.