Justin Marks on the competitiveness in NASCAR right now

“It’s the most competitive era this sport has ever seen” – Justin Marks on the competitiveness in NASCAR right now

Share Via

Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks believes that NASCAR is at its competitive best in all of its history.

After a year’s delay in its debut, the Next Gen car certainly proved worth the wait. While there are a number of issues that needs fixing in the car, it brought about unpredictability at the Cup level which was generally dominated by big teams.

One such unpredictability was seen in the number of drivers winning at least one race in the 2022 season, a whopping 19 drivers over 36 races. The advancement in technology gives the small team the equal opportunity to compete against big teams and the results were evident last season.

NASCAR suspends Truck Series team manager Cory Roper for violating the substance abuse policy

Seeing this, Marks believes that it is the most competitive era of NASCAR. Talking to SiriusXM, he said:

“It’s the most competitive era this sport has ever [seen], that’s for sure.

“19 or 20 winners last year. That’s the kind of reality I believe that we are living in right now. A lot more opportunities in the NASCAR Cup Series now for lots of different teams to win.”

While we are just one race in the season and Daytona 500 can always bring surprise, there is already a surprise winner in the season with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. winning the race.

“Ricky has always been a great superspeedway racer. Chevrolet is in a great spot right now. The great thing about Daytona 500 is that it’s a dream that just about everybody feels has a chance of realizing,” Marks added.

While it is not only for Marks to decide whether right now is the most competitive the sport has ever been, it is certainly at a very high level.


Larry Wright, who posed as racer LW Wright to enter the 1982 Talladega 500, arrested after a two-and-a-half week manhunt

Share Via

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *