NASCAR's New Race Cars to Usher a New Era
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The four additions - Chevrolet Impala, Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Toyota Camry – received very good remarks from those attending as their are now seen as cars with "racy looks and distinctive lines."
"This has been an exciting few days for the series," Joe Balash, Nationwide Series director told NASCAR. "Dodge unveiled the Challenger last week, we had all four cars together for the first time on Saturday ... it was pretty special.
"We believe this car will give our series its own unique identity and that certainly was one of our goals from the very beginning in developing this new car."
The new cars were tested by four Chevrolet teams: Richard Childress Racing, JR Motorsports, Kevin Harvick Inc. and Phoenix Racing. It was the first run with the cars testing for more than 1.5 miles.
"We've got a target to start shaking the cars down at 190 miles an hour and get our gears and restrictor plates as close as we can," Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition added.
"None of that will be finalized, as far as that part of it goes, when we leave here. But it's to get enough speed in the cars, let the guys work on the chassis setups and, for a few of them, to do a little drafting out there and see how the cars react to the draft."
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