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When will the Next Gen car debut?
2022 (originally scheduled for 2021, the debut was pushed back due to the coronavirus)

Next Gene Timeline:
Available at

More car details:
Everything you need to know about NASCAR’s Next Gen car by Bob Pockrass
More specs and expectations available at Autoweek.

Will a new engine debut at the same time?
No. New engines are not likely until 2023.

Why a new car?
NASCAR is trying to limit the cost of competing in the sport for teams, sponsors, and manufacturers.

Will the new car attract new manufacturers to the sport?
That is NASCAR’s plan. However, a new manufacturer would not be expected to join the series until the new engine debuts. With the lead time required for approval nothing is likely to be know on new manufacturers until at least mid 2020. Possible new manufacturers would include: Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.

Will NASCAR use a single lug nut?
Yes, NASCAR has confirmed a single lug nut will be used, primarily for safety reasons. Read more about why at this article from Building Speed.

Will NASCAR use a spec chassis?
Yes.  Technique will furnish all chassis to teams.

Will the car be a hybrid?
It is likely to have some hybrid component in the future. There is most likely going to be some sort of regenerative braking that will help increase horsepower.  The manufacturers would like features that are more applicable to today’s production vehicles.

Will the car have independent rear suspension?
Yes.  That will change the handling of the cars from the current version.

What will be the wheelbase of the car?
The car will retain the same 110 inch wheelbase as the current car.

What about pit crew changes?
There is expected to be a refueling hose, rather than gas cylinder.