There are multiple changes throughout the car that will impact how it handles, the speed it produces and how it reacts to contact with the wall or another car.
The list is seemingly endless, but a few other modifications include the sheet metal that has been the shell for these cars for decades is now replaced with carbon fiber. There is a new sequential transmission replacing the traditional four-speed manual transmission and a new independent rear suspension and a new clamp-on refuelling hose.
The sport is advancing, so it could not unveil all these changes at the same track it started the season from 1978. Instead, the Clash, the exhibition race that kicks off speed weeks and a new NASCAR season will be moved from Daytona to the historic, Los Angeles Coliseum.
2022 NASCAR Season Starts inside the L.A. Coliseum
The 98-year old Coliseum has hosted two Olympic games, two Superbowls, a World Series championship and is the current home to the USC Trojans. Now a quarter-mile track will be placed in the stadium to host the Clash on February 6, 2022.
When NASCAR’s seventh-generation model takes the green flag it will be a memorable event. However, this car has a lot to live up to. Since going on track in 2013, the sixth generation produced the closest finishes in the sport’s history and kept drivers safe through epic crashes. Start your engines.