Watch the video of the new rear-view vantage point
In 2022, NASCAR will take an entirely different shape. The Next Gen car will make it’s debut and change, everything.
Watch the video of the in-car camera during the Daytona test for the Next Gen car below.
The suspension has been completely reworked. Independent rears have been fitted on the back of the machine.
The body is a composite material. That will allow for more beating and banging as the body will snap beck into shape instead of rolling over and blowing a tire.
The front splitter features two steps. It keeps teams from locking the spoiler to the track, it’s now impossible. The rear features a diffuser. Both of these things are designed to reduce the aero impact as the low pressure area behind the car is reduced and at the same time the front aero dependence is reduced.
The hood features ducts. Those are designed to cool the engine.
However, the minute details of the new car are still beginning to surface. Of those, a new details has been released. As Chris Buescher discussed the test at Daytona, he noted a rear-view camera.
Previously, NASCAR machines have been fitted with mirrors. That has been upgraded to a digital camera.
Since the test at Daytona, NASCAR has released several videos. One of the videos posted below shows the new digital rearview camera in action from the onboard shot.
Chris Buescher comments on the Next Gen car
“Inside we’re working on getting some stuff figured out to make it a little more comfortable,” Chirs Buescher commented after the test.
“”The rearview camera is something that is really neat there, learned a lot about it in the runs and the drafting runs there. You can actually see quite a bit more than you’re used to.”
“I used the camera a lot, and the spotter up on the roof to learn where cars are and be able to start getting a gauge of how close they really are. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear, it still applies to the camera, too.”
“So, we’re still trying to figure that out. It’s pretty warm, so we’re working on trying to cool it off. We’ve got some different hose configurations, so we’re going through those trying to alleviate some of the heat inside.”
“Buscher concluded, “Aside from that, once you get strapped in, it doesn’t feel a whole lot different than any other race car.”
Drivers: Next Gen test at Daytona
Richard Childress Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing
Roush Fenway Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
JTG Daugherty Racing