NASCAR has changed the rulebook in reaction to the fire at Darlington Raceway
On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs opened via Darlington Raceway. Kevin Harvick’s race ended in a ball of flames as his car caught fire.
View the new NASCAR rules below.
For 2022, NASCAR released the Next Gen car. It’s a spec car, identical from team to team. That also means that in some cases, teams are not in control of preventing things like this. They’re unable to change areas of the car.
The fire appears to have started from rubber buildup. No contact led up to the fire. However, the fire breached the cockpit and forced Harvick to exit the car.