DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR officials confirmed Monday that distribution of the new Next Gen chassis will begin later this week as teams prepare for the debut of the car in 2022.
The news comes after NASCAR officials met with an independent panel of experts to review data from a recent crash test at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Following the positive meeting, the decision was made to begin distributing the new chassis to race teams.
Technique Chassis, LLC located in Concord, N.C., is the vendor for Next Gen chassis.
The Next Gen race car was originally scheduled to debut this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced NASCAR officials to postpone the debut of the new car until 2022. The new race car will feature a number of changes, including a single lug nut wheel, independent rear suspension and composite body.
The introduction of the Next Gen car has led to a flurry of activity as teams prepare for the 2022 season. Trackhouse Racing has acquired Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series program and charters and GMS Racing has announced plans to expand into the NASCAR Cup Series.