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NASCAR Releases the 2014 Rules Package for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

December 17th, 2013 at 8:44 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Tuesday NASCAR made official the 2014 rules package for the Gen-6 car as they try to tweak the car to provide better racing.

The ride height of the car will now be set statically eliminating the pre-race and post-race front height inspections. Other changes to the cars rules package are, a square leading edge on the splitter, side skirt and rear fascia adjustments, an eight-inch rear spoiler, and a 43-inch by 13-inch radiator pan.

'48 Jimmie Johnson, 2013 STP Gas Booster 500' photo (c) 2013, chayes_2014 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The first race that the new package will be run at is Phoenix International Raceway on March 2nd as this package will not be used on the restrictor-plate tracks including Daytona International Speedway.

"It was important to get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible following the final tests last week," said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice president of innovation and racing development. "Throughout the process, we gained valuable data that informed many of the changes for 2014. This data will prove useful as we continue to evolve the racing product into the future."

One of the big things needing to be improved upon is the clean air factor. Time will tell as the 2014 season progresses as to whether the new package is an improvement.

Tags: Gene Stefanyshyn, Motorsports, NASCAR, Phoenix International Raceway

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