NASCAR to pay race teams for safety upgrades to Next Gen car for 2023 season

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NASCAR is covering the initial costs to race teams for enhancements to the Next Gen car’s center section, rear clip, and rear bumper supports for 2023, according to a report by Bozi Tatarevic of Road & Track. The changes to the Next Gen car were outlined in a meeting with drivers last Saturday and are now in the process of being implemented.

The changes to the Next Gen car should create a better crumple zone behind the driver so that they absorb less force in rear impacts, which has been the case in several crashes in 2022

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