In a memo despatched to Cup drivers and groups over the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR mentioned it was “happy with the assessments” from the skilled panel that reviewed all crash check information of the automotive, together with a crash check of the present spec Subsequent Gen carried out on 30 June at Talladega Superspeedway utilizing a crash dummy.
The memo defined that groups may now transfer on to constructing and testing of the brand new automotive.
A NASCAR spokesperson confirmed groups ought to start to obtain Subsequent Gen chassis by the top of this week.
The panel consisted of Dr James Raddin, who took half within the investigation of the loss of life of the late Dale Earnhardt; Dr Jeff Crandall, who serves as an engineering guide to the NFL; Dr Barry Myers, a professor of biomedical engineering at Duke College; and Dr Joel Stitzel, chair of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest Baptist Well being.
The styling and composition of the brand new frequent Dallara-made chassis has allowed the Subsequent Gen vehicles to raised replicate the identities of their showroom counterparts.
The our bodies of all three vehicles are symmetrical with decrease greenhouses, shortened deck lids, whereas the automotive’s width was widened.
The Subsequent Gen automotive will debut formally on monitor for racing on the 2022 Daytona 500 however there are a number of extra checks involving a number of vehicles nonetheless to come back later this 12 months and within the offseason.
After the two-week break, NASCAR will maintain a extra formal briefing session with groups and drivers to reply questions relating to the crash testing and evaluation of the information.
The evaluation by the panel was the final formal step within the design of the Subsequent Gen automotive though NASCAR can all the time make security or different changes if warranted on account of the remaining on-track testing.