While no one is pushing the panic button about it, there is concern around the NASCAR garage over the supply chain issue for teams getting the necessary parts and pieces to build Next Gen cars.
Richard Childress admitted Tuesday before starting a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway that his organization has two cars for each team. Childress expects a third if not fourth car built by the time off the Busch Light Clash at the L.A. Coliseum next month.
NASCAR hopes organizations will have five cars at the start of the season. Teams will be allowed a maximum of seven cars per team for the race season.
“Not many” is what Joey Logano said about the inventory ready at Team Penske. “We‘re all in the same boat because all the chassis are allocated through the car number. So everyone should be within the same one to two cars as they come in. I know we just had a couple chassis come in last week that haven‘t been assembled yet … but you‘re going to have to rotate these cars pretty quickly. The car we‘re testing today is going to the Clash. That‘s the position we‘re in, and I believe that car is also going to Fontana.
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AND: Since 1997, the winner of the Daytona 500 has been presented with the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and the winning car is put on display in its race-winning condition for one year at what is now the Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum adjacent to Daytona International Speedway.
However, with the delays in the development of the NASCAR Cup Series‘ Next Gen car and supply-chain issues for its parts and pieces, teams are struggling to build their inventory to the maximum-allotted seven cars per team by the start of the 2022 season.
A NASCAR spokesperson confirmed to Motorsport.com on Wednesday that no decision has been made but there are ongoing discussions about the issue among NASCAR, teams and the speedway.
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