Sunday‘s Daytona 500 was the first time a full field of 40 Next Gen cars appeared on the track in racing conditions.

The racing was fairly typical of most superspeedway races, with a handful of multi-car wrecks but the carbon-fiber composite bodies appeared to stand up better in accidents.

“The car allowed the drivers to put on a great race today, and we saw a great deal of promise for the future,” said Steve O‘Donnell, NASCAR‘s executive vice president and chief racing development officer.

“We certainly came away with some items we want to review and improve upon. Overall, a very positive first points race for the Next Gen car.”


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