NASCAR officials have confirmed there will be a crash test next week on rear bumper updates to the Next Gen race car.

The test will be done at an Ohio crash test facility on Wednesday.

Since early to mid-season, NASCAR officials have been doing computer modeling on a new rear clip and the rear bumper structure. NASCAR Cup Series drivers have complained that the impacts with the Next Gen car are harder than ever before, most notably in rear impacts.

If the Wednesday crash test goes well, NASCAR will implement the changes to the rear bumpers for the 2023 season.


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