NASCAR's new Gen-6 car debuts Saturday night as the 2013 Sprint Cup season kicks off with the Sprint Unlimited. NASCAR drivers will now turn laps in race cars that more resemble the factory cars they represent; Chevrolet SS, Ford Fusion, and Toyota Camry.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently commented on the new Gen-6 car. “I’ve been very happy with the way it drives, the way it feels in the corner. It’s just a good-looking race car. You get excited about getting in it and going around the racetrack, and I think the fans are definitely excited about the opportunity this car presents and the direction the sport is going. I know from what I’ve heard from our drivers, we are all pretty pumped up about it, too.” Junior said.
For the Feb. 16 Sprint Unlimited, crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 engineers have chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-756, which will be adorned with the blue National Guard paint scheme. This is a brand new chassis that has not been raced.