Has the NASCAR Sprint Cup Generation 6 car evened the playing field?
Before the season began, everyone attempted to be armchair crew chiefs and predict how the new cars would perform. But entering Daytona Speedweeks, no one really had a clue.
Now, after the first 10 races on the schedule on a variety of racetracks, the season is starting to take shape. While the same five organizations continue to have drivers top the speed charts and contend for wins, other drivers and teams have had the opportunity to shine with the new Gen-6 car.
At Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, David Ragan came from 10th place with two laps remaining in the race and blew by the fastest cars in the field. The Gen-6 car offered Front Row Motorsports the chance to re-evaluate its inventory. Since team owner Bob Jenkins was forced to change his fleet of cars, he could improve the systems along the way. The result? FRM's first career win.
"Bob and our team made an investment this offseason to go through our ...