Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/12/14
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- One of the key moments in the development of NASCAR's new Sprint Cup car came in a multicar test at Texas last fall. Now six races into the first season with the new model cars, they get to race on that 1-mile high-banked track Saturday night. "Texas really was one of the pivotal moments of the development of this car and the package that we handed off to the teams to race this year," Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition, said Thursday. "I think we're off to a pretty good start for the year for the package that we have. It seems to me that the teams are pretty happy with what they have been handed off to start with." The new models look more like their passenger car counterparts. And each of the three manufacturers has a car in the top four of the Sprint Cup standings. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are first and third, respectively, in Chevrolets. Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski is s...
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