NASCAR to hand out the COT 'wings'?

August 22nd, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: NASCAR to hand out the COT 'wings'?

Michael Waltrip tests a Toyota Camry during Car of Tomorrow testing at Michigan International Speedway on Monday. (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images for NASCAR)

All the attention on NASCAR's new Car of Tommorrow, set to see action in 2007, centers around the new rear wing which replaces the current spoiler. has learned today the new wing used in competition will be distributed by NASCAR as part of the inspection process, in the same manner NASCAR distributes restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega and that teams have been the final common templates for the new COT. Manufacturer specific templates will be issued at a later date once NASCAR has approved those shapes. The process for the new wing will be simple. Teams will practice with a wing that they own. NASCAR will issue wings under their control as part of the qualifying and pre-race inspection process. The new Car of Tomorrow will also change the inspection procedure as it applies to the templates. "You won't see a reduction in the number of templates, but you will see template sets used to measure shapes of the body," said one NASCAR official. "The new car will have a zero offset tolerance from the centerline." The Michigan test was also the first public test for Toyota's new Car of Tomorrow.( - see some images there)
August 24th, 2006  
that front windshield looks like it's angled up more than on the current cars, or maybe that's just me.
August 24th, 2006  
Team Infidel
Less aero... GOOD

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