NASCAR delivered the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package to race teams
today, following collaborative development by the industry.
“It was important to
get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible
following the final tests last week,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice
president of innovation and racing development. “Throughout the process, we
gained valuable data that informed many of the changes for 2014. This data will
prove useful as we continue to evolve the racing product into the
Changes to the
package include statically setting the race car ride height and eliminating the
pre- and post-race front height rules and inspections. Additionally, the 2014
package includes a square leading edge on the splitter, side skirt and rear
fascia adjustments and an eight-inch rear spoiler. Finally, a 43-inch by 13-inch
radiator pan will round out changes for 2014.
“We looked at a
number of important factors when finalizing what the 2014 version of the race
package will look like,” Stefanyshyn said. “The Gen-6 car has been a great asset
to our sport. As we continue to improve and develop the racing product, we’ll
rely significantly on the critical data that has been generated by the entire
industry over the last several weeks. We’re extremely appreciative of those
The first race
featuring the new package will be at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2.
This package will not be utilized for restrictor-plate races, including the 2014
Daytona 500 on Feb. 23.