Just saw as I’m watching the final Fontana Sprint Cup practice on Fox Sports 1 that NASCAR is going to reduce the horsepower of the top tier NASCAR driving series. While they have not said for sure how much, rumors are in the 75-100 range.
When the generation 6 car was introduced, they said this car’s power and aerodynamics go hand in hand, so a reduction like that is obviously going to come with aero changes as well.
NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton said the decision is as much about increasing the longevity of engines as it is about improving racing.
When is NASCAR going to leave good enough alone? Seems like they’re always tweaking. It seems like a few years of consistency would be good for drivers and fans alike. No other professional sport seems to tweak as much and as often as NASCAR. What’s your take?