NASCAR 2013 GEN-6 RACE CAR IN REVIEW

GEN-6 preview display at NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR invested over two years of development, wind tunnel and on-track testing to bring the biggest change in NASCAR since 2007 when the “Car of Tomorrow” (aka COT) was introduced. NASCAR’s Generation-6 (GEN-6) car rolled out on to the track in Daytona at the start of the 2013 NASCAR season and now has its first season under its belt.

The intent was that the GEN-6 car would continue to bring more competition to the races and move closer to identifying the manufacturers brand than the cars have in many years.

BY THE NUMBERS

Here is a look at some of the interesting numbers tallied looking back at a full NASCAR season of data.

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GREEN FLAG PASSES

The second highest total since the inception of Loop Data in 2005 – and 17,398 more passes than 2012.

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GREEN FLAG PASSES FOR THE LEAD

An increase from the 946 Green Flag Passes for the Lead in 2012.

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TRACK QUALIFYING RECORDS BROKEN

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RACES WITH RECORD PASSES FOR THE LEAD

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AVERAGE NUMBER OF LEADERS PER RACE

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