TALLADEGA, Ala. â Ty Dillon was eager to get the rundown from his brother.
On Wednesday at Richmond Raceway, Austin Dillon got a chance to test a prototype of the Next Gen car NASCAR plans to introduce into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2021. The car was assembled by Richard Childress Racing in collaboration with NASCAR.
Before practice on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway, Ty got feedback from his brother.
âYeah, I just talked to him right before first practice for about 20 minutes,â Ty Dillon said. âHe is really excited about that car. Itâs totally different. There are so many things different about it that Iâm like, âThatâs going to happen? They are going to do this with that car?â I would have no clue what that look or feels like.
âHe said it was crazy and a whole lot different. Itâs exciting for our sport. Our sport needs to continue to grow and evolve. Thatâs the kind of steps we need to take in all aspects of the sport.â
The early returns indicate the Next Gen car should set a new performance standard for NASCARâs top series.
âAll he told me is that it stops really good, it turns really good, it feels lighter and faster,â Ty said of Austinâs test run in the car. âJust some different little things and some new unique aspects that I didnât even know were things on the car they are working on trying. Itâs all still in a development stage of a car, but it sounds exciting. I think itâs going to be a lot of good things for the sportâŠ
âI think the car reacts more to driver input and driver abilityâŠ It gives the driver more opportunity to show what he can showcase. Thatâs exciting for all of us.â