NASCAR President Steve Phelps: I don’t think the answer is more horsepower

"I’m not a driver, but I’ve listened to enough drivers and that’s their solution."

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NASCAR President Steve Phelps: I don’t think the answer is more horsepower
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NASCAR President Steve Phelps sparked mixed reactions when he confirmed that there would be no changes in horsepower for NASCAR. Phelps believes that increasing horsepower would not be the correct solution. “I don’t think the answer is more horsepower because more horsepower is expensive,” Phelps said, as quoted by on3.com!

“If you ask a driver what’s going to solve it, they’re always going to say ‘Give me more horsepower.’ It’s a thing. I’m not a driver, but I’ve listened to enough drivers and that’s their solution." In the future, it is obvious that we can expect some changes, but it is not yet known what kind.

“So the question is is that really what it is? I don’t know. I think there’s some gearing things that we’re looking at as well. Some shifting things”.

Toyota design

The NASCAR scene is currently quite calm.

A great season is behind us, and many are using the break to recharge their batteries for what's to come. One of the news is that Toyota has released its designs for a redesigned Camry XSE for 2024. NASCAR also reacted to these changes and issued a statement;
“Toyota introduced its new model for the NASCAR Cup Series on Monday, taking the wraps off a race car with a fresh look and a familiar nameplate for 2024 — the Camry XSE Next Gen.The model replaces the Toyota Camry TRD that competed in the first two seasons of NASCAR’s seventh-generation stock-car platform, and the design emulates the road-going 2025 model-year Camry that’s set to go on sale this spring.

" Toyota has always had high ambitions and has always been innovative and creative. “It’s the fifth model that Toyota has introduced for NASCAR’s top division, and it continues the industry-wide push in recent years toward strengthening carmakers’ brand identity, incorporating many of the passenger car’s design cues”.

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