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Horsepower, Spoiler Package Revealed for Most of 2022 Cup Season

Many pieces of the Next Gen puzzle in the NASCAR Cup Series came together Oct. 11, as NASCAR revealed horsepower and spoiler settings for the majority of the tracks on the 2022 schedule.

According to Fox Sports’s Bob Pockrass, the cars will feature 670 horsepower and a 4-inch spoiler on short tracks and road courses next season.

Meanwhile, intermediate tracks will be set at 550 horsepower and cars will have an 8-inch spoiler next season.

Superspeedways are still to be announced.

NASCAR changed the aero package drastically in 2019, moving to 550 horsepower and 8-inch spoilers at all tracks except road courses and short tracks. The move was an attempt to bring on closer racing and more passing.

Several variations have been made since, with spoilers moving to 2.75 inches on short tracks and road courses in 2020.

Currently, short tracks, road courses, Darlington Raceway and Nashville Superspeedway use the low-downforce package, while intermediates use the high-downforce package.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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Pinky bandages on a shot gun blast to the stomach. Nothing to help with the problems. More Brian solutions.

Bill B

Damn. They’re keeping that crappy 550 package. I was hoping they’d go a different direction. I find those 550 races lacking (although since that package is used on the 1.5 mile tracks, the racing was lacking on those tracks before the 550 package too)..


Still have the restrictor plates (tapered spacers, whatever),and still have front splitter / side skirts gluing the car to the ground. Sadly, the new “pasteurized processed NASCAR racing product” will not be any closer to real racing than it currently is.

Last edited 2 years ago by Jeremy
Jimmy Evans

670 is a JOKE and the 550 Package is complete Garbage. NASCAR is a DYING series because of all of the TERRIBLE rule changes.

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