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.
short track and road courses are 670hp and 4-inch for next year … and intermediate is 550hp and 8-inch spoiler next year … and Daytona/Talladega is TBA
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 11, 2021
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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