NASCAR's upcoming economic model spurs interest in new teams
Without that charter, Marks had almost no chance to get his team on track in 2021. As NASCAR plans for the 2022 cost-cutting introduction of the “NextGen” new car, the demand for charters has soared. Denny Hamlin has also entered team ownership and explored several charter opportunities before he and Michael Jordan last month bought out Germain Racing. Hamlin, as Spire had done two years ago, studied the economics of NASCAR’s planned new car and determined team ownership will be more affordable in 2022. The NextGen car was supposed to debut next season but has been delayed a year by the pandemic.
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman sustained head injury in fiery Daytona 500 crash
Ryan Newman said he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, but did not disclose further details in a statement from the driver read before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I did sustain a head injury for which I'm currently being treated," Newman wrote in a statement. Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, and Corey LaJoie, driver of the #32 RagingBull.com Ford, crash during the last lap of the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Newman walked out of the Daytona Beach hospital roughly 42 hours later appearing unscathed and holding hands with his two young daughters. Newmark said NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton arrived at the hospital Monday night moments after the Roush representatives did.cbsnews.com