NASCAR has decided to use the Car of Tomorrow exclusively next season. That's a year earlier than planned.
The C-O-T was scheduled to run 16 races this season, and be phased into competition during the next two years. But costs skyrocketed while car owners tried to maintain two programs -- the current car, and the COT -- and NASCAR said last week that it would move up the date if teams agreed.
The C-O-T was a seven-year project by NASCAR to design a
universal car that is safer, less expensive and better for racing.
The Car of Tomorrow has been used in five events this season, all won by drivers for Hendrick Motorsports. The next C-O-T race is June third in Dover, Delaware.