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Manufacturers to begin producing 2013 Sprint Cup cars

July 30, 2012, Official Release,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced that all equipment manufacturers have met the necessary targets for the 2013 Sprint Cup Series race car, based upon the final aerodynamic test results from July 18, and can begin making parts and pieces for the new models.

The new Cup car is the result of more than two years of collaboration between the manufacturers and NASCAR. The new cars more closely resemble models on the showroom floor, and their rollout is highly anticipated by fans.

The four new models -- Chevrolet's SS, Dodge's Charger, Ford's Fusion and Toyota's Camry -- will make their race debuts during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 24, 2013 at Daytona International Speedway.

"We commend the manufacturers and our team at the R&D center on all the hard work they've put into this new car," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "With all the designs and surface areas of the car now approved, manufacturers can now move forward with building the components needed to outfit their cars. The wind tunnel testing we've had with the manufacturers over the past several months has given us the timely and necessary data we needed to come to this confirmation. We believe the new car is going to be a milestone opportunity for our sport, one that our fans will embrace."