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Drivers applaud 2022 rules package for Next Gen car

Drivers and teams alike took to social media to applaud the reveal of the 2022 baseline rules package for the Next Gen car. The package will see the cars use a 4-inch rear spoiler for downforce and will use engines with 670 target horsepower as a baseline. The base rules configuration will be used at road courses, short tracks and intermediate-sized circuits during the 2022 season. The rules package for superspeedway events will be determined at a later date.

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Even NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin chimed in.