In the last five or more years NASCAR and the Manufacturers have been trying to bring the “Stock” back into NASCAR racing. Well they can’t really bring the stock back because we know better, but they are making the Cars and Trucks look like their stock counterparts. NASCAR has unveiled the new 2014 Camping World Truck Series Trucks to continue that trend.
The Camping World Truck Series were never actually stock trucks. They were always built for racing not hauling or what every one might use a truck for. That doesn’t mean that they were not supposed to represent their mighty but slow counterparts.
“Each manufacturer has designed distinctly different trucks that they can use to promote their showroom models through their involvement with NASCAR racing,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition and racing development. “We have worked closely with all three manufacturers for the past several years, and we’re excited to unveil a new truck body that will make one of NASCAR’s most exciting series even better.”
NASCAR and the Manufacturers had extensive research and testing to develop the new bodies to continue the close competition while allowing each manufacturer to highlight their model of truck.
“The truck has a new look that fans can relate to with their own truck at home,” said Chad Little, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series managing director. “The competitors have been happy with the new trucks in testing in January and we expect to continue to have some of the best racing in NASCAR for our fans at Daytona.”
The new trucks will take to the track for the first time on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250.
If you cannot get to Daytona, the race will be shown on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 PM ET Friday February 21, 2014
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