NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Darlington Raceway

The Next Gen car is a collaboration of the brightest engineering minds in racing, with contributions coming from all sides of the NASCAR and automotive industries. The design of the Next Gen car gives the drivers greater control while putting an emphasis back on race strategies, team personnel and vehicle setups. While wind tunnels and computer simulations play an important role in racing, we want the competition to remain focused on the racetrack.

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On This Day in NASCAR History….

Sunday, April 2, 2000 – On this day in history, NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first series career race at Texas Motor Speedway in his rookie season after leading a race most 106 laps. It was the first of his 26 NASCAR Cup Series career wins. And did so in dominating fashion beating second-place finisher Jeff Burton to the line by 5.92 seconds.  

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