NASCAR Will Add New Manufacturer, improve racing

NASCAR Chair & CEO Brian France on Tuesday "reiterated the sanctioning body’s desire to improve the racing next season at the 1.5-mile tracks, and he believes the sport will add a new manufacturer in the future," according to Dustin Long of

He "did not give a timetable for when a new manufacturer would enter the sport."

A "more immediate task for France … is enhancing the racing at 1.5-mile tracks." France, appearing on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's "Sirius Speedway," said, "I’m really excited about what our competition group is working on. … You’re going to see already good racing get elevated a notch or two if some of the things that we think are doable can happen. …

We’re evolving our approach to things. I use the words more science than art, more fact-based things as we go into testing." He also said that NASCAR's recent announcement that drivers in its national series will be required to have baseline concussion testing done before next season is "an example of the sport’s proactive stance toward safety." He added, "The safety of our drivers, that supersedes everything. … We’ve had a pretty good track record of trying to achieve that" (

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