Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Green Flag; News and Notes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Green Flag; News and Notes

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Byline: Don Coble

BUSCH SERIES WON'T ADOPT CAR OF TOMORROW MODEL

While the Nextel Cup Series made its switch to the Car of Tomorrow, including Sunday's Goody's Cool Orange 500 at the Martinsville Speedway, the Busch Series continued to race with traditional stock cars.

Busch Series cars will continue to have rear spoilers and front air dams, not wings and a scoop-like splitter. And while the cars now are different, it didn't stop some from wondering if it's still possible to learn anything during a Busch Series race that could help in the Nextel Cup Series.

"I wish we could (transfer information), but they're different enough that the front springs and stuff like that we can't really transfer," said Carl Edwards, who drives full time in both circuits.

NASCAR plans to carry some of the safety issues with the Car of Tomorrow - side crush panels and a more-centered seat location - to Busch Series cars, but it doesn't have any plans to switch to rear wings and the front splitter. …

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