Car of Tomorrow to Make Its Debut In the Nationwide Series In July 2010

Ben SwareyContributor IOctober 11, 2009

SPARTA, KY - JUNE 12:  (L-R) Jason Keller, driver of the #27 Cottonelle/Meijer Ford, Stephen Leicht, driver of the #29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet, Jason Leffler, driver of the #38 Great Clips Toyota and Justin Allgaier, driver of the #12 Verizon Wireless Dodge talk about the Nationwide 'Dash 4 Cash' program before practicing for the Meijer 300 Nationwide Series race at the Kentucky Speedway on June 12, 2009 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

On July 2, 2010, the Car of Tomorrow will make its debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. It will also be run at Michigan, Richmond, and Lowe's Motor Speedway. The new car's first full year in the Nationwide Series will be in 2011.

The move was made in a meeting between car owners, crew chiefs, and NASCAR officials in July. NASCAR vice president of competition said running the new car in four races next year will give teams feedback for 2011.