Nationwide Series director Joe Balash said Friday at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve that the new car for
the series will make its debut at Daytona next July -- with the tapered spacer in use at other tracks replacing the traditional restrictor plate currently in use at Daytona and Talladega.
"We actually had meetings a few weeks back with some of our owners in the series to finalize our thoughts moving forward and got a lot of good feedback from them in regard to the types of tracks they would like se us to get some experience with, and also some input on the rules package," Balash told The Sporting News
. "Later on that day we had a meeting with the fabricators that will actually build the cars, and we released to them the rulebook to build the new Nationwide car and some thoughts of what we would do at a Talladega test (after the Nov. 1 Cup race there) to finalize the gearing and the tapered spacer that we've used -- our plans are to stop using the restrictor plates and start using the tapered spacer at all events with the new Nationwide car.