Harrison Burton (20) gets service in the pits during of the rain delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, April 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Harrison Burton, 20, set for NASCAR Cup Series debut at Dega

FILE - Race driver Alexander Rossi waits for the start of practice for the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, in this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo. Alexander Rossi doesn't mince words about last season, when Andretti Autosport won just one race as an organization. "I just think we sucked globally," he said of the effort. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Michael Andretti builds different racing name as team owner

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FILE - In this May 17, 2020, file photo, the grandstands are empty at Darlington Raceway before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Darlington, S.C. Darlington Raceway officials are excited about hosting the first of two scheduled NASCAR weekends, something the track hadn’t featured since 2004. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Darlington Raceway set for first of 2 NASCAR weekends

Darlington Raceway was strangely busy at the start of the pandemic when the old, country track opened its gates to help NASCAR restart its engines during a hectic stretch of th

FILE - Tony Stewart celebrates his International Race of Champions (IROC) championship in victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., in this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, file photo. Superstar Racing Experience (SRX), disclosed the format it will use Thursday, May 6, 2021, to The Associated Press when the all-star series launches this summer at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut on June 12 for the first of six Saturday night short-track races across the country.  Stewart and co-founder Ray Evernham modeled the series after the popular but defunct International Race of Champions that pitted drivers from multiple formulas in identically prepared cars at various tracks for 30 years.  (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

SRX format to reward driver skills, smarts on short tracks


The 2022 Next Gen Ford Mustang Cup car was unveiled during a NASCAR media event in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

NASCAR returns to roots with sleek new pony cars for 2022


Driver Denny Hamlin talks about Toyota Camry Next Gen Cup car that will be used in the 2022 season during the NASCAR media event in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

NASCAR's future is here: Next Gen car finally arrives

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series.