Does the COT really cut cost as nascar says it was supposed to?

Question by JDUBYA!: Does the COT really cut cost as nascar says it was supposed to?
I know nascar said that the COT was going to provide a way for team to cut cost and not build track specific cars all the time and bring a new car to the track every weekend. But has this really changed anything? I understand the cars are safer now and they are less aero sensitive then the old cars. But do they not still build track specific cars with just less of a difference between what you would bring to a short track compared to Daytona?

Best answer:

Answer by emiller1998
Most big teams probably still build cars for specific tracks. However they don’t need to. There have been teams that brought the same car to several types of tracks and run well at each although many times its used as a backup at the different track.

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2 Responses to “Does the COT really cut cost as nascar says it was supposed to?”

  1. Mario says:

    When they built the car it was supposed to even the playing field. It was a car you can run at Martinsville then run at talladega after, u can still do that dont get me wrong but after two years with the cars, big teams are building specific cars for specific races. I know this doesnt answer ur question but it basically answers it.

  2. It'sSupercharged!2000 says:

    I think the cost cutting doesn’t come into play for a while, since the teams had to scrap the old cars, or put them out to pasture in the Nationwide, or other lower end series. Then the teams had to build new cars, develop new technology, research, etc. The cars haven’t quite payed themselves off just yet.