The new Dodge Charger for 2013 was unveiled at a news conference in the garage area before the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The designers and engineers created a race car that fans will have no problem identifying on the track. The defining features of the street Charger have been incorporated into the racing version.
NASCAR eased rules on where manufacturers could put glass and solid body pieces. The area above the doors, hood and truck lid, more closely resemble production cars. The rules also were eased for the front and rear, and the sides, allowing the character lines that come from the street car.
The unveiling did little to lift the veil of uncertainty that shrouds Dodge’s future in NASCAR racing. The recent Penske announcement was a blow to Dodge. The only other team which currently competes with Dodge is the single-car operation of Robby Gordon Motorsports. Penske as been its only major team since 2009.