NASCAR will allow teams in the Camping World Truck Series to choose between using 2013 or 2014 models on certain tracks this season.
The move is to lessen the financial burden on teams in the series. On most weekends the truck series fails to pay a winning truck as much as the last place car in a Sprint Cup Series race.
Of course not everyone will being using older models.
“I think we’re going to go all new this year,” Blaney said Monday at Daytona. “We’ve been in the (wind) tunnel, and we’ve seen how much improved they are, how much faster they are, just how much better downforce they (have) and all that stuff.
Blaney is under contract to complete for Brad Keselowski Racing in the truck series in 2014. BKR, aligned with Team Penske, can afford to upgrade it’s entire fleet thanks to sponsorship in place.
“We’re planning on using all brand-new trucks, except for the Eldora race (on dirt). We’re going to use an old one for that race. But as far as everything else goes, we’re going to go with the new 2014 stuff.”