The car of tomorrow was developed to level the playing field among teams with deep pockets and those with fewer resources, and it has other traits.
It’s moody, for one, according to Kurt Busch, who took part in a tire test in the car at the 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway, a larger track than the car of tomorrow had raced on so far.
“I expected some struggles with the speed that you carry at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and how the COT's lack of downforce would balance out,” Busch said.
“What I realized is that the car has a bigger mood swing then what our normal car does. When the track conditions were cool, overcast and fast, the car seemed extra fast. Then, when the track got hot and slick, the car slid around more. So it had a larger mood swing.”