Are the Nascar Next Gen Cars front-wheel drive?

Closeup of a driver sliding into a NASCAR Next Gen car with the driver sliding into the cabin in the background.

the NASCAR The Cup cars are all new for the 2022 season. These “next generation cars” feature state-of-the-art transmissions and controls. But the NASCAR Next Gen race cars aren’t FWD: They retain the V8 engine and RWD layout of the Generation-6 Cup cars.

Are NASCAR Next Gen cars front-wheel drive?

No, for the 2022 season, NASCAR’s Next Gen cars feature a traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Future seasons may feature AWD hybrids.