- Jul 8, 2020
Shock: NASCAR launching electric racing series in 2023, leaked documents sayNASCAR hasn't hidden its intention to electrify stock car racing in the coming years, but it may happen sooner than expected.
Documents uncovered by the Kickin' the Tires website reveal potential plans to launch an electric support series next year.
According to the report, NASCAR will demonstrate a prototype electric racing car during the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum pre-season event in February, then follow it up with a six-race series "aligned with Cup Series" weekends.
The cars will be modified Cup Series cars with fully electric, all-wheel-drive powertrains rated near 1,000 horsepower, compared to the 670 hp V8s used in the conventional vehicles.
Leaked documents indicate that NASCAR is developing an all-electric support series with converted Next Gen cars that will debut in 2023 alongside Cup Series events.