Next Gen car leveled NASCAR field in 2022, possibly beyond


              FILE - AJ Allmendinger, right, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Oct. 1, 2022, in Talladega, Ala. The most meticulously designed and intently controlled racecar in NASCAR history leveled the field in 2022. The so-called Next Gen car resulted in 19 different winners over 36 races and laded two guys their first shot at a championship in the season finale. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
            
              FILE - Joey Logano celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Oct. 16, 2022, in Las Vegas. The most meticulously designed and intently controlled racecar in NASCAR history leveled the field in 2022. The so-called Next Gen car resulted in 19 different winners over 36 races and laded two guys their first shot at a championship in the season finale. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
            
              FILE - Chris Buescher (17), Daniel Suarez (99), Denny Hamlin (11), Justin Haley (31), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), Aric Almirola (10) and others get involved in a multi-car accident between Turns 1 and 2 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 28, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The most meticulously designed and intently controlled racecar in NASCAR history leveled the field in 2022. The so-called Next Gen car resulted in 19 different winners over 36 races and laded two guys their first shot at a championship in the season finale. (AP Photo/David Graham, File)
            
              FILE - Austin Cindric celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 20, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Next Gen car leveled NASCAR field in 2022, possibly beyond