Changing Lanes

February 2013

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Crazy Woman Driver By Kay Bell NASCAR gets ready to roar into 2013 It's a new season for America's favorite form of auto racing, with a new vehicle and some different faces expected to be leading the pack. Pictured here, 2012 Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski drives the #2 Miller Lite Ford during testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. CHANGING LANES Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR 12 Finally! The new NASCAR season is just around the corner. Teams head to Daytona for the Budweiser Shootout on Feb. 18 and the Daytona 500 officially kicks off the 2013 campaign on Feb. 27. This year should be one to remember for one big reason – the debut of the new generation of Sprint Cup cars. Hallelujah! That means the demise of the ugly, ill-thought-out Car of Tomorrow, which blighted the track for the last five seasons. The new car – should we call it the Car of the Day After Tomorrow? – is actually a throwback to the days when you could actually tell the cars apart just by looking at them. This 2013 iteration retains the safety features built into the Car of Tomorrow while allowing the race teams to create a vehicle that looks much more like something you might see on the street. The cars are lighter and smaller, and feature more rear camber for FEBRUARY 2013 // WWW.CHANGINGLANESDIGITAL.COM crazy woman driver 0213 cl.indd 1 1/4/13 10:26 AM

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