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Car of Tomorrow shaping up as pretty nice ride

The Car of Tomorrow has been the subject of many gloom-and-doom predictions, but it looks -- and should perform -- better than early expectations, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 15, 2007, 2:42 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Did you know NASCAR will pay for the rear wings used on the new Car of Tomorrow, then distribute them at the track and collect them after each race?

Did you know the COT, which is two inches taller and four inches wider than the current car, will fit inside the current haulers?

Did you know the inspection process at the track should be faster with the COT because of nine radio frequency IDs that will be installed on each chassis, allowing inspectors to ...

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