Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Joey Logano Have the Most to Lose in the Switch to NASCAR’s Next Gen Car

The one topic discussed more than all others in the NASCAR Cup Series offseason is the impending arrival of the Next Gen car. With nothing to go on but a few rounds of testing, it is impossible to know which drivers and teams will benefit from its arrival. But it’s perfectly understandable that Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Joey Logano will be the drivers most disappointed to see the Gen 6 car drive off into retirement.

The Gen 6 car became NASCAR’s much-needed bridge to the future

Kevin Harvick waits in the garage area during NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Nov. 17, 2021, in Concord, North Carolina. | Grant Halverson/Getty Images

NASCAR mercifully brought an end to the Car of Tomorrow (CoT) in 2013 with its Gen 6 car. Although the CoT was a significant step forward in terms of safety enhancements, few drivers and teams considered it racing-friendly.