Phelps ‘confident’ NASCAR will add fourth manufacturer — perhaps a fifth
NASCAR President Steve Phelps hears the requests for mid-week races, more short-track events and new manufacturers.
He’s open to all of them, with some of those concepts taking a little longer to come to fruition than others.
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The addition of new manufacturers into the sport is a concept Phelps said has a “ton of interest.”
It won’t happen immediately, Phelps said, but he thinks it will happen eventually.
“The great news is that the three OEMs that we have — Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota — are all interested in having another one. Maybe even two,” Phelps told NASCAR Digital Media. “But the process is long. I think we won’t see something obviously for ’19, we won’t see something for ’20. … I’m confident that in the future we will have a fourth OEM and if we’re lucky enough to have a fifth, that’s great.
“I do think we’ll have some success there, but it will be, I would say, years down the line.”
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