today is May 23, 2022

Steve O’Donnell, Chief Operating Officer for NASCAR, is here to chat all things Next Gen and more.

O’Donnell looks at the first 11 races of the season; where the industry is at with parts and pieces; tweaking Next Gen if need be; having honest conversations with the garage; working with a new driver council; if shifting gears at short tracks is something NASCAR wants; parity with the Next Gen car; ratings and attendance; tracking new fans coming to races; when the ’23 schedule will be announced; changing the schedule; still looking at new OEMs and engine package; when O’Donnell got into NASCAR; moving from the marketing side to operations; learning and being prepared for the role; not having a set job goal when joining NASCAR; now being COO; a message to NASCAR fans.

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