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NASCAR appoints AP Racing as sole brake supplier

13 May 2021

NASCAR has appointed AP Racing as the sole brake system supplier for the 2022 Next Gen Cup Series.

The UK business has been a major supplier into NASCAR’s top racing divisions since 1987, equipping 13 Championship winning cars in the Cup Series alone.

Utilising the patented Radi-CAL caliper design philosophy, combined with its advanced forged aluminium process, AP Racing has delivered durable, high performance 6 and 4 piston monobloc brake calipers at a price point that suits the objectives of the Next Gen project.

    

Captions: L/R NASCAR caliper (front); NASCAR pedal box

AP Racing has also introduced the new direct drive brake rotor configuration into the series, ensuring the highest levels of performance and durability, allowing the teams to use the same rotors for multiple events.

In addition, the company has been able to supply a brake system that uses the same front and rear calipers for all tracks, with only two rotor options for heavy and light duty brake scenarios – thus further reducing costs for teams while maintaining outstanding braking performance. The actuation side of the brake system is controlled by the new AP Racing pedal box, which incorporates both forged and billet components. It also benefits from using the latest pull type AP Racing master cylinders, all of which combine to provide control and modulation to the powerful new brake system.

David Hamblin, Managing Director at AP Racing, said: “We’re immensely proud to be supplying to NASCAR, one of the premier motor racing series in the world, and would like to applaud NASCAR for taking on a project of such a far-reaching scope. Moving the sport in this direction will undoubtedly ensure the future of stock car racing by introducing more modern technology, reducing costs and making the racing closer and more competitive.

“We are fully committed to the NASCAR programme, which includes investment in support staff on the ground in Charlotte NC. It’s an exciting moment for everyone in the business, as we continue our ambitious growth plans.”

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