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Saratoga Automobile Museum Adds Car of Tomorrow to NASCAR Exhibit

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The Saratoga Automobile Museum has announced that its new NASCAR exhibit will feature a “Car of Tomorrow” from Penske Racing formerly driven by NASCAR star Kurt Busch.  Some of us have seen cars from the Sprint Cup Series up close before.  Known as show cars, these are cars that have been retired from active racing.  The cool part here is that the museum’s plans call for making a “cutaway” of the this Penske Dodge to illustrate the state of the art technology being used in NASCAR’s  Sprint Cup Series.  

The museum is expected to open the new NASCAR exhibit in June 2012. 

The exhibit will include cars, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate NASCAR’s history and growth in popularity.  The story will start with older cars that will include a moonshiner’s Ford coupe, a Herb Thomas Hudson Hornet and a rare Ford Thunderbird “zippertop.”  Moving forward in time, visitors will encounter a Dodge Daytona SuperBird that won four superspeedway events, a Richard Petty Pontiac, the Camaro that New York hero Richie Evans parked in Victory Lane at Daytona and a car driven by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.

Moving closer to today, the exhibit will feature a truck from the Camping World Truck Series, a Nationwide series car and a variety of Sprint Cup cars from Richard Childress, Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing.

And for those of you who may have wondered what was under those bright paint jobs and sponsor decals, the Penske Racing Miller Lite Dodge #2 will let everyone check out the design, safety features and mechanical aspects of a contemporary NASCAR race car.

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