Teams Scramble to Find Parts Ahead of Sprint Cup

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Teams Scramble to Find Parts Ahead of Sprint Cup
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Teams are scrambling as they try to build cars for the 2013 season, with the words “hood” and “decklid” making crew chiefs cringe. NASCAR decided late last year that it would switch to carbon fiber hoods and decklids for the new car. Each manufacturer is producing its hoods through a vendor (it is considered a piece that must come from the manufacturer) while NASCAR decided that all decklids — the only piece of the bodies that are the same for each manufacturer — must come from the same source.

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