The start of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was rife with excitement over the debut of the new Generation-6 car.
This particular car promised a sleeker design, better racing and a general overall improvement to the sport.
Now that the season is over, it is time to take a closer look at the car and see if it lived up to all of its hype. After 36 races, NASCAR is already looking at ways to improve this car for the future, but where are the car's greatest areas of improvement needed?
In the slides ahead, I will take a look at five aspects of the Gen-6 car and grade it based on what we saw throughout the 2013 season. In some areas, the car already receives high marks. Other areas, however, still have room for improvement.