"Father" of Car of Tomorrow confident in his baby

Gary Nelson hears the detractors of the Car of Tomorrow, but he stands ready to defend it at every turn. He should, because he's practically the father of it, writes David Newton.

Updated: January 3, 2007, 8:56 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gary Nelson sounds like a proud father when he talks about NASCAR's controversial Car of Tomorrow.

"If you stood behind the car of today, the back bumper is six inches off center line of the rest of the car. It looks like somebody has run into it. I have to argue big that a car that looks like it's been in a wreck cannot look as good as a car that has smooth lines." -- Gary Nelson

No matter how many bad things are said about it, from the boxy look that has been ...

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