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Series sponsor logo replacing driver’s name on front windshield of Cup cars

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 Practice

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 09: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, climbs into his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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The names of drivers no longer will appear on a Cup car’s front windshield, according to an addition to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book.

Instead, Monster Energy will have its logo and name across the top of the front windshield with the car manufacturer’s logo. Both Xfinity and Camping World have their names across the front windshield of the vehicles in their series.

The driver’s name moves to the rear windshield on Cup cars - matching where a driver’s name is located in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series.

The change is a part of an update to the rule book. Section 20.4.19 includes a diagram showing the alteration.

The move was made to align the Cup series with the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series in series sponsor placement on the vehicle.

The driver’s name has adorned the front windshield of Cup cars since 2013. During the opening round of last year’s Cup playoffs, the Twitter handles for each title-eligible driver was placed on the front windshield instead of the driver’s name.

The past two years, NASCAR has honored fallen service members by placing their name on the front windshield of each car in the Coca-Cola 600 as part of the sport’s “600 Miles of Remembrance.’' Details for this year’s program are being determined.

Last year, NASCAR Xfinity Series cars had the names of active military units and installations on the front windshield for the July Daytona race in place of the series sponsor’s name.

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