Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chevrolet Camaro to Join NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013

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In 2013, the NASCAR Nationwide Series will become a pony car battleground for the Detroit Three automakers with a Thursday announcement made by Chevrolet. Set to do battle with the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger as well as the Toyota Camry, the Chevrolet Camaro will enter series competition starting with the Daytona 300-mile race next season.

Manager of the Chevrolet Racing Oval Track Group Pat Suhy described the effort put behind the newly-approved future race car saying, "Our team of Chevrolet designers and aerodynamic engineers did a fantastic job capturing the great looks and styling cues of the production Camaro, while providing our NASCAR Nationwide teams with a highly competitive aero platform,".

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Replacing the Chevrolet Impala, the new Camaro body is said to have been over a year in development. "This car has a bold look that will be reinforced by its performance on the race track." said Chevrolet NASCAR Nationwide Series Shane Martin. Chevrolet has been working closely with their current NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and the rest of this year will be devoted to behind-the-scenes fine-tuning of the 2013 race car. 

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The Chevrolet Camaro's inclusion in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series tour will actually be a return the oval track. In the short-lived NASCAR Grand American Series, was piloted by the likes of Tiny Lund. During the 1980s, the Camaro was used in the IROC (International Race Of Champions) Series where top drivers from several motorsports avenues convened to compete.

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