NASCAR and Chevrolet announced the 2013 Chevy Camaro as the official racecar in next seasons Nationwide Series officially debuting Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NASCAR & Chevy added to this weekend’s festivities from The Brickyard, in Speedway Indiana, to announce the debut of the Chevy Camaro for 2013 in NASCAR’s junior series. The Nationwide Series will now feature the Camaro as the leading competitor against Fords Mustang and the Dodge Challenger.
“The Camaro Nationwide Series car incorporates many of the distinctive styling elements of the production Camaro, including the unique power-bulge hood and deep recessed grille,” Jim Campbell, vice president of Chevrolet Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said at the unveiling.
Chevy stated in November of 2010 that they had no intention on bringing the Pony style racecar to any NASCAR division. When they announced the news on Friday most were shocked. With rumors of Dodge’s future plans up in the air and the suspension of AJ Allmendinger, Chevy was able to slide under the radar with their exciting news.
The Nationwide Series has fought for several years to against the other series to find it’s on identity. Next year will bring more excitement to the track with the stock cars looking more like what the manufacturers sell on the car lot.
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