Pony cars will rule in NASCAR Nationwide racing in 2013 as Chevrolet’s Camaro will square off against the Ford Mustangs and Dodge Challengers (and Toyota Camrys) already in the series.
NASCAR President Jim Helton, Jim Campbell, vice president of Chevrolet Performance Vehicles and Motorsports and Pat Suhy, manager of Chevrolet Racing’s oval track group unveiled the 2013 Chevrolet Nationwide Camaro at a press event an Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday.
“I’m like our fans—I’m a bit of a car guy—so this is an exciting moment for us,” Helton said. “To have the Camaro now in the Nationwide Series, against the other pony cars, is kind of fun for an old guy.”
“Chevrolet is proud to bring the Camaro to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013,” said Campbell. “The Camaro Nationwide race car incorporates many of the distinctive styling elements of the production Camaro, including the unique power-bulge hood and deep recessed grille.
The whole idea was to deliver a car that had great on-track balance and optimized aero performance.”The car was developed by Chevrolet working with Richard Childress Racing and other Nationwide teams. The car has been through wind-tunnel testing but has yet to turn laps on the track.
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