Smart move by Chevy to bring Camaro to Nationwide Series in 2013
In a move that fans are likely to embrace, Chevy will feature a new entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013: its iconic Camaro will make its series debut next February at Daytona International Speedway.
“Chevrolet is proud to bring the Camaro to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013,” said Jim Campbell, vice president, Chevrolet Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “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. In addition, the design incorporates the distinctive halo light rings and dual-port grille appearances, and the gold bowtie.”
The Camaro will compete against Ford's Mustangs and Dodge's Challenger next season, making for a nice battle of cars that so many fans hold near and dear to their hearts. Of course they're not like the ones we have driven, but that's not the point. The point is that fans can relate.
I like this move, and it can only help the popularity of the Nationwide series.
“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,” said Pat Suhy, manager, Chevrolet Racing Oval Track Group. “For the remainder of 2012, our engineers will be busy working with our Chevy teams on wind tunnel and on-track testing to fine-tune the car in preparation for next year. It will be great to see Camaro compete on the track against its showroom competition starting with the 2013 season opener at Daytona.”