The 2013 NASCAR Camaro

It's official: the Chevrolet Camaro is coming to NASCAR for 2013

Ford and Dodge have been running their respective muscle cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for over a year now but General Motors just announced that when the 2013 NASCAR season kicks off next February in Daytona – the NASCAR Mustang and Challenger will be joined by the Chevrolet Camaro.

When the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger were introduced for the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010, many race fans hoped that the Chevrolet Camaro would be soon to follow but at that time, General Motors stated that they didn’t plan to make a change from their insanely successful Impala. Once GM announced earlier this year that the Impala would be replaced by a brand new performance sedan (which we know now as the Chevrolet SS Performance), many NASCAR fans who had hoped for a muscle car shootout in the Nationwide Series pretty much gave up hope but today – GM has shaken up the NASCAR world with the announcement that they will indeed use a new Camaro stock car for NASCAR Nationwide Series competition in 2013.

“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.”


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