We’ve been substantially clear about our position on NASCAR: the sport has veered substantially off track since the ’70s — when it featured slightly modified versions of production vehicles. Nevertheless, it still manages to attract and maintain an enormous fan base — even as drivers race cars that are in no way similar to actual vehicles on the road. But that’s not what this is about.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is about the fact that Chevrolet will race a Camaro SS stock car in NASCAR next year according to Jalopnik. The car itself looks way better (more intimidating) than the stodgy Impala it replaces — and will likely have a companion in the Chevy SS Performance Sedan — which remains under wraps… for now.
Of course, the Camaro race car is still a stickered-up tube-frame-based body. Oh well. The point is that this will likely be a boon for marketing the Camaro as well as the Chevy brand.