NASCAR may be fun to watch and all, but the track to street transfer is, for lack of a better word, minimal. It’s come to the point where the cars are nothing more than high-velocity billboards, with the only resemblance to production vehicles being sets of vinyl stickers representing the lights and grille designs. What? You actually thought the Toyota Camry was a rear-wheel-drive V8 powerhouse? You must be from that part of America where they’re just discovering the Internet.
As it turns out, Chevrolet was getting pretty tired of the disconnected nature of the series to the cars it produces, markets, and sells. As such, it was pondering withdrawing from NASCAR and its Car of Tomorrow template that’s been used since 2007. But with the sixth-generation race car, which brings more direct aesthetic resemblance to production models, Chevy decided to stick around for a bit longer, especially given that it is aligning its production-spec SS performance Sedan with the NASCAR racer of the same name.
All of this is according to Rick Hendrick via an ESPN report. Yes, ESPN found the time to talk about something other than Tim Tebow and the New England Patriots. What a change-up. But even with the Gen. 6, the Camry is still allowed to be a RWD V8.