Although the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 hasn’t been the breakout star the brand hoped for in the NASCAR Cup Series, the racer has been competitive in the Xfinity series. But, a new rival will show face next year.
Toyota will introduce the Supra NASCAR Xfinity racer for 2019, the automaker announced last week. It will replace the Camry racer in the series, which has raced since 2007, while the Camry will still do battle in the Cup Series.
Chevrolet replaced the SS NASCAR racer with the Camaro ZL1 last year, though drivers have begun to recognize the racer’s downfalls. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. most recently said Chevrolet teams have nothing but the car to blame for just one win compared to eight victories for rival Toyota and Ford.
In the Xfinity series, however, the Chevrolet Camaro has consistently placed on the podium and won its races.
The Supra will join the Xfinity ranks at Daytona on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Toyota will also reveal the production Supra at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.