Chevrolet has updated its NASCAR Chevy Camaro stock car for the minor league NASCAR Xfinity Series, reflecting the changes that have graced the production version of the two-door pony car with its 2019 mid-cycle refresh. The restyled stock car was announced Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, signifying the Chevy Camaro’s third update since it first began competing in NASCAR for the 2013 Xfinity Series season.
This year, the Xfinity Series Chevy Camaro was joined by a new Camaro stock car in NASCAR’s premier Monster Energy Cup Series, marking the first time in the Camaro’s 50-plus-year-long history that it ran in NASCAR’s top-spec racing series.
“We always want to align our racing vehicles with what is available in the showroom,” Chevrolet VP of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Jim Campbell says. “The Camaro SS was updated for the 2019 model year, and Silverado RST is all new. We can’t wait to see the Camaro SS and the Silverado RST on the track next February at Daytona.”
The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevy Camaro has seen significant work done to its upper front fascia, fenders, hood, and tail so that it more closely resembles the production 2019 Chevy Camaro SS, despite the fact that the cars share essentially nil in common mechanically.
The 2018 season has been much kinder to Chevrolet’s racing efforts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series than in the top-tier Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. GM’s bowtie brand leads in the Manufacturer standings in both, and the leading driver in each series can be found at the wheel of a Chevrolet racing machine week in and week out. In the case of the Xfinity Series, that driver is Tyler Reddick, who pilots the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy Camaro SS stock car.
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