NASCAR Le Mans Garage 56 Camaro Livery Unveiled12
The NASCAR Le Mans Chevy Camaro ZL1 – also known as the Garage 56 entry – has been in development for several months now. Fielded by Hendrick Motorsports (HMS), the endurance Camaro is based on the Next Gen Cup Series cars, and it has already turned plenty of laps at Sebring. Now, NASCAR and HMS have unveiled exactly what that new race car will look like once it hits the track for the 2023 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The blue, silver and yellow livery features an American flag motif on the Camaro’s hood scoop, and the yellow stripes down the sides emphasize the race car’s body lines. Bold NASCAR logo decals are emblazoned on the doors along with a stylized “Garage 56” inscription to identify the race car. The hood also carries the special logo designed to commemorate NASCAR’s 75th anniversary, while “NASCAR Le Mans” inscriptions decorate the rear window.
The name rail proudly displays the last names and nationalities of its three drivers. Jimmie Johnson, a seasoned NASCAR Cup Series driver, will take the wheel alongside Le Mans champion Mike Rockenfeller and Formula One champion Jensen Button, putting a wide range of motorsports talent in the driver’s seat for the first-ever NASCAR Le Mans entry.
The NASCAR Le Mans race car will be a testament to the Camaro ZL1 racer’s durability in an endurance setting. As a reminder, Garage 56 is considered a “showcase” competition slot, and the entry does not compete for points in the championship. Instead, the stock car being raced out of Garage 56 serves to show off innovation at Le Mans.
Additionally, NASCAR CEO, Steve O’Donnell, has stated that he is keeping a close eye on the vehicle’s development for potential influence and improvements on the sport’s Cup Series spec cars.
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Interesting for sure.
Why make such a huge deal about a car you are going to quit building?
Why the downvotes?
He makes an excellent point.
This is like McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force.
Just like the good ol’ Bandit use to say: for the glory, for the money, for the fun….
Correction : for the money, for the glory, ……. mostly for the money lol
That will be cool to watch.
June 10 & 11, 2023. Mark your calendar.
Do not believe everything you read. The Camaro may carry on.
Better lookimg than the Delta_wing and that idiotic FWD Nissan from a few seasons ago.
If this pans out it could lead to a lower cost class where drivers can compete at a number of global races from a number of series.
Cars can run at Lemans, Daytona, Bathurst, Spa, Indy etc. this could include not just Ford and Chevy but a number of models.
NASCAR drives vs Australian. Touring to DTM etc. think of a sedan F1.
As for the Camaro there is more going on than they are saying. GM has this started and they are not leaving NASCR.