The NASCAR Garage 56 Camaro made history just last month at Le Mans, but the endurance race car is already ready for its second competition outing. The No. 24 Camaro will be turned loose on a racetrack once again this coming weekend as part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and will be driven in the event’s Hillclimb Shootout from July 13th through July 16th, 2023.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in Sussex, England, and is a celebration of all things motorsports and car culture. One of its more popular events is its Hillclimb Shootout, which culminates in a race on Sunday to crown the overall champion of the speed contest. Le Mans champion Mike Rockenfeller and Formula One champion Jensen Button will return to drive the No. 24 Garage 56 Camaro after successful stints at Le Mans in June, showing off what the race car can do once again as part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary celebration.
“The Garage 56 program has been an overwhelming success for us in further introducing motorsports fans from around the world to NASCAR,” John Doonan, IMSA President and Garage 56 Program Manager, said in a press release. “Taking the Garage 56 car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed gives us another chance to bring the world of stock cars to fans of a wide variety of motorsports.”
The Garage 56 Camaro will hit the track seven times over the course of the weekend. Below is the race car’s competition schedule for the event, which can be viewed in full on Goodwood Road & Racing’s YouTube channel as well as its Facebook.
- Thursday, July 13: 2:30-3:30 p.m. local time (9:30 – 10:30 a.m. ET); Rockenfeller drives
- Friday, July 14: 9:10-9:55 a.m. local time (4:10 – 4:55 a.m. ET); Button drives
- Friday, July 14: 3:10-3:50 p.m. local time (10:10 – 10:50 a.m. ET); Rockenfeller drives
- Saturday, July 15: 8:30-9:10 a.m. local time (3:30 – 4:10 a.m. ET); Rockenfeller drives
- Saturday, July 15: 2:55-3:35 p.m. local time (9:55 – 10:35 a.m. ET); Button drives
- Sunday, July 16: 9:15-9:55 a.m. local time (4:15 – 4:55 a.m. ET); Rockenfeller drives
- Sunday, July 16: 3:50-4:30 p.m. local time (10:50 – 11:30 a.m. ET); Button drives