The 50th Anniversary SS Model is Going Racing
Chevy and NASCAR chose the July Fourth weekend of racing at Daytona to introduce the 2017 Camaro SS that will be running in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next year. The new car will make its on-track racing debut at Daytona’s 2017 Speedweeks in February.
Camaro is enjoying its 50th anniversary this year and the new Camaro debuted at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the Subway Firecracker 250 Presented by Coca-Cola Fourth of July weekend. It will go into live racing action next February for the first race of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series.
“For the past 50 years, Camaro has played a key role in Chevrolet’s racing success in winning races and championships,” said Mark Kent, director, Chevrolet Racing. “We look forward to further success with the new Camaro SS in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.”
The body saw computational fluid dynamics analysis, as well as traditional full and reduced scale wind-tunnel development in improving the nose and hood of the new 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Camaro SS. Camaros have seen racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since the fifth-generation Camaro was introduced in 2013. The NASCAR XFINITY Series showcases some of the world’s most talented drivers and the stars of tomorrow. Chevrolet drivers have captured five NASCAR XFINITY Series checkered flags so far in 2016, bringing Chevrolet’s tally to 408 victories in the modern era since 1982 and contributing to the most manufacturer titles in NASCAR history.
“Racing improves the breed and helps us design better cars for the showroom,” said Kent. “That’s why Chevrolet is on the track week after week, year after year.”
The changeover should be uncomplicated for teams using Chevy equipment and strengthen the bond between Camaro owners on the street and the new, aggressive looking race car.