Chevrolet Camaro to race NASCAR Cup Series in 2018

By Auto FOXBusiness

The Camaro ZL1 is the new Chevrolet race car of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It makes its competition debut next February, with the start of the 2018 season. (General Motors)

General Motors (GM) will bring the Chevrolet Camaro to NASCAR’s Cup Series next year, replacing the current Chevrolet SS sedan.

Continue Reading Below

Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., both drivers for Chevrolet partner Hendrick Motorsports, revealed Chevrolet’s newest Cup car at GM headquarters in Detroit on Thursday. The race car’s body style is based on the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1 that arrived in showrooms for the 2017 model year.

After GM announced that the SS would cease production, racing fans eagerly waited to hear which car Chevrolet drivers will take to the track in 2018. The consumer version of the SS, which was manufactured in Australia, was discontinued earlier this year.

More from FOX Business

Chevrolet currently fields Camaro race cars in NASCAR’s second-tier XFINITY Series.

What do you think?

Click the button below to comment on this article.