February 27, 2011
Camaro to enter NASCAR?
By DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency
AVONDALE, Ariz. There will be a new star in the NASCAR universe in 2013 and it could be one that was born in Canada.
General Motors Racing boss Mark Kemp is not ruling out that the Oshawa-built Camaro will be the new model Chevrolet is planning to enter in NASCAR in two years time.
That is a reversal of sorts from a decision to not enter the Camaro into the Natiownide series last season when Chrysler and Ford entered their pony cars Challenger and Mustang respectively in the NNS.
We just could not get the Camaro to fit the NASCAR template, without compromising its unique styling, Kemp said.
But he said subsequent discussions with NASCAR has resolved some of those template problems.
It is not a dead issue, Kemp said of the Camaro model being the NASCAR Chevrolet of the future. We are learning a lot about how we can get more relevance into the car without sacrificing performance or styling.