General Motors officials won’t say what car Chevrolet will field in the Cup Series next year, but Friday at Daytona International Speedway, they showed off their new 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Camaro SS.
The sixth-generation Camaro will make its competition debut at Daytona in February 2017. Not coincidentally, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Camaro, which debuted in the 1967 model year.
"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 fifth-generation Camaro was introduced into the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2013.
Chevrolet drivers have won five NASCAR XFINITY Series races so far in 2016, bringing Chevrolet’s tally to 408 victories 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."