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    CHEVROLET MOTORSPORTS CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO FINAL MONTHS OF 2022

    CHEVROLET MOTORSPORTS CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO FINAL MONTHS OF 2022

    It's been an exciting month for Chevrolet drivers, especially Chevrolet Camaro drivers, as they lead the NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA standings as the 2022 Motorsports calendar begins to wrap up.  Read the Chevrolet Press Release below! 

    DETROIT – As summer winds down, Chevrolet Racing continues to gear up.

    Chevrolet is the only manufacturer to compete in the combination of NASCAR, INDYCAR, NHRA, IMSA and Best in the Desert (BITD). Heading into the Labor Day Weekend, a number of Chevrolet drivers are currently leading the standings in their respective series:

    • Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1, won the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season championship and is one of eight Team Chevy drivers to qualify for the 2022 Cup Series playoffs. Elliott, who won the series championship in 2020, leads the series with four wins. Fourth-seed Kyle Larson (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1) is the defending champion.
    • AJ Allmendinger (No. 16 Kaulig Racing Camaro SS) leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings.
    • Three-time champHight (Camaro SS) leads the NHRA Fuion Robert nny Car standings, past champion Brittany Force (Chevrolet) leads the Top Fuel standings, and four-time champion Erica Enders (Camaro SS) leads the Pro Stock standings.
    • Non-Camaro Chevrolet driver Will Power took home the 2022 IndyCar Championship for Chevrolet 
    • Non-Camaro Chevrolet drivers Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor (No. 3 Corvette C8.R) lead the Michelin Endurance Cup standings in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

    “It’s exciting to see all of these Chevrolet drivers leading their respective series in points as we prepare to finish the season,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of Performance and Motorsports.

    Additionally, Chevrolet currently leads the manufacturer’s standings in NASCAR Cup, NASCAR Xfinity, INDYCAR, NHRA and IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup.

    “We appreciate the hard work of our drivers and teams who have scored valuable manufacturer points through this point of the season,” Campbell said. “We remain focused on working with our drivers and teams as they prepare for the important final portion of the season.”

    Chevrolet has won 40 NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturer’s Championships, and 22 Xfinity Series manufacturer’s titles, each more than any other OEM. Since returning to INDYCAR In 2012, Chevy has won six Manufacturer’s Championships. Chevrolet also has won the NHRA Manufacturer’s Cup 26 times to lead all manufacturers.

    So far this year, Chevrolet has won 84 races. In 2021, Chevrolet won 95 races, five driver championships, four manufacturer championships and two team championships.

    ABOUT CHEVROLET

    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 79 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    Want to support Chevrolet Racing's bid towards multiple 2022 Championships? 

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    (Credits to Chevrolet/GM for Press Release and Photos)

    2022 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CONVERTIBLES PRESENTED AS 500 FESTIVAL EVENT CARS

    2022 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CONVERTIBLES PRESENTED AS 500 FESTIVAL EVENT CARS

    A longtime tradition and another sign of the return of the Month of May took place April 4 as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet staged 50 identical 2022 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertibles on the main straightaway at IMS.

     

    The “Festival Event Cars” have reminded Indianapolis-area residents of the upcoming Indianapolis 500 since the 1960s, and this year’s fleet of unique Camaros again will turn heads as they are driven around Central Indiana.

     

    Presenting the cars were Allison Melangton, Penske Entertainment Senior Vice President; Pat Merna, 500 Festival Vice President Strategic Partnerships; and Todd Christensen, Chevrolet Motorsports Strategic Marketing and Operations.

     

    The Festival Event Cars are a unique option code based off the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible and are powered by a 6.2-liter small block V-8, which offers 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque.

     

    The exterior of the car features Wild Cherry Tintcoat exterior paint with special decals from Chevrolet’s Performance Design Studio representing the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The car also features a Ceramic White interior, a power-folding convertible top that can be lowered while driving at speeds up to 30 mph, Brembo front and rear performance brakes with red calipers and 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels.

     

    “We’re glad to continue the tradition of providing Festival Event Cars to build excitement for the Indianapolis 500,” said Dean Stramer, Chevrolet Camaro marketing and advertising manager. “Our Chevrolet Design team did a great job making this year’s Camaro a stand-out.”

     

    The 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2022. Visit IMS.com for tickets and more information on all Month of May events and activities at IMS.

     

    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 80 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

     

    Story & Image Credits to IMS/Chevrolet Pressroom 

    CHEVROLET COPO CAMARO BRINGS BACK THE BIG BLOCK FOR 2022

    CHEVROLET COPO CAMARO BRINGS BACK THE BIG BLOCK FOR 2022

    The COPO Camaro returns to the drag strip and its roots with a 572-cubic-inch Big Block V-8

    DETROIT – The COPO Camaro returns to the drag strip for 2022 with a newly available 572-cubic-inch engine. The Big Block V-8 channels the spirit of the original 1969 COPO Camaro, a purpose-built drag racer created by dealers using the Central Office Production Order system to equip cars with Chevrolet’s largest V-8.

    The COPO 572 uses a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons. Pricing for the COPO Camaro with the 572 starts from $105,500 (excluding tax, title, license, and dealer fees).

    The 2022 COPO Camaro is also available with LSX-based Small Block engines –

    a supercharged 350-cubic-inch V-8 rated by the NHRA at 580 horsepower and a naturally aspirated 427-cubic-inch V-8 with an NHRA-rated 470 hp. All 2022 COPO Camaros use an ATI Racing Products TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.

    Engineered for drag racers, the COPO Camaro is sold as a Chevrolet Performance part and cannot be registered for street use. It competes in NHRA Stock and Super Stock eliminators and comes standard with a carbon fiber hood and wheelie bars. Buyers can customize their cars with options such as a trunk-mounted weight box and parachute.

    Owning a COPO Camaro places drag racers in rare company – Chevrolet has built fewer than 700 examples since the program restarted in 2012. In past years, interested customers have entered a lottery to win an allotment for one of 69 cars. Chevrolet will not limit production for 2022, and orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Buyers may also participate in a private tour of the COPO Build Facility in Oxford, Michigan, where each car is custom made. The order form for the 2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro can be found at www.chevrolet.com/performance-parts/copo-camaro.

    Read more about the history of the COPO Camaro here.

     

    *Photo and article courtesy of GM/Chevrolet

    CHEVROLET CONTINUES ‘MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER’ IN OCTOBER AT TALLADEGA, TEXAS, AND MARTINSVILLE RACES

    CHEVROLET CONTINUES ‘MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER’ IN OCTOBER AT TALLADEGA, TEXAS, AND MARTINSVILLE RACES

    DETROIT – For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chevrolet again supported the American Cancer Society by contributing to the cause $350 for every lap run under caution, with a maximum of $50,000, during three NASCAR Cup Series races last October.

    To also help raise awareness, a specially-themed pink “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 served as the pace car at the NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Oct. 3, Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 17, and Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on Oct. 31. Chevrolet also hosted a limited number of breast cancer survivors and guests at Talladega and Texas, offering them a fun-filled afternoon at the track.

    “We are very proud to partner with the American Cancer Society and carry the ACS logo on the pace car during October races,” said Sean Finegan, director, Chevrolet Motorsports Marketing and Activation. “The responses we receive at the tracks are always so positive, and we’re very humbled that we’re able to participate in this cause.”

    [2021] was the 11th consecutive year Chevrolet has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” initiative through dealership walks, national test drive promotions and national service rebate promotions. Chevrolet also donated $5 toward the fight against breast cancer [in October] with every post on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok using the hashtag #WeDriveFor, up to $110,000.

     

    *Photo and article courtesy of GM/Chevrolet

    Video: Next Gen Camaro ZL1: From Start To Finish Line | Chevrolet

    Video: Next Gen Camaro ZL1: From Start To Finish Line | Chevrolet

    Chevrolet's NASCAR Next Gen Cup car is ready for the 2022 Cup Series season. Here's what it takes to get the Next Gen Camaro ZL1 race ready. 

     

    TRACK AND STREET COME CLOSER TOGETHER IN THE ALL-NEW CHEVROLET NASCAR NEXT GEN CAMARO ZL1 RACE CAR

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Chevrolet’s new look on the racetrack will more closely connect to its cars in the showroom when Chevy campaigns its Next Gen Camaro ZL1 race car, starting this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. The new look and features are a result of a collaborative effort by Chevrolet, the series and other original equipment manufacturers for race cars competing at the Cup level to look and perform more like their production counterparts.

    The Next Gen Camaro ZL1 race car’s new lower greenhouse, shortened deck lid and widened track width contribute to a coupe-like appearance. A fully symmetrical body design makes the race car look even more like the production Camaro.

    “Chevrolet engineers and designers worked alongside our race teams to develop this race car while staying true to the styling essence of the Camaro ZL1,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “This cooperation will benefit Chevrolet both on the track and the street.”

    Both the Next Gen Camaro ZL1 race car and production Camaro ZL1 offer hood air extractors that enhance track performance.

    “The Next Gen Camaro has a much stronger link to the production Camaro ZL1 in terms of styling integration, improved proportions and relevant technologies,” said Eric Warren, Chevrolet director of NASCAR Programs. “From an engineering standpoint, this is a seismic shift. It’s a completely new car that brings with it a lot of opportunity from a technical standpoint.”

    Other changes to the 2022 Next Gen race car include:

    • Upgraded specs to match modern passenger vehicle technology, including independent rear suspension – like production Camaros – and rack and pinion steering.
    • An increase in wheel size from 15 to 18 inches. The larger diameter wheels allow for larger brakes for improved track performance. Wheels will be made from forged aluminum, like the wheels on the production Camaro ZL1.
    • A new transaxle that combines the transmission and rear gears into one package.
    • The bottom of the car will be sealed with an underwing and rear diffuser for enhanced aerodynamics.
    • A redesigned chassis features new front and rear bumpers with an energy-management system.
    • Both the front and rear clips bolt on to the center section for easier serviceability and damage repair.

    Chevrolet initially introduced the Camaro ZL1 race car to NASCAR Cup competition in 2018. It was replaced by the Camaro ZL1 1LE race car in 2020, which Chase Elliott drove to a Driver’s Championship in the car’s first season.

    Chevrolet has campaigned 14 different nameplates in the Cup Series, dating back to 1955, and with 798 victories is the winningest brand in NASCAR Cup Series history. Chevy’s first win was by Fonty Flock at Columbia Speedway in South Carolina in 1955, the same year Chevrolet introduced its famed small-block V-8. Since then, Chevrolet has won 39 Manufacturer Championships, including 13 in a row from 2003-2015, and 32 Driver Championships to lead all manufacturers.

    The Next Gen Camaro ZL1 race car will made its points-paying debut at next season’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Feb. 20, 2022.

    ABOUT CHEVROLET

    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 79 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    *Video and article courtesy of GM/Chevrolet