Chevrolet unveils new NASCAR XFINITY Series Camaro

Chevy unveiled its sixth generation Xfinity Series Camaro at Daytona Thursday (Photo: Greg Engle)
Chevy unveiled its sixth generation Xfinity Series Camaro at Daytona Thursday (Photo: Greg Engle)
Chevy unveiled its sixth generation Xfinity Series Camaro at Daytona Thursday (Photo: Greg Engle)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –Chevrolet celebrated the 50th birthday of its heralded Camaro model by unveiling on Thursday at Daytona the sixth generation of the car, which will compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2017.

“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 2017 model features a refined shape to the upper nose and hood, the product of computational fluid dynamics analysis, as well as full- and reduced-scale wind tunnel development.

The fifth-generation Camaro has competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2013.

“Racing improves the breed and helps us design better cars for the showroom,” Kent said. “That’s why Chevrolet is on the track week after week, year after year.”

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.