Chevrolet to debut new race car in 2018 – Nascar
Toyota Racing made offseason waves Monday, unveiling the new Camry for this season’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series alongside its road-going counterpart at the North American International Auto Show.
Team Chevy will have its own ripple effect in place for the following 2018 season.
Chevrolet racing officials confirmed Monday that the automaker will cease production of the Chevrolet SS at the end of the 2017 model run. The news means the manufacturer will have a new race car for NASCAR’s top division for the 2018 season.
Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s US Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said in a statement that there was no firm timetable for a 2018 replacement.
“It was already known that the Chevrolet SS was going to be discontinued in 2017,” Campbell said in a statement provided by Team Chevy. “That information was originally announced last summer. As you know, we don’t talk about future projects. We’ll make any announcement regarding our next Cup entry at the appropriate time.”
The SS made its major-league debut in the 2013 season, when NASCAR introduced the Gen-6 stock car to reinforce brand identity among its manufacturers. The SS succeeded the Impala, which Chevrolet used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 2007-2012.