The first Chevrolet Camaro to compete in NASCAR’s big leagues got off to a great start, with Austin Dillon and his #3 ZL1 winning the Daytona 500, but since then, no Chevy team has won a points race, while Toyota and Ford drivers have won all of the other 14 races.
When Chevrolet announced last year that the new Camaro ZL1 would become their official race car for the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, muscle car fans were finally getting what they wanted. The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro – two of America’s longest-running and best-known performance cars – were finally going head-to-head in NASCAR’s big leagues. The two had previously battled in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, but when the Mustang made the jump to the bigs – Chevrolet continued on with the sedan-based SS.
Fortunately, with the end of production of the Holden Commodore and the Chevrolet SS, the company was forced to develop a new car for the Monster Energy series and they chose the Camaro ZL1 as to model.
NASCAR Camaro ZL1 Teams Struggling after Daytona 500 Win