Chevrolet’s recent tease of its 2014 SS coupe, albeit in its 2013 NASCAR livery, signifies major changes for both organizations. NASCAR’s so-called “car of tomorrow” would have all races sporting the same anonymous body style.
That’s a far cry from NASCAR’s origins 30-plus years ago when the cars began as “stock” cars. He further surmises that competing in cars that look nothing like what dealers can sell might have helped prompt Chrysler to quit NASCAR for 2013. Perhaps bowing to pressure from GM, Ford and Toyota that dump millions in sponsorship dollars into auto racing, NASCAR has decoded to reverse itself. The new Chevrolet SS will be similar in shape to its racing counterpart, as will apparently other manufacturer’s machines. This is very good news for NASCAR, its fans and the supporting manufacturers.