Chevrolet will update its Camaro body style for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2020.
Based upon the supercharged 650 horsepower LT4 powered road model, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will make its MENCS debut next February at Daytona International Speedway, replacing the Camaro ZL1.
“The ZL1 1LE is the highest performer within the Camaro production-car lineup,” Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of performance and motorsports, said. “We took lessons from the production car and applied them to the new 2020 Cup car.”
Chevrolet first debuted the Camaro for NASCAR use in 2013 when the Camaro SS replaced its Impala model in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Five seasons later in 2018, Chevrolet first introduced the Camaro to MENCS competition, when the Camaro ZL1 replaced the Chevrolet SS sedan.
With nearly two seasons of MENCS use under its belt, the outgoing Camaro ZL1 has scored 10 victories with drivers Kurt Busch, Elliott, Larson, Alex Bowman and Austin Dillion. In the body style’s first start, Dillon gave the ZL1 its first win after conquering the 2018 Daytona 500.