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TMone will support both Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) teams this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Iowa and South Dakota based company will be a primary sponsor of the No. 10 @TMone CRM Hiring Veterans Chevrolet and associate of the No. 36 SealWrap Chevrolet in the Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard.
 
TMone, pronounced T-M-one, is a business process outsourcing (BPO) company that is in the business of domestic business services outsourcing. TMone is seeking to hire over 150 Veterans immediately for full time, permanent positions. All of TMone’s jobs are filled in the Heartland of America. TMone’s growth is a direct result of supporting some of the biggest brands in the NASCAR garage. TMone helps service and support other company’s customers so Fortune 500 clients can focus their human capital on their core businesses, which in return drives jobs internally and externally.
 
As an outsourcing company in the USA, TMone is launching efforts this weekend to benefit veterans, including helping transition veterans from a military career. In an effort to strengthen support of our nation’s veterans and their commitment to our county, TMone targets to hire 150 veterans by 2013. TMone’s commitment is part of the White House Joining Forces initiative, a nationwide effort to recognize, honor and support America's veterans and military families.
 
TMone, listed as one of Inc’s Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the USA for five years, is seasoned in recruiting, staffing and training but admits there is a gap in executing the Veterans Hiring Initiative. Therefore, TMone is seeking the assistance from non-profit groups to achieve the target by 2013 and looks forward to new partnerships to ensure that permanent positions are filled.
 
“TMone is proud to leverage the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and our various team partnerships to spread the message that we are recruiting over 100 veterans immediately for job placement with our BPO company,” said TMone Co-Founder and President Anthony Marlowe. “The Brickyard 400 is an American staple, and we are optimistic the most attended NASCAR event of the season will be effective in sharing such positive news. I hope everyone will help us connect with our heros as they rejoin us and the job market in America.”
 
TMone has sponsored one or more cars in all 20 NSCS races this season. The company has teamed up with TBR for eight of those events, including a primary partnership at Kentucky Speedway and co-primary partnership at Daytona International Speedway. Reutimann drove the No. 10 CarportEmpire.com/TMone.com Call Centers in America Chevrolet to TBR’s best finish this season last weekend when he tallied an 11th-place finish at Daytona International Speedway.
 
“TMone has been a great partner for us,” explained Tommy Baldwin. “Their company is about outsourcing in the USA, and we are thrilled that they have chosen our team to outsource their marketing to in eight events. Racing at Indy is one of our biggest stages, so we are excited we can promote TMone to the many NASCAR fans.”

TBR PR

Michigan International Speedway has been nationally recognized for its safety and security practices during its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events.

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition will award MIS with the Facility of Merit Award during its annual event Aug. 1 in New Orleans.

The Award recognizes a company that performs above all other organizations making sure that they have the best safety and security practice in place. Recipients of this award may have also shown their kind acts of security by resolving an accident. 

The racetrack was nominated by NASCAR, besting competitors from each professional league and the NCAA.

“We are honored to win these two prestigious awards for our Operations and Security departments,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “Led by Security Director Jim Hobbs and Barry Gibson, senior director of Operations, our security practices have become well known in the sport. We are honored to be recognized by our peers in all sports and we look forward to providing the best fan experience in the future.”

Hobbs was named the recipient of The National Sport and Security Professional of the Year Award.  This honor goes to a member of management at a venue who has resolved problems dealing with safety and security in a well-organized manner. Hobbs has proven himself a strong leader and set an example to all others.

This is not the first time Hobbs has received an honor. He was also recognized with the NASCAR’s Excellence Award in 2007 and 2011.

A retired deputy sheriff, Hobbs has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years. He’s been at MIS since 1997. 

“It’s an honor for me to receive the award on behalf of the entire team at MIS,” Hobbs said. “All our efforts are done as a team.”

Established in 2006, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi was created to provide an interdisciplinary academic environment to increase sport security awareness, improve sport security policies and procedures and enhance emergency response through evacuation, recovery operations and crowd management training. For more information about NCS4 and the national conference call 601.266.6183 or visit www.NCS4.com/conference

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“The Road To Richmond” roars back to action this weekend at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns from an off week to make its annual stop at the Brickyard. Sunday’s Brickyard 400 is the third event in the 2012 “Race to The Chase,” meaning only five races remain before the Federated Auto Parts 400 “One Last Race to Make The Chase” at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, September 8th.

Similar to the “One Last Race to Make The Chase,” the Brickyard 400 is one of the marquee events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Over the years, the Brickyard 400 has provided a good indication of who will win the series championship. NASCAR’s top series has raced at Indy 18 times with 14 races being won by past, reigning or future series champions.  In eight of those seasons the winner at the Brickyard has gone on to win the Sprint Cup Series title, including in four of the last seven years.

This weekend could also play an integral role in the wild card slot. Last year, Paul Menard vaulted himself into the thick of the wild card hunt by notching his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at the Brickyard. There are two veteran drivers still looking for their first win of the season, which could help them as they fight for a wild card position when the checkered flag flies in the Federated Auto Parts 400 “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.  Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon are both good picks to kiss the bricks this weekend.

Gordon, currently 17th in points, has four career victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He hasn’t won at the Brickyard since 2004, but a win this weekend could prove to be the spark that this team needs to be in contention for the wild card come September 8th.

Edwards, while 11th in points, hasn’t won at the Brickyard, but he has three career top ten finishes there. A win this weekend will help secure his chances of getting into the 2012 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Here is a look at other drivers to keep an eye on as “The Road to Richmond” stops at the Brickyard:

Kevin Harvick:                   Currently 6th in points, Harvick is no stranger to winning at the Brickyard and would love nothing more than to put Richard Childress Racing back into victory lane for a second straight year. He has a driver rating this week of 93.5 and four career top five finishes in Indianapolis.

Kyle Busch:                         As the wild card position battles start heating up, Busch finds himself currently at 13th in points with one win on the season. With the driver rating this week of 92.8, Busch knows a win this weekend could help solidify a wild card berth.

Jeff Burton:                        The thought of a Wild Card berth for Virginia native Burton is a stretch.  He’s currently 19th in points, but he’s the eleventh best on the driver rating list this week at 90.9.  He’s never won at the Brickyard, but does have one top five and five top 10 finishes.

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Fastenal returns to the Nationwide Series and will serve as the primary sponsor for the reigning 2011 NASCAR Nationwide champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and his No. 6 team during the U.S Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on August 4. The No. 6 Fastenal Ford will resemble the No. 99 Fastenal Ford driven by Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.

“I’m excited to have Fastenal back on board with us this year,” said Stenhouse. “Fastenal was a huge supporter of our entire Nationwide fleet last year. They have been a great organization to work with and I’m glad to have the Fastenal blue colors on my No. 6 Ford as we go for the four-peat at Iowa.”

“We’re excited to be teaming up with Ricky again,” said Pat Resch, Fastenal’s vice president of marketing. “With all of the success he’s had at Iowa, we’re looking forward to a very competitive race, and hopefully a win for the Fastenal Blue Team.”

Stenhouse has captured three consecutive wins at Iowa Speedway. The 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Champion became the first Nationwide driver to win three consecutive races at a track since Kyle Busch won three straight at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009-2010.

RFR PR

EcoBoost is taking over the world – at least when it comes to Ford Motor Company’s motorsports program in the month of August.

 

Ford’s latest engine technology, which provides increased fuel efficiency and decreased emissions without sacrificing power, has been a major hit with consumers worldwide. Beginning with the first weekend in August, motorsports fans will get a heavy dose of Ford EcoBoost highlighted through a unique livery on selected racing vehicles around the world.

 

Ford will use its North American racing programs in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide, NHRA drag racing and Best in the Desert, while its FIA World Rally Championship and China Touring Car Championship programs will also participate.

 

“Simply put, our Ford EcoBoost technology is going global with our production cars around the world, and we wanted to find a unique way to highlight that fact,” said Jim Farley, Ford group vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service.  “What better way to do that than to use our global motorsport program as a way to reach out with the Ford EcoBoost message to the millions of fans who follow the sport all across the globe.

 

“Motorsport fans are just like any consumer.  They care about having a combination of power and fuel economy, whether it’s in the cars they drive to the track, or in the cars that their favorite drivers compete with on the track.”

 

The livery campaign kicks off on the weekend of Aug. 3-5 with NHRA star Bob Tasca III sporting Ford EcoBoost on his NHRA Mustang Funny Car in Seattle for the annual Northwest Nationals while Petter Solberg and Jari-Matti Latvala will team up in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the World Rally Championship event in Finland.

 

The promotion will continue the following weekend of August 10-12 at Watkins Glen International as champion drivers Matt Kenseth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, respectively.  Kenseth will be in his No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion while Stenhouse drives his No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang. 

 

Two other series will round out the Ford EcoBoost blitz August 17-19 with Steve LaRoza piloting his Ford EcoBoost-powered F-150 in the Las Vegas to Reno off-road race sanctioned by the Best in the Desert Racing Association, and Fan Gaoxiang will sport Ford EcoBoost on his Focus in the China Touring Car Championship event at the Ordos International Circuit in China.

 

The Ford EcoBoost livery made its debut on the 2013 NASCAR Fusion that debuted in January and race fans have also seen the livery debut earlier this year in series such at Rally America and Formula Ford Great Britain.

 

“Not every race car with Ford EcoBoost on it during those weekends actually runs an EcoBoost engine,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “First and foremost, this is a marketing effort to let the world know more about this great technology.

 

“But the fact is, we do have cars in World Rally, Best in the Desert, and sports car racing that are currently using Ford EcoBoost Technology in competition.  This helps us prove-out the technology in terms of power, fuel economy and reliability in a competitive and demanding race setting, then take those learnings from the track to the street.”

 

Ford Racing PR

With Leonard Wood’s picture on the hood, and candy apple red paint on the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion, it comes as no surprise that crew chief Donnie Wingo and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane crew have prepared a brand-new Ford Fusion for this weekend’s 400-miler at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“It’s the first new intermediate-track car we’ve built this year,” Wingo said. “Everything looked good when we took it to the wind tunnel so it should be a good car.”

For Wingo, this week’s paint scheme holds special meaning, since it’s a tribute to Wood’s upcoming induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. During his time working for Bud Moore’s race team, he got to know Leonard Wood and the rest of the Wood family. The bond has remained strong through the decades, and for the past two years, Wingo has worked for the Wood Brothers, giving him the distinction of working directly with three members of the Hall of Fame – Bud Moore, and Glen and Leonard Wood.

“It’s truly been an honor to work with Leonard Wood,” Wingo said. “It’s amazing what he’s capable of doing. After working with him, I understand why the Wood Brothers ran so well when he was the crew chief.”

Wingo said that Wood still uses his machinist skills to build parts and pieces for the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion.  More often than not, Wingo is most intrigued by the non-racing projects Wood takes on, like his latest creation - a remote-controlled lawn mower.

“Leonard and I talk some about racing, but not as much as we talk about his projects,” Wingo said. “I like to see what he’s got going on.”

One of Wingo’s biggest challenges this weekend is the Indy schedule itself. The only two practice sessions and qualifying will both occur within a few hours of each other on Saturday.

With the team not assured of a starting spot, and a good starting position being such a key factor in the race, the team will have to use much of the practice time preparing a qualifying set-up. That means that laps – and sets of tires – that might have been spent on race practice, instead will be devoted to the qualifying effort.

“If you can qualify well, in the top 10 or 15, and maintain that for the first part of the race, it gives you a good chance of having good track position at the end of the race,” Wingo said. “So we definitely need to qualify well.”

Wood Brothers Racing PR

Roush Fenway Racing will look to get over the hump this weekend and finally break into the win column at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Despite four runner-up finishes in the famed Brickyard 400, Roush Fenway has never won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With the onset of the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis this weekend the team will have a pair of chances to earn the elusive win, and a win on Sunday would give RFR a rare sweep of the season’s Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400

“Indy has eluded us, but there have been a number of occasions where our cars were good enough to have won,” said team co-owner and founder Jack Roush. “Either because of a fuel mileage situation or the way it worked out by taking tires or not taking tires it didn’t work out. The decision you sometimes make late in the race will decide what the race has been in terms of where the strength was, and we had the speed to win on a number of occasions but just didn’t have things work out for us at the end so that we could close the deal.”

The team has been close. Former driver Mark Martin finished second in the 1998 Brickyard and Matt Kenseth has finished runner up twice in the event; in 2003 and 2006. Carl Edwards came in second in 2008, while Kenseth and Biffle finished third in both 2002 and 2010. Last season David Ragan drove to RFR’s first Indy pole and the team could be on the verge of breaking through at the 2.5-mile track known for its long straightaways and fast racing.

And, Roush admits that closing the deal at the famed speedway would indeed be a special feat for his team, now celebrating its 25th “Winning Year” in NASCAR.

“There’s a certain reverence that I’ve got for the track and for the fan base around the track based on the fact that it was something that I didn’t actually aspire to,” added Roush. “It was something that I respected as a youngster just because it was an indication that people were out there doing something in racing that I actually thought was beyond my reach.”

Overall, Roush Fenway has made a total of 76 starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, dating back to the inaugural event at the Brickyard in 1994. During that span the organization has posted 15 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes at IMS, while averaging a 16.9 finish and leading 167 laps.

"It's always cool to come to Indy," said two time Brickyard runner-up and current Sprint Cup point leader Matt Kenseth. "It’s always one you have circled on your calendar and you’re ready to go when you get there. In the past we’ve had some really good runs and some really good cars and haven’t always had the finishes, but it’s probably circumstances more than anything. I think we have equipment as good as anybody, we’ve just got to figure out how to make that all work for there and for the race and strategy that goes into being successful at Indy.”

“This race track is always good to compete on because there’s a lot of history that surrounds the race track,” added Greg Biffle, who enters the weekend third in the Sprint Cup points. “It’s fun to race at Indy. There’s a lot on the line because everybody wants to win the Brickyard.”

RFR

Race fans visiting Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the NASCAR and Grand-Am Kroger Super Weekend will have the opportunity to experience the Team Chevy Racing Display, filled with show cars, Chevrolet production vehicles, and Chevrolet Performance Parts crate engines, parts and accessories, and participate in autograph and question-and-answer sessions with some of racing’s biggest stars.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Team Chevy Racing Display back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Jeff Chew, Marketing Manager, Chevy Racing. “Fans will be able to get autographs from their favorite drivers, participate in driver Q&A’s on the Chevy stage, and experience Chevy’s newest products. Fanscan also spend time with one of our friendly product specialists and learn more about Chevy’s great vehicle lineup, and compete with other fans on our video race simulators. Also on display are Chevrolet Performance Parts crate engines and an assortment of accessories and performance parts for fans to purchase from their local Chevy dealer. We hope to see you there.”

The Team Chevy Racing Display – where fans can see and learn more about vehicles like Sonic, Camaro 45th Anniversary, Silverado, Cruze ECO, Traverse, Equinox, Tahoe, Corvette, Malibu, Suburban and Volt – will be located next to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, and will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. -1 p.m. on Sunday.

Fans who sign up with Team Chevy will receive a Chevrolet Corvette DP t-shirt (Friday) or a “Team Chevy 35 Manufacturers’ Championships” commemorative t-shirt (Thursday, Saturday-Sunday).

Drivers will sign autographs at Chalet 4 on Chevy Day Friday. Each driver will sign 100 autographs. To receive an autograph, fans must first obtain a wristband, which will be distributed at the Pagoda Plaza starting at 8 a.m. on Friday. The schedule:

Autograph Sessions at Chalet 4 on Friday, July 27

11 a.m.                         Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

12:50 p.m.                    Ryan Newman, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon

1:10 p.m.                      Jeff Gordon

3 p.m.                          Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart

In addition, Team Chevy drivers will participate in question-and-answer sessions at the Team Chevy Racing Display, which will be located adjacent to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.


Question-and-Answer Sessions on the Chevy Stage, Friday-Saturday, July 27-29

FRIDAY

11:45-11:55 a.m.           Ryan Newman, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon

12:45-1 p.m.                 Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

4:05-4:20 p.m.               Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart

 

SATURDAY

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.        Justin Allgaier

2:30-2:45 p.m.               James Buescher



SUNDAY

9:15-9:30 a.m.               Jamie McMurray

9:30-9:45 a.m.               Paul Menard and Regan Smith

9:45-10 a.m.                  Jeff Burton and Juan Pablo Montoya

10-10:15 a.m.                Kevin Harvick

10:15-10:30 a.m.           Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

10:30-10:45 a.m.           Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne

10:45-11 a.m.                Pit Crew for the No. 42 Chevrolet (autograph session)

Also, Chevrolet is supporting Cell Phones for Soldiers by providing locations at the display for drop boxes. Cell Phones for Soldiers raises money through the collection of gently used cell phones, and has provided since 2004 more than 1 million pre-paid calling cards and 60 million minutes of calling time to soldiers overseas. For more information, please visitwww.chevrolet.com/phones.

GM Racing PR

Sam Hornish Jr., winner of the 2006 Indianapolis 500 for Penske Racing, returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to pull “double-duty” this weekend in NASCAR competition.  Hornish, currently fourth in the Nationwide Series point standings, is entered in both the inaugural Indiana 250 NNS race and the Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 Sprint Cup Series race.  Hornish will be filling in for the “temporarily suspended” AJ Allmendinger in driving the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge in Sunday’s race.

 “I’m really looking forward to competing in both races this weekend at Indy,” offered Hornish, who will be racing in his 52nd career NNS race on Saturday and his 113th career NSCS on Sunday at IMS this weekend.  “It’ll be neat to be part of racing history when the Nationwide Series teams race there for the first time on Saturday.  I’m thrilled to be able to be back behind the wheel of the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge again for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race.”

 “It’s obviously a difficult situation with AJ and the No. 22 team,” added Hornish, who will also race in the Cup Series event at Pocono next weekend in the No. 22 car following AJ Allmendinger’s suspension. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to compete in the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge over these next two races and we’ll see where things go from there. I want to do whatever I can to support Penske Racing and our partners and deliver a good result for the team.”

Hornish competed in eight editions of the Indianapolis 500 from 2000 through 2007, with the final four as a driver for Penske Racing.  In addition to winning from the pole in the 2006 race, Hornish came back to start fifth and finish fourth in his final open-wheel race there in 2007.  He posted an 8.9 average start and 16.5 average finish in his Indy car career on the historical 2.5-mile rectangular-shaped track.

This weekend’s NASCAR races won’t be the first for Hornish at the Brickyard, however.  After leaving the open-wheel ranks after the 2007 season, Hornish competed in three of the annual Sprint Cup races there from 2008-2010 for Penske Racing.  In the 2008 Brickyard 400, he started 38th and finished 21st.  Hornish started 15th and finished 37th there in 2009 and finished 30th after starting 25th in the 2010 event.

In his three Indianapolis Sprint Cup starts to date, Hornish has a 26.0 average start and a 29.3 average finish.  He has completed 90.6 percent (435/480) of possible laps and is looking to lead his first lap in NASCAR competition there this weekend.

“It's a lot different driving a stock car at Indianapolis,” Hornish said from his personal experience of competing there.  “The line is basically the same – you want the car to hit the same points. In Indy cars, you trim the car until you are able to run flat out.  In NASCAR, you know that every lap you are going to brake in Turns 1 and 3 as well going into Turns 2 and 4.  You can easily upset a stock car by doing the wrong thing.

 “I think I learned a lot from the three NASCAR races I ran before at Indy,” offered Hornish, a three-time IndyCar Series champion.  “You have to be sure to position yourself to get to the finish of the race.  We had good cars there before and tried to get to the front too quickly.  Patience will definitely be at the top of my mind there this weekend for sure.

 “It’s a lot about momentum, too, and judging things the right way,” Hornish added. “The Indy cars were somewhat like that, as well. If you make an ill-timed attempt to pass, you are going to get passed by somebody.  It’s a place where you have to be sure you are going to get it done or you won’t get back in line in time and loose spots.

 “Of course our main focus is running the entire Nationwide schedule and going for the championship, but we plan on making the best out of the opportunity to be back in the Cup car again this weekend,” said Hornish.  “We were able to run both races at New Hampshire and look forward to having the chance to do it again this weekend at Indy.  We’ll be doing everything to the best of our abilities to be successful in both cars there on Saturday and Sunday.”

Crew chief Todd Gordon thinks the fact that Hornish is competing in both NASCAR races at IMS is definitely a bonus. 

 “Just getting the additional track time there this weekend will offer tremendous benefits, I think,” said Gordon, who will be making his first trip back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since taking a tour of the facility as a seven-year-old fan visiting the track. “Sam certainly has turned a ton of laps during his career at Indy, but the big majority of his experience there has been in the open-wheel cars.  The more laps he can get there this weekend, the better off we will be.

 “The fact that he was able to drink the milk there is proof that Sam obviously knows his way around the place,” Gordon added.  “With both series utilizing the same Goodyear Tires, I am confident that we’ll be able to be better prepared for Sunday’s race.

 “With all the success Penske Racing has had over on the open-wheel side at Indy, bringing home a win there on Sunday for Roger and the organization would be an incredible achievement,” said Gordon.  “When you look at the overall record, a Cup championship and NASCAR wins at Indy are the major things that are missing.  It would be a dream come true to be able to be part of such an accomplishment.”

TRPR

Chevrolet will have a new entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013: Camaro, the top-selling sports car in America, will make its series debut next February at Daytona International Speedway.

“Chevrolet is proud to bring the Camaro to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013,” said Jim Campbell, vice president, Chevrolet Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The Camaro Nationwide race car incorporates many of the distinctive styling elements of the production Camaro, including the unique power-bulge hood and deep recessed grille. In addition, the design incorporates the distinctive halo light rings and dual-port grille appearances, and the gold bowtie.”

Camaro, which led its segment in sales in 2010 and 2011 and currently leads in 2012, will continue the proud heritage of Chevrolet performance vehicles in one of America’s most prestigious racing series. Chevrolet has more wins, more manufacturers’ championships and more driver’s championships than any other manufacturer competing in the Nationwide Series.

“Our team of Chevrolet designers and aerodynamic engineers did a fantastic job capturing the great looks and styling cues of the production Camaro, while providing our NASCAR Nationwide teams with a highly competitive aero platform,” said Pat Suhy, manager, Chevrolet Racing Oval Track Group. “For the remainder of 2012, our engineers will be busy working with our Chevy teams on wind tunnel and on-track testing to fine-tune the car in preparation for next year. It will be great to see Camaro compete on the track against its showroom competition starting with the 2013 season opener at Daytona.”

Chevrolet currently leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series in wins, manufacturer standings, and in the driver point standings.

“We have been working on this new Camaro for over a year and I am excited to have it approved by NASCAR for 2013 competition in the Nationwide Series,” said Shane Martin, program manager, Chevrolet NASCAR Nationwide Series. “This car has a bold look that will be reinforced by its performance on the race track.”

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