Chevy Camaro Wins at Daytona 500

By Emily Eppley | February 21st, 2018

Austin Dillon drove the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to victory at the Daytona 500, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opener. He took the lead on the final lap for a surprise win of The Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. The runner-up, Darrell Wallace Jr. driver of the No. 43 Click n’ Close Camaro ZL1, finished second in just his fifth career start, giving Chevrolet both a win in both first and second place.

“Winning the Daytona 500, the most iconic race of the year, is absolutely incredible,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It is a goal every year. It is extra special to win it this year with Austin Dillon and Richard Childress and our new Camaro ZL1 race car. Chevy’s designers and engineers worked well with our race teams to prepare the Camaro ZL1 for this season. We are proud of our partnership with both of them as Austin wins his first Daytona 500 and Richard wins his third.”

Chevrolet has won the Daytona 500 more than any other manufacturer to date, standing tall with an extraordinary 24 wins. It just goes to show that Chevrolet is pushing boundaries on every front, to bring its drivers the best vehicle possible whether you’re driving your regular commute or a lap around the race track. And with so many muscle cars to choose from, you can find one that suits your needs and upgrade your drive in style!

Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, races to victory Sunday, February 18, 2018 winning the 60th running of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., rookie driver of the #43 Click N’ Close Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 finished in second place. (Photo by Andrew Coppley/HHP for Chevy Racing).

The Camaro is a formidable speedster that goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.5 seconds with the ZL1 model. You’ll have four incredible powertrain options to choose from that still get all the tech and connectivity you expect out of the latest Chevrolet vehicles.

The Chevy Corvette Stingray gives you your daily dose of adrenaline. This precision sports car cranks out a massive 460 horsepower and up to 465 lb-ft of torque, taking you zero to sixty in a tidy 3.7 seconds. Plus, the cockpit is intuitively driver-oriented so you can spend more time enjoying the road and less time trying to find a button.

Check out either of these thrilling performance Chevrolet vehicles with us and make an appointment today for a test drive. Make your drive feel more like a lap in the Daytona 500 and start browsing our current inventory online now!

Next week the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. So for more exciting NASCAR races, stay tuned to see how Chevrolet does.

Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, celebrates his victory Sunday, February 18, 2018 after winning the 60th running of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Copland/HHR for Chevy Racing).

 

Images courtesy of Chevrolet Media

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