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Camaro entering NASCAR lineup?

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08:40 AM ET 02.28 | There will be a new star in the NASCAR universe in 2013 and it could be one that was born in Canada. General Motors Racing boss Mark Kemp is not ruling out that the Oshawa-built Camaro will be the new model Chevrolet is planning to enter in NASCAR in two years time.

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February 28, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Oh Canada!

February 28, 2011  09:30 AM ET

WOW great news,

February 28, 2011  09:40 AM ET

About time. I guess Chevy wants to actually have a sports car in the series like the Mustang and Charger.

February 28, 2011  09:51 AM ET

Has anyont told Kodiack about this? I thought GM said they would not change the body style of the Camaro to fit the nascar template. Great if it does happen. It will be nice to see.

February 28, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Sing it JK !!!
Nice looking car if they really do it.....I hope they do.
2 stories in one day....awesome!

kodiak, oh Kodiak...what is the inside scoop here??

February 28, 2011  10:26 AM ET

We just could not get the Camaro to fit the NASCAR template, without compromising its unique styling,??? Kemp said.

But he said subsequent discussions with NASCAR has resolved some of those template problems.

???It is not a dead issue,??? Kemp said of the Camaro model being the NASCAR Chevrolet of the future. ???We are learning a lot about how we can get more relevance into the car without sacrificing performance or styling.???

We all know that Nascar won't change the template for one automaker so is G.M making styling changes to meet Nascar specs ?

February 28, 2011  10:31 AM ET

O Canada!

Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

That's for Little E. You like that eh.

February 28, 2011  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

We just could not get the Camaro to fit the NASCAR template, without compromising its unique styling,??? Kemp said.But he said subsequent discussions with NASCAR has resolved some of those template problems.???It is not a dead issue,??? Kemp said of the Camaro model being the NASCAR Chevrolet of the future. ???We are learning a lot about how we can get more relevance into the car without sacrificing performance or styling.???We all know that Nascar won't change the template for one automaker so is G.M making styling changes to meet Nascar specs ?

Did you not see that crap they called a mustang saturday. A joke.

February 28, 2011  10:44 AM ET

Its just a set of stickers.

February 28, 2011  10:45 AM ET

There is also a story out there saying its going to be the Malibu.

February 28, 2011  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Did you not see that crap they called a mustang saturday. A joke.

Also fugly.

February 28, 2011  10:53 AM ET

It's been a while since I called it stock car racing.

February 28, 2011  10:54 AM ET

If you put lipstick on a COT, it's still a COT.

February 28, 2011  11:52 AM ET

About time.. Just like all the other brands, I see GM dropping the Impala line soon. Everything is scaling down again. The Camaro is a perfect fit in branding alongside the mustang and challenger.

GM wil be focusing on the mid and even more on the smaller size platforms., as are they all

February 28, 2011  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

About time.. Just like all the other brands, I see GM dropping the Impala line soon. Everything is scaling down again. The Camaro is a perfect fit in branding alongside the mustang and challenger.GM wil be focusing on the mid and even more on the smaller size platforms., as are they all

So if GM uses the camaro, Ford has the Mustang, and Dodge has the challenger, What model do you think Toyota is going to use? Civic, Corolla, Accord, If they reaaly want to go green they could always use the Prius.

February 28, 2011  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

We just could not get the Camaro to fit the NASCAR template, without compromising its unique styling,??? Kemp said.But he said subsequent discussions with NASCAR has resolved some of those template problems.???It is not a dead issue,??? Kemp said of the Camaro model being the NASCAR Chevrolet of the future. ???We are learning a lot about how we can get more relevance into the car without sacrificing performance or styling.???We all know that Nascar won't change the template for one automaker so is G.M making styling changes to meet Nascar specs ?

same template..with Camaro stickers on it...my guess.

February 28, 2011  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

About time.. Just like all the other brands, I see GM dropping the Impala line soon. Everything is scaling down again. The Camaro is a perfect fit in branding alongside the mustang and challenger.GM wil be focusing on the mid and even more on the smaller size platforms., as are they all

Impala isn't disappearing..they need a sedan in the lineup. Although word is that what was the Pontiac G8 is coming back with a Chevy badge and a new name (not Impala.) Guess we'll see.

February 28, 2011  12:36 PM ET
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So if GM uses the camaro, Ford has the Mustang, and Dodge has the challenger, What model do you think Toyota is going to use? Civic, Corolla, Accord, If they reaaly want to go green they could always use the Prius.

Toyota doesn't make the Accord..that's a Honday ;). Could come back with a Supra.....

February 28, 2011  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#26):

Toyota doesn't make the Accord..that's a Honday ;). Could come back with a Supra.....

*Honda*. $@#@

 
February 28, 2011  01:23 PM ET

Toyota MR2 ftw!

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