NASCAR 24 Hours of Le Mans at SpeedFest

NASCAR 24 Hours of Le Mans at SpeedFest

American SpeedFest is strengthening its ties to NASCAR with the presence of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Next Gen entered in the Centennial edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Brands Hatch on June 17 and 18. This highlight of the SpeedFest weekend adds to the exciting line-up of the track-led and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, a NASCAR rally and numerous support races.

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This Chevrolet Next Gen will be competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans about a week before the American SpeedFest in the 100th anniversary of the world’s most advanced endurance race. Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will share the wheel of the American car with Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button and two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Mike Rockenfeller. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Next Gen Garage 56 has been specially modified to compete in the two-hour circuit at Le Mans. It will be the first time a NASCAR car has set foot at Hunaudières since 1976 with the participation of the Ford Torino and Dodge Charger.

A special Garage 56 exhibit will feature the car on static display in the popular Fan Zone at SpeedFest, allowing spectators to get up close and personal with this unique machine. Jérôme Galpin, president of NWES is delighted: “It is an honor to present this car to the British public, one of the best for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the last ten years. The car and its participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans are the best tools to put NASCAR in the spotlight in Europe and highlight a direct link to the official European series of NASCAR. I’m sure fans will once again enjoy the spectacle that EuroNASCAR offers: emotion, close racing, unparalleled access to teams and drivers in a unique American environment. » Chad Seigler, CEO of NASCAR supports the plan: “American SpeedFest at Brands Hatch regularly attracts tens of thousands of fans from all over Europe and this year’s 10th anniversary edition will live up to their expectations. We are delighted to offer our fans the opportunity to view the NASCAR Next Gen Garage 56 car after Hours 24 of Le Mans. »

With an American car show, country music festival and Monster Trucks show, all the ingredients are in place for a great celebration of automotive passion. All qualifying and races will be shown live EuroNASCAR YouTube Channel.