GM Racing unveils new Impala

2010 Chevrolet Impala New Nationwide Car Chevrolet to continue winning tradition in NASCAR with Impala as nameplate for new-generation race car in NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Impala is Chevrolet's passenger car flagship brand The Impala...

2010 Chevrolet Impala New Nationwide Car

Chevrolet to continue winning tradition in NASCAR with Impala as nameplate for new-generation race car in NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS)

Impala is Chevrolet's passenger car flagship brand

The Impala was introduced in 1957 as a 1958 model.

Impala name associated with performance from the earliest models, which raced on the sands and Speedway at Daytona, to the newest sleek 2010 sedan

Chevrolet is transitioning to Impala in both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series beginning in 2010 as a result of the SS version being phased out of production in mid-2009

NASCAR worked closely with GM Racing and Chevrolet to ensure that the NNS Impala race car carries the strongest production car characteristics possible while remaining true to the design intent of car with regard to safety and performance

NASCAR has been cognizant of the importance to build brand character for fans in the design of the new-generation NNS race car

Impala will debut on-track in NNS competition in July at Daytona International Speedway followed by three more appearances in 2010 at Michigan International Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway

PAT SUHY, GM RACING NASCAR GROUP MANAGER:

"GM Racing has worked closely with NASCAR on the rollout of the Impala as the new race car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. I think our integrated approach in working with NASCAR on its new-generation race car has been valuable in helping them maximize the intent of the car with regard to the safety and performance aspects and, at the same time, value for us in gaining increased manufacturer identity with the Impala."

"Running Impala in both of NASCAR's top-tier series will increase Chevrolet's exposure to the loyal NASCAR fan-base and allow race fans the opportunity to more closely identify with the production car they find on the showroom floor of their local Chevy dealership."

SHANE MARTIN, GM RACING NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES PROGRAM MANAGER:

"I want to thank Richard Childress Racing for all of their efforts in assisting GM Racing with the development of this New Nationwide Car. RCR and Chevrolet have been committed to each other for 40 years and we are grateful for their ongoing support with projects such as this."

"Running four races next year will allow our teams to understand how this new car performs on all types of racetracks. It will also allow the teams to earn points while racing the car and defer the additional costs associated with testing. The planned roll-out of the new Impala NNS car will give teams the benefit of both."

-credit: gm racing

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