Legacy Motor Club announced Tuesday that the organization will switch its manufacturer alignment from Chevrolet to Toyota for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season, marking the latest significant shift for the two-car operation. The move promises to provide Toyota a boost in numbers in Cup Series competition.
What NASCAR team is switching to Toyota?
Legacy MC will change from Chevrolet to Toyota beginning in 2024, Toyota Racing Development announced Tuesday. The move will give Toyota eight cars in Cup in 2024. Toyota will have four cars with Joe Gibbs Racing, two cars with 23XI Racing and the two Legacy MC cars.
What new car is coming to NASCAR?
Unveiling. NASCAR unveiled the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Mustang GT, and Toyota Camry TRD at The Park Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 5, 2021, with Chase Elliott, Logano, and Hamlin representing their respective brands during the event.
Is Dodge going to join NASCAR?
Dodge told SBJ last week that it is not working on expanding into any new series, saying in a statement, “Dodge is focused on our NHRA Camping World Drag Racing series efforts and the NHRA 'Countdown to the Championship' with Tony Stewart Racing and not expanding our efforts into other forms of racing at this time.” ...
What will Chevy use in NASCAR in 2024?
Chevy will be able to race the Camaro for the foreseeable future. NASCAR confirmed this week that according to its rules because the Camaro was a production vehicle at the time of its original submission, it remains qualified to race in Cup and Xfinity even beyond 2024 if Chevrolet chooses to do so.
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Will Kyle Busch Motorsports switch to Chevy?
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Friday that the team will switch manufactures to Chevrolet, along with their 2023 driver lineup in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. KBM will field one full-time entry in 2023, with Chase Purdy aboard the No. 4 Chevrolet.
How much horsepower will the next gen NASCAR have?
Currently, Next Gen NASCAR engines are even less powerful. They are rated at 510 hp (380 kW) for restrictor plate racing, and 670 hp (500 kW) for all other tracks; including road courses, short tracks, and intermediate ovals.
Is Acura coming to NASCAR?
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Is NASCAR going to electric cars?
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NASCAR is going electric, eventually. The racing series has been investigating the hybridization of its Cup Series as well as developing an all-electric vehicle. No official plans have been announced, but there is one electric car already in operation.
Will NASCAR go back to stock cars?
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What is the new Ford NASCAR?
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Is Chevy leaving NASCAR?
News broke earlier this week that the newly-branded NASCAR Cup series team, Legacy Motor Club, will be switching manufacturers from Chevrolet to Toyota starting in 2024.
What car is Chevy going to use in NASCAR?
For 2023, IMSA has invited a NASCAR Cup Car—specifically, a Camaro ZL1 from Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet, and Goodyear—to take this coveted spot.
Who will manufacture cars in NASCAR 2024?
Legacy Motor Club announced Tuesday that the organization will switch its manufacturer alignment from Chevrolet to Toyota for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season, marking the latest significant shift for the two-car operation.
Is NASCAR using Next Gen cars?
After several shortcomings, if not abject failures such as the poorly-named and equally bereft “Car of Tomorrow” to the uncompetitive “Generation 6” predecessor, NASCAR finally got it right for the 2022 season with the introduction of the highly-anticipated and so-called “Next Generation” (“Next Gen” or “Gen 7”—as in ...
Why did Chrysler pull out of NASCAR?
Dodge appeared in NASCAR Racing until 2012. Winning 260 times in their history. Dodge leaving NASCAR racing was caused by the departure to Ford of the successful Team Penske, an inability to find a new competitive team, and the viability of running a NASCAR team during a period of takeover and cost cutting.
How much horsepower does the 2023 NASCAR have?
NASCAR Cup cars produce 650-770 hp (450 with restrictor plates at Daytona, Talladega). Alex Bowman's 2023 Daytona 500 pole speed was 181.686 mph.
Why is Tesla not in NASCAR?
Simple answer. The rules of NASCAR mandate a certain engine configuration and a certain fuel. Tesla doesn't build engines the way NASCAR wants them built. In an oval race track, can a NASCAR race car beat an F1 car that's been configured for high speed ovals?
Is NASCAR going hybrid?
Steve Phelps, the president of NASCAR, has stated that NASCAR will use a hybrid engine with an electrification component by 2024. NASCAR originally planned to go hybrid by 2022, but this target was pushed back by the pandemic.
Who makes Chevy NASCAR engines?
“Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will formalize a joint venture focused on engine R&D and the establishment of a common Chevrolet engine specification,” the organizations announced Thursday in a joint statement.
How fast do Next Gen NASCAR cars go?
Eight drivers on the qualifying list ran faster than 189. During two days of testing this week at Daytona International Speedway, top speeds in drafting sessions reached 195 on Wednesday. Harrison Burton and Austin Cindric drafted their way to that top speed. Outside the draft, single cars ran consistently about 184.
What RPM do NASCAR engines run at?
On road course events, Ponoco Raceway and Martinsville Speedway NASCAR engines average 9400 RPM, whereas, on other tracks with slower track conditions, the RPM is closer to 9,200 to 9,400. Racers' engines are capped further to 510 max HP on Talladega and Daytona superspeed ways.
What car will Chevy run in NASCAR in 2023?
The Chevrolet news began last September when Richard Childress Racing and two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch announced that Busch would move to RCR to pilot the No. 8 Camaro ZL1 for 2023 and beyond. Busch began his Cup career driving a Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports and scored his first four wins with the team.
What car will Kyle Busch be in 2023?
With Mars Inc. departing the sport and JGR unable to secure a sponsor for the 37-year-old driver, Busch moves to Richard Childress Racing's No. 8 Chevrolet occupied last year by Tyler Reddick. This is a return to Chevrolet for Busch, who began his Cup career with the manufacturer in 2007 at Hendrick Motorsports.
What will happen to Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2023?
Kyle Busch takes over the No. 8 in 2023 after spending the past 15 seasons at Joe Gibbs Racing. “Our business relationships are paramount to our organization and we're proud to confirm that our primary partners on the No. 8 team will be returning to RCR in 2023,” said Torrey Galida, president of RCR, in a statement.