The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been
voted 2014 North American Car of the Year.
The 455hp Stingray, the most powerful
standard-model Corvette ever built, beat
the Mazda 3 and Cadillac CTS in the voting.
JOHNSON AIMS FOR THE RECORD
Six-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie leads Chevy’s charge into the 2014 NASCAR season
Z/28 READY FOR THE CHALLENGE
When you build the most track-capable
Camaro ever, the logical next step is to take
it racing – which is what Chevrolet and team
partner Stevenson Motorsports will be doing
with the new Z/28 in the 2014 Continental
Tire SportsCar Challenge Grand Sport class.
GT ace Robin Liddell, who shares
one of two Z/28s with Andrew Davis, is
confident that the Camaro is going to be a
factor, thanks to IMSA’s strict production-based regulations which favor cars that
are fundamentally right from the word go.
There isn’t much of an off-season in the
NASCAR Sprint Cup. When the 2013 Chase
ended mid-November, there was the Vegas
banquet at the start of December and then
Daytona testing in early January. After
that, the 38-race (including two non-points
events) 2014 season begins Feb. 15 with
the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona – which is
when the intensity really starts to crank up.
But despite the hectic schedule, rest
“One of the sweet things about the
racecar with the stock LS7 engine
package is that the torque curve is very,
very flat,” says Liddell, “so we’ve got a
fantastic range of torque from about
3,000rpm right up to close to the rev limit.
Given that the series rules mean we’ve
got fixed gearing for the GS category,
that’s very useful for a driver.”
For a closer look at Stevenson
Motorsports’ Chevrolet Camaro Z/28,
check out our In Focus starting page 86.
assured that ’ 13 champ Jimmie Johnson
will be raring to go as he and his Hendrick
Motorsports No. 48 Chevy SS squad go for a
record-equaling seventh title (see page 76).
But if Johnson is the man to beat,
there are several other Chevrolet drivers
ready and capable to take on the challenge,
including some familar faces in new places.
High-profile moves include Kevin Harvick
and Kurt Busch as new arrivals at
SET FOR 2014
has endured two
tough years since
co-o wner Tony
Stewart took the
2011 NASCAR Sprint
Cup title. But there
are strong hopes of a
revival in 2014 with
the arrival of Kevin
Harvick and 2004
Cup champ Kurt
managed to get the
Row Racing team into
the Chase in 2013.
Stewart-Haas Racing, and Ryan Newman
switching to Richard Childress Racing.
Two rookies to watch out for are
Kyle Larson at Chip Ganassi Racing
with Felix Sabates, and 2013 Nationwide
Series champ Austin Dillon, who’s
bringing the No. 3 made famous by
the late, great Dale Earnhardt back to
NASCAR’s top division with Richard
Childress Racing and Chevrolet.
and then some...
So strict are the GS
regs in the Continental
Challenge that the
dry-sump LS7 of the
Camaro Z/28 goes to
the grid virtually
unchanged from its
street car form.
Sprint Cup champ
Jimmie Johnson takes
his No. 48 Chevy SS
for a spin during the
Las Vegas awards