NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports Announce Le Mans Entry
NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports have announced their intention to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the special Garage 56 entry in 2023. The entry will be a modified version of the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car and is a collaboration of NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet, IMSA, and Goodyear.
“From the early days of NASCAR, it was important to my father (Bill France Sr.) that we played a visible role in international motorsports, and there is no bigger stage than the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Jim France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. “In partnering with Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet and Goodyear, we have the winningest team, manufacturer, and tire in NASCAR history. We look forward to showcasing the technology in the Next Gen car and putting forward a competitive entry in the historic race.”
Further details, including technical elements of the car and the team’s driver lineup, will be announced at a later date.
For more information, visit nascar.com or hendrickmotorsports.com.