In its inaugural season, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 opened with a win in the Daytona 500, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opener.
Any NASCAR fan will tell you about the legendary Daytona 500, an iconic race that has seen some of the most grueling and exciting action. The race cars that compete in NASCAR’s top Cup series haven’t had bodies from real production “stock cars” since about 1980. Since then, auto manufacturers have continued with varying degrees of success to attempt to connect NASCAR’s highly specialized, heavily standardized tube-frame racing cars with the vehicles offered in dealer showrooms across America.
On Sunday, Cup Series driver Austin Dillon drove the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to victory lane in one of the most exciting races in the event’s storied history.
Chevrolet has won the Daytona 500 more than any other manufacturer to date, standing tall with an extraordinary 24 wins.