The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro was supposed to bulldoze the NASCAR competition. New car models in this sport typically lead to dominant performances, especially from the sport’s most successful manufacturer. Millions get poured into wind tunnel testing, development and engineering support to ensure fresh chassis lead to fruitful results.
This past Sunday, Chase Elliottbecame NASCAR’s newest first-time winner in front of a sold-out Watkins Glen crowd. Outlasting Martin Truex Jr. in a thriller, the sport’s likely Most Popular Driver was pushed to Victory Lane by teammate and seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.
Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and last week’s winner Kyle Busch have outright dominated the first half of the NASCAR season. Through 17 races, they’ve combined to win 15 of them while collecting a whopping 75 percent of all playoff points.
NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday's stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
The 2018 NASCAR season began with a new model in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory Lane. After a last-lap battle, Austin Dillonpushed the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the front in February's Daytona 500, a fairy-tale debut for the sports car in NASCAR's Super Bowl.