Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grand-Am: Chevrolet Unveils 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype and will debut in Grand-Am Rolex 24 in January..

Will debut in GRAND-AM Road Racing Series Rolex 24 in January.

Yesterday (Tuesday) at Daytona International Speedway, Chevrolet unveiled their 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype that will make its debut at the 50th anniversary of the Grand-American Road Racing Series in the Rolex 24 at Daytona next January 2012.


(Photo Credit: Autoblog.com via Chevrolet)

Four teams will campaign the Corvette Daytona Prototype in 2012: No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing; No. 10 SunTrust Racing; No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, and the Nos. 5 and 9 Action Express Racing teams.

In looking at this Daytona Prototype, I have to say with what Chevrolet had to work with including putting a few different design looks like the rear split windows and the taillights onto the racecar from what I can imagine what are from the new Corvette C7, they did a good job. Its good to see a manufacturer get so heavily involved in Motorsports like GM does. To me at least, some Motorsports still do offer “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”.

Now let’s just hope that these Chevrolet Daytona Prototype can go head to head with the Ganassi gang in there BMW’s and win straight up. Besides not too many fans really want to see the continued dominance of the Ganassi racecars.