Debut of NASCAR EV Anticipated at 2024 Clash This Weekend
Speculation about a NASCAR EV has been ongoing since 2022, suggesting the racing organization is exploring electrification.
In late 2023, a leaked illustration revealed an all-electric crossover race car undergoing testing, possibly making its debut at the 2024 Busch Light Clash.
The NASCAR EV, in development for two years, bears a resemblance to the Chevy Blazer EV SS, potentially replacing the Camaro in the Cup Series.
The electric racer was allegedly tested secretly at zMAX Dragway and later at Martinsville Speedway under tight security in the previous year.
Results, videos, and photos from the tests remain undisclosed, creating anticipation for the upcoming reveal.
Jim Campbell, Chevrolet V.P. of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, emphasized the learning and testing aspect, stating it doesn't mean immediate racing integration.
The NASCAR EV will not participate in the 2024 Busch Light Clash but will be unveiled during the event.
NASCAR clarified that there are no plans to replace internal combustion engine-powered cars with electric vehicles or eliminate the distinctive noise.
According to Campbell, continuous learning and understanding what works and what doesn't are crucial in the racing industry.
NASCAR affirms its commitment to maintaining the unique sound and divisions of the sport, with no immediate plans for a complete shift to EV racing.