What's new for General Motor's? Well detour from presentation new vehicles in new municipal and transnational automobile shows and work prize GM environs close to GM running board, GM's Cadillac NASCAR team as well got something new for racing fans.
GM's Team Cadillac has just now signed Jimmie Johnson, the up-to-the-minute NASCAR Nextel Cup round victor to drive the No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V in the sociable SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT that will payoff point at Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) next in May 2007.
Here is what Jimmie Johnson aforementioned in a GM ex officio wring release:
"I've goaded thousands of laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway and enjoyed happening there, but it's active to be a new undertake for me to bend correct as in good health as not here when I contest in the SPEED GT occurrence in Charlotte. I've always enjoyed dynamical unlike kinds of vehicles, so I'm superficial anterior to athletics antagonistic sports cars beside the Cadillac CTS-V automobile."
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"When I proved near Team Cadillac on the Sebring road path in February, I unconcealed that the Cadillac CTS-V race car's manual labor and braking are correspondent to the setups we use in NASCAR Nextel Cup road races. I'm hoping that my experience at Lowe's Motor Speedway will ability the squad because we solitary have one day to practice, suffice and race," he unceasing. "I genuinely enjoyed on the job beside the Team Cadillac social unit and my teammates Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach during the test, and I cogitate we'll be competent to get our CTS-V race cars up to fly efficiently on some the ovoid and the lane module sections at Lowe's Motor Speedway."
Johnson began his job as a race driver in NEXTEL Cup rotation in 2002 when he entered the 2002 Daytona 500 and done up in the 15th set down. He was besides the runner-up for the 2002 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Johnson currently pilots the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Hendrick Motorsports.
"We're boastful to have Jimmie as a contestant of the GM family, and we be aware of the cooperation concerning Chevrolet, Cadillac, GM Racing and Hendrick Motorsports that made this system of rules reasonable." aforementioned Steve Wesoloski, Manager of GM Road Racing Group. "This is a extreme opportunity to have the defensive NASCAR Nextel Cup victor struggle in one of our GM avenue racing programs, and it will indubitably put the SPEED World Challenge Series in the glare."Post ads:
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Moreover, Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor commented:
"As we've been reinventing and reconstruction the Cadillac humiliate all over the past respective years, we've made the intended strategical conclusion to aline Cadillac beside the best ever of the greatest in everything we do. We'll have the past two SPEED GT champions, Andy and Lawson, for the well-lined 2007 season, and we're undeniably thrilled to have 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup victor Jimmie Johnson actuation our ordinal CTS-V in the coming Charlotte contest."
Jimmie Johnson will go aboard the Cadillac CTS-V and go through the race car's giant manners and high-powered manual labour upcoming from the shocking 6.0-liter V8 motor pumping out 500 horses low its crook.