• Oct 27th 2006 at 11:05PM
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With NASCAR deciding to phase-in the Car of Tomorrow throughout the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Chevrolet has already announced that the Impala SS will be the vehicle of choice to eventually replace the current Monte Carlo SS as its entry in the series. And today we learned exactly what the NASCAR-ified Impala will look like.

With the decision to bring the Impala SS back into NASCAR, Chevrolet thrusts one of the most popular vehicles in its line-up (the Impala has sold 219,000 units through September, more than all of Buick and Saturn combined) back into the spotlight. The Impala also has a storied history with NASCAR from the late 50s and early 60s, and it will celebrate its own 50th birthday in 2008.

The Impala SS will be raced in sixteen races in 2007, but only at tracks less than a mile and a half in length, the road courses and the second Talladega race. NASCAR will then add to that tracks over 2 miles in 2008, and then open up the full schedule for the Cars of Tomorrow in 2009.

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Thanks for the tip Josh O.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Man that's a good looking car poor for an that ugly
      Fuson ony had eight this year next year they well have 5 an In 2008 they well all be running the Impals
      COT lololololololol Man that monto carlo Is kickig butt this year poor Dodge,,,,
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's some SS package!
      • 8 Years Ago
      americans are so silly with their silly nascar, silly cars, silly workers and silly engineering. toyota will dominate the silly americans at their own silly games
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nascar hasn't been any good since the 70's. It's bad enough that they're tryin to make em look like them piece a sh*t jap rice burnin cars. Now they're lettin um come in.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I drive a Monte Carlo SS, now it looks like I'll have to trade it in on a Impala
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is not a bad looking car, but is not the best decission for NASCAR.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is ugly! And they want to replace the Monte Carlo with it? The Monte is the only descent looking car GM is making. I guess moves like this are why GM is about to be a thing of the past! If this is the way they want to do things, I guess it's no real loss that they will go under. Their looks & quality are down the drain, while the prices still go up!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who gives a shit about technology trickling down? Almost all innovation comes from the engineering dept. in the auto companies, not from the track. There is little an F1 car can offer for street use because traction control already exists, I really don't need a giant carbon fiber wing, and I don't need mission control on my steering wheel to point the car in the right direction. I enjoy F1, NASCAR and shhh, dont tell anyone, I like to watch Champ Car because of Paul Tracy. Racing is nothing more than entertainment with an opprotunity to place some ads and sell some product.

      Fins: the only dope on this page is you with your assinine comments. You look really stupid with cracks like that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Eh are you insane jordan? Guys like Montoya and Villeneuve are going to NASCAR because they are no longer good enough for F1. They don't want to go their, it's simply the highest paying series that they're good enough to race in. NASCAR is where drivers go to die, not where good drivers want to go.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The only thing this ugly duckling is missing is a hood ornament featuring Mike Helton's fat arse on the hood.
      Lou B
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't wait for someone to start a real stock car racing series, there used to be one but somehow it has seemed to have taken a wrong turn somewhere. Obviously there are plenty of tracks out there for another series and if they used real looking stock cars like they used to I bet it would be successful. The real NASCAR fans would have their sport back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #23. George Pence

      Check again. Chevrolet Impala has been built on the W body platform since 2004 at GM's two Oshawa, Ontario plants. That's CANADA, eh?
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