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Toyota introduces the 2015 Camry race car

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Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Toyota | posted October 14, 2014 07:51

Will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season

Toyota has just taken the wraps off the new 2015 Toyota Camry race car that is set to take on the competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year.

The 2015 Camry race car is the result of a collaboration between the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Toyota’s global network design team, Calty Design in incorporating design elements of the 2015 production Camry into the on-track version to give the Toyota Camry a more unified presence.

“We’re thrilled to finally be able to show off our new 2015 Camry race car -- becoming the first manufacturer to update the ‘Gen-6’ model that was introduced before the start of the 2013 season.  We anticipate that fans will appreciate the development behind this bold Camry design -- both on the race track and the showroom floor.  Fans will have the chance to get an up close look at our new 2015 Camry in our NASCAR activation and fan engagement activities.” said Ed Laukes, Toyota Motor Sales, USA Vice President of Marketing, Performance and Guest Experience.

The most noticeable change to the Camry race car version is the aggressive front and grill area making it look exactly like the production version, which has been America’s best-selling car for 12 straight years, and 16 of the past 17 years.

“A lot of hard work has gone into redesigning the 2015 Camry race car for NASCAR competition.  It was a challenging process balancing performance and design, but working closely with Calty Design, NASCAR and our race team partners, we were able to develop a race car that looks similar to its production counterpart -- and provide a performance upgrade on the race track.” said David Wilson, TRD’s president and general manager. 

“The redesigned Toyota Camry race car is a byproduct of the vastly improved collaboration that has taken place between NASCAR and its auto manufacturers during the past three years.  Toyota’s dedication to remodel its Gen-6 race car to more closely resemble its street production counterpart has been exemplary, and we look forward to watching it perform on the track each weekend in 2015.” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s executive vice president and chief racing development officer.

The new 2015 Toyota Camry race car will make its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Daytona International Speedway during February’s ‘Speedweeks.’