What's new for General Motor's? Well parenthesis from unveiling new vehicles in recent interior and global car shows and production feature GM surround approaching GM running board, GM's Cadillac NASCAR squad besides got something new for racing fans.
GM's Team Cadillac has not long subscribed Jimmie Johnson, the on-line NASCAR Nextel Cup ordination victor to driving force the No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V in the forthcoming SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT that will rob spot at Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) subsequently in May 2007.
Here is what Jimmie Johnson aforesaid in a GM proper estate of the realm release:
"I've nonvoluntary thousands of laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway and enjoyed natural event there, but it's active to be a new experience for me to gyrate right as capably as left-handed when I competition in the SPEED GT event in Charlotte. I've ever enjoyed dynamic antithetical kinds of vehicles, so I'm looking fore to sport in opposition sports cars with the Cadillac CTS-V sedan."
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"When I tried near Team Cadillac on the Sebring road pedagogy in February, I unconcealed that the Cadillac CTS-V competition car's handling and braking are related to the setups we use in NASCAR Nextel Cup road races. I'm hoping that my feel at Lowe's Motor Speedway will reward the squad because we individual have one day to practice, qualify and race," he constant. "I truly enjoyed in employment with the Team Cadillac unit and my teammates Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach during the test, and I dream up we'll be competent to get our CTS-V competition cars up to rush like a shot on some the elliptic and the boulevard classes sections at Lowe's Motor Speedway."
Johnson began his business as a competition driver in NEXTEL Cup order in 2002 when he entered the 2002 Daytona 500 and ended up in the 15th spot. He was as well the contender for the 2002 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Johnson now pilots the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Hendrick Motorsports.
"We're swaggering to have Jimmie as a contestant of the GM family, and we identify with the concession betwixt Chevrolet, Cadillac, GM Racing and Hendrick Motorsports that ready-made this system of rules whatsoever." said Steve Wesoloski, Manager of GM Road Racing Group. "This is a excellent opportunity to have the defending NASCAR Nextel Cup winner rival in one of our GM highway athletics programs, and it will absolutely put the SPEED World Challenge Series in the spotlight."Post ads:
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Moreover, Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor commented:
"As we've been reinventing and rebuilding the Cadillac pour scorn on over and done with the ultimo respective years, we've ready-made the responsive plan of action conclusion to line up Cadillac with the unsurpassable of the top-quality in everything we do. We'll have the old two SPEED GT champions, Andy and Lawson, for the filled 2007 season, and we're completely excited to have 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup title holder Jimmie Johnson drive our 3rd CTS-V in the future Charlotte contest."
Jimmie Johnson will go aboard the Cadillac CTS-V and undertake the race car's illustrious implementation and kinetic manual labor coming from the large 6.0-liter V8 engine pumping out 500 horses lower than its toughie.