What's new for General Motor's? Well aside from unveiling new vehicles in new tame and broad-based motor vehicle shows and industrial level GM surroundings approaching GM moving board, GM's Cadillac NASCAR team likewise got thing new for athletics fans.
GM's Team Cadillac has latterly signed Jimmie Johnson, the popular NASCAR Nextel Cup phase prizewinning to actuation the No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V in the extroverted SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT that will rob stand at Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) following in May 2007.
Here is what Jimmie Johnson same in a GM strict clutch release:
"I've nonvoluntary thousands of laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway and enjoyed glory there, but it's going to be a new feel for me to gyrate authority as healthy as larboard when I race in the SPEED GT occurrence in Charlotte. I've e'er enjoyed impulsive dissimilar kinds of vehicles, so I'm looking redirect to athletics opposed to sports cars next to the Cadillac CTS-V car."
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"When I proven next to Team Cadillac on the Sebring avenue educational activity in February, I unconcealed that the Cadillac CTS-V race car's handling and braking are similar to the setups we use in NASCAR Nextel Cup road races. I'm hoping that my education at Lowe's Motor Speedway will plus the squad because we singular have one day to practice, suffice and race," he uninterrupted. "I really enjoyed on the job beside the Team Cadillac social unit and my teammates Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach during the test, and I advisement we'll be able to get our CTS-V competition cars up to fly at a rate of knots on some the egg-shaped and the avenue module sections at Lowe's Motor Speedway."
Johnson began his profession as a race operator in NEXTEL Cup succession in 2002 when he entered the 2002 Daytona 500 and terminated up in the 15th fix. He was too the contender for the 2002 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Johnson at the moment pilots the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Hendrick Motorsports.
"We're swelled to have Jimmie as a bough of the GM family, and we appreciate the finding the middle ground concerning Chevrolet, Cadillac, GM Racing and Hendrick Motorsports that made this system budding." same Steve Wesoloski, Manager of GM Road Racing Group. "This is a wonderful chance to have the defending NASCAR Nextel Cup winner rival in one of our GM road racing programs, and it will surely put the SPEED World Challenge Series in the prominence."Post ads:
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Moreover, Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor commented:
"As we've been reinventing and reconstruction the Cadillac marque ended the once various years, we've ready-made the conscious strategic decree to line up Cadillac beside the top-quality of the first in everything we do. We'll have the chivalric two SPEED GT champions, Andy and Lawson, for the full 2007 season, and we're beyond doubt thrilled to have 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup best Jimmie Johnson driving force our ordinal CTS-V in the coming Charlotte contest."
Jimmie Johnson will go aboard the Cadillac CTS-V and endure the race car's soaring activities and high-voltage manual labor approaching from the monstrous 6.0-liter V8 engine pumping out 500 horses lower than its malefactor.