Chevrolet is unveiling a new Camaro for the 2018 NASCAR season, and Chase Elliott had the honor of being the first driver to test out the new ride.
Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola and Ryan Blaney are all taking part in a two-day Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway, and fans get to see what Elliott will look like in the Camaro and in his new No. 9 ride.
Elliott is moving from No. 24 to No. 9 — which was his dad’s old number — and he said it’s hard to tell what the changes are like in the new Camaro since he was driving on the track alone.
“Behind the wheel it’s really hard to tell what changes are when you are out there by yourself,” Elliott said via NBC Sports. “I think the changes will probably become more apparent, hopefully, when we get to say Atlanta or get to some of the tracks that the changes are going to become important at.
“Out there making laps it is so hard to tell. I think until we get into those situations and kind of get some races under our belt as not only an organization, but as a manufacturer as a whole to see exactly how we stack up I think it will be tough to say until then.”
Here’s a glimpse of Elliott driving the new No. 9 Camaro.
All eyes will be on Elliott this season as he will be among the favorites to contend for a champion. If the new Camaro performs as expected, Elliott will certainly have a chance to be in the Championship 4 at Homestead.