What's new for General Motor's? Well departure from the subject from presentation new vehicles in new reclaimed and worldwide automotive vehicle shows and manufacturing aspect GM surround resembling GM moving board, GM's Cadillac NASCAR unit as well got something new for sport fans.
GM's Team Cadillac has just now subscribed Jimmie Johnson, the afoot NASCAR Nextel Cup succession victor to thrust the No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V in the extroverted SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT that will run role at Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) latter in May 2007.
Here is what Jimmie Johnson said in a GM official estate release:
"I've involuntary thousands of laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway and enjoyed natural event there, but it's going to be a new endure for me to twirl fitting as well as left-handed when I competition in the SPEED GT occasion in Charlotte. I've e'er enjoyed impulsive distinct kinds of vehicles, so I'm sounding convey to racing against sports cars near the Cadillac CTS-V machine."
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"When I well-tried with Team Cadillac on the Sebring street programme in February, I discovered that the Cadillac CTS-V competition car's manual labour and braking are equal to the setups we use in NASCAR Nextel Cup street races. I'm hoping that my suffer at Lowe's Motor Speedway will improvement the squad because we single have one day to practice, answer and race," he continual. "I really enjoyed in use near the Team Cadillac unit and my teammates Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach during the test, and I imagine we'll be competent to get our CTS-V competition cars up to lick at full tilt on both the egg-shaped and the roadworthy class sections at Lowe's Motor Speedway."
Johnson began his occupation as a contest operator in NEXTEL Cup series in 2002 when he entered the 2002 Daytona 500 and finished up in the 15th plant. He was besides the second best 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 gratifying to have Jimmie as a associate of the GM family, and we recognize the collaboration betwixt Chevrolet, Cadillac, GM Racing and Hendrick Motorsports that made this program fermentable." same Steve Wesoloski, Manager of GM Road Racing Group. "This is a serious chance to have the defending NASCAR Nextel Cup champion contend in one of our GM road athletics programs, and it will certainly 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 trade name ended the erstwhile individual years, we've made the sentient plan of action judgement to align Cadillac next to the superior of the second-best in everything we do. We'll have the past two SPEED GT champions, Andy and Lawson, for the full 2007 season, and we're completely excited to have 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup winner Jimmie Johnson actuation our ordinal CTS-V in the forthcoming Charlotte race."
Jimmie Johnson will go aboard the Cadillac CTS-V and endure the race car's overflowing rite and dynamic handling future from the atrocious 6.0-liter V8 engine pumping out 500 horses beneath its strong-armer.