CONCORD, N.C. – The latest issue of EVO Magazine goes behind-the-scenes with the Garage 56 team as the entry prepares for the 100th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11-12.  

The feature offers an in-depth look at the preparations being made, including the 24-hour testing done at Sebring International Raceway in February. In addition, many of the technical elements of the entry – a modified version of the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car – are covered and explained in detail.

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Jimmie Johnson, Mike Rockenfeller and Jenson Button will be the three drivers for the Garage 56 with Jordan Taylor as the backup driver and coach of a roster that team owner Rick Hendrick said he "didn’t dream we would have." That foursome brings a wealth of racing experience and championships to the table. Chad Knaus, Johnson’s former crew chief for seven NASCAR Cup Series championships and the vice president of competition for Hendrick Motorsports, is heading up the project. Greg Ives is serving essentially as the crew chief. 

Over a year ago at Sebring, Hendrick Motorsports announced, in collaboration with NASCAR, Chevrolet, IMSA and Goodyear, its intention to compete in the 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the Garage 56 entry. In February, the team received its official invite for the event and will sport the No. 24 – a nod to a storied car number in the history of both Hendrick Motorsports and NASCAR. Garage 56 was introduced in 2012 as a special single-entry class for innovative cars. It allows for creativity without taking away a spot in the traditional starting grid.

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