CONCORD, N.C. -- After a long journey that included racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Garage 56 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has found its new home.
On Wednesday, July 26, the car was pushed into the Hendrick Motorsports Museum and is on display to the public through Tuesday, Aug. 8.
The project, a collaboration between Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR, Goodyear, IMSA and Chevrolet, aimed to bring international attention to the NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen vehicle. With the star-stunned driver lineup of Jenson Button, Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller, the program's performance at Le Mans brought stock car competition to an entirely new audience.
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On site to bring the car to its new location were several members of the Garage 56 team, including program manager Ben Wright. As a full-time employee dedicated to the project, Wright's work was instrumental in the program's success. When asked about the feelings that came along with the car returning home, he was extremely proud of the work his team was able to accomplish.
"Pride for sure," Wright said when asked about the feeling of seeing the car on display. "It's kind of an end to a chapter. We made it through Le Mans, obviously it was a massive build up to get there and then to have it here. I think certainly a lot of pride to see it sit here and that it was worthy to be presented here in the museum."
Stop by to see this piece of racing history at the Hendrick Motorsports Museum today. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and offers fans the unique opportunity to see several other famed vehicles from the organization’s past.