CONCORD, N.C. – The Garage 56 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is featured in the latest issue of "Car & Driver."

The car, which competed in the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans, took part in the magazine’s Lightning Lap. The Garage 56 Chevy was one of 14 cars to take part in laps around Virginia International Raceway. Read here to see where the Garage 56 entry ranked up on lap time compared to other cars in the feature. 

Garage 56 entry completes 24 Hours of Le Mans

The feature piece on the Garage 56 Chevy examines the features and technical aspects of the car. Backup driver and coach Jordan Taylor took part in the Lightning Lap for Car & Driver. Taylor is a decorated IMSA competitor, a four-time champion in the series and also part of the winning Rolex 24 At DAYTONA team in 2017 with Hendrick Motorsports vice chairman Jeff Gordon.


In the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Garage 56 Chevy was a hit overseas with fans and competitors. The car put down lap times that topped entries in the GT class. For more than 20 hours, the car ran near the top of the GT field before a drive line issue sidelined the team for more than an hour. Overall, the car was running at the finish of the race, completing 285 laps around the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe and finishing 39th in the 62-car field

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The driver roster included seven-time NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Hall of Famer Jimmie Johnson, 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button and two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans champion Mike Rockenfeller. Hendrick Motorsports vice president of competition and NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief Chad Knaus oversaw the effort, a collaboration between the team, NASCAR, Chevrolet, IMSA and Goodyear.