TTAC Video of the Week: Looking Back on NASCAR Invading LeMans

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
ttac video of the week looking back on nascar invading lemans

One of the highlights of LeMans this year was that a NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro was entered.

It was literally in a class by itself, and it was driven part of the time by well-known NASCAR wheelman Jimmie Johnson. It stood out not just because of its looks but for its sound.

Naturally, race fans had fun with this over the weekend.

We decided to give you a roundup of select videos featuring the car before we move on from LeMans. Enjoy!

Here's the transaxle breaking, courtesy of friend of TTAC Bozi Tatarevic. This was repaired and the car did finish.

And one more from Bozi.

Listen to that sound.

Mulsanne at night in a NASCAR stock car...

Some TikTokers (is that a word? I neither Tik nor Tok) got a bit patriotic -- if not outright jingoistic -- and put Lynrd Skynrd's "Free Bird" to work.

Finally, we close out with the Garage 56 car finishing. We can't see it, but we can hear it.

Hope you enjoyed that, now let's move on to this week's races. I will be glued to IndyCar at Road America -- I can't make it person this year, but I will be watching on TeeVee.

[Featured image: NASCAR]

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Jun 16, 2023
    I wrote a couple of comments on the original article yesterday, and then the article was quickly taken down. 😐️ Button, Johnson, and Rockenfeller - all of those guys are great drivers. Button is a former F1 champion, Johnson is one of the top NASCAR drivers of all time, and Rockenfeller was one of the stars of Audi Sport's turbo diesel era at Le Mans, winning in 2010 in the R15 TDI Plus, sharing the driving duties with Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.
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