What's new for General Motor's? Well excursion from unveiling new vehicles in recent reclaimed and planetary auto shows and business characteristic GM environment like GM moving board, GM's Cadillac NASCAR squad too got something new for racing fans.
GM's Team Cadillac has recently signed Jimmie Johnson, the modern NASCAR Nextel Cup ordination title holder to thrust the No. 16 Cadillac CTS-V in the outgoing SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT that will return set at Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) subsequently in May 2007.
Here is what Jimmie Johnson same in a GM civil servant wring release:
"I've goaded thousands of laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway and enjoyed happening there, but it's active to be a new go through for me to circle well-matched as capably as departed when I competition in the SPEED GT occurrence in Charlotte. I've e'er enjoyed dynamical differing kinds of vehicles, so I'm sounding forward to sport hostile sports cars with the Cadillac CTS-V auto."
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"When I proven near Team Cadillac on the Sebring lane track in February, I unconcealed that the Cadillac CTS-V contest car's manual labor and braking are analogous to the setups we use in NASCAR Nextel Cup boulevard races. I'm hoping that my submit yourself to at Lowe's Motor Speedway will fortunate thing the unit because we just have one day to practice, measure up and race," he prolonged. "I genuinely enjoyed employed with the Team Cadillac crew and my teammates Andy Pilgrim and Lawson Aschenbach during the test, and I ruminate we'll be competent to get our CTS-V race cars up to dash apace on some the oviform and the avenue trajectory sections at Lowe's Motor Speedway."
Johnson began his occupation as a contest manipulator in NEXTEL Cup set in 2002 when he entered the 2002 Daytona 500 and ended up in the 15th fix. He was also the second best for the 2002 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Johnson currently pilots the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Hendrick Motorsports.
"We're overproud to have Jimmie as a applicant of the GM family, and we recognise the conciliation linking Chevrolet, Cadillac, GM Racing and Hendrick Motorsports that made this system of rules workable." aforementioned Steve Wesoloski, Manager of GM Road Racing Group. "This is a super opportunity to have the defensive NASCAR Nextel Cup best oppose in one of our GM road athletics programs, and it will incontestably put the SPEED World Challenge Series in the limelight."Post ads:
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Moreover, Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor commented:
"As we've been reinventing and rebuilding the Cadillac ridicule ended the old respective years, we've made the responsive plan of action outcome to line up Cadillac beside the longest of the best ever in everything we do. We'll have the erstwhile two SPEED GT champions, Andy and Lawson, for the well-lined 2007 season, and we're completely thrilled to have 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup prizewinning Jimmie Johnson drive our 3rd CTS-V in the approaching Charlotte contest."
Jimmie Johnson will go onboard the Cadillac CTS-V and go through the race car's in flood actions and dynamic manual labor upcoming from the large 6.0-liter V8 engine pumping out 500 horses low its strong-armer.