This weekend’s event at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval for Corvette Racing and Chevrolet’s NASCAR Cup Series teams is a unique opportunity for the manufacturer with two of its premier programs at the same track on the same weekend.
Corvette Racing competes in a 100-minute, GT-only race for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday night, with the NASCAR Cup Series hitting the 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course Sunday afternoon.
Given the Chevrolet NASCAR team’s experience with the Charlotte Roval, data and information has been flowing between Cup Series engineering and that of Corvette Racing.
It’s a similar situation to the teamwork between programs ahead of the Cup Series’ race on the Daytona International Speedway road course in August.
Corvette Racing driver Jordan Taylor assisted Hendrick Motorsports drivers in getting up to speed at Chevrolet’s Driver-in-the-Loop (DiL) racing simulator.
Chase Elliott went on to win that race in his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.
Corvette Racing team manager Ben Johnson explains how the flow of data and information goes back-and-forth between the two programs.