Kevin Harvick Picks His Side as Ford and Toyota Surpass Chevrolet by Debuting Their New Designs for the 2024 Season

Published 12/07/2023, 3:19 PM EST

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The NASCAR off-season is on, and the teams are testing their cars in a phased manner for the upcoming season. Amid the preparations, Chevrolet retains the same package, however, Ford and Toyota have come up with new models for the 2024 season. 

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The Ford Mustang Dark Horse and the Toyota Camry XSE were put to rigorous testing for two days straight at the Phoenix Raceway. After witnessing the performance of both the cars at the testing session, recently retired NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick has given his verdict on “who will be able to push better.”

Kevin Harvick unveils his pick for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series race

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Ever since the manufacturers revealed the new cars to the NASCAR community, a wide array of responses have come in. While some have openly favored or called out the designs and concepts, others have gone into the minute details and tried to critically analyze how the cars would perform.

Amid all the discussions and debates around the new Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry, NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass shared an image on X of Richard Petty Motorsports driver Erik Jones’ #43 car and wrote, “A look at the new Ford, Toyota bodies that debuted at the Phoenix test,” following which Kevin Harvick revealed his pick for the 2024 Cup Series.

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Expressing his inclination toward the Japanese car manufacturer’s machine over the American one, Kevin Harvick retweeted Bob’s post and replied, “Looks like that Toyota will be able to push better on a speedway.”

The Mustang Dark Horse and the Camry XSE have been tested and will be tuned accordingly for optimal performance on NASCAR ovals and road courses. However, Chevrolet is the lone manufacturer left behind, and that is drawing concerns from the community.

Chevrolet’s stagnancy raises concerns in the community

A few months back in May, Chevrolet announced that they wouldn’t be continuing with the Camaro, and revealed that the sixth and last generation of the car will come off the assembly line in January 2024. As reported by Forbes, Scott Bell, Vice President of Global Chevrolet, pointed out that they’re not coming up with a new car for now but also assured that the Camaro’s tale in the realm of motorsports is far from over.

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One fan took a jibe at Camaro’s performance on drafting tracks and wrote, “That was my thought – Camaros are screwed at drafting tracks..”

Another fan expressed that because of a lack of incentive to produce more road-legal Camaro ZL1s, the company didn’t unveil something new and commented, “@TeamChevy going to get left behind…they are racing a car that they aren’t going to make anymore…..”

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While Ford and Toyota are gearing up and leaving no stone unturned to dominate the upcoming season, Chevrolet, due to lack of incentives, has taken a stagnant stance toward the vehicle upgradation which could bring a complete turnaround in 2024 results compared to this season’s runner up spot.

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