Toyota unveiled the new Camry it will use in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2013 and beyond on Tuesday, showing reporters a redesigned race car that closely resembles the street version of the popular sedan.
All four of NASCAR's auto manufacturers – Toyota, Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet – are bringing new versions of the so-called COT chassis to Sprint Cup Series racing next year.
A major complaint with the original version of the COT is how unattractive and boxy it was. After adding some manufacturer-specific design elements into the Nationwide Series cars starting in 2011, NASCAR is now letting the auto makers put their own identity into the Sprint Cup Series cars.
While the Ford and Dodge models unveiled earlier this year look a bit racier, the Toyota looks pretty much like a Camry (which apparently is the point of the whole thing).
You can see some of the pictures I took from today's event below:
Also, here's a short video of Kyle Busch driving the car into today's press conference: