While there are no doubt benefits to waiting for a 2015 model, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro—which is still available at local dealerships—offers some strong advantages as well. For example, based on the year-end motorsports report from Chevy itself, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro helped bring home four of the brand's 11 racing championships during the past season.
That included two particularly impressive breakthroughs, one on the NHRA circuit and one with NASCAR. For the former, Erica Enders-Stevens relied on a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro to become the first woman to win the NHRA Pro Stock driving title, allowing Chevy to claim its 20th title overall from drag racing's premier sanctioning body; no other auto brand owns more. Additionally, Bruno Massel earned the 2014 NHRA Stock Eliminator crown in a fifth-gen COPO Camaro factory-built dragster.
Changing lanes for NASCAR fans, Chase Elliott—the 20-year-old son of a certain Awesome Bill from Dawsonville—also piloted a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro to the nameplate's first Nationwide championship.
Of course, Chevy did pretty well in the top NASCAR series, too. In fact, Chevy drivers won 20 Sprint Cup races in 2014, including a Daytona 500 victory for Dale Earnhardt Jr., a Brickyard 400 title for Jeff Gordon, and an overall driving championship for Kevin Harvick—all in the Chevrolet SS sport sedan. This year also marked the 12 straight Sprint Cup manufacturer's title for Chevrolet, which has won an astounding 38 such championships overall.
Other drivers coming up big for Chevrolet racing in 2014 were:
- Will Power, who earned the 2014 IndyCar driving title with three race victories and 15 top-10 finishes
- Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, combining to win the Prototype class of the United SportsCar Championship series, backed by three race victories that included the 24 Hours at Daytona
- Yet another 2014 Chevrolet Camaro pilot, Lawson Aschenbach, whose four class wins in the Pirelli World Challenge were enough for this year's GTS driver's championship
Said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports: “Eleven championships mark one of our most successful racing seasons. Winning races and championships on the track helps us develop better cars and powertrains for the showroom.”