Toyota has unveiled its new Toyota Camry XSE race car, which will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2024.
Among its characteristics are a new front fascia and upper grille slot. There are new character lines, duct exits on the hood and C-shaped corner vents on the larger lower grille area. The front headlights are slimmer and wider and the taillights are thinner.
The newly designed car replicates the 2025 Toyota Camry XSE production car.
“The 2024 Camry XSE race car will properly highlight Toyota’s attention to detail as has been showcased in the new street version Toyota Camry,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager of motorsports, Toyota North America. “We are excited to bring this car to the racetrack and continue to achieve success with it for years to come.
“The amount of work put into this car’s production cannot be overstated, and we thank everyone at TRD and Calty Design for their efforts in creating a premier vehicle for our team partners to compete for wins and championships.”
Toyota will field eight Cup Series teams next season with the addition of Legacy Motor Club’s two-car organization for Erik Jones and John Hunter Nemechek joining the stable. Joe Gibbs Racing will continue with its four teams for Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Martin Truex Jr., and Ty Gibbs, and 23XI Racing has two teams with Bubba Wallace and Tyler Reddick.
Toyota won 10 races last season.
“The foundation of Toyota’s presence in NASCAR is our commitment to continuous improvement on and off the racetrack,” said David Wilson, TRD president. “Our Camry XSE race car reinforces that mantra and accurately reflects the key design attributes of the all-new production Toyota Camry. As we prepare for the 2024 season, we look forward to working closely with our race team partners to optimize the performance of the newly-designed Camry race car so we can continue our legacy of leading laps, winning races and competing for championships with the Camry nameplate.”
Two of the three manufacturers in the Cup Series will have a new body style next season. Toyota’s unveiling followed that of Ford with its Dark Horse brand earlier this month.
Chevrolet has chosen not to update its body. The company is still determining its next brand for competition with the impending shuttering of production on the Camaro.