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Toyota reveals gorgeous new NASCAR body for 2024

Like Ford earlier in the offseason, Toyota has unveiled a new Cup Series body that will compete in the 2024 Cup Series.

The Toyota Camry XSE replicates the 2025 XSE production model and features 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 car features slimmer headlights and thinner taillights.

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“The 2024 Camry XSE race car will properly highlight Toyota’s attention to detail as has been showcased in the new street version of 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 Camry XSEs next season across Joe Gibbs Racing, 23XI Racing, and Legacy Motor Club. Gibbs will continue with Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Martin Truex Jr., and Ty Gibbs. 23XI Racing will continue forward with Bubba Wallace and Tyler Reddick.

NASCAR 2024 season start date: February 4

Legacy Motor Club retained Erik Jones but has added John Hunter Nemechek.

“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.”

Chevrolet is the only manufacturer to retain its body style from last season. Part of that is competitive satisfaction but the other is that the production Camaro is being discontinued and the OEM has not decided what direction it will take in NASCAR starting in 2025.

Matt Weaver is a Motorsports Insider for Sportsnaut. Follow him on Twitter.

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