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Button will be driving with Jimmie Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, and Mike Rockenfeller, who won Le Mans in 2010 with Audi. "NASCAR largely wanted the vehicle to.

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1 NASCAR is going back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In a joint announcement with IMSA Thursday afternoon at Sebring International Raceway, NASCAR announced its intention to enter Hendrick.

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It is the Garage 56 entry in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, a slick blue-and-gold Chevy bow-tied machine commissioned by NASCAR as a 200 mph de facto international ambassador of stock car racing.

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By Nate Ryan Published January 28, 2023 06:05 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR Garage 56 entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be driven by champions of three major-league series -- Jenson Button, Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller.

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An eclectic all-star mix of drivers will pilot the joint Rick Hendrick/Chevrolet Garage 56 Project at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar driver Jimmie Johnson, 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, and sports car ace and 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike "Rocky" Rockenfeller will drive the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 at the centenary event this June.

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In an announcement Saturday, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was named along with former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller, and 2009 Formula One world champion.

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Button will drive the Jota Porsche 963 in the top hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race.. to support me at a Nascar race earlier.

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Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, past Le Mans champion Mike Rockenfeller and 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button will drive the NASCAR entry at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in.

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Mike Rockenfeller, Jimmie Johnson, and Jenson Button will drive the Garage 56 car in the the 100th 24 Hours of Le Mans, set to be held June 10-11. The Garage 56 car will be back on track Monday and Tuesday for a 24-hour test at Sebring International Raceway.

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Clive Rose Getty Images LE MANS, France — Bonjour! Below is our live coverage of the Garage 56 project's run at the 100th-anniversary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which ran Saturday.

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NASCAR celebrated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when its Garage 56 entry fielded by Hendrick Motorsports completed the iconic endurance race. The entry wasn't eligible to beat any other cars in the race in France, but the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro was such a stellar entry that it actually had a chance to beat the entire 21-car GTE AM class. Two late mechanical problems took it out of contention for.

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The obvious choices would be Chase Elliott, who raced the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona with Action Express (which partners with Hendrick on the No. 48 Ally Cadillac in the IMSA DPi class), and defending series champion Kyle Larson, whose reputation for world-class versatility would be burnished by running the most prestigious sports car race on the.

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Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller, and 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button will share the driver's seat of the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which is anticipated to be approved for entry by l'Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) in the coming weeks.

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The No. 24 was made famous in NASCAR by four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, who won 93 times as a driver for Hendrick Motorsports and is now its vice chairman. William Byron currently.

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190 days ago Garage 56: Recap all the updates, notes from 24 Hours of Le Mans Jun 9, 2023 Driver parade through Le Mans city center final stop for Garage 56 team before Jun 9, 2023 At Le.