A new-look Corvette Racing team is set to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
The series’ first season will begin March 13 with the 24-car race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The teams will have two cars each, a Chevrolet Corvette and a Ford F-150, according to the teams’ official website.
“I’m extremely excited about the chance to compete with a team that I grew up with and a team with such a history of success,” said team owner Jimmie Johnson, who was a Corvette Racing driver in the 1980s and ’90s.
“The guys at Corvette Racing are extremely dedicated, and I’m extremely proud to be able to be a part of this team.”
The Corvette Racing Cup Series has been run by Corvette Racing since 1996, when the team won its first two series championships.
The XFINTY Series, which is the top of the NASCAR ladder, has won four championships and 10 races in the XFINity series, but the championship points have been lacking for the teams in the past.
The XFINY series has never won more than two championships in a season.
The series has also missed the playoffs in five of the past six seasons.
The team that is making the leap from the NASCAR to XFINITY will have to battle with the likes of Chevy, Ford, Audi, Honda and Porsche.