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Old 03-03-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Smile 3-Time NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson on the new Camaro & his Camaro giveaway!

Sooooo I'm walking down the hall at the office today when I see a buddy of mine come around the corner and immediately gets this dumb smile on his face and says "Your gonna love this...." He was listening to one of Jim Rome's sports radio shows this afternoon when the show began an interview with NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. At the end of the interview when Rome and Johnson were BS'ing around about Daytona.....Rome asked Johnson about some extra fun he had at Daytona driving the new 2010 Camaro. Johnson then began an interesting story about how got to put the camaro to the test while at Daytona, specifically how the well the car drove at 165 mph!!!!!! He also noted that it was governed at 165, but felt it could definately go faster!!!!! He also noted that he was giving away a brand new 2010 camaro and a full garage of Kobalt (Lowe's Brand) tools.

Again, I just heard this through a friend so I don't have anymore details, but I did check out the camaro giveway and at least that much is true.........Go to http://www.lowesracing.com/ to enter for your chance to win!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Thumbs up 165!!! wow nice

Thanks for the great post wounder what it would do without
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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That is cool! Thanks and it sounds legit. 165 I like that!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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lol nice, i entered lol
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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Haha.......I almost left the sweepstakes part out of my post. I'm pretty sure my odds of winning just got alot worse.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:32 PM   #6
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I went on one of those Daytona rides with Johnson, and I don't doubt that he hit 165 mph. It was remarkably smooth.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:36 PM   #7
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Jimmie and Camaro ftw!

Why can't Canada ever have any cool contests like this...!
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:41 PM   #8
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Jimmie and Camaro ftw!

Why can't Canada ever have any cool contests like this...!
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:28 AM   #9
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Haha.......I almost left the sweepstakes part out of my post. I'm pretty sure my odds of winning just got alot worse.
I am hoping those odds fall my way, seeing as I live close to his home town and I would love to pick-up my new Camaro at Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:09 AM   #10
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can't wait till i get to drive 165 in my new camaro
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:08 AM   #11
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Very nice to hear about the speed but the sweepstake thing has already been in other posts on this board.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:12 AM   #12
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Nice post! But I'm gonna have to take the limiter of to keep up with Challengers.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:14 AM   #13
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Very nice to hear about the speed but the sweepstake thing has already been in other posts on this board.
Yep.....I entered that giveaway almost a month ago.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:36 AM   #14
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Yep.....I entered that giveaway almost a month ago.
Ditto. Still waiting on April 3rd..
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:01 AM   #15
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I went on one of those Daytona rides with Johnson, and I don't doubt that he hit 165 mph. It was remarkably smooth.
I doubt he would do it with regular folks in the car.. he may have been by himself... and opened her up!
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:08 AM   #16
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hmm i wonder what the odds are O_o
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:11 AM   #17
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:05 AM   #18
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hmm i wonder what the odds are O_o
Odds of winning that Camaro, or odds that someone rode with Jimmy during that 165mph run?

Yeah, don't worry be happy is right.. we all will get our Camaros eventually.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:10 AM   #19
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That's a pretty good top speed, if correct. I was hoping it would get at least close to the Dodge boys' cars; don't the SRT8s top out around low to mid-170s?... Not that I'd ever go that fast but it makes for good benchracing and bragging rights
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #20
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Well I did not win the Transformer one, maybe this one is the ticket!!
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:25 AM   #21
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hmm i wonder what the odds are O_o
a lot worse now than they were before this got posted on a camaro site!
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #22
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They only got the chally to 150 and he had to tape up the front (and likely damage the engine) to do it on Top Gear. Although that was on salt flats so it likely would go a bit faster on a track.

car & driver has the chally's top seed as "drag limited" to 168. The camaro should be a bit faster as it's lighter and more aerodynamic.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:08 PM   #23
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That's a pretty good top speed, if correct. I was hoping it would get at least close to the Dodge boys' cars; don't the SRT8s top out around low to mid-170s?... Not that I'd ever go that fast but it makes for good benchracing and bragging rights
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They only got the chally to 150 and he had to tape up the front (and likely damage the engine) to do it on Top Gear. Although that was on salt flats so it likely would go a bit faster on a track.

car & driver has the chally's top seed as "drag limited" to 168. The camaro should be a bit faster as it's lighter and more aerodynamic.
Motor Trend took the SRT8 all around Europe and topped out @ 173 on an abandoned auto strada in Italy. And according to him he backed off @ 173

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #24
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They only got the chally to 150 and he had to tape up the front (and likely damage the engine) to do it on Top Gear. Although that was on salt flats so it likely would go a bit faster on a track.

car & driver has the chally's top seed as "drag limited" to 168. The camaro should be a bit faster as it's lighter and more aerodynamic.
That was also to hit 150 at the 1 mile marker, not a flat top speed run.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #25
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Well i entered and now i just have to pray that i win

And that reminded me how sorry the official camaro website really is
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