Chevrolet Racing
1995-99: Chevrolet Monte Carlo

 

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Chevrolet debuted its all-new Monte Carlo in 1995, returning the nameplate model to NASCAR Winston Cup competition to replace the aging Lumina. The new car was even better than preseason tests had indicated, and from the beginning of the season, the Monte Carlos went to victory lane regularly. Chevrolet teams simply decimated Ford's hopes by winning the first seven races of the season and 13 of the first 16 events. The new Monte Carlo was so strong - on every type of race track - that the Manufacture's title was never in doubt. The Bowtie Brigade clinched the crown at the Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington.

Current Monte CarloFollowing its redebut in 1995, the Monte Carlo captured
four consecutive Winston Cup Series Drivers’ Championships in 1995-1998, as well as the Manufacturers’ Championship in ’95, ’96 and ’98.

In 1998, Chevrolet announced it's plans to redesign the Monte Carlo for the 2000 model year. The news meant another Chevrolet would soon be pressing to make its mark in NASCAR history and continue Chevrolet's winning NASCAR tradition.

 

1999 Monte Carlo Specs


EXTERIOR

Wheelbase 110.0 in.
Length 204.5 in.
Width 75.0 in.
Height 51.0 in.
Tread-Front 60.5 in.
Tread-Rear 60.5 in.
Curb Weight 3,400 lbs.


CHASSIS

Design Rear-Wheel Drive
Type Tube Frame
Front Suspension Independent
Rear Suspension Full-Floating Axle
Steering Recirculating Ball
Brakes Four-Wheel Disc
Wheels 9.5 in. X 15 in.
Tires 28 X 12.00 X 15


ENGINE

Type V8
Displacement 358 cu. in.
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Induction System 830 cfm 4-Barrel
Horsepower 725@7,800 RPM
Torque 535 ft. lbs.@6,000 RPM
Fuel Economy 4.5 mpg


TRANSMISSION

Type 4-Speed Manual


CAPACITIES

Fuel-System 22 Gallons
Oil-System 20 Quarts
Cooling-System 14 Quarts


Considering the success of Dale Earnhardt's relationship with Chevrolet you can bet that in the future, as long as Chevrolet is involved in Winston Cup competition, Dale will be racing one!

 



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