Jimmie Johnson Honors Randy Dorton Through '67 Camaro (Video)

Stephanie Davies Oct 25, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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Now, we're usually mostly on top of it when it comes to cool new videos like the ones General Motors posts on its YouTube channel. Somehow, this gem managed to elude us for the past couple of months, but it's still just as cool now as it was then so check it out. Jimmie Johnson tells us all about his 1967 Candy Red Camaro and even gives us a glimpse of it getting a little bit sideways.

Jimmie Johnson 1967 Camaro 2/2

The '67 was first packed with an engine built in memory of Randy Dorton, Johnson's late Hendrick Motorsports teammate who was killed in a plane crash nine years ago yesterday. Johnson bought the engine and built the Camaro around it before deciding it was too much power for the street car to be comfortably driven.

"I later realized that a 900-horsepower Sprint Cup engine is not the best engine for an everyday driver or stoplight-to-stoplight driving in general," Johnson says in the video, so the motor was pulled and replaced with a LS9 engine making it easier to drive the car on the street.

So where did the original engine end up? Watch the video to find out!

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