IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If NASCAR drivers raced in production versions of their cars, 57 percent of KBB.com visitors think the Chevrolet SS would perform best in the Sprint Cup Series, according to a recent online poll from Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.
KBB.com Quick Poll: If NASCAR Drivers Raced In Everyday Cars Sold at Dealerships, Which Model Would Perform Best in the Sprint Cup Series?(1)
Model Percent of KBB.com Visitors ----- --------------------------- Chevrolet SS 57% ------------ --- Ford Fusion 23% ----------- --- Toyota Camry 20% ------------ ---
"Nearly 60 percent of consumers polled believe the everyday version of the Chevrolet SS would take home first place if a NASCAR driver was racing it, demonstrating that the Chevrolet brand resonates for performance both in the racing realm and in the real world," said Arthur Henry, analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "When NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently raced his Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet SS to victory lane for the third time this season alone, he helped increase the model's perception as an attainable performance vehicle."
Kelley Blue Book is a sponsor of Earnhardt and his Hendrick Motorsports team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2014 and 2015. So far this season, Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 and both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Pocono.
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(1) Online poll fielded July 9-14, 2014, among 587 respondents on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
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