This year is the 75th anniversary of NASCAR and the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most famous endurance race.

Behind the wheel of the #24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - a venture between General Motors, Goodyear and Hendrick Motorsports - will be an all-star cast of driving legends.

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller and 2009 F1 champion Jenson Button will make up a dream team.

The car itself will be a modified version of the current NASCAR machines.

Button said: “I've tried, I'm trying, something very different: F1 car, super light, a lot of downforce, not really that much mechanical grip; Stockcar, no downforce, really heavy!

“But it's so much fun! And when you hear that rumble go past, it just puts the biggest smile on my face and my being again, you know, a kid.

"It's that what excites me, that adrenaline rush you get from the sound and the visceral experience of a NASCAR stock car. That just reminds me of ‘Days of Thunder’.”

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Johnson said: “You know my experience in stock cars. You know, maybe I'm a little more relaxed in some areas of the performance of the car because it's just what they do.

“But it's nice to have Rocky's opinion and Jenson's opinion about a car with a lot more potential - what we’re supposed to do in those areas so we can work on it.”

Rockenfeller said: “We tried to optimise everything. We have traction control, we have pedals shifting, we have no lights on a NASCAR, of course, we have now a pit speed limiter.

“We lightened the car. We have still a lot of power from the V8, we have more downforce. So I think we did a lot to suit the car to the Le Mans track.”