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Silverado Will Pace Daytona 500 - Road Trip!

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
2-15-2019

The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado is this year's pace vehicle for the legendary Daytona 500. This is also the debut running of the updated Silverado Gander Outdoors Truck Series racer. The Chevy Silverado has been the most successful truck to compete in the series since the first race in 1995. The current racer is based on the Silverado RST. With this kind of history being made, our own dynamic duo is headed to Daytona intent on conducting serious research. We reached Zane someplace over Virginia for a comment and he simply said, "Research. That is the story and we're sticking to it." 

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“The Daytona 500 weekend is home to some of the most memorable moments in racing,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “This is an exciting opportunity to introduce the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever to race fans all weekend long.” 

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This Sunday, Chevy will make history as Silverado becomes the first truck to ever pace The Great American Race. Dale Earnhardt Jr., no stranger to this track,  will lead the pack for this unprecedented moment in the race’s 61-year history.

The pace Silverado is powered by the same 6.2L V-8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission as our GM-Trucks.com long-term test vehicle. Chevy says that no performance modifications are necessary to safely pace the field of NASCAR drivers.

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Watch for updates including some exclusive images here. 

 

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