Chevrolet made waves at the 61st annual
Daytona 500 this weekend when the brand brought the first-ever Chevrolet
Silverado pace truck to the track. Trucks have never before been used as the
opening pace car for the race, meaning the all-new 2019 Silverado made its mark
on history last month when two-time champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr. drove it
around the track.
The pace truck, equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine
under the hood, churned out a maximum 420 horsepower. However, that wasn’t the
most powerful Silverado to make its way to Daytona Beach. The new 2019
Chevrolet RST also debuted on the race track as part of the NASCAR Gander
Outdoors Truck Series. Based on the Chevrolet Silverado TrailBoss trim, the RST
is one of the most award-winning pickup trucks on the track to date.
The weekend of Feb. 13-15 was an exciting one
for NASCAR fans overall, but especially for the Chevrolet pickup truck lineup.
The event enabled the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to reach a wider
With a range of powerful engines and
off-roading features, there’s plenty of options to make the Silverado more
powerful and fun to drive. Stop by Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck to experience the
Silverado truck firsthand.
The GMC Sierra 1500 debuted a refreshed design
last year, and now its big brother is next in line for an upgrade. The 2020
Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck will feature many of the added technologies
found on its smaller sibling, but with all the capability and toughness
associated with the heavy-duty truck segment.
Some of these technologies included in the redesigned
GMC Sierra HD are the ProGrade Trailering System, rear-camera mirror, and
MultiPro six-function tailgate. Drivers who pair the exclusive trailering
system with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine will find their truck capable
of towing up to 30,000 pounds. The engine option, mated to a 10-speed Allison
transmission, churns out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
More information is still forthcoming about the GMC Sierra HD. We eagerly await information on a new gasoline engine, which is reportedly on the way. A video featuring the 2020 Sierra Denali HD equipped with the fifth-wheel towing package showed it hauling a 225,000-pound, 80-foor yacht, hinting that we may see a huge increase in towing capacity in the near future.
The new GMC Sierra HD will also see the
inclusion of new 2020 AT4 models, GMC’s off-road truck lineup. While the AT4
brand has been offered on the Sierra 1500 before, it will soon extend to the
2020 GMC Sierra HD.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on the next-gen Sierra 1500 or the 2019 Sierra HD let Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck know.