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 audience.
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.