In 2012, Chevrolet made a triumphant return to the NTT IndyCar Series after a seven-year hiatus. Over
the past seven seasons, the Chevrolet IndyCar 2.2-liter, V-6 direct-injected, twin-turbocharged engine has
amassed 73 victories, 83 pole positions, three Indianapolis 500 wins, five driver championships and six
consecutive manufacturer titles from 2012-17.
Indy car racing is in Chevrolet’s DNA. A legacy of racing
competition runs deep in Chevrolet’s 100-plus-year history,
dating to co-founder Louis Chevrolet’s passion for racing
automobiles. In the early days, the three Chevrolet brothers –
Louis, Arthur and Gaston – drove in the Indianapolis 500, and
the state-of-the-art machines they designed and built won back-to-back races in 1920 and 1921. Gaston
won as the driver in 1920 and Louis as the owner in 1921.
Fundamental elements in the 2019 Chevrolet engine package are direct injection and turbocharging,
which are key technologies in several powerful and fuel-efficient Chevrolet production cars and trucks.
Chevrolet uses the knowledge gained from its motorsports programs to build better cars, trucks, sport utility
vehicles and powertrains. Technology transfer is a key component to Chevrolet’s racing programs.
The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season marks the second season of the Dallara IR-12 chassis featuring
a more aggressive, sleeker universal aerodynamic body kit. With a full season of competition experience
with the package, Chevrolet powered
teams and drivers are looking forward
to another successful campaign.
The Chevrolet teams and drivers
will again have an opportunity to bring
home the hardware in the shadows of
Chevrolet’s world headquarters as
Chevrolet will once again sponsor
the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
doubleheader the weekend of May
31 – June 2, 2019.
A singularly iconic brand in
American motorsports, Chevrolet
is the winningest manufacturer
in motorsports. In addition to the
accomplishments in the NTT IndyCar
Series since 2012, the Bowtie Brand
has won the NASCAR Cup Series
manufacturers championship 39
times and is the most successful name in that series’ history. Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing has taken eight
class trophies at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2018 Chevrolet won the NHRA Manufacturer title for a record
23rd time. Previous Indy car history saw Chevrolet-branded V-8 racing engine win the Indy 500 seven
times between 1988 and 2002.
As Chevrolet continues to define itself as a 21st century global automotive leader, motorsports remain
integral to the plan.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more
than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers
with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive
and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models
can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
Chevrolet Racing Media Contacts
Judy Kouba Dominick
Manager, Chevrolet Trackside Communications
Jack Morton Worldwide