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Chevrolet

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.

About Chevrolet

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
(317) 408-1049
jkdracer@aol.com

Jim Brumfield
Jack Morton Worldwide
Motorsports Communications
(313) 967-9638
Jim_Brumfield@jackmorton.com