General Motors’ versatile bowtie brand has updated its look for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, announcing a new version of its Chevy Silverado race truck as the all-new, 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 begins to land at dealer lots across the country. The new race truck was modeled to reflect the look of Chevrolet’s brand-new production Silverado RST, which it does primarily through a newly-sculpted upper front fascia, hood, tail, and fenders.
This marks the Chevy Silverado race truck’s first redesign for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series since 2014.
“We always want to align our racing vehicles with what is available in the showroom,” says Chevrolet VP of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Jim Campbell. “The Camaro SS was updated for the 2019 model year, and Silverado RST is all new. We can’t wait to see the Camaro SS and the Silverado RST on the track next February at Daytona.”
NASCAR’s Truck Series, formerly branded as the “NASCAR World Camping Truck Series”, is the only series owned and operated by NASCAR to run modified production pickup trucks. It’s been around since 1995, giving fans a regular dose of pavement pickup truck racing action, and Chevrolet has been involved from the very start.
This has been Chevrolet’s year in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, with eleven wins racked up so far over the course of the season, and just two events left on the calendar. Chevrolet leads in the Manufacturer standings, and Johnny Sauter – driver of the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevy Silverado – is in the lead in the Driver standings.
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