Expect to continue seeing Chevrolet trucks at NHRA events. The brand has renewed its agreement to remain the official truck of the NHRA, a title it’s held since 2014.
Chevrolet will continue to supply Chevrolet Silverado and Tahoe models for the NHRA Safety Safari at each of the 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. The trucks and SUVs remain on standby in case of emergency and for track preparation.
“The Chevrolet products NHRA uses during race weekends allow the NHRA Safety Safari to do their jobs with flawless precision at each event,” said Graham Light, senior vice president of racing operations for NHRA. “Their continued support of NHRA and the durability of the vehicles is invaluable to our racers.”
Chevy said the partnership remains valuable to showcase the Silverado, Colorado and SUVs to NHRA fans.
“This partnership lets us connect with NHRA fans and racers to showcase Silverado and Colorado, from the family of the most dependable, longest-last pickups, as well as Suburban which, along with Tahoe, have been the best-selling full-size SUVs for the past 43 consecutive years,” Chevy trucks marketing chief, Sandor Piszar, said.
Aside from being the official truck of the NHRA, Chevrolet retains a presence in the motorsport, too. The Chevy Camaro competes in the Mello Yello series in the Funny Car ranks with John Force, Courtney Force and Robert Hight