Earlier this month, Chevrolet and NHRA announced that the American automaker will continue its relationship with the National Hot Rod Association as Official Trucks of NHRA. Yes, that’s trucks with an S, as both the Silverado and the Suburban SUV are utilized as part of this partnership. The relationship between Chevy and the NHRA began back in 2014 and has already proved beneficial to both parties.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Chevrolet as their products allow NHRA Safety Safari to provide support for racers at 24-national events across the country,” remarked Graham Light, senior vice president of racing operations at NHRA. “The vehicles are essential to the events and invaluable during the race weekends.”
So just what do the Silverado and Suburban do at these events? Their use is twofold: they are available for emergency response in the event of an accident, and they are also used for track preparation. NHRA relies on these two Chevy vehicles over competitors’ offerings, such as Ford’s F-150, because the Silverado and Suburban are clearly superior in terms of dependability.
As part of this relationship, Chevy earns recognition in National Dragster and on NHRA.com, as well as track signage at multiple events.
“We at Chevrolet are proud to extend our involvement with the series as the Official Truck of NHRA,” said Jim Campbell, vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “This platform allows our Silverado and Colorado trucks, as well as our Suburban vehicles to be showcased as the most dependable, and longest-lasting trucks in America.”
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