Chevrolet Signs on as Official Partner With GRAND-AM

DETROIT – Chevrolet will be more visible both on and off the track this year, as an official promotional partner of GRAND-AM Road Racing for the first time.

SunTrust Racing switched to Chevrolet power for 2011.

Chevrolet will supply the official pace vehicle and have a major at-track presence for the races at Elkhart Lake (Wisc.) in June and Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International in August.

“Being a partner with GRAND-AM is an exciting opportunity for Chevrolet,” said Jeff Chew, marketing manager, Chevy Racing. “In addition to being the pace vehicle later this summer, Chevrolet also will bring its Team Chevy Racing Display trackside for the fans to enjoy. Chevy’s display showcases its full lineup of award-winning cars and trucks.”

Additionally, Chevrolet is offering a contingency program to support its teams competing in the Daytona Prototype and GT classes of the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, and the Grand Sport class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

Chevrolet has three teams competing in both DP and GT, and five teams in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class. The season opens this weekend at Daytona International Speedway with the 49th Rolex 24 At Daytona.

About Chevrolet: Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly to gas-free” solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

source http://www.grand-am.com

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