Chevrolet Coming To Daytona With 1,370 HP Of V8 Power

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Three different Chevys will run the start of the races this weekend.

The Daytona International Speedway sees the arrival of Nascar this weekend, and if you're a Chevy fan, you'll be happy to learn that all three national touring series races will be led by various vehicles from the brand. And all three pace cars will be powered by a version of Chevrolet's 6.2-liter small-block V8.

In total, the three vehicles' outputs add up to 1,370 horsepower. Of course, we'd love to see a single Chevy with four-figure power on the track, but with all three pace cars painted in Corvette-exclusive Rapid Blue, it'll be quite the spectacle nonetheless. Each car will also feature a red, white, and blue theme inspired by the 2021 Daytona 500 logo.

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The Corvette Stingray coupe will act as pace car for the main event - the Daytona 500 on Sunday - while a Silverado 1500 RST will lead the start of the Camping World Truck Series on Friday. Also joining in on the fun will be a Camaro SS 1LE kicking things off in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. This isn't the first time that Chevrolet has led the start of the Daytona 500 either. In fact, this will be the sixth occasion that a Corvette has paced the race.

In total, Chevrolet has paced The Great American Race 14 times thus far and has won it 24 times - more than any other manufacturer.

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Oh, and if you think that Rapid Blue paint looks pretty good on the Silverado and Camaro, we have good news on one front. The 2022 Camaro will offer this vibrant color as an option for the first time. The Silverado isn't quite so lucky, but then again, bright colors like this don't really fit with the "vibe" of a utility vehicle like a pickup truck. That being said, manufacturers have been known to listen to their fans in some cases, so if you make enough noise and get enough support, Chevy may well decide to expand the availability of the color to other models.

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