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The Indy 500: Featuring Chevrolet Power In 2012

October 20, 2011

The Indy 500, or the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, has been called the greatest spectacle in racing.  It goes on every May, on the Memorial Day weekend, in Speedway, Indiana.  The event has its famous name directly from the type of open-wheel race cars that compete during it, known as the IndyCar class.  And the quality of the IndyCar series has been increasing over the years.  It’s no wonder that the 2012 IZOD IndyCar will feature the upgrade of a Chevrolet twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 racing engine powered with E85 renewable ethanol fuel.  Visit your local Cathedral City Chevrolet dealer today at Jessup Auto Plaza.

The CEO of IndyCar, Randy Bernard, has spoken about the passion that Chevrolet bears for racing and technology.  He believes that their brand new V6 racing engine will bring a new level of competition to the racing arena during the 2012 Indy 500.  Engine manufacturer competition will go on in the 2012 race, since Honda is also putting their V-6 power plant into the running game.  The brand new Chevy IZOD IndyCar series engine is scheduled to be developed as a joint project by both GM and Ilmor Engineering.  The VP of Chevrolet Marketing, Chris Perry, is calling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a real “proving ground” for Chevrolet’s powerful new engine.

Chevrolet has previously powered no less than six Indy 500 driver champions, scoring 7 Indy 500 victories.  Team Penske will be introducing the new Chevy IZOD IndyCar series engine in 2012.  With Chevrolet engines, Team Penske has formerly taken over 31 Indy car victories, with 4 Indy 500 wins.

Head to your local Cathedral City Chevrolet dealer today, at Jessup Auto Plaza, for great deals on Chevy models.

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