Wilmington, NC- The 61st running of the Daytona 500 is quickly approaching just days away! One of the most sought out sporting events of all time, the Daytona 500 will be held on February 17th.
In a unique start this year’s Daytona 500 will feature the 2019 Silverado 1500 as the official pace vehicle. This is the first time a pick-up truck will serve as the pace car in the Daytona 500, with two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the driver’s seat.
Honored to pace the Daytona 500 in the Silverado 1500, Earnhardt Jr. said (as cited by Motor Authority, 2018) “Away from the track I’ve driven Chevy trucks all my life, and I’m excited to have this unique experience of pacing the Daytona 500 with the Silverado.” Earnhardt Jr. is a member of the Hendrick Motorsports family, and retired from racing in 2017. Earnhardt Jr. is now a race analyst for the NBCUniversal, and owner of JR Motorsports.
Under the Hood– Although the Silverado 1500 lacks the appearance of a traditional race car, under the hood it features a 6.2-litre V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, packing a punch close in line with the Chevy Camaro.
Our very own Jeff Gordon will be commentating the Daytona 500 on Fox Sports. Gordon has won three Daytona 500’s 1997, 1999 and 2005. In 2015 Gordon’s final year of racing he won the pole at the Daytona 500, then in 2017 Gordon was the honorary pace car driver for the Daytona 500.
Although this is the first time for a pick-up truck to pace the Daytona 500, Chevrolet has been in the spotlight before pacing the “Great American Race” a total of 12 times; 5 of those times were with a Corvette, and 7 with a Camaro.
To showcase the Silverado during Summer of Chevy, we chose to go a different route in our filming. Earlier this year, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet met Bill O’Brien and a few other board members of Veteran Owned Veteran Grown, a local non-profit that aids veterans by giving a renewed sense of purpose and potential entrepreneurship through agricultural endeavors. The ultimate goal is to help veterans live a full, sustainable life and build a stronger community together.
“VOVG exists for several reasons. The biggest one is to connect veterans and their families socially so they don’t feel like they are alone in this journey. We focus strongly on agriculture in its many forms to help veterans become sustainable,” according to the Veteran Owned Veteran Grown website. “Farming is hard work with long hours but, it also provides a peace and serenity that no pill the VA will give you can. Everything from raising chickens to craft work. We will do whatever we can to make you sustainable.”
Please enjoy the short feature that we produced on site at Veteran Owned Veteran Grown, starring some of their members with a little help from Team RWB Wilmington.
With its bold striping pattern, the 2016 Silverado Special Ops Edition features a unique, naval-inspired design. “Special Ops” refers to an elite unit, which is a reflection of how this Silverado stands apart from the crow.. Chevrolet will make a donation to the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida for every Special Ops Edition sold. This partnership will aid the museum in helping the families of fallen, injured, and active duty military through their efforts with Trident House and scholarship programs.
It’s Chevy Truck Month once again, which, as always, means HUGE savings on available new Silverados at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet.
And this time around, Chevrolet has added an ADDITIONAL incentive on top of the normally high rebates usually offered during Truck Month. When you trade your 1999 or newer model vehicle, you get an extra $1,500 rebate! Sweet deal!
So here is what these offers are looking like:
Most of these offers can be combined with other discounts including (but not limited to):
GM Military Discount
USAA Member Discount
GM Educator Discount (ends 1/2/15)
Chevy College Student Discount
And we would like to point out that if you are a fan of blacked-out Chevy Trucks, you can fit your new 2014 Silverado with the Limited Edition Carolina Black body kit (while supplies last.)
Update 10/3: Truck Month HAS BEEN EXTENDED through the end of October 2014! So those of you who procrastinated, here is your chance to redeem yourself.
If you don’t live near Wilmington, NC, we can arrange hassle-free delivery of your new Silverado with our exclusive door-to-door delivery program right to your front door, anywhere in the country. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is also just a 10-15 minute drive from our local airport – ILM. If you’d prefer to drive your new truck home, we can pick you up right at the gate!
And, don’t forget that you can also create your deal right online with Shop.Click.Drive. – the revolutionary new way to buy your car online. Choose the truck you want, get pre-approved, estimate your trade, determine your payments, and schedule a time to pick the vehicle up or have us bring it to you!
For more information on Chevy Truck Month or other current offers, call the internet sales hotline at (910)798-2650 or fill out the contact form below with any questions!
You can also fill out the contact form below or just leave a comment with any additional questions! Happy trucking!
Internet in your car? It’s here. Chevrolet is the first and only car company to bring built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi to cars, trucks, and SUVs.
Early in 2014, Chevrolet announced that they would be introducing OnStar with AT&T’s 4G LTE technology starting with most 2015 year-model vehicles. (Read our post about it here.) The technology will be an optional feature that will be available with OnStar-equipped vehicles that are 4G LTE-ready, which will allow drivers to turn their vehicles into a mobile WiFi hotspot.
Starting with the Basics
The OnStar Basic Plan is included with the price of the vehicle for FIVE YEARS, which includes:
RemoteLink Key Fob Services – Remote start, lock/unlock, honk horn, and flash your lights right from your smart phone.
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics lets you run a diagnostic check of your vehicle and receive monthly diagnostic emails.
Directions and Connections – Free for the complimentary trial period associated with the vehicle brand and model.
OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi customers also get three months or 3GB of Wi-Fi Service (whichever comes first) just so you can test it out and see if you like it! So what can you do with 3 gigabytes of data? According to AT&T Support, 3GB is enough to:
Send or receive about 4,200 emails with attachments
Stream music for 36 hours
Visit 600 web pages… or visit JeffGordonChevy.com 600 times
Watch 5 hours of cat videos!
Download 42 apps, games, or songs
AND make 570 social media posts about how much better your car is better than everyone else’s because it has internet… and of course, share those cat videos you just watched for 5 hours.
Be able to connect up to 7 devices at once! This includes your phones, tablets, laptops, and anything else you have that can connect to the internet.
The fast, reliable WiFi hotspot is more powerful than a phone hotspot (and you won’t have the same problem with battery life that you would on your phone.)
It’s always on when the vehicle is running, or in accessory mode. In accessory mode, average battery will provide up to a half-hour of usage. Actual time may vary based on battery health.
The hotspot will extend up to 50 feet beyond the vehicle!
After your trial period or anytime you need help, you’re still going to have the blue OnStar button right on your rear-view mirror!
You got 99 problems, and pollen is definitely one.
‘Tis the season for tons of pollen. And part of that means terrible allergies for a lot of people. The other part of that means that all of a sudden, everyone is riding around with a yellow-ish glow on their cars and for some reason, it’s extremely irritating. Unless your car is already yellow.
We can’t help with your allergy problems because we’re not doctors. But we do have some advice on how to deal with the pesky pollen problem that’s taking over your car.
For those who don’t know, pollen on a microscopic level looks like a little spiky ball and it uses prongs to hold on to whatever it feels like holding on to, like your car for example. The pollen sitting there won’t do anything to harm the paint on your car. It’s when you try to remove it that you can run into problems.
You Absolutely Should Not: Wipe the pollen off. Those little prongs clinging to your car will just be dragged along your beautiful paint and your car will end up looking a little less shiny as you leave little microscopic scratches.
You Can: Just hose your vehicle off at home or at the car wash. It won’t remove the pollen completely, although it may look like it, but it’s quick and easy and won’t damage the paint.
Best Solution: Give your car some TLC and give it a real car wash with soap, water and a little bit of a scrub. The soap and water will loosen the pollen so it’ll make the sponge or the car wash much safer on your car’s paint. But there’s a problem with this too.
Whether you wipe the pollen off, hose it off, or give it a good ol’ bath, there’s nothing preventing the pollen from showing up a few hours later (unless there’s some pollen repellent out there we don’t know about.) So even if you do go through the safe method of washing your car at home or bringing it through the car wash – to do it on a daily basis is going to drive up your water bill or you’re going to be spending a lot of money at the car wash. And this is where we come in.
When you purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC, you get the great benefit of getting a FREE CAR WASH whenever you want, for as long as you own that vehicle! So when you’re on your way to work, on your way home from work, on your lunch break, you can just drive your car through our car wash and be on your way with a pollen free car, which is the way its supposed to be. And there’s more. With Chevy Truck Month and the Chevy Open House Event, you can save thousands on almost every vehicle on the 2014 Chevy lineup. And with the Zer0% Event, qualified buyers can take advantage of 0% APR financing on all GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC models.
All new Chevrolet’s and GM Certified vehicles also come standard with Complete Care which includes 2 years/24,000 miles of free vehicle maintenance! That means you get free oil changes and tire rotations for two years! However, if you’re looking for something a little less expensive, click here to shop our pre-owned vehicles under $15,000. And, of course, we saved the best incentive for last; When you purchase a vehicle from us, you don’t just become another customer, you become a part of the Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Family so you can be rest assured that we’ll be there for you long after the sale. And because we can ship any vehicle right to your front door, we have family members all over the country! If that’s not reason enough, click here to read why else you should buy from Jeff Gordon Chevy.
For more information on current offers, available inventory, or pollen, call the internet sales hotline at (910)798-2650 or (888)261-0090. Or, feel free to fill out the contact form below with your questions!