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GM Fort Wayne Assembly sends Chevy trucks to Indianapolis for 500

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A large group of Chevrolet trucks were sent off from the GM plant in Fort Wayne to you guessed it, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Representatives from Chevrolet and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were there, including Track President, Doug Boles.

Boles spoke to a number of Chevy salesmen and women before going outside, taking a group picture, and viewing the 25 white Chevy Silverados. The relationship between Chevrolet and the track is a long one, lasting over one hundred years. According to Boles, you’ll definitely see the trucks, which were built in the Hoosier State if you’re at the track.

Silverado Marketing Manager, Mark Sobczynski says, “To see Silverado here produced in Fort Wayne, produced in Indiana, playing a leading role in the weekend’s festivities is something that we’re proud to have.”

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President, Doug Boles says, “Obviously, it’s Memorial Day weekend where we really celebrate those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice, but we celebrate the men and women who serve. So those trucks will be used for military laps. So military men and women who are serving get honored as they drive around the racetrack inside of the back of these Silverados waving. In addition, these trucks, you’ll see them all over the grounds because they’re used in a way that we need them to put on our event.”

Also on display was the Chevrolet Corvette pace car. The field for the 500 is made up of Honda’s and Chevrolet’s. Dealers from the Indianapolis Chevrolet local marketing area droves those trucks back to Indy.

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson is the Weekend Meteorologist at Fort Wayne’s NBC. You can catch Jon’s weekend forecasts on Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11 p.m.

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