Chevy takes home North American Car, Truck of the Year at Detroit

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Chevrolet has pulled off a clean sweep at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, winning both Car of the Year and Truck of the Year with two of its models on Monday morning.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray (C7), successor to the long-running and popular C6, has captured the Car of the Year honors. The racing version will be put into action in this year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and its livery premiere was set to occur later on Monday morning. The team ran its pair of cars in a checkerboard camouflage livery during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.

Meanwhile the Chevrolet Silverado took home Truck of the Year. The clean sweep is GM’s first since 2007 and the first overall since 2010, when fellow Michigan automaker Ford won both honors with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Transit Connect, respectively.

GM’s racing program has enjoyed two pretty successful seasons in 2012 and 2013 across the NASCAR, IndyCar and sports car platforms. GM makes a point of emphasizing technology transfer between its production and race cars, and from that standpoint, it’s good to see the production side of the company is doing just as well.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold