Great Race Day Snacks for Your Next Party

Race Day Snacks

Pre-Race Snacks

The race car season is going full tilt, so why not throw a big race day party for your friends and family? If you’re wondering what race day snacks you should provide at your next race day party, never fear – we’ve put together a list that will help you get started.

Spare Tire Donuts

If you’re going to be watching the big race, why not have a bit of a race day theme going on with your food? You can make your own chocolate-covered donuts at home (or purchase some from the grocery store) and call them spare tires. After all, those little circles sure do look like a delicious set of wheels.

BBQ Cocktail Wieners

There’s nothing more fool-proof than some delicious cocktail wieners. Simply buy a couple packages of these mini hotdogs, put them in a slow cooker, add some BBQ sauce and “Viola!” You have a delicious snack for your friends and family.

Hot Broccoli Dip

Sneak in something green into your guests’ race day meal with some hot broccoli dip. Just follow the recipe here and serve it with some tortilla or pita chips.

Pizza

Whether you order some from your local pizzeria or want to have your guests make their own, pizza is a great way to cater a party. You can even pick some up from the grocery store and simply pop it in the oven before the race begins.

Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Near Hickory, NC, we are always looking for some new race-day recipes, so feel free to share some of your own.

Gotham Star David Mazouz Promotes Safe Driving

David Mazouz On Text & Driving

Text & Driving

David Mazouz Promotes Safe Driving

When you’re out on the open road, it’s hard to ignore the bad drivers that are out there. Whether it’s someone texting behind the wheel or speeding through lane changes, these drivers are all a threat to others around them.  To help curb these bad driving habits at a young age, Chevrolet and DoSomething.org have created the “Brake it Down” campaign – and they’ve recruited a young Hollywood star to help them out.

Batman & Safety

David Mazouz, an actor best known for his portrayal as a young Bruce Wayne (Batman) in the TV show Gotham, has teamed up with Chevrolet and DoSomething.org in a video to promote better driving habits by portraying four types of bad drivers. The first driver he characterizes is the driver that is running late to a social engagement. Next, Mazouz acts like an automotive daredevil, taking driving risks that he shouldn’t. For the third character, he actually plays a distracting passenger – someone that won’t stop talking to the driver and keeping the driver’s attention from the road.

Text BRAKE

Finally, the last character he portrays is the Karaoke Champ, who belts out entertaining, but dangerously enthusiastic renditions of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” Along with this video, the campaign also encourages young drivers nationwide to take the “Brake it Down” quiz. They simply have to text “BRAKE” to 38383 before September 15th and learn the on-road habits of their friends. When they do so, they not only receive customized driving tips to share, but will also be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Check out the entire promotional video here.  Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC, we are all about campaigns that discourage distracted driving.

Fun Things to Do in Hickory, NC

Things To Do In Hickory

Exploring Hickory

Located only twenty minutes away from us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet lies Hickory, North Carolina. This wonderful town has a welcoming, small-town feel that is difficult to ignore. That’s why we encourage you to visit and enjoy one of these many things to do in Hickory.

Hickory Museum Of Art

Catch a bit of culture while you’re in Hickory at the Hickory Museum of Art. This museum has a number of changing exhibitions throughout the year and a collection that focuses on American and American Southern Folk art styles. Whether you want to simply visit the museum to enjoy the beautiful works of art or plan on taking one of the museum’s many classes, the options are endless at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Check Out A Hickory Crawdads Game

There are a few things better than having fun at a baseball game when the weather’s beautiful. Luckily, the Crawdads, Hickory’s very own Minor League Baseball team, has a jam-packed schedule that makes it easy to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.

Explore Bakers Mountain Park

Looking to get outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty of Hickory? Well, look no further than Bakers Mountain Park. You can hike through this 189-acre park, climb a mountain, and see the beautiful views of Catawba Valley. With over six miles of trailers, there’s no doubt that you will truly enjoy this day outdoors.

If you need a new ride to get you around Hickory, NC, check out our lineup here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Accessories You Must Have

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories

An Interior For Any Job

Finding the perfect pickup truck for your needs isn’t always easy. While the Chevy Silverado 1500 certainly comes close to perfect, this pickup truck also offers plenty of aftermarket accessories that are sure to keep you happy.  Here, we look at some of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories you shouldn’t ignore.

All-Weather Floor Liners

Trucks are built to be rough-and-tumble, which is why you will likely be getting a bit dirty while behind the wheel. Whether you’re getting into the cabin after a long day at a construction site or have been exploring off the beaten track, all-weather floor liners will ensure that your truck stays in top condition.

A New Set Of Rims

Nothing can change the look of a truck quite like the right set of wheels. There are plenty of options out there for this popular pickup truck, so you can easily find the right rim to express your individual style.

Truck Bed Tool Boxes

If you use your Silverado 1500 as a work truck – or merely have a handy side – then installing one of the many available after-market toolboxes is a great idea. These will give you the perfect place to tuck away your tools while keeping your truck bed from becoming cluttered.

Find the perfect Silverado accessories for your truck when you visit Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Fun Summer Road Trips in North Carolina

Road Trips In North Carolina

So Many Fun Places To Go!

Road Trips In North Carolina

Are you a Newton resident looking for a fun weekend road trip here in our great state of North Carolina? We at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet have plenty of recommendations:

Catawba Science Center

Just a 20-minute drive from our dealership is the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, the perfect place for families to learn together. While there, be sure to check out the aquarium and planetarium.

Blue Ridge Parkway

This scenic drive along the southern Appalachian Mountains will take you through the Great Smoky Mountains and even up to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia if you venture far enough north. The North Carolina section includes the breathtaking Pisgah National Forest.

Outer Banks

Take a drive out to America’s first beach for stunning ocean views, delicious seafood, and plenty of fun things to do, like shopping, kayaking, museums, and more.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR fans living in North Carolina should spend some time visiting this classic race track. Even if there is not a racing event going on during your stay, it is worth a visit, just to say you’ve seen it.

Dismal Swamp State Park

For a spooky adventure, visit this state park with a spooky backstory. Enter if you dare!

If you first require a vehicle for these Road Trips In North Carolina, then check out our lineup of Chevy models here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Here’s Some of What Sold at the Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show Silent Auction

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show

You Don’t Have To Be Quiet During The Auction

285 Vehicles At The Event

Last month, we hosted the annual Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show, which had 285 registered vehicles. In total, we awarded 103 trophies.

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show Silent Auction

Another big part of the festivities was the Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show Silent Auction, which took place on June 16th. We auctioned off a lot of really cool stuff. These were some of the hottest items:

  • Four Atlanta Braves tickets
  • A Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet replica race hood
  • A signed and framed Dalen Earnhardt Chevrolet technician shirt
  • Custom-built Chevy cornhole boards
  • An autographed Kyle Larson hat from his victory
  • Four tickets to Tweetsie Railroad
  • A Luke Kuechly signed Carolina Panthers NFL football
  • Sunday brunch for four at the Catawba Country Club
  • Two tickets to a NASCAR race at Richmond
  • Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. trash cans
  • Four Garage Hot Passes and grandstand seat tickets to the NASCAR Bank of America 500 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • A Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet rug
  • Coleman camping gear
  • A Dale Jr. Budweiser pit crew uniform
  • A Dale Jr. autographed hero card
  • Two tickets to a NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • An actual brick from the Corvette assembly plant (and two tickets)
  • A Dale Earnhardt basket
  • Four tickets to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

If you missed the auction, don’t worry. We still have plenty of great vehicles that you can purchase here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Deck Out Your Tailgate

Amazing Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado tailgate accessories can help improve every tailgating event, no matter the time of day. From illumination to safety, there’s a tailgate accessory for every occasion. Gather around the Silverado pickup and celebrate with friends and family this summer!

Tailgate Light Bars

Making your Chevrolet Silverado more visible when tailgating continues after dark is as simple as installing a tailgate light bar. Most light bars are fairly affordable and urge caution to those who happen to be driving by. Light bars are a cost-effective lighting and safety solution for those who never want the tailgate to end.

Tailgate Mat

Protecting your tailgate from scratches, dents, and other forms of damage doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A simple tailgate mat can go a long way in protecting the bed of your truck during a night of tailgating. Not only will a tailgate mat protect your truck and look good doing it, but it can also make those sitting in the bed more comfortable.

Tailgate Net

Keeping unwanted guests out of the bed of your Chevrolet Silverado is easy with a tailgate net. In addition to keeping people from climbing in and out of the truck, the net can protect your tailgating supplies. Containing coolers, grills, and other tailgating necessities can be accomplished by an easy-to-install tailgate net.

Of course, if you want accessories for your Chevrolet Silverado tailgate, then explore our lineup at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC.

Homegrown Tomato Festival

Tomato Celebration

Celebrating Tomatoes

This year’s Homegrown Tomato Festival is the place to be this July 28th. The festival celebrates everything tomato, ranging from crowning the best tomato grower to eating tomato sandwiches. The Homegrown Tomato Festival will take place at the NoDa Brewing Company. The local festival allows tomato lovers to celebrate as they please, with live music and entertainment keeping the event lively. Two contests, the Best Tomato Grower and Best Tomato Themed Cocktail, pit tomato lovers against one another in the quest for a crown.

Homegrown Tomato Festival Food

Tomato sandwiches, a hot commodity, will be in full supply at the event. The sandwiches feature locally grown tomatoes of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. The produce is grown by local growers and small farms. The Bulb will run this year’s tomato sandwich booth. The Bulb focuses on providing the local area with access to food sources and health and wellness education. To provide access to food sources, The Bulb hosts pop-up markets with produce provided by local farmers and culinary classes. Proceeds from the tomato sandwich booth will be split between 100 Gardens and The Bulb.

100 Gardens Charity

Proceeds from other attractions will benefit 100 Gardens, a charity that builds aquaponics labs and develops curriculum in local schools. The Homegrown Tomato Festival takes place on July 28th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in Charlotte, NC. If you need a vehicle to get you to this event in style, consider one of our models from Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Sneak Peek

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

For The Heaviest Of Jobs

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Revealed

Chevrolet has been on a roll with truck debut after truck debut, and now the automaker is looking to keep the good times rolling. Hot off the debut of the 2019 Silverado 1500, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD promises to bring a bolder look to the segment. According to Chevrolet Global Head Alan Batey, a new, expanded range of Silverado models will make its way to the industry sometime soon. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD promises more customization and capability, all while maintaining the reliability and longevity that drivers love.

Your Presence Will Be Known

Based on the teaser image released a few weeks ago, the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado HD will feature a bolder stance and larger proportions that make the trucks’ presence known. The heavy-duty truck will also be designed according to the needs of heavy-duty truck buyers. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will be built at the Flint Assembly facility. The model is expected to hit dealership lots by fall of 2019.

More Heavy Duty Options

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD follows the official debut of the 2019 Silverado 1500. The all-new model weighs less than its predecessor and will bring plenty of upgrades to the full-size truck segment. Chevrolet also recently showed off a line of chassis-cab trucks. The Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD will make their way to the lineup later this year. The medium-duty pickups will provide drivers with even more truck options.

If you’d like to know even more about Chevy’s upcoming lineup of trucks, then be sure to stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Shows Off New Look

2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro Gets An Upgrade

New Muscle. New Style

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro recently made its official debut. The popular muscle car will sport a new style that gives the model a more distinct stare for the model year. Better yet, the Chevrolet Camaro will also receive a new trim and powertrain option for the 2019 model year.

The Unveiling of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The unveiling of the Chevrolet Camaro’s new design follows the reveal of redesigns for other cars in the automaker’s lineup. The Malibu, Cruze, and Spark will join the Camaro on the list of major redesigns for the 2019 model year. A version of the updated Camaro made an appearance in Transformers: The Last Knight last year. The redesigned Chevrolet Camaro will feature a new grille that varies between trims. The Camaro RS features a sleeker front fascia with sharp lines, while the high-powered SS trim boasts a bulkier grille.

Go Turbo

An exterior redesign isn’t the only change on the docket for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. A new Turbo 1LE model will be available for the model year as well. That trim features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 275 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the SS trim will feature a 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission with custom launch control. In addition to a new design and trim level, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro sees a few technological upgrades. Drivers will enjoy access to the latest Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. Other technologies, such as a Rear Camera Mirror, are available.

Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, we can’t wait for the refreshed lineup of Chevy passenger cars to arrive for the 2019 model year.