NASCAR Coming to Bristol Motor Speedway in August

Bristol Motor Speedway

It’s Racing Time at Bristol

One of the most popular and successful NASCAR tracks in the US is the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. While amateur driving schools and tours are offered at the track year-round the Bristol Motor Speedway is also the site of several major auto races every year. For the 2016 season, there are a few key NASCAR events coming up at the speedway in August, and you won’t want to miss it.

On August 17th, Bristol Motor Speedway will be hosting the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Whelen Modified Race, which lets kids in free, with tickets starting at $30 for adult attendees. This is followed by NASCAR XFINITY Series events, the Qualifying Race and Food City 300 Race, on August 19th. All tickets can be purchased online through the speedway’s official website.

Whether you’re a local resident or out of town, Bristol Motor Speedway can offer you local hotel packages, nearby campgrounds, and point you in the direction of other lodging options for the weekends of these major events. You can also look up local attractions for while you’re here, and the speedway website provides seating charts and schedules so you’ll never lose track of time or your spot. Surround yourself with the excitement and enthusiasm of NASCAR fans and witness these adrenaline-pumping races firsthand.

For more information visit us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, near Hickory, today!

Lyft Will Offer New Chevy Bolt Through Express Drive Program

Express Drive program

The Chevy Bolt Is On It’s Way

In a modern world that relies increasingly on smartphone apps and social media to streamline our daily routine, auto makers sometimes need to take a leap into the realm of technology in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. That’s why General Motors is partnering up with the Lyft ridesharing app in order to draw attention to the upcoming all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. The Bolt will be available to Lyft drivers through the app’s new Express Drive program.

There are benefits to this for both drivers and passengers. Express Drive allows Lyft drivers to rent a vehicle for free or for a significantly reduced cost to use while they’re on the job, reducing the amount of gas they use in the process. Driver and rider alike will get exposed to Chevy’s new Bolt, which is essentially free advertising for GM. Plus, the 2017 Bolt will serve as an environmentally-friendly option for Lyft drivers who want to reduce emissions while they’re on the road.

The presence of the Chevy Bolt as a rental option in the Express Drive program is only the first step in the auto maker’s long-term vision for the partnership. Ideally, the eventual goal is for General Motors to develop a network of autonomous vehicles that will be able to shuttle Lyft customers without a driver. However, as self-driving tech is still in development, that aspiration is still a few years out of sight.

If you are anxious to see a Chevy EV now, visit Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, and look at the Chevy Volt today!

Dale Earnhardt’s Pass in the Grass Still Considered the Greatest NASCAR Moment

Pass in the Grass

Pass in the Grass

Almost thirty years ago, at the NASCAR All-Star Race in 1987, the legendary driver Dale Earnhardt performed one of the most famous saves in NASCAR history, which was dubbed “the Pass in the Grass,” a misnomer that nonetheless stuck around for three decades.

Earnhardt’s rival, Bill Elliott, was also in the race, and he and Earnhardt were neck and neck for most of it. With eight laps to go in the race, Earnhardt and Elliott took a corner together, and Earnhardt spun sideways into the grass.

Miraculously, though, he almost immediately pulled out of the grass and back onto the track. The grass in the middle of the track is described as being “like ice” to drive on, and fans remark that no other driver would’ve been able to control the car and get it back on course.

What’s more, the “pass” wasn’t a pass at all. Earnhardt had the lead when he went into the grass and kept it when he pulled out. In a fumble that would’ve ended the race for most other drivers, Earnhardt kept the lead and went on to win the All-Star race, to the fury of Elliott and his team.

The Pass in the Grass is just one of the many incredible feats that made Dale Earnhardt the most famous name in NASCAR history. To see more of his moments visit Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet online, or in Newton, NC near Hickory!

The Dale Trail in Kannapolis, NC

The Dale Trail

Take The Family Around The Dale Trail

Kannapolis, North Carolina, is the birthplace of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt and the home of the Dale Trail. The Dale Trail is a tour of Kannapolis landmarks that relate to Earnhardt’s life and NASCAR career.

The trail starts at Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, a street named for Earnhardt, and continues to the neighborhood where he grew up. Called Car Town, the neighborhood points out spots where Earnhardt learned to drive. Here you can learn about how Dale Earnhardt got his start in racing and how he was influenced by his father, Ralph Earnhardt, also a racing legend.

The Dale Trail takes you past Ralph Earnhardt’s gravestone in the Centergrove Lutheran Cemetery and the garage where Ralph learned to fix cars. Then you’ll go to Dale Earnhardt Plaza in downtown Kannapolis, where a massive statue of Dale Earnhardt stands next to a monument on which Dale fans wrote inscriptions.

The Curb Motorsports Museum and Dale Earnhardt Inc. are both a dream come true for NASCAR fans and packed with exhibits and memorabilia. If you’re still looking for more after all these stops, drive north to Richard Childress Racing for even more Earnhardt exhibits and a look into the shop for Dale’s team and car.

A visit to Kannapolis is a must for any Earnhardt or NASCAR fan! And for some extra fun, come to the Dale’s dealership, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, in Newton, NC. We have Earnhardt trivia on out site, as well!

A Sneak Peek at the 2017 Chevrolet Impala

2017 Chevrolet Impala

The 2017 Impala Concept Is In

When you have a vehicle with a ton of history and legacy like the Chevrolet Impala, then you know you have to introduce some great new changes when redesigning your vehicle. Fortunately, Chevrolet is the expert on taking what is great and making it even better. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala takes everything that was great about its previous models, and adds some great new flair and features. Here is a sneak peek at the 2017 Chevrolet Impala.

First and foremost, the beautiful Chevrolet Impala sedan exterior has been redesigned. But don’t you worry, as the new Impala retains all of the features that made it one of the most beautiful cars on the road. Only now it has added a more streamlined design to its exterior.

Inside, the cabin of the Chevrolet Impala has also been upgraded. It now has more room than ever for its drivers and their passengers. Additionally, the Impala interior is lined with great features for entertainment.

If you want to observe the latest in vehicle safety systems, then look toward the 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The new Impala comes with automatic cruise control and braking for a safer driving experience.

Stay tuned for even more exciting things to come from the 2017 Chevrolet Impala! Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC will keep you up to date!

Everything Included in the NASCAR Racing Insiders Tour

NASCAR Racing Insiders Tour

Behind The Scenes of NASCAR

If you couldn’t tell by our dealership’s name, the staff at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is a big fan of NASCAR racing! Our customers are also big NASCAR fans, which is why we are always looking for different ways for them to enjoy the NASCAR experience. One of the best ways to do so is to take part in the NASCAR Racing Insiders Tour. This specialized tour allows NASCAR fans to get a behind the scenes look at one of the most exciting sports in the world. Here is a list of everything included in the NASCAR Racing Insiders Tour.

NASCAR fans can choose between the Tour 77 or the Tour 85, which will take them to different racing shop locations in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Both excursions begin with a special tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where participants will learn all about the history of NASCAR and its racers. Following this tour, participants will also enjoy a special lunch.

After leaving the Hall of Fame to visit separate racing shops and locations in the area, the tour will once again return to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for more VIP treatment.

If you are a fan of NASCAR racing, don’t miss your chance to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Take the NASCAR Racing Insiders Tour and experience the definitive tour of NASCAR! If you have any questions, call us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC. We have been to all of the Charlotte attractions.

The Most Famous Fictional Racecar Drivers

Fictional Racecar Drivers

If You Ain’t First, You’re Last

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is named after the most famous NASCAR driver in the history of the sport. Dale Earnhardt was a living legend! Outside of the real world, professional racing has quite a few legendary drivers in fiction as well. Here is a list of some of the most famous fictional racecar drivers.

Ricky Bobby: Ricky Bobby lives by a code: If you ain’t first, you’re last. That is why the star of Talladega Nights comes in on the top of our list of fictional racecar drivers.

“Mad” Max Rockatansky: Max Rockatansky doesn’t drive to win—he drives to survive. For years, Mad Max has been taking to the road to face the threats of a post-apocalyptic world, even in his latest film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Captain Falcon: Although Nintendo’s signature racecar driver is a legend on the track, he is probably more famous for his powerful Falcon Punch.

Speed Racer: Revving up the powerful Mach 5, Speed has an arsenal of tools and gadgets that make him a demon on wheels.

Is there anybody you’d add to or take off this list? Tell us (big Chevrolet NASCAR fans!) at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC

Chevrolet Gives Drivers the Chance to Drive at the Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona International Speedway

Chevy At Daytona 500

The available purchase option allows for Chevrolet customers to order delivery for the Daytona International Speedway. Once there, the drivers will be given a tour of the international speedway and a chance to drive on the same tracks that racers use for the Daytona 500.

The program is part of Chevrolet’s initiative to provide their customers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Why The Daytona International Speedway Chevrolet Contest?

“We are determined to deliver exceptional service through our dealers and unique experiences that only Chevrolet can offer,” said Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America and leader of Global Chevrolet.

When it comes to automakers that offer more than just exceptional vehicles, Chevrolet is the clear champion, and no one else can compare to the power it brings! What do you think about this? Tell us in the comments and see for yourself at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC by checking out our full Chevrolet Model lineup.

Chevy Partners with NNPA to Offer “Discover the Unexpected” Fellowship

“Discover the Unexpected” fellowship

Expect The Unexpected

Chevy recently partnered with the National News Publishers Association (NNPA) to create a fellowship at Howard University. This funding opportunity is geared towards communications students, especially those that aim to report on African American communities.

Called the “Discover the Unexpected” fellowship program, Chevy says this opportunity is designed to show the positive stories of men and women who are truly making a difference. The award winner will be selected from a panel of NNPA publishers, editors, and Howard University faculty. They will be paired with NNPA professional advisors, and will deliver a range of stories.

“The ‘Discover the Unexpected’ fellowship program will highlight and celebrate positive stories of men and women making a tremendous impact in their communities,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing.  “Chevrolet is fully committed to this important initiative.  We believe our DTU fellows are leaders in the next generation of African American journalists and storytellers, and we are proud to support them in their mission to create meaningful narratives that foster a collective sense of pride.”

Lyricist and hip-hop artist MC Lyte has agreed to be the program’s national spokeswoman. All of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC can’t wait to see what comes of this inspiring project.

2016 Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics: Sign Up Now!

2016 Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics

Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic

Chevy is supporting youth programs by participating in the 2016 Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics. Dealers countrywide are participating in this absolutely free instructional clinic. They are funded by dealers in order to give participants the opportunity to receive training and go outside. Again, this is at no cost whatsoever. Just think of it as Chevy’s way of giving back and saying thanks.

According to Chevy, clinics operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can sign up for a range of dates in your area. The clinics will operate countrywide. Players spend a half-day learning the fundamentals, including hitting, pitching, and fielding. Professional instruction is provided by current or former MLB and Minor League players and coaches, or the specialized Ripken Baseball staff.

As an added bonus players get an exclusive Chevy Clinic T-shirt and a snack. Space is limited to 200 players per session, and you can sign up by clicking here. Select Charlotte and use the password “playball.” All boys and girls from age 6-14 are welcomed, regardless of skill level. Participants need a glove, water bottle, athletic apparel, and bat if possible.

Family members are welcomed and encouraged! Bring a cooler and refreshments and make a day out of the Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic. Reserve your spot now. Everyone of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC can’t wait for the Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic!