Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. Featured in 2015 Chevrolet Silveardo Ad

The newest video commercial of Chevrolet’s truck division brings together the Silverado full-size pickup truck and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. But what do these two completely different personalities share to be worthy of being featured in this video?
Dale Earnhardt Jr drives a Chevrolet Silverado 1 photo
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For starters, legacy. As any enthusiast knows, Jr. is the third generation in a family of racing drivers. His granddaddy used to compete and his daddy was the one and only Dale Earnhardt that earned “The Intimidator” nickname due to his driving style.

Regarding the Silverado, this Chevrolet model has been around since 1998, but its roots can be traced back to the 1955 Task Force truck. If your memory serves you well, this workhorse made the 265 (4.3-liter) small-block V8 popular with truck buyers.

The “Mighty Mouse” V8 was first offered in the Corvette and Bel Air, then found its popularity among the stock car racing scene. Nowadays, the GM small-block V8 is at its fifth generation, producing 650 HP and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of twist in LT4 guise on the monstrous 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar killer.

On an ending note, Dale Jr. grew up in a family that drove only Chevrolet cars, both for trips to the shopping mall and for business purposes... at over 200 mph (320 km/h) on the oval track. That’s about enough with the jibber-jabber, so head on below, press play and unwind yourself with a proper advertising campaign.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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