The Chevrolet SS stole the show at the Daytona 500 last week, with Jimmie Johnson capping the memorable week on a checkered flag for his #48 Chevrolet.

Johnson and his Chevy SS took the lead with 10 laps to go and held off a last-lap onslaught by the rest of the field to earn a 1st place finish.

Chevrolet SS Makes Impressive Debut at Daytona

Chevy SS Johhnson

Jimmie Johnson’s Chevy SS took 1st place at the 2013 Daytona 500

In its first race, the Chevy SS took 6 of the top ten spots in the 2013 Daytona 500, making it a highly successful day for the newly unveiled Chevrolet racecar.

“I had a lot of confidence those final few laps, leading the train…I knew just how fast this car was.”

-Jimmie Johnson, Driver of the #48 Chevrolet SS

Danica Patrick was the star of the week as she made history by becoming the first woman to earn a top pole position.


Danica Patrick’s Chevy SS makes a pit-stop at the 2013 Daytona 500

She was also the first woman to lead a lap at the Daytona 500 when she pushed her Go Daddy #10 Chevy SS to the front during lap #90. Patrick and her Chevy would end up in 8th place.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the most well-known NASCAR drivers in history, steered his #88 Chevrolet SS to a 2nd place finish. During the last lap he avoided a crash and jumped from 4th to 2nd place.

Other notable Chevrolet SS drivers for the 2013 season include Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Kevin Harvick.

Pat McGrath Chevyland is Waiting for the Chevy SS

While the Chevy SS can only be seen on the NASCAR tracks right now, it’s only a matter of time until the rear-wheel drive performance cars are seen on the streets of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Later this year you can take a free test drive in the 2014 Chevrolet SS. Give us a call now if you have any questions about the car of any of our fine Chevrolet products.


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Call Pat McGrath Chevyland today at 888-406-6073 to learn more!