Chevrolet’s Baseball Roots Run Deep

Since 2006, participating dealers in the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program have helped raise more than $13 million for equipment and other team needs; sponsored more than 500 youth clinics; reached more than 3 million young people and helped raise money to fund more than 2,000 park improvements. This year, more than 1,600 Chevrolet dealers are involved.

In addition to being the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, Chevrolet supports youth baseball initiatives across the country through the Chevrolet Youth Baseball and Diamonds and Dreams programs.

Chevrolet began the Diamonds and Dreams program in 2010 to help provide young ball players with an opportunity to play on a “dream” baseball field in their hometown.

Jack Maxton Chevrolet is partnering with the North Columbus Sports/Clinic Boys Leaguein Columbus and has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program. This will provide new equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes. The program has kicked off and runs through July 15, 2012.

“Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families. Jack Maxton Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Marc Hellman, General Manager for Jack Maxton Chevrolet.

“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Jack Maxton Chevrolet wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Columbus to enjoy,” added Hellman.

Participants can enter to win a baseball field makeover for their community. Chevrolet will award 12 weekly field makeover prizes and the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of an all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.




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Chevy News: Retooled Chevy Impala aims to win Big!

With the 2014 Chevy Impala, GM aims to take retail market share from the Ford Taurus, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon and others in a large-sedan market that’s been shrinking for years.
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NEW YORK — General Motors today will unveil the redesign of the Chevrolet Impala at the New York auto show.

The next-generation Impala, the 10th version of the nameplate introduced in 1958, is an effort to take the car decidedly more upscale and accelerate retail demand while dialing back fleet sales. The 2014 Impala will mark the car’s first redesign in eight years and its first platform change since the late 1990s.

Early unveiling

Automakers rarely unveil a car a year before it goes on sale, for fear of pulling the rug out from under the current model. But when most of the car’s buyers are fleet operators, not individuals, that’s less of a risk.

When the redesigned Impala arrives in showrooms roughly a year from now, GM executives believe it will erase what even they acknowledge is the last remaining blemish on Chevy’s car lineup in terms of quality.

GM is aiming to take retail market share from the Ford Taurus, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon and other rivals in a large-sedan market that’s been eroding for years as buyers have migrated to SUVs and crossovers.

The 2014 Impala will give buyers two new engine options: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with GM’s eAssist technology, 182 horsepower and an estimated 35 miles per gallon highway; and a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder expected to deliver 195 horsepow…er and 31 mpg. “When you drive this car … you have to stop after you’re done and open the hood just to believe that it’s a four-cylinder,” said Darren Post, vehicle line director. Also available will be a 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivering 303 horsepower and 28 mpg. The 2012 Impala offers fuel economy up to 18 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

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Chevy News: Chevrolet Sweeps Sprint Cup, NASCAR Truck, IndyCar, Grand Am, and WTCC Series This Weekend

Stewart-Haas Racing took the checkered-flag, as Ryan Newman held off A.J. Allmendinger to with the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday. For most of Sunday’s race it appeared that Hendrick Motorsports would earn its 200th all-time win – Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, who led a race-high 328 laps, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were running 1-2-3 late in the race – but a series of unfortunate incidents in the waning laps – David Reutimann causing a caution when he inexplicably stayed out on the front stretch when his car lost power, and then Clint Bowyer wrecking both Johnson and Gordon on the ensuing re-start – opened the door for the final two-lap sprint between Newman and Allmendinger. Earnhardt Jr. finished third.

Earnhardt Jr. moved up second place in the standings, and is just six points behind Greg Biffle. Tony Stewart (seventh) also finished in the top 10 for Team Chevy, improving to third in the standings, 12 points off the pace.

Chevrolet now leads the manufacturers’ standings by nine points over Ford. The series is idle next week, and returns on April 14 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Martinsville also saw Chevrolet take the top four finishes in the NASCAR Truck Series.  Kevin Harvick took the win, leading for 248 of the 250 laps at Martinsville – an all-time series record. Austin Dillon took second, James Buesher took third, and Justin Lofton took fourth. The next NASCAR Truck race will be April 15, at Rockingham (North Carolina).

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