Texas II: Bliss, Setzer special schemes

Dennis Setzer and Mike Bliss Carry Special Paint Schemes for Silverado 350K at Texas New Performance Equipment Featured on Factory-Backed Silverado Race Trucks FT. WORTH, TX - November 2, 2005 - Special paint schemes showcasing new performance...

Dennis Setzer and Mike Bliss Carry Special Paint Schemes for Silverado

350K at Texas New Performance Equipment Featured on Factory-Backed Silverado Race Trucks

FT. WORTH, TX - November 2, 2005 - Special paint schemes showcasing new performance equipment will be featured on the Chevrolet Silverado race trucks driven by Dennis Setzer and Mike Bliss

Featured on the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Setzer at TMS will be the new Allison 1000 transmission with six-speed performance and Range Selection Mode.

The Allison 1000 transmission grows from a five-speed automatic to a first-in-class six-speed automatic for the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks equipped with the Duramax 6600 6.6L V-8 diesel or Vortec 8100 8.1L V-8. Also new for 2006, the Allison 1000 six-speed features a class-first tap-shift range selection function, as well as offering enhanced fuel mileage, quietness and control. The range selection function allows the driver to easily select the desired gears to match driving conditions, such as towing a trailer on a steep grade.

The No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado driven by Bliss will showcase the upcoming introduction of the new 2006 Duramax 6600 Turbodiesel with class-leading torque.

Later this year, GM Powertrain will introduce a new 6.6L Duramax 6600 Turbodiesel V-8 (RPO LBZ) for the 2006 model year Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD with class-leading horsepower - 360 (268 kw) at 3200 rpm and class-leading torque, at 650 lb.-ft. (881 Nm) at 1600 rpm. In addition to the power increase in the Silverado and Sierra, all 2006 Duramax engines have been significantly revised to deliver lower emissions and significantly improved quietness and smoothness in every application.

The first practice for the Silverado 350K is scheduled to begin Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST. Final practice will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Qualifying will be held at 7:00 p.m. CST on Thursday evening and the final field of trucks impounded until the scheduled race start at 8:15 p.m. CST Friday evening. Live television coverage of the 147-lap/ 220.5-mile/350K race will be provided by SPEED Channel with MRN and XM Satellite bringing the race live on the airwaves.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Mike Bliss