The 2019 Daytona 500 will be paced by the all-new Silverado. With a Chevrolet driver you might have heard of behind the wheel.

While the pace truck is becoming increasingly common, this will be the first time that a truck has lead the field at The Great American Race. It'll be powered by the 420 hp, 460 lb-ft 6.2L V8 and a 10-speed automatic. The truck will get a can't-miss purply-blue paint job with loads of LED lights and pace truck graphics.

2019 will mark the 12th time for Chevrolet to pace the race, though in the past they've used the Camaro or the Corvette. The Camaro gets the nod for the job more often, at seven runnings to five.

Driving that pace truck will be two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. "I've had a lot of fun and a lot of success at Daytona over the years, and now I can't wait to get out on that track in a Silverado," said Earnhardt Jr. On top of a pair of 500 wins, he's had two in the summer race and 19 top 10 finishes in 36 starts at the track.

Hopefully this one won't need a mid-race infotainment system update. We're guessing GM engineers will shut that off this time. The 2019 Daytona 500 runs February 17th.