MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
7TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CHEVY SS
13TH JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CHEVY SS
15TH PAUL MENARD, NO. 27 RICHMOND/MENARDS CHEVY SS
18th CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVY SS
21ST RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVY SS
22ND JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVY SS
TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
1ST Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
2nd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
3rd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
4th Matt Kenseth (Toyota)
5TH Brad Keselowski (Ford)
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Qualifying
SUPERKARTS! USA S1 SERIES CHAMPION JAKE FRENCH TO RECEIVE F4 U.S. SCHOLARSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS (November 14, 2017) – As part of an emphasis on assisting in the development of the next generation of racers, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda partners SCCA Pro Racing, Honda Performance Development, Onroak Automotive North America Co. and Pirelli will present the SuperKarts! USA S1 class champion Jake French, an award package valued at nearly $22,000 during the SKUSA! Supernats in Las Vegas from Nov. 15-19. Continue reading SUPERKARTS! USA S1 SERIES CHAMPION JAKE FRENCH TO RECEIVE F4 U.S. SCHOLARSHIP
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway and discussed competing in his final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, his emotions going into his final race, the group of people he will have around him and many other topics. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Dale Earnhardt Jr.
TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
FORD ECOBOOST 400
NOVEMBER 19, 2017
FINAL RACE FOR CHEVY SS:
As the 2017 season comes to a close, so does the time on the track for the Chevy SS. The SS made its on-track debut in 2013 during speed weeks in Daytona, winning the first points paying race as Jimmie Johnson took the SS to winner’s circle in the season-opening Daytona 500. Since then, the SS has gone on to win 72 more races, making it the most successful Generation-6 NASCAR race car over its competitors. The SS has carried two drivers to season-ending championship titles including Johnson to his record-tying seventh. With its stylized features and authentic showroom to race track rear-wheel drive, the SS will hold special memories over its six-year run as Chevy’s flagship in the NASCAR Cup Series. Its successor, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has big shoes to fill as it makes its way into the Cup Series next season. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance
ERIE, MICHIGAN (November 14, 2017) – The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season’s $76,535 points money and awards handed out.
The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion. Irwin’s share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609. Irwin and wife/car owner Adrianna looked ready for to appear at a celebrity awards show in their vintage 50s-style attire.
Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series history at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Homestead-Miami Speedway is one of the few race tracks where team owner Richard Childress has yet to earn a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Richard Childress Racing entries have finished second on four occasions: 2003 (Kevin Harvick), 2008 (Harvick), 2009 (Jeff Burton) and 2014 (Ryan Newman). In 57 starts, RCR has earned nine top-five and 23 top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile, progressively-banked oval with drivers Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Burton, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Green, Harvick, Newman, Paul Menard and Mike Skinner. Kentucky Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway are the other tracks on the current Cup Series schedule where RCR is still on the hunt for hardware. Continue reading Richard Childress Racing–Homestead Advance
Team Howards Cams claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW
Joliet, IL, – The First Half of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2017 Dual Championship is over! The event took place this past week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. It included 27 teams which came from coast to coast to battle to become one of the Top 4 teams to move on and compete in the Elite 8 playoffs for the 2017 National Championship at the PRI Show Dec. 6th and 9th. Continue reading Team Howards Cams claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW
FIA SUPER LICENSE POINTS AWARDED TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS
Kyle Kirkwood, Benjamin Pedersen and Timo Reger recognized as F4 U.S. FIA championship winners
INDIANAPOLIS (November 9, 2017) – At the end of each Formula 4 United States Championship Powered By Honda season, the top-seven drivers entered in the championship points reserve are presented FIA Super License and FIA championship points to aid in their racing career advancement to Formula 1.
Kirkwood, Pedersen and Reger were also recognized as the winners of the F4 U.S. FIA Championship. Continue reading FIA SUPER LICENSE POINTS AWARDED TO F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS
Ford Championship Weekend At Homestead Marks Ryan Blaney’s Final Ride In The No. 21 Fusion
November 14, 2017
The Ryan Blaney chapter in Wood Brothers history comes to a close this weekend with the running of the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Beginning next season, Blaney and crew chief Jeremy Bullins will return to Team Penske, and the iconic No. 21 Fusion will be driven by Paul Menard, with Greg Erwin serving as crew chief.
Continue reading Ford Championship Weekend At Homestead Marks Ryan Blaney’s Final Ride In The No. 21 Fusion
Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 22nd Time
Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet COPO Camaro are cars to beat during 2017 season
DETROIT (Nov. 13, 2017) – For a record-extending 22nd time, Chevrolet is drag racing’s leading manufacturer.
Chevrolet was awarded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Manufacturers Cup during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony Nov. 13 in Hollywood, California. Chevy first earned the award in 1966, and no other manufacturer has won it more times. Continue reading Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 22nd Time Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet COPO Camaro are cars to beat during 2017 season
Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory
Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi loves racing at Stockton Dirt Track and last Saturday was a great indicator why.
Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson event and was in contention to capture the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event as well until a late-race crash. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory
Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton
Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi recorded his 19th top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale.
Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton
Snap-on Renews Contract with NHRA
Funny Car Driver Cruz Pedregon
POMONA, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2017 – Snap-on is pleased to announce the extension of its contract with two-time National Hot Rod Association Funny Car World Champion Cruz Pedregon. The primary sponsorship agreement runs for three seasons, extending through 2020, the 100th anniversary of Snap-on.
“Cruz has been a valued member of the Snap-on team since 1992 when he won his first NHRA Funny Car championship. He’s had some spectacular runs and wins during our many seasons together, and we’re looking forward to many more,” says Yvette Morrison, vice president of marketing for Snap-on Tools Group. “Cruz continues to be a winner with our franchisees, customers and associates. He is a great ambassador for our brand.
“It’s a relationship that goes beyond the track and into the shops along the drag racing route. Customers always enjoy talking tools and cars with Cruz,” added Morrison. “That customer connection is very much inline with the Snap-on brand, and continuing our partnership with Cruz as a driver in the NHRA, showcases our products with fans of the sport, many of whom are also Snap-on fans.”
“I am thrilled to continue our partnership with Snap-on and to know we will be part of this great company for its 100th anniversary,” Pedregon says. “Snap-on and I have been together for more than a quarter century, and I look forward to the years ahead representing one of the most respected brands in the world. It’s a terrific relationship, and one the team and I are glad to be a part of. We’re proud to wear the Snap-on logo and pleased to be able to use the best professional tools in our pits.”
Pedregon’s 35 NHRA Funny Car career wins places him No. 6 all time. He has 75 career final round appearances.
Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force finishes
third in Funny Car points after semifinal at Pomona
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12) – Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force finished the 2017 season with a career-best third-place points finish, racing to the semifinals of the Auto Club NHRA Nationals on Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona – her fourth semifinal in six Countdown to the Championship races.
Force, of nearby Yorba Linda, Calif., took her Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to the semis Sunday, falling just short of a second consecutive final-round appearance at Pomona (she was runner-up in the NHRA Winternationals in February). Continue reading Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force finishes third in Funny Car points after semifinal at Pomona
PEAK’s John Force wins Top Fuel, Funny Car titles
as car owner, finishes seventh in driver standings
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12) – Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion John Force added two more titles to his team’s repertoire Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, with teammate Robert Hight winning the Funny Car championship and daughter Brittany Force the Top Fuel crown as JFR earned its first double championships in team history. Continue reading PEAK’s John Force wins Top Fuel, Funny Car titles as car owner, finishes seventh in driver standings
Championship Hights: Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight earns second Funny Car title
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11) – Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight ran the gamut of emotions during the Auto Club NHRA Finals this weekend at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
In the end, it was pure elation, as Hight captured the 2017 Funny Car championship.
“It’s been an eventful weekend,” Hight said. “Twenty-four hours ago, I wasn’t even qualified for this event, and we were leading the points. We got it together, got in the 15th spot. If you’re in, you have a chance, especially when you have a team like we’ve got with (crew chief) Jimmy Prock, (co-crew chief) Chris Cunningham. You just believe that those guys are a couple adjustments away from turning this thing around.” Continue reading Championship Hights: Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight earns second Funny Car title
A Force of her own: Monster Energy driver Brittany Force storms to Pomona victory, Top Fuel championship
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12) – Monster Energy driver Brittany Force made history Sunday at famed Auto Club Raceway, storming to the Top Fuel championship by winning the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
In doing so, she became the first daughter of the legendary John Force to win a championship, following her dad’s 16 Funny Car titles with one of her own.
She became just the second female to win a championship in the nitro categories and the first since Shirley Muldowney won the Top Fuel title in 1982. Continue reading A Force of her own: Monster Energy driver Brittany Force storms to Pomona victory, Top Fuel championship
Johnson Wins NHRA Finals in Mopar Dodge Funny Car, Capps Finishes as Runner-up
in Final Standings
Austin Williams takes Stock Eliminator victory
Tommy Johnson Jr. wins 53rd annual NHRA Finals in Mopar HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR)
Mopar claims 21 victories in Pro categories in 2017 (16 in Funny Car, five in Top Fuel)
Mopar Dodge Funny Cars appear in 21 of 24 final rounds in 2017, Mopar Top Fuel dragsters make 10 final-round appearances
Ron Capps finishes as runner-up in final Funny Car point standings to lead Mopar, Leah Pritchett leads Mopar in Top Fuel category with fifth-place finish in standings
Allen Johnson competes in final event in Mopar-powered Dodge Dart in Pro Stock
Austin Williams wins Stock Eliminator in 1972 Plymouth Duster, Mopar-powered drivers represent three of four semifinalists in category
Williams named Dodge Top Finisher in Stock Eliminator, Jon Irving takes award in Super Stock Eliminator category
Troy Johnston takes Sportsman ET win in ’72 Duster
November 12, 2017, Pomona, Calif. – A drama-filled Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona closed out the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar, as Mopar Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. gave the brand its 16th victory of the season in the category during the NHRA Finals, and teammate Ron Capps finished as runner-up in the year-end standings. Continue reading Johnson Wins NHRA Finals in Mopar Dodge Funny Car, Capps Finishes as Runner-up in Final Standings
CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
SUNDAY, NOV. 12, 2017
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA
Chevrolet Claims Three Championships, Two Race Wins in NHRA Finale
• Robert Hight races to second career Funny Car title
• Brittany Force earns first Top Fuel crown, second by female
• Bo Butner wins race to secure first Pro Stock championship
• Courtney Force finishes career-best third in Funny Car standings Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona–Post Race