ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB ON THE THRESHOLD OF SECURING THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB ON THE THRESHOLD OF SECURING THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2019) — When regular season champion and points leader Robert Hight gets behind the wheel of his Automobile Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS this weekend for the season finale Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, he’ll be fighting for his third Funny Car championship title and with a 46-points lead. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB ON THE THRESHOLD OF SECURING THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 17, 2019

BOWTIE BULLETS:
AIMING FOR STRONG FINISHES
Chevrolet drivers will be seeking to complete the 36-race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with a strong finishing kick at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Camaro ZL1, is 23 points out of fifth place in the standings. He has an average finish of 8.5 in six trips to the 1.5-mile racetrack, with a best start of seventh in 2017. Aiming for top-10 finishes in points are William Byron (ninth), Chase Elliott (11th), Alex Bowman (12th) and Kurt Busch (13th). Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

Dominic Scelzi Piloting the McColloch No. 17 Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Dominic Scelzi Piloting the McColloch No. 17 Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi will reunite with car owner Nick McColloch this Saturday for the final winged sprint car race of the season in California.
Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Piloting the McColloch No. 17 Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS READY TO BATTLE FOR TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT THE AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS READY TO BATTLE FOR TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT THE AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2019) — Two years ago, Brittany Force rode a wave of momentum into Auto Club Raceway at Pomona after winning two of the first five races in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship and earning runner-up honors in a third. Entering the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals, she trailed Steve Torrence by a mere 20 points in her bid to become the first woman in 35 years to win the NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS READY TO BATTLE FOR TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AT THE AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST FOCUSED ON STRONG FINISH AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST FOCUSED ON STRONG FINISH AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2019) — Nine months ago, Austin Prock made his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing debut at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Now, as he heads back to the track that launched his dream career this weekend for the season finale Auto Club NHRA Finals, he’s determined to take his Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel team to the winner’s circle for a second time. Continue reading AUSTIN PROCK AND MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST FOCUSED ON STRONG FINISH AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK AUTO NOT BACKING DOWN FROM CLINCHING 17TH FUNNY CAR TITLE AS THEY ENTER THE AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

JOHN FORCE AND PEAK AUTO NOT BACKING DOWN FROM CLINCHING 17TH FUNNY CAR TITLE AS THEY ENTER THE AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2019) — Sixteen-time Funny Car world champion John Force and the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS team may be trailing 72 points behind teammate and points leader, Robert Hight but that isn’t stopping the most decorated driver in NHRA history in his quest for an unparalleled 17th Funny Car title this weekend at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Continue reading JOHN FORCE AND PEAK AUTO NOT BACKING DOWN FROM CLINCHING 17TH FUNNY CAR TITLE AS THEY ENTER THE AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer

DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer
By Drag Illustrated | November 12, 2019

“You can do anything once you stop trying to do everything” – Eric Barker

Looking back at my 2018 SEMA recap blog where we had turned my race car into a show car for the NGK Spark Plugs booth, it was a big learning experience for all of us. From my point of view, I learned that (most) males outside of drag racing are still old-school and think racing is only for boys, and they think that leaving sexual compliments on social media posts for the girls that do drive or work on cars is flattering. Thankfully, since I’ve gotten engaged, this type of activity has gone down, but there are still those keyboard creepers who like to send unnecessary comments and messages. I even got an email from a fan who told me to stop posting pictures of my fiancé and I because I’m hurting my fan base and Top Fuel drivers don’t do that. Continue reading DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer

Cruz Pedregon Pomona Advance

NHRA® Team Report
NHRA Finals – Pomona
Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon and team are motivated by a quarterfinal showing and two 300+ mile per hour runs to prove the same consistency in the upcoming final NHRA race of 2019. “Overall I believe we’ve been plagued by mechanical issues in the piston department. Chasing scuffing problems for more than half of the races made us feel like we had an anchor around our ankle. These issues meant we weren’t really able to show what our car is capable of,” says Cruz. “We resolved that in the last few races, but later found a problem in the clutch area where the surface of the disks weren’t as they should be and that hampered our motor situation. Continue reading Cruz Pedregon Pomona Advance

Having fun in the warm California sun on the mind of second-place runner Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Having fun in the warm California sun on the mind of second-place runner Jeg Coughlin Jr.
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12) — Five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. may be a lofty second in the Mello Yello points heading into the final race of the year but he’s not putting a lot of thought into finishing on top. The veteran racer knows a lot of things need to fall into place for him to erase the 92-point deficit he has to teammate Erica Enders, even knowing this race awards points and a half for each round win.
Continue reading Having fun in the warm California sun on the mind of second-place runner Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Giovanni Scelzi Hustles to Top-Five Outing During Sprint Car Season Finale

Giovanni Scelzi Hustles to Top-Five Outing During Sprint Car Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions – CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi capped his winged sprint car season with a top-five finish last Saturday during the Can-Am World Finals for the second straight season. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Hustles to Top-Five Outing During Sprint Car Season Finale

Drag racer Mike Coughlin collects third championship, this time in Top Dragster

Drag racer Mike Coughlin collects third championship, this time in Top Dragster
DELAWARE, Ohio (Nov. 10) — After sweating out the final results of the last Top Dragster race of the year in Las Vegas, Mike Coughlin officially bagged the Division 3 championship in his category on the strength of a stellar summer season that included two crucial victories and a string of impressive finishes. Continue reading Drag racer Mike Coughlin collects third championship, this time in Top Dragster

RCR Post Race Report – Bluegreen Vacations 500

Austin Dillon and RIchard Childress Racing’s No. 3 American Ethanol Team Earn 24th-Place Finish at ISM Raceway

“I want to thank everyone at American Ethanol and congratulate them on earning a huge milestone in our sport this weekend with 15 million miles driven on E15. Even though we didn’t qualify as well as we had hoped, we had a lot of confidence that we were going to have a solid day in the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet at ISM Raceway. Danny Stockman and the No. 3 American Ethanol team did their best to make improvements throughout the race, including making a big swing at adjustments during a pit stop between Stages 2 and 3. We ended up with a pass-through penalty at the end of Stage 3 for speeding exiting pit road, and that put a further damper on our day, even though our Chevrolet was definitely handling better towards the end of the race. We know we can improve on this so we’ll go back to the drawing board on this one. We’re looking forward to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next week and ending the season with a strong run.”
-Austin Dillon

Daniel Hemric Brings No. 8 Cat Large Dozers Chevrolet Home
in the 21st Position at ISM Raceway

“We made small gains today at ISM Raceway, and that’s what it is all about. The No. 8 Cat Large Dozers Chevrolet was too tight for much of the day, but Luke Lambert and all the guys on this crew kept adjusting on it to help the handling. We made some gains in the Rookie of the Year battle today, so we’ll go to Homestead next week to try to finish the year out right and lock up that rookie title. I’m proud of this entire team and all their hard work all season long. I’m hopeful we can end the season on a positive note with that rookie of the year accomplishment.”

-Daniel Hemric

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ISM RACEWAY
BLUEGREEN VACATIONS 500
TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 10, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL FINISHING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER (* = Playoff Contender)
4th *Kyle Larson, No. 42 Clover Camaro ZL1
11th Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
14th Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1
16th Chris Buescher, No. 37 Maxwell House Camaro ZL1
17th William Byron, No. 24 Hertz Camaro ZL1
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Post Race

Menard Qualifies 19th At ISM Raceway

Menard Qualifies 19th At ISM Raceway

November 9, 2019
Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Maytag Ford Mustang are set to start 19th in Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.

Menard said his qualifying speed of 137.515 miles per hour was a sign of progress over the weekend.

“It was a pick up,” he said. “It didn’t drive great, but when we did our mock run yesterday it was a little bit hotter out and the track had a little bit more grip.

“We made some adjustments in the right direction. I wish it drove a little bit better, but we’ll see how it holds on.”

In Friday’s practice sessions, Menard was 10th in the opening round with a best lap at 135.333 mph.

Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500-kilometer race is set to start just after 12:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Eastern) with TV coverage on NBC.

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RCR Post Race Report – Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 200

Tyler Reddick and the No. 2 myblu Team Advance to Championship 4 with Third-Place Finish at ISM Raceway

“We set out today with the goal to clinch our spot in the Championship 4, and we did just that. It ended up being all about racing smart today. Our No. 2 myblu Chevrolet Camaro was a rocket at ISM Raceway. It had a lot of speed and the handling was decent, just a little too tight as the long runs went on. We were able to get it dialed in a little better as the race went on, but just had to play it safe at the end to make sure we had enough fuel to get to the checkered flag. It’s definitely not the way we normally like to race, but we did what we had to do to get to Miami next week. That was the goal all season, and now we’re there. I’m proud to keep RCR’s streak of making the Championship 4 in the Xfinity Series alive for another year. We’ll be ready to race for the title next weekend, and I know my No. 2 team is up for the challenge.”

-Tyler Reddick

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ISM RACEWAY
BLUEGREEN VACATIONS 500
TEAM CHEVY POST-QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 9, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
5th Kyle Larson, No. 42 Clover Camaro ZL1
6th Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Autocare Center Camaro ZL1
8th Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
14th Alex Bowman, No. 88 Axalta Camaro ZL1
17th Chris Buescher, No. 37 Maxwell House Camaro ZL1 Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ISM RACEWAY
BLUEGREEN VACATIONS 500
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 8, 2019

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CLOVER CAMARO ZL1, Media Breakout Session Highlights:

HAVE YOU TALKED TO BUBBA WALLACE AT ALL AFTER THAT CAUTION? ARE YOU STILL MAD A WEEK LATER?
“No, I haven’t talked to Bubba (Wallace). It’s not an issue with him personally. It is what it is. Like I said, afterwards you can be mad, but I’m still 23 points down. It doesn’t matter, we have to go out here and have a good weekend. We’ll try to get a lot of points and try to win also. I just look forward to the challenge.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Kyle Larson

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