CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut
Gavin, Milner pleased with progression of Redline Corvette C7.R

SHANGHAI (Nov. 17, 2018) – Data collection and continued familiarization continued to be the name of the game for Corvette Racing at the SAIC International Circuit in Shanghai on Saturday ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Shanghai.

Both Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner expressed confidence and were pleased with the progression of Corvette Racing’s No. 64 Redline/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R during the last two days, including dry running Saturday for the final practice and GTE Pro qualifying Saturday. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Jim Campbell

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY OEM PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2018

JIM CAMPBELL, CHEVROLET U.S. VICE PRESIDENT OF PERFORMANCE VEHICLES AND MOTORSPORTS, met with members of the media as part of an OEM panel at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the 2018 and a myriad of other topics. Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Jim Campbell

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 16, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
8TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 E-Z-GO CAMARO ZL1
11TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
13TH ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1
14TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
16TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW UCON CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
2nd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
3rd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
4TH Brad Keselowski (Ford)
5TH Joey Logano (Ford) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Qualifying

Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

DETROIT – (November 16, 2018) – With the completion of qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet has clinched the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer championship. This is the ninth time in NCWTS history that Chevrolet has captured this prestigious honor.

Silverado has powered Chevrolet drivers in the NCWTS since the series’ inception in 1995 and has now earned the Bowtie Brand nine manufacturer championships and over 230 victories. Continue reading Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

Byron Becomes the 18th Chevrolet Powered Driver to Win the Award in NASCAR’s Modern Era
DETROIT – (November 15, 2018) – William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Camaro ZL1 clinched the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year award with a ninth-place finish in the penultimate race of the season at ISM Raceway. Byron becomes the 18th different Chevrolet powered driver to win the award in NASCAR’s Modern Era (since 1972) joining recognizable names like Elliott, Larson and Gordon. Continue reading William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

RCR Event Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

Richard Childress Racing’s Monster Energy NASCAR 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 60 starts, RCR has earned nine top-five and 24 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 RCR Event Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

Indy 500 Winner Rossi Ready for Baja 1000 Debut

Indy 500 Winner Rossi Ready for Baja 1000 Debut
• Alexander Rossi makes Baja 1000 debut this weekend
• Will co-drive Baja Ridgeline Race Truck with veteran race winners Jeff Proctor, Johnny Campbell
• Rossi following in footsteps of Indy 500 winners Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears

TORRANCE, California (Nov. 14, 2018) – Testing and pre-runs complete, Honda Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi now heads south of the border to Ensenada, Mexico as he joins the Honda Off-Road Racing Team for this weekend’s Baja 1000.
Rossi, rookie winner of the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 and second in the 2018 IndyCar Series championship, will join veteran Baja race winners Jeff Proctor and Johnny Campbell driving the Baja Ridgeline Race Truck as the team seeks its third class victory in the legendary off-road event. Continue reading Indy 500 Winner Rossi Ready for Baja 1000 Debut

Menard Looking To Have Some Fun At Homestead

Menard Looking To Have Some Fun At Homestead

November 14, 2018

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Quick Lane team will close out the 2018 season in the Ford 400 at one of Menard’s favorite tracks, Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sunday’s 400-miler is the third race in the Ford Championship Weekend, which will determine the champions of NASCAR’s top three divisions – Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series.

Menard said Homestead’s progressively-banked, 1.5-mile oval suits him just fine. Continue reading Menard Looking To Have Some Fun At Homestead

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 18, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
CHEVY AT HOMESTEAD: Chevrolet has gone to victory lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway five times in the 19 races that have been held at the 1.5-mile track with three different nameplates (Monte Carlo, Impala, SS). Since Homestead-Miami Speedway became the season-finale race in 2002, Chevrolet has celebrated 10 driver championships and 13 manufacturer titles – more than any other manufacturer. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) – If 2017 was a breakout season for Giovanni Scelzi this year was a welcome to the national scene season.

Scelzi won a trio of races, most notably a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show during the National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., when 50 drivers battled it out in a World of Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse versus invaders showdown. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a career-best season in 2018.

“I look at it as building on how we did in 2017,” he said. “I felt like after the California swing last year we’ve been getting better and faster and more consistent and more competitive at bigger races. I feel like 2017 and 2018 ran together so much. The races we should have won in 2017 were races we won in 2018. We’re finishing them off a little better. Our qualifying has improved as well, which is huge. The last two years we’ve been building and building and I’m happy to see the direction we’re going.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 23rd Time

Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 23rd Time
Drivers of the Chevrolet Camaro SS, COPO Camaro contribute mightily to success

DETROIT (Nov. 12, 2018) – For the second consecutive year, fourth time in the past five years and record-extending 23rd time, Chevrolet is the top manufacturer on the drag strip.

Chevy Racing was awarded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Manufacturers Cup during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony Nov. 12 in Hollywood, California. Chevrolet 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 23rd Time

TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER

TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER
— SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 7, 2019 –

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) — Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show. Continue reading TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER

Chevrolet Closes Season with 34 Wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018

Chevrolet Closes Season with 34 Wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

• Tanner Gray wraps up Pro Stock championship season with victory
• 2017 Funny Car champion Robert Hight finishes runner-up in ‘18
• Jeff Taylor drives Chevrolet COPO Camaro to Stock Eliminator win

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2018) – Tanner Gray entered the 2018 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season with a singular mission. Continue reading Chevrolet Closes Season with 34 Wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

Johnson, Schumacher Take Runner-up Spots at Season-ending NHRA Finals

Tommy Johnson Jr. races Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to third final round of season
Johnson leads all Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car racers with third-place finish in final standings, Ron Capps finishes fourth
Tony Schumacher advances to final round in Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California, finishes second in Top Fuel standings
Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers end season with 11 combined wins in NHRA Top Fuel and NHRA Funny Car Nitro classes
Mopar Dodge dragster driver Leah Pritchett wraps up season fourth in Top Fuel points
Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat pilot Matt Hagan earns eighth-place finish in final Funny Car standings
Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car racer Jack Beckman seventh in Funny Car standings
Steve Wann steers 1962 SS/DA Plymouth Sport Fury to event win in Super Stock at Pomona
Wann, Jon Irving bank final 2018 Dodge Top Finisher Awards in Super Stock and Stock at NHRA Finals
Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Johnson, Schumacher Take Runner-up Spots at Season-ending NHRA Finals

ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON

ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2018) — The finale to the NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series 2018 season may not have ended with the championship celebration many had hoped and predicted but the legendary John Force Racing teams all finished inside the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top 10 for the 33rd time in the team’s 34-year history. Robert Hight came close to a repeat championship coming in second with Courtney Force ending a career best season in the sixth spot. Team namesake and CEO John Force finished ninth and in Top Fuel Brittany Force finished fifth after leading the team at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Sunday. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON

Menard Finishes 29th In A Hurdle-Filled Weekend At Phoenix

Menard Finishes 29th In A Hurdle-Filled Weekend At Phoenix

November 11, 2018

After entering the weekend with optimism, Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Cardell team experienced disappointment from the start to the finish of Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, ending the race with a 29th-place finish.

Menard qualified a strong 11th on Friday at Phoenix, but near the end of practice on Saturday he experienced a tire failure, which led to contact with the wall. Continue reading Menard Finishes 29th In A Hurdle-Filled Weekend At Phoenix

RCR Post Race Report – ISM Raceway 500

Austin Dillon Earns Top-10 Finish at ISM Raceway in
American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro

“I’m really proud of this No. 3 team. This was one of the best Chevrolet Camaros we have brought to the racetrack all season long. We had solid practices, a strong qualifying effort and a good start to the race. We were able to earn points in both stages, but we made one adjustment that hurt the handling of the car and then we’re caught on pit road right as a caution came out. These guys never gave up, though. We got the wave around and were able to make another adjustment that really helped this American Ethanol Chevrolet over the final run. We also had a little luck on our side as we were able to avoid that big wreck late in the race. We’ll take this eighth-place finish and try to end the season on a high note at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – ISM Raceway 500

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
3rd KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
6TH JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CAMARO ZL1
8TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 AMERICAN ETHANOL E15 CAMARO ZL1
9TH WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 HERTZ CAMARO ZL1
10th BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 U.S. AIR FORCE CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kyle Busch (Toyota)
2nd Brad Keselowski (Ford)
3rd Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
4th Aric Almirola (Ford)
5TH Kevin Harvick (Ford)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

TEAM CHEVY NOTES & QUOTES:
AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 AMERICAN ETHANOL E15 CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 8th
YOU HAVE A VERY SOLID WEEKEND AS A WHOLE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY TODAY?
“Yeah for sure, I’m proud of our American Ethanol E15 car and our team. It was a solid run all weekend. We had a top 10 car. That is what we had. We proved that. It kind of bit us, we pitted and the caution came out and that was… we had to really fight to get back that, but luckily the wrecks happened. It put us back in a pretty good position. We decided to stay out on old tires and fight them off to the end. That was a fun run for our team and our Camaro. We will work on that. That is two top 10’s in a row and I’m happy.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

Tanner Gray Drives Camaro SS Pro Stock to World Championship Becomes Youngest Pro Champion in NHRA History

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA
POST-QUALIFYING RECAP
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2018T

Tanner Gray Drives Camaro SS Pro Stock to World Championship
Becomes Youngest Pro Champion in NHRA History

• Second-year Chevrolet driver, 19, locks up Pro Stock title
• Robert Hight takes aim at second consecutive Funny Car title
• 2017 Top Fuel champion Brittany Force is No. 3 qualifier

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2018) – Second-year Chevrolet Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray became the youngest professional series champion in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) history by qualifying in to top half of the 16-car field for the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Continue reading Tanner Gray Drives Camaro SS Pro Stock to World Championship Becomes Youngest Pro Champion in NHRA History

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