Spin Finds New Tracks with NASCAR’s Esports Leagues Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Spin Finds New Tracks with NASCAR’s Esports Leagues Beginning Memorial Day Weekend
Dockless Scooter-Sharing Company Partners with Big Names in Racing and Gaming to Debut New Cars

San Francisco, Calif.—May 23, 2019—Spin, the San Francisco-based provider of dockless electric scooters in over 30 cities and college campuses, is set to take a high-profile ride on two new NASCAR eSports racing circuits—eNASCAR Heat Pro League™and the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series™—during Memorial Day Weekend. Spin, launched in 2017 and acquired by Ford Motor Company last year, will be the primary sponsor of four cars fielded by Wood Brothers Gaming, Wood Brothers Racing’s newly founded eSports team. Continue reading Spin Finds New Tracks with NASCAR’s Esports Leagues Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Honda Seeking 13th Indianapolis 500 Victory

Honda Seeking 13th Indianapolis 500 Victory
• Colton Herta and Sebastien Bourdais lead 18-driver Honda field
• Honda victory on Sunday would be 13th since 2003
• Honda lineup includes four former winners, five “500” rookies

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 23, 2018) – A powerful lineup that includes four previous Indianapolis 500 winners – three of them also IndyCar Series champions – will lead the 18-driver Honda field when it takes the green flag Sunday for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Nine race veterans and an impressive crop of five fast “500” rookies complete the Honda lineup, as the manufacturer seeks an unmatched 13th Indianapolis 500 triumph in the last 17 years. Continue reading Honda Seeking 13th Indianapolis 500 Victory

Chevrolet aims to finish as strong in Indy 500 as it starts

Chevrolet aims to finish as strong in Indy 500 as it starts

Chevrolet seeks fifth Indianapolis 500 win since 2012 return
Team Penske’s Will Power wants to repeat of 2018 victory
Simon Pagenaud gives Team Chevy sixth pole since ‘12
Team Penske driver looks to complete sweep at IMS
Team Chevy drivers occupy front row, 6 of top 9 spots
Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot to start 2nd and 3rd
Helio Castroneves looks to become fourth to win four Continue reading Chevrolet aims to finish as strong in Indy 500 as it starts

Troy Coughlin Jr. begins quest for D1 dominance this weekend at beloved Maple Grove

Troy Coughlin Jr. begins quest for D1 dominance this weekend at beloved Maple Grove
READING, Pa. (May 22) — Perhaps no one is more excited about this weekend’s Northeast Division opener at Maple Grove Raceway than Troy Coughlin Jr., who claimed his sixth national event win at this facility en route to last year’s North Central Region Top Alcohol Dragster championship. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Jr. begins quest for D1 dominance this weekend at beloved Maple Grove

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Coca Cola 600 Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
COCA-COLA 600
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA
MAY 26, 2019

BOWTIE BULLETS:
LEADING THE WAY:
Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 24 victories in the 59 Coca-Cola 600s at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including five this decade. GM brands Buick and Pontiac have added four wins. Darrell Waltrip has the most victories of all drivers with five – all in a Chevrolet. Overall, the Coca-Cola 600 will be the 120th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the track that is celebrating its 60th anniversary season. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Coca Cola 600 Advance

Menards/Knauf Insulation Team To Honor Army Specialist David Hickman At Charlotte

Menards/Knauf Insulation Team To Honor Army Specialist David Hickman At Charlotte

May 22, 2019

There are many holidays on the calendar, but none quite like Memorial Day.

It’s an important one for the sport of automobile racing, beginning with a Formula One race in Monaco on Sunday morning followed by the Indianapolis 500 and concluding with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Continue reading Menards/Knauf Insulation Team To Honor Army Specialist David Hickman At Charlotte

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions – MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 21, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi scored a pair of seventh-place finishes last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

While the results were the same, the path was anything but similar during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup featuring more than 40 drivers. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Camrie Caruso Scores First Top Alcohol Dragster Victory 2 Months After Licensing

Camrie Caruso Scores First Top Alcohol Dragster Victory 2 Months After Licensing

May 20, 2019 | Featured, Race Results
Camrie Caruso Scores First Top Alcohol Dragster Victory 2 Months After Licensing

Camrie Caruso entered the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 13th annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser with teammate Julie Nataas last weekend. Julie had won the weekend prior in Columbus, OH, but this time it would be the rookie Camrie to get the win in Norwalk, OH. Continue reading Camrie Caruso Scores First Top Alcohol Dragster Victory 2 Months After Licensing

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (May 20, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi captured a runner-up result last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic, which featured more than 40 competitors in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion.

The action began with Scelzi driving a Roth Motorsports entry to the third quickest qualifying time in his group. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash.
Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Race Wrap – Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble Presented by HPJ Performance | Coverage presented by Edelbrock

Race Wrap – Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble Presented by HPJ Performance | Coverage presented by Edelbrock

(May 20, 2019 Santa Ana CA) The World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway has been host to some storied performances, and when the Keystone Automotive NMRA Series arrived for the third stop in its 2019 season at the facility, racers and spectators answered the call, looking for the next chapter to be written in impressive performances. What car and driver combination could negotiate the warm temperatures to stand in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle to grab the exclusive Edelbrock Victor trophy? Continue reading Race Wrap – Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble Presented by HPJ Performance | Coverage presented by Edelbrock

NHRA Richmond Results

Top Fuel — Steve Torrence, 3.881 seconds, 319.82 mph def. Antron Brown, 3.899 seconds, 309.49 mph.

Funny Car — Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.097, 310.98 def. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, Broke.

Pro Stock — Bo Butner, Chevy Camaro, 6.599, 209.01 def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.607, 210.18.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.845, 195.68 def. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.858, 196.44.

Pro Modified — Sidnei Frigo, Chevy Camaro, 5.796, 256.55 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.768, 251.16.

Super Stock — Joe Santangelo, Chevy Camaro, 10.250, 118.73 def. Steve Comella, Dodge Dart, 8.838, 146.19.

Stock Eliminator — Wallace Dent, Chevy Camaro, 10.624, 123.40 def. Joe Lisa, Camaro, 10.937, 118.20.

Super Comp — Chris Garretson, Dragster, 8.905, 133.38 def. Colby Fuller, Dragster, 8.914, 175.96.

Super Gas — Tom Goldman, Chevy Corvette, 9.909, 160.23 def. Michelle Furr, Corvette, 9.870, 159.72.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Chad Traylor, Dragster, 7.209, 180.26 def. Junior Houston, Dragster, 7.415, 172.08.

Factory Stock Showdown — Drew Skillman, Ford Mustang, 7.990, 170.69 def. Bo Butner, Mustang, 7.989, 171.29.

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s semifinal finish the highlight of busy weekend for Team JEGS

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s semifinal finish the highlight of busy weekend for Team JEGS
DELAWARE, Ohio (May 19) — Five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. zipped to a strong semifinal finish at the second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals in Dinwiddie, Va., to lead the charge for Team JEGS this weekend. Coughlin’s niece Paige, the son of three-time Pro Mod champion Troy Coughlin, also had a great weekend, going four rounds in Super Comp at the 13th annual Cavalcade of Stars in Norwalk, Ohio. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s semifinal finish the highlight of busy weekend for Team JEGS

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak
• Kyle Marcelli, Martin Barkey earn third Pro/Am class win of 2019 for Acura
• Till Bechtolsheimer pairs with Marc Miller to win Saturday’s opening race
• Injury leads to RealTime Racing driver lineup change and move to Pro class

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (May 19, 2019) – For the second consecutive SRO Blancpain GT World Challenge America weekend, Acura powered a pair of NSX GT3 Evo’s to victory in the ProAm class, sweeping both races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, fifth and sixth rounds in the 2019 series championship.

Gradient Racing changed up its driver lineup for the weekend, with Till Bechtolsheimer joined by the returning Marc Miller in the team’s Acura NSX GT3 Evo. The pairing scored the team’s first Pro/Am class win of the year in Saturday’s opening race. Continue reading Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak

Capps Races Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car to Back-to-Back Wins with Virginia NHRA Nationals Triumph

Capps Races Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car to Back-to-Back Wins
with Virginia NHRA Nationals Triumph

· Ron Capps scores second NHRA Funny Car win of 2019 by racing Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to victory in Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park

· Victory is third this year for a Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car driver

· Tommy Johnson, Jr. reaches second consecutive semifinal aboard Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car

· Thomas Auger and Stephen Comella earn Dodge Top Finisher Awards

· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com

· Dodge Garage, a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Capps Races Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car to Back-to-Back Wins with Virginia NHRA Nationals Triumph

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Post Qualifying

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
103RD RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, INDIANAPOLIS
TEAM CHEVY POST-QUALIFYING QUOTES
MAY 19, 2019

SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 22 MENARDS TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (pole winner with four-lap aggregate time of 2 minutes, 36.5271 seconds; 229.992 mph average):
HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER THAT SHOOTOUT?
“It’s a very special time. It’s just amazing. Thank you to Team Chevy and Menards. Obviously, last week was amazing but this is even more special. Team Penske has been phenomenal giving me the best equipment. I can’t thank them enough and my teammates for always pushing me. This is the biggest race in the world. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Post Qualifying

Chevrolet wins Indy 500 pole, sweeps front row for 2nd year in a row

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
103RD RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
POST-QUALIFYING REPORT
MAY 19, 2019

Chevrolet wins Indy 500 pole, sweeps front row for 2nd year in a row

Team Chevy earns sixth pole start in past eight years
Pole is 86th in NTT IndyCar Series competition since 2012
Simon Pagenaud claims the top spot in Fast Nine Shootout
Teammates Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot also on front row
Pole is 18th in Indy 500 for team owner Roger Penske
Six Chevrolet drivers to start from the first three rows
Kyle Kaiser bumps Fernando Alonso from field by slim margin Continue reading Chevrolet wins Indy 500 pole, sweeps front row for 2nd year in a row

Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500

Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500
• Rookie Colton Herta will start fifth in closest field in ‘500’ history
• Sebastien Bourdais qualifies seventh, Alexander Rossi ninth in “Fast Nine” session
• James Hinchcliffe makes the field in last row “Bump Day” qualifying
• All 18 Honda entries qualify for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500 Continue reading Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB CONTINUE STRANGLEHOLD OF NHRA FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB CONTINUE STRANGLEHOLD OF
NHRA FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD
DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 19, 2019) — Robert Hight and the Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro leave the Virginia NHRA Nationals with a solid hold on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points standings. John Force will head into the next race fifth in points while Brittany Force holds onto the No. 2 spot in Top Fuel and Austin Prock rounds out the top 10. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB CONTINUE STRANGLEHOLD OF NHRA FUNNY CAR POINTS LEAD

Menard Finishes Seventh In Monster Energy Open

Menard Finishes Seventh In Monster Energy Open

May 19, 2019

Paul Menard’s promising start to the Monster Energy Open was short-lived as he experienced a loose condition with his No. 21 Menards/Knauf Insulation Mustang on the first lap, brushed the wall in Turns Three and Four while running in fifth place and never really recovered.

He started seventh and finished seventh in the final 10-lap Stage, and with only the Stage winners advancing to the Monster Energy All-Star Race, Menard and the No. 21 team were done for the night.

“We were just so tight [Friday] in practice I felt like we made the tires mad in practice, so we freed it up a lot for [Saturday] and just over-adjusted,” Menard said. “It just snapped on me in [Turns] Three and Four and then just had to play catch-up with crash damage after that, which is never easy.”

Menard and the Menards/Knauf Insulation team will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway next week for the Cup circuit’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600.

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