Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Austin Dillon

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 26, 2016

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 CHEERIOS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed the first practice session, his position for making this year’s Chase and many other topics. Full Transcript:

ON HIS OUTLOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND AT MICHIGAN:
“I feel pretty good. One of my better tracks, but struggled a little bit there in practice to find some speed. I feel like things will change here come to qualifying time. We usually pick it up about qualifying. Cheerios Chevy is decent to drive. We just have to keep working on it.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Austin Dillon

Championship Points Race Tightens Between Chevrolet Drivers

Championship Points Race Tightens Between Chevrolet Drivers

· Will Power closes on title front-runner Simon Pagenaud
ᴏ Team Penske teammates are separated by 20 points
· Chevrolet drivers occupy top six spots in the standings
ᴏ Three races remain in quest for driver championship
· Chevrolet drivers prepare for completion of Firestone 600
ᴏ Race at Texas Motor Speedway will resume on Lap 72
· Power running fourth and Pagenaud is 15th when green flag flies Continue reading Championship Points Race Tightens Between Chevrolet Drivers

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP GAP NARROWS HEADING INTO THIRD RACE WEEKEND

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP GAP NARROWS HEADING INTO THIRD RACE WEEKEND
Kirkwood, Czaczyk and Das lead the F4 U.S. Championship in Inaugural Championship Standings

INDIANAPOLIS (August 25, 2016) – The competition will intensify this weekend as the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda heads to New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey, for its third event of the season.

Kyle Kirkwood of Jupiter, Florida, Konrad Czaczyk of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Cameron Das of Brooklandville, Maryland, hold the top three positions in the inaugural F4 U.S. Championship point standings. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP GAP NARROWS HEADING INTO THIRD RACE WEEKEND

JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. takes Sportsman points battles to Beech Bend

JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. takes Sportsman points battles to Beech Bend
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 24) — JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. will take the battle for the Super Comp national and divisional championships to Beech Bend Raceway Park this weekend for the North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Finals.

After a semifinal finish in the Division 1 race at Cecil County Dragway, Coughlin sits fourth in the national Lucas Oil Series points standings and leads the Division 3 standings.

“It’s still pretty early,” Coughlin said. “You look at the points, but you don’t really need to put it in the back of your mind. It’s the fun part of Sportsman racing, but it’s still pretty early. This is a pivotal point in the year. Guys we’re competing against, like Phil Smida, he’s pretty close behind me, and he’s an extremely good driver. You can’t count your chickens too early.” Continue reading JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. takes Sportsman points battles to Beech Bend

Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Ready For Lower-Downforce Racing At Michigan

Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Ready For Lower-Downforce Racing At Michigan

August 24, 2016

After a week at Bristol Motor Speedway with their car carrying the logos of Virginia Tech, Ryan Blaney and his Wood Brothers team return to their traditional Motorcraft/Quick Lane colors for this weekend’s Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.

That’s the home track for Ford Motor Company, and therefore an important race for the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team.

For crew chief Jeremy Bullins, Michigan is fresh on his mind, as the team ran there just eight races ago. Continue reading Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Ready For Lower-Downforce Racing At Michigan

Honda, Olsbergs MSE Set to Contend in Atlantic City

Honda, Olsbergs MSE Set to Contend in Atlantic City
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• Joni Wiman and Sebastian Eriksson Ready to Compete on the Longest Course of the Season
• Wiman and Eriksson Look to Claim Honda’s First Victory in Red Bull Global Rallycross
• Honda Remains in Third Place in the Season-Long Manufacturers’ Championship

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 23, 2016) ¬– The Olsbergs MSE Honda-powered outfit continues its bid for the manufacturer’s first victory in Red Bull Global Rallycross this weekend, when drivers Joni Wiman and Sebastian Eriksson compete in their Honda Red Bull OMSE Civics at Atlantic City’s Bader Field. Continue reading Honda, Olsbergs MSE Set to Contend in Atlantic City

Red Horse Racing–Michigan Advance

Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes

Event: Careers for Veterans 200
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
Date: August 27, 2016
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Red Horse Racing at Michigan International Speedway… In 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Michigan International Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.4 and an average finish of 13.2.

Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 502 starts, earning 15 wins, 105 top-five finishes, 219 top-10 finishes and 13 pole awards. Continue reading Red Horse Racing–Michigan Advance

Richard Childress Racing–Michigan Advance

Richard Childress Racing at Michigan International Speedway … In 157 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Michigan International Speedway, RCR teams have earned three wins, two with Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990) and the most recent with Kevin Harvick (August 2010). Additionally, RCR has claimed 23 top-five and 55 top-10 finishes with 10 different drivers including Richard Childress, a former driver in NASCAR’s top division, who recorded top-10 finishes at MIS in June 1978 and August 1979.

RCR in the NSCS … In 2,697 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 46 pole awards,105 wins, 473 top-five finishes and 1,023 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 16.0. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Sprint Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’93 and ’94, six NASCAR XFINITY Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR’s three national series.

The Collective RCR … RCR’s three full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers rank 11th (Dillon), 14th (Newman) and 24th (Menard) in the driver championship point standings.

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Three Straight and an Overall Victory?

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Three Straight and an Overall Victory?
Team to contend for class, overall win on GT-only weekend

Corvette Racing on two-race win streak with four victories in 2016
Gavin, Milner lead GT Le Mans Driver’s Championship with three events left
Garcia, Magnussen third in GTLM points
Chevrolet out front in GT Le Mans Manufacturer points

DETROIT (Aug. 23, 2016) – Corvette Racing has won 101 races in its impressive history of endurance sports car racing. No. 3 of 101 stands out for a particular reason: the team’s lone overall victory that came in the 2001 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Three Straight and an Overall Victory?

Aleshin, Hunter-Reay Star for Honda at Pocono

Aleshin, Hunter-Reay Star for Honda at Pocono
• Aleshin starts from pole, leads a race-high 87 laps, finishes second
• Hunter-Reay charges through field twice to finish third
• Munoz, Hinchcliffe, Rossi all contend

Mikhail Aleshin and Ryan Hunter-Reay were among five Honda drivers to contend for victory in Monday’s rain-delayed Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. But at the end of 500 hard-fought miles, Aleshin finished 1.1459 seconds behind race winner Will Power, while Hunter-Reay finished third after two thrilling charges from the back of the field.

Capitalizing on his first Indy car pole, Aleshin took his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda to the front of the 22-car starting field at the green flag. Meanwhile Hunter-Reay, starting 22nd and last following a crash in the opening practice session on Saturday, picked up eight positions in the opening lap alone as he began working his way to the front. Continue reading Aleshin, Hunter-Reay Star for Honda at Pocono

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY, LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE QUOTES
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, RACE WINNER: EARLY IN THE RACE YOU COULD NOT WORK THE CAR IN TRAFFIC AND THE CAR JUST WAS NOT DOING IT FOR YOU. BUT YOU GUYS STUCK WITH IT. AT THAT POINT, DID YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE HERE (VICTORY LANE) TODAY? “Yeah, it was so hard to follow in traffic because we started very light on downforce. But you know, we just kept adding and adding and adding. Then the team adjusted on the car a bit until it was awesome at the end and I was very good in traffic. I just have to thank Verizon and for all the access they give the fans. I also want to thank Chevrolet. The Chevy engine was awesome today and the body kit was obviously also awesome. So you know it was a very good comeback and I am very happy to win here. I love winning 500-mile races and this is one of the toughest ovals that we race on. I am just really happy for Verizon and the whole team.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono

Giovanni Scelzi Almost Earns 20th Top 10 Before Mechanical Woes Strike

Giovanni Scelzi Almost Earns 20th Top 10 Before Mechanical Woes Strike

Inside Line Promotions – VISALIA, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2016) – Giovanni Scelzi nearly registered his 20th top-10 finish of the season last Friday at Plaza Park Raceway.

Unfortunately, a mechanical problem derailed the team throughout the micro sprint event at the fast bullring.

“The track was really hooked up and rough throughout the night,” he said. “Our motor gradually got worse as the night went on.”

Scelzi kicked off the action by qualifying third quickest overall. However, the engine woes slowed him in a heat race as he placed fifth to miss the feature inversion by only one spot.

“On Lap 3 or 4 of the heat race I got passed and I just couldn’t catch the guy in front of me,” he said. “We rode around in eighth for most of the main event. With about five laps to go there was a red flag and the motor was really hot so I just pulled off.”

Scelzi elected to exit the race early to avoid damaging his engine and he was credited with a 12th-place result.

His next scheduled race is set for Sept. 17 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where he will pilot a winged sprint car for Roth Motorsports.

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY, LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE RECAP
SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 2016

Will Power Puts Chevy in Victory Lane of Rain-Delay Pocono Race
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Captures 4th Win of Season; Closes Gap on Championship

LONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2016) – Will Power took the lead for the final time on lap 165 of the rain-delayed 200-lap ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway and went on to capture his fourth win of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Power, the 2014 Series’ champion, took his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to the checkered flag 1.1459 seconds over pole-winner Mikail Aleshin to score the 29th win of his career. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono Post Race

TEAM SUMMIT RACING MAKES FIFTEENTH FINAL ROUND OF 2016 AT BRAINERD

TEAM SUMMIT RACING MAKES FIFTEENTH FINAL ROUND OF 2016 AT BRAINERD

Brainerd, MN (August 22, 2016) –Team Summit Racing made its 15th final round appearance of 2016 as Jason Line faced Drew Skillman at the 35th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota.

JASON LINE Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro SS
Jason qualified second with a 6.597 second, 209.17 MPH pass. He defeated Alan Prusiensky in Round One of eliminations (6.589/209.49 to 6.720/205.26), Chris McGaha in Round Two (6.592/210.01 to 6.642/209.07), and Erica Enders-Stevens in the semi-finals (6.595/207.79 to 6.644/207.75) to reach the final round against Drew Skillman. Line had a slight .005 second starting line advantage, but Skillman took the win with a quicker and faster 6.648/208.97 to Line’s 6.681/206.64. Continue reading TEAM SUMMIT RACING MAKES FIFTEENTH FINAL ROUND OF 2016 AT BRAINERD

Richard Childress Racing–Bristol

Austin Dillon Caps Off Winning Bristol Weekend with
Top-Five Finish in Dow Chevrolet

“It was challenging day for our Dow Chevrolet. We didn’t really have a car capable of winning the race, but we definitely tried. We struggled finding grip in the beginning of the race. My arms are wore out, I know that. I’m proud of the adjustments that Slugger (Labbe, crew chief) and the guys made. They had a good pit stop there at the end and really helped us out and gained us spots to have the outside on the restart, and it was fun. You could tell I was a little tighter than Kevin Harvick on the bottom and he jumped the top and pulled away from me. I’m glad Bristol tried to get the bottom working because that top is going to be dominant the longer we run. We had to adjust the car to get it free for the top, and then back to tight on the bottom. A lot of chasing grip, it makes it fun racing and reminds me of the dirt days when we’re trying to chase the grip. It was a solid day, especially in our drive to make the Chase, I’m really happy.”

– Austin Dillon

Paul Menard Shows Speed at Bristol Motor Speedway before Late-Race Incident

“Danny (Stockman, crew chief) and the Knauf/Menards team brought a fast Chevrolet to Bristol this weekend. We didn’t qualify where we wanted to, but we made up a lot of ground when the race finally went green. We were able to put ourselves in the top five after a two-tire stop and were running solid lap times when a few cars in front of us got together. We caught a piece of debris in the radiator and had to come to the garage. The 27 guys worked hard to replace the radiator and get us back out on track. It’s unfortunate. We had a really good Knauf/Menards Chevrolet and definitely deserved a top- 10. We are leaving here with our heads high and are looking forward to a good run in Michigan next weekend.”

– Paul Menard

Cut Tire Halts Ryan Newman’s Strong Run at
Bristol Motor Speedway

“It was a tough day for this Caterpillar team at Bristol (Motor Speedway). We cut a tire early in the race and had to make multiple stops to fix the damage. This was definitely not the result we expected coming in, but I’m proud of Luke (Lambert, crew chief) and this entire race team who kept digging throughout the day. We’ll aim for a much better result at Michigan next weekend.”

– Ryan Newman

KEVIN HARVICK PUTS CHEVROLET IN VICTORY LANE AT BRISTOL

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 21, 2016

KEVIN HARVICK PUTS CHEVROLET IN VICTORY LANE AT BRISTOL
Team Chevy Takes Five of Top-10 in Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. – (August 21, 2016) – Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Busch Beer Chevy SS to victory in the 500-lap/266.5-mile battle in the rain-plagued Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn his 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. This is the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion’s second win at the 0.5-mile concrete oval and second victory thus far this season. Continue reading KEVIN HARVICK PUTS CHEVROLET IN VICTORY LANE AT BRISTOL

Multi-Car Crash Relegates Blaney To 35th at Bristol

Multi-Car Crash Relegates Blaney To 35th at Bristol

August 21, 2016

Ryan Blaney and the No. 21 Virginia Tech Ford Fusion got off to a fast start but had a disappointing finish in a rain-delayed Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Blaney was strong in practice on Friday and backed it up by qualifying fourth for the 500-lap race on the ultra-fast, high-banked concrete oval. Continue reading Multi-Car Crash Relegates Blaney To 35th at Bristol

Mopar Driver Hagan Follows No. 1, National Record with Final at NHRA Brainerd

Mopar Driver Hagan Follows No. 1, National Record with Final at NHRA Brainerd

· Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T carries No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan to Brainerd final round
· Final round is fourth of season for Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Hagan, 12th of year for Team Mopar Funny Car campaigners
· DSR driver Ron Capps declared No. 1 seed in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship
· DSR Mopar Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett keeps hold of spot in critical top 10
· Mopar Performance Dodge Dart Pro Stock pilot Erica Enders takes HEMI® to semifinals
· More Mopar drivers clinch spots in NHRA’s 2016 Countdown to the Championship
· Mopar’s 2016 Funny Car statistics to date
· What’s next on NHRA’s 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour Continue reading Mopar Driver Hagan Follows No. 1, National Record with Final at NHRA Brainerd

BRITTANY FORCE WINS LUCAS OIL NATIONALS; NOTCHES THIRD WIN OF 2016

BRITTANY FORCE WINS LUCAS OIL NATIONALS; NOTCHES THIRD WIN OF 2016

BRAINERD, MN — Brittany Force made the most of her return to the final round at the 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Last year Force came up a little short to No. 1 qualifier Richie Crampton but today against two-time world champion Antron Brown Force took the win in a wild, fireball spewing final run. Force and her Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster had just enough power to outrun a tire-smoking Brown, who she beat last year in Brainerd in the semifinals. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE WINS LUCAS OIL NATIONALS; NOTCHES THIRD WIN OF 2016

NHRA–Brainerd

Top Fuel — Brittany Force, 4.169 seconds, 180.21 mph def. Antron Brown, 6.566 seconds, 103.47 mph.

Funny Car — Del Worsham, Toyota Camry, 3.908, 327.27 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 8.095, 71.33.

Pro Stock — Drew Skillman, Chevy Camaro, 6.648, 208.97 def. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.681, 206.64.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.866, 194.94 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.863, 194.88.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Joey Severance, 5.275, 273.22 def. Duane Shields, 11.502, 77.68.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Jonnie Lindberg, Chevy Camaro, 5.443, 270.54 def. Annie Whiteley, Camaro, 5.457, 269.83.

Super Stock — Marion Stephenson, Pontiac Sunbird, 9.995, 123.64 def. Nick Folk, Chevy Cobalt, 9.471, 134.40.

Stock Eliminator — Bill Feist, Ford Mustang, 10.167, 130.25 def. Ryan Hutar, Chevy Camaro, Foul – Red Light.

Super Comp — Austin Sharpe, Dragster, 8.913, 169.13 def. Travis Nygaard, Dragster, 8.877, 166.72.

Super Gas — Tommy Phillips, Chevy Corvette, 9.922, 158.32 def. Jason Lynch, Olds Cutlass, 9.893, 164.35.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Angie Travis, Dragster, 6.412, 210.21 def. Jenifer White, Dragster, 6.207, 212.09.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Gary Loeffelholtz, Ford Mustang, 7.384, 183.34 def. Monte Green, Ford Fusion, 6.798, 198.20.

Pro Stock Snowmobile — Glenn Hall, Arctic Cat, 8.208, 155.47 def. Ron Bray, Arctic Cat, 8.374, 153.96.

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