Chevy Racing–Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Teams and Drivers Head to Houston in Tight Championship Battle

Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Teams and Drivers Head to Houston in Tight Championship Battle
DETROIT (October 2, 2013) – With just three races left in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season, this weekend’s doubleheader event at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas is pivotal in the battle for both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships.
Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 driver Helio Castroneves holds a 49-point advantage in the battle for the championship crown heading into the two-race Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on the 1.683-mile/10-turn temporary street circuit. Two other Chevrolet drivers’, Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay, remain within striking distance of the championship leaders sitting fourth and fifth respectively in the championship fight.
“After a month long break in the action, Team Chevy is ready to race this weekend on the streets of Houston”, said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series. “There is a lot on the line and our preparation is top notch.  Our teams and technical partners arrive in Houston with the insights from prior street circuit results applied for the entire race weekend.  This is a pivotal event for the championships and this venue is new to the DW12.  Rolling off the transporter with a near proper setup for the surface and dialing it in quickly during the single practice session will be quite important.   We are confident the power, drivability and reliability of the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 will put our drivers in a position to win this weekend.”
As Chevrolet drivers and teams work to perfect set-ups and make a run at the driver’s championship title, another championship is also on the line for Chevrolet, the coveted manufacturers’ crown. A clean sweep of victories this weekend at Reliant Park would solidify the championship for the Bowtie Brand, but only one trip to Winner’s Circle will take the decision all the way to the final lap in the IZOD IndyCar Season finale at Auto Club Speedway set for October 19, 2013.