Chevy Racing– May Starts Now

Team Chevy Looking to Score Third Victory of the Season at the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indy
·       2014 marks Chevrolet’s third year in Verizon IndyCar Series with 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged direct-injected purpose-built V6 engine fueled by E 85
·       Chevrolet won the IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship in 2012 and 2013
·       Chevrolet kicked off the 2014 season with wins in the first two races – Will Power in his Team Penske Chevrolet at St. Petersburg and Mike Conway in his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet in Long Beach.
·       In the first two seasons of competition, Chevrolet IndyCar V6 drivers won 21 of the 34 races
·       Chevrolet IndyCar V6 driver Tony Kanaan is the defending champion of the Indianapolis 500
·       First IndyCar race on redesigned Indianapolis road course
DETROIT – (May 7, 2014) – Chevrolet is back at the Brickyard for the month of May – a time-honored tradition for IndyCar drivers and teams.  But ahead of the Indianapolis 500 later this month, the defending Verizon IndyCar Series engine manufacturer champion has more immediate business to tend to – the first IndyCar race on a redesigned road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis will precede the traditional festivities surrounding the Indy 500 – a race won by Chevrolet in 2013 –  and features a 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course within the confines of one of the world’s great racing venues.  Chevrolet driver’s and teams had the opportunity to test on the road course last week with Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe setting the two quickest times in their Chevy V6 IndyCars.
“There was general enthusiasm from the Team Chevy camp after the Open Test conducted last week on the newly configured road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, Verizon IndyCar Series. “The track updates have produced a fast, flowing circuit that is fun to drive according to many of the drivers.  The Chevy-powered teams were prepared and posted quick times as they dialed in setups and racing lines. The high speeds at the ends of the front and back straights will certainly provide a show of engine power, a workout for the tires and brake systems and coupled with the generally wide and smooth racing surface provide for many passing opportunities. It is not often that a new race track is christened, so Team Chevy is proud to compete in the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.”
Throughout the race weekend and the entire month of May, the Team Chevy IndyCar display will be on site for fans to visit. For the Grand Prix of Indy, fans can look for the Bowtie in the infield at the corner of 6th Street and New Myers Drive. The display hours of operation are 9 a.m – 6:30 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.
A number of vehicles from the Chevrolet line-up will be on-site including Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Sonic Hatchback RS, Traverse and Volt.  Fans will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the No. 3 AAA Chevrolet V6 IndyCar of Helio Castroneves as well as check out a variety of other specialty vehicles on display. There will be interactive activities for children and adults.
The highlight of the weekend will be the driver visits to the Chevrolet stage in the display where fans can participate in question-and-answer sessions with Chevrolet’s top IndyCar stars.
On Friday, fans can see – Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at noon Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya will make appearances followed by Ed Carpenter and Mike Conway at 1 p.m., and Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan at 2 p.m.
The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 10 with live television coverage on ABC.  The live IMS Radio broadcast will be available on Sirius and XM channels 209 and Race timing and scoring can also be found on