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BRITTANY FORCE LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO SECOND RACE OF THE NHRA SEASON

BRITTANY FORCE LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO
SECOND RACE OF THE NHRA SEASON
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) — With her new Advance Auto Parts team by her side, Brittany Force is heading into the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals eager to continue the hard work put in through the winter and season opener.

For the Top Fuel world champion, the Arizona Nationals marks a commemorative moment. After a dramatic wreck at the 2018 Winternationals, Force was back in the seat of her dragster just 11 days after her hospital stay. She qualified 14th and had a first round win against Clay Millican before exiting against eventual finalist Billy Torrence in the quarterfinals. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE LOOKS AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE GOING INTO SECOND RACE OF THE NHRA SEASON

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Phoenix Advance

CHEVROLET AT PHOENIX

What: Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals
When: Friday, Feb. 22-Sunday, Feb. 24
Where: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona
TV: FS1 live eliminations and finals, 6 p.m. ET February 24

Chevy Racing seeks to carry momentum in the Arizona desert
Strong start to the season gives teams, drivers confidence entering Round 2 Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Phoenix Advance

SCCA PRO WELCOMES MOTORSPORT VETERAN BRIAN TILL TO STEWARDING STAFF

SCCA PRO WELCOMES MOTORSPORT VETERAN BRIAN TILL TO STEWARDING STAFF

Brian Till named Steward of the Meet for F4 U.S. and F3 Americas championships

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 18, 2019)- SCCA Pro Racing has named Brian Till as Steward of the Meet for the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda and F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda upcoming season. Till’s primary focus for 2019 will be working with Race Director Scott Goodyear on developing F4 U.S. Championship drivers on and off the track in effort to create more green flag racing. Continue reading SCCA PRO WELCOMES MOTORSPORT VETERAN BRIAN TILL TO STEWARDING STAFF

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR
NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) — After making his professional Top Fuel debut in the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist dragster, Austin Prock will head to the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals tied for sixth in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings.

Prock’s Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team, headed by Jon Schaffer and Ronnie Thompson, thrashed to be ready for the season opening Winternationals after Prock earned his Top Fuel license only four days prior to the first day of qualifying at the NHRA season opening event. Prock’s team at the Winternationals was comprised of a hodgepodge of former John Force Racing crew members and Force American Made workers. Continue reading ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

SIXTEEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JOHN FORCE OPTIMISTIC FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

SIXTEEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JOHN FORCE OPTIMISTIC FOR
NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) — Making his way to the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals, John Force and the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevy Camaro team are looking to build on the race day momentum from the season opener. Continue reading SIXTEEN-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JOHN FORCE OPTIMISTIC FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

JOSE BLANCO RETURNS TO F4 U.S. WITH CHAMPIONSHIP AMBITION

JOSE BLANCO RETURNS TO F4 U.S. WITH CHAMPIONSHIP AMBITION

Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport confirms second driver of the season

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2019) – Less than two weeks after confirming Brazilian driver Arthur Leist to its roster, reigning team champions Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport added another championship contender to its 2019 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda lineup, signing Jose Blanco of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a second season. In his rookie year, Blanco finished sixth overall in the largest F4 championship in the world, earning three wins, six total podiums and 10 top-10 results. Continue reading JOSE BLANCO RETURNS TO F4 U.S. WITH CHAMPIONSHIP AMBITION

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM LOOKING TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM LOOKING TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Coming off the first race of the season with a win under his belt, Robert Hight is more than ready to continue what he started as he heads to the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the second of 24 races in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Following a successful pre-season test at Wild Horse Pass, Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team continued to show that hard work pays off when they clenched the final-round win at the Winternationals. This was the 15th consecutive season in which Hight has won an event. It was also the fourth Winternationals Wally for Hight and his 46th career victory. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT AND AUTO CLUB TEAM LOOKING TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

Despite the forecasted cold, JEGS.com pro Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready to heat up Phoenix

Despite the forecasted cold, JEGS.com pro
Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready to heat up Phoenix
CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 19) — It looks like this weekend’s 35th annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals may set records for chilly temperatures, but five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. thinks his JEGS.com Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro is ready to set fire to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Continue reading Despite the forecasted cold, JEGS.com pro Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready to heat up Phoenix

Dominic Scelzi Set for Season Debut in Roth Motorsports Ride Saturday

Dominic Scelzi Set for Season Debut in Roth Motorsports Ride Saturday

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi is slated to make his first start of the season with Roth Motorsports this Saturday when the team travels to Keller Auto Speedway.

The opportunity is an exciting one for Scelzi, who has three career feature victories at the oval in Hanford, Calif. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Set for Season Debut in Roth Motorsports Ride Saturday

F4 U.S. STILL GAINING POPULARITY ENTERING FOURTH SEASON

F4 U.S. STILL GAINING POPULARITY ENTERING FOURTH SEASON

Oliver Clarke confirms second season with Velocity Racing Development

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 18, 2019) – In 2018, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda maintained the largest F4 field in the world, averaging 31 Ligier JS F4 cars for the 17-race season. With teams like Alliance Racing Sponsored by Gas Monkey Energy Drink, DEForce Racing and Jay Howard Driver Development all expanding their F4 efforts for 2019 and the Formula Pro USA F4 West Coast filtering in new drivers, the field for the season opener at Road Atlanta (April 18-20) is on track to surpass last year’s record-breaking season. Continue reading F4 U.S. STILL GAINING POPULARITY ENTERING FOURTH SEASON

Late Crash Relegates Menard To 29th-Place Finish At Daytona

Late Crash Relegates Menard To 29th-Place Finish At Daytona

February 17, 2019

After battling back from being a lap down, Paul Menard and his No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang were racing among the leaders in the closing laps of the Daytona 500 only to be involved in a multi-car crash that ended his night.

With nine of the scheduled 200 laps remaining, Menard attempted to pass the No. 95 of Matt DiBenedetto but collided with DiBenedetto, triggering a 21-car crash.

Menard shouldered the blame for the incident. Continue reading Late Crash Relegates Menard To 29th-Place Finish At Daytona

TY DILLON PACES TEAM CHEVY AT 61ST DAYTONA 500

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
FEBRUARY 17, 2019

TY DILLON PACES TEAM CHEVY AT 61ST DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA, Fla. – (Feb. 17, 2019) – Ty Dillon, whose older brother Austin won The Great American Race a year ago, finished in sixth place to lead all Team Chevy drivers in the 61st running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Continue reading TY DILLON PACES TEAM CHEVY AT 61ST DAYTONA 500

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 17, 2019

DALE EARNHARDT JR. VISITED WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA PRIOR TO THE DAYTONA 500 TO DISCUSS HIS DUTIES AS THE PACE CAR DRIVER OF THE NEW CHEVY SILVERADO PACE TRUCK. FULL TRANSCRIPT:

YOU ARE THE OFFICIAL PACE CAR DRIVER FOR TODAY’S RACE. HOW WILL THE CHEVROLET SILVERADO PERFORM? THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A TRUCK HAS EVER PACED THE DAYTONA 500 Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

RCR Post Race Report – NASCAR Racing Experience 300

Tyler Reddick Collects Top-10 Finish in Daytona After Starting on the Pole in the No. 2 Pinnacle Financial Partners Chevrolet

“I’m happy we were able to start the day by capturing RCR’s fifth-consecutive season opening pole at Daytona International Speedway, even with the tire leak. It’s unfortunate we had to start from the back to change out that tire, but I knew we had a fast No. 2 Pinnacle Financial Partners Chevrolet and would be back up front in no time. We did just that and more. We had a couple issues on pit road, including an issue with a fuel cell, that sent us back to the rear of the field on almost every restart, but we came back up front each time. I tried to see if we could make something happen on the bottom at the end of the race, but it just didn’t work out. I’m glad we were able to bring this Camaro back in one piece and will be able to take it to Talladega Superspeedway in a couple months.”
-Tyler Reddick

Bubba Wallace Finishes Sixth to Pace Four Team Chevy Drivers in the Top 10 in Daytona Duel 1

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DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DUEL #1 POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Bubba Wallace Finishes Sixth to Pace Four Team Chevy Drivers in the Top 10 in Daytona Duel 1

DAYTONA, Fla. (February 14, 2019) – Bubba Wallace, driver of the No. 43 Aftershokz Camaro ZL1, finished in sixth place to lead all Chevrolet drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway Thursday night. Chris Buescher (No. 37 Kleenex Wet Wipes Camaro ZL1, seventh), seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1, eighth), and rookie Ryan Preece (No. 47 Kroger.com Camaro ZL1, 10th) also finished in the top 10 for Chevrolet.

Daytona 500 pole winner William Byron (No. 24 Axalta Camaro ZL1) and Johnson started 1-2 and ran that way for the first 15 laps before pitting. Byron ran in the top 10 for the first 35 laps, but chose to play it safe and drop to the rear to finish 16th.

POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:
BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 AFTERSHOKZ CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 6th
THAT WAS A PRETTY BOLD MOVE THERE AT THE END:
“Got to do something. I hate riding around. I am not a fan of riding around the top. It’s like everybody knows if more cars go to the bottom we can race on the bottom, but it’s just where momentum takes us with the aero package we’ve got now. I was trying to just learn. Last year it was all just stay in line and ride and I’m not saying I’m over that, but I’ve got to learn at some point. I’ve got to have the guys, the veterans, behind me saying well he made that move in the duel so maybe he’s got a little bit more confidence. Just trying to build that. It’s always a learning game, it’s always a guessing game who is going to go, who is going to go where, but our AfterShokz Chevy was okay. It was a little discouraged at our speed when we were the last car in line. So, we have some work to do over the next two days, but hell, it’s Daytona, it’s next season so we are good.”

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 8th
TALK US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED ON THE BACKSTRETCH WHEN YOU AND KYLE BUSCH HAD CONTACT:
“Yeah, I just got it wrong. Clearly. We got three wide and I just kind of misjudged that situation in being three wide and trying to tuck in behind Kyle. Unfortunately, just turned him around. Apologies to he and his team and I know that is not what they wanted with their 500 car, but I just got it wrong there.”

ARE THESE CARS, AS YOU ARE SIDE DRAFTING, PULLING THESE CARS IN TOGETHER MORE THAN NORMAL? OR WAS THIS JUST A MISTAKE?
“This was just a mistake for sure. But the cars with the wider spoiler that we have had on the second half of the year, the side draft is a bit more noticeable and decibel with cars around. But definitely nothing to do with this here.”

HOW ABOUT YOUR CAR FOR THE 500? WHAT DID YOU NOTICE ABOUT THIS RACE THAT YOU CAN TAKE INTO SUNDAY?
“It was in Q (Qualifying) trim since it was impounded. So, it was a little looser than I wanted in some situations, but it does have a ton of speed in it. So, if we get some comfort back in it, we are going to have ourselves a great Ally Chevrolet.”

WHEN YOU SAY YOU GOT IT WRONG WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN?
“So, we are three-wide coming through the Turn, I’m looking out the windshield, my rear view mirror and my third mirror trying to judge if the line is going to follow me, if the line is going to follow Kyle (Busch) and where the third car is. And in that whole environment I was wanting to get back in behind Kyle and I think my eyes were in the wrong spot, so I didn’t have a good sense of perception of where I was with Kyle trying to manage my mirrors and I just got it wrong. I thought I knew where I was with the right-front and I just had it wrong.”

IS YOUR SPOTTER TELLING YOU ANYTHING AT THAT POINT?
“Oh yeah that is another thing that is coming in that you are trying to process at the time.”

IS THIS JUST BUSINESS?
“No, it’s just business. I firmly believe The Clash was a racing incident. This one was a mistake on my behalf and everybody makes mistakes.”

RYAN PREECE, NO. 47 KROGER.COM CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 10th
“I felt like I was patient the entire race. I just at the end… I could have been conservative. I wanted to win, but at the same time I just wanted to make a move. I was expecting… I kept trying to get that run and time it and going into (Turn) 1 I was kind of expecting and hoping that two or three more would have done it too and when I went no one went so I was the odd man out and that is what it is.”

RYAN TRUEX, NO. 71 ACCELL CONSTRUCTION INC. CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 14th
WHAT DID MARTIN (TRUEX, JR.) SAY TO YOU AFTER THE RACE?
“He just asked me what happened. He said when we came off pit road, he saw me and the No. 96 were with each other the entire race, me and Parker (Klingerman). Just yeah, we got on our own and when you are three cars riding around like that you can’t create a pass. The No. 96 was able to create a huge run by backing up to the No. 18 and that was that. There was not much I could do about it.”

HOW ARE YOU EMOTIONALLY?
“I knew… I missed one before so I know how it feels. I have more opportunities this year to go out and prove I can win races. This sucks, but I will move on from it.”

WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 16th
YOU MADE IT THROUGH THE DUEL. YOU ARE STILL GOING TO BE ABLE TO LEAD THE FIELD TO GREEN ON SUNDAY. WHAT WERE YOU ABLE TO LEARN TONIGHT?
“Yeah, we raced for a while there. I thought we learned a little something towards the beginning of the race with leading and how our car was going to be. And then we were able to make some moves that were pretty good. After that restart we got in a huge hornet’s nest and we were on the bottom of three-wide, so we just bailed on that. Overall, it was good. Pretty happy with it. It was mission accomplished for us so far.”

Kurt Busch Finishes Fifth to Pace Team Chevy in Daytona Duel 2

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DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DUEL #2 POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Kurt Busch Finishes Fifth to Pace Team Chevy in Daytona Duel 2
Brendan Gaughan Races into Daytona 500

DAYTONA, Fla. (February 14, 2018) – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1, finished in fifth place to lead five Team Chevy drivers in the top 10 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway Thursday night. Continue reading Kurt Busch Finishes Fifth to Pace Team Chevy in Daytona Duel 2

RCR Post Race Report – Duels

Austin Dillon And The Dow Chevrolet Team Earn Ninth-Place Finish in The Duels at Daytona

“Man, what a race. I learned a lot for Sunday about the side-draft and how it works. We were shuffled to the back in our Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, almost exactly like what happened in the Clash last Sunday. Starting at the bottom is not the place to be – at least not when you have a small field. When you get 40 cars out there, it may be a little bit different. It was good to run all of those laps on old tires because we learned that we need to work on our handling. We’ll do that tomorrow during practice. We’ll probably do a little bit of drafting to get the car tightened up. The good thing is the Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has plenty of speed. We’ll fine tune it a little bit and get it driving better. If we do that, I feel like we have a car fast enough to compete in the Daytona 500. We just have to get it handling right.”

-Austin Dillon
Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Duels

Menard Secures Seventh Starting Spot For Daytona 500 As Mustang Drivers Dominate Duels

Menard Secures Seventh Starting Spot For Daytona 500 As Mustang Drivers Dominate Duels

February 15, 2019

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team are set to start the Daytona 500 from seventh place thanks to Menard’s third-place finish in the first of two Gander RV Duels on Thursday night.

Menard started the 150-mile qualifying race from sixth position but settled out in fourth place, where he ran until a green-flag pit stop at lap 12 of 60. Continue reading Menard Secures Seventh Starting Spot For Daytona 500 As Mustang Drivers Dominate Duels

Chevy Racing–Bowtie Bullets–Daytona

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
61st DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 14, 2019

BOWTIE BULLETS
DEFENDING CHAMPS: One year ago, Austin Dillon took the Camaro ZL1 to Victory Lane for the first time by winning the season-opening Daytona 500. The feat not only brought the No. 3 back to Winner’s Circle at Daytona after 20 years, but also gave Chevrolet its first win with a new brand; marking the seventh different moniker to earn a victory in ‘The Great American Race’. In 2019, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 returns to defend its Daytona 500 victory and begin its sophomore season as Chevrolet’s nameplate in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS). Continue reading Chevy Racing–Bowtie Bullets–Daytona