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RESULTS FROM THE NASCAR – UTI TECH. QUALIFIER

RESULTS FROM THE
NASCAR – UTI TECH. QUALIFIER
Another 2 teams qualified this past week at NASCAR Technical Institute Qualifier! Congratulations to all the teams and sponsors! Thank you to all the Volunteers, Sponsors, and Universal Technical Institute for making this event possible.
Autometer, Energy Suspension

Engine Building Competition Promotes STEM Education Among H.S. Students
More than 35 high school students from around the region competed in a fast-paced annual competition designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and introduce them to the high-demand field of automotive technology. The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge was hosted on Saturday by Universal Technical Institute’s Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

COMING UP NEXT! SUMMIT RACING ATLANTA MOTORAMA QUALIFIER

CHEVY MENCS AT TALLADEGA 1: Chase Elliott Roundtable Transcript

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
GEICO 500
TEAM CHEVY ROUNDTABLE TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 17, 2019

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 MOUNTAIN DEW CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed the upcoming GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Full Transcript:

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A SUPERSPEEDWAY RACE VERSUS A SHORT TRACK RACE?
“I personally don’t. Our preparation week-to-week is basically the same. Obviously you’re going to a different track and the cars are set-up differently, but I recognize what’s ahead and deal with it, I guess, as they come. I don’t change my week whether I’m going to Talladega or going to Bristol.” Continue reading CHEVY MENCS AT TALLADEGA 1: Chase Elliott Roundtable Transcript

Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals tops $100K for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research

Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals tops $100K
for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research
DELAWARE, Ohio (April 16) – This year’s 15th annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals Bench Race and Charity Challenge raised $13,652 for the JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research. What started as a fun way to break up the winter months, Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals has now topped $100,000 in total monies raised.
Continue reading Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals tops $100K for JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research

KEEPING YOU UP-TO-DATE ON THE 2019 HOT RODDERS OF TOMORROW SEASON

RESULTS FROM THE YORK COUNTY TECH. QUALIFIER
Had another great event at York County School of technology! Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out! Congratulations to Team Derale Performance! They are moving on to the 2019 Dual National Championship in the fall.

TULSA TECH QUALIFIER RESULTS
First time event at Tulsa Tech! Thanks for Hosting you did a GREAT JOB!! Congratulations to Teams FAST and FiTech! They are moving on to the 2019 Dual National Championship in the fall.

HROT JR. ENGINE CHALLENGE @ ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenged was hosted this past weekend in Phoenix, AZ by the Arizona Science Center. The S.T.E.M. innovative is something that we strive to teach individuals that participate in the Junior engine experience. Our opportunity allows individuals to completely disassemble/reassemble a complete single cylinder OHV engine, utilizing only basic hand tools. The experience also has a goal of helping youngster’s develop great problem solving skills and an understanding of an internal combustion engine. This would not have been possible without great support from Universal Technical Institute, Briggs and Stratton, The Science Center and various donors helping pull off this wonderful event!

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND!
Grab your school spirit and join us at the NASCAR/UTI Tech in Mooresville, NC.!

Helping School Programs Grow!
“The superintendent at our tech center toured another tech center that happened to have a Hot Rodders team, and decided that we needed to have a team or two at our own school. Having a Hot Rodders team has gotten current and prospective students excited about our program as it gives them a way to compete and have fun in the field that they are interested in. The local newspaper showcased last year’s team when they qualified for nationals and that helped our program gain exposure to the community.”
-Nathan Dial, Pontotoc Tech Center, Ada, OK.

Please Support Our Sponsors!
Thank You to our SPONSORS!
Sponsors are the only way we can continue and expand the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Program. Each and every one of these companies have contributed and have helped make a difference in a high school students life!
It is with great pleasure and thanksgiving to be associated with these companies. They have gone above and beyond the normal sponsor support! They have invested in the future of the aftermarket auto industry. They have helped students who’ve felt lost in school, belong. Kids that didn’t have a way to college – now have hope. Kids that were going to drop out of school – stay and go on to college. Auto tech programs that were going to be cut, are now full of students. They may not realize it but they have made a huge impact on over 500 students this year alone.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! BECOME A SPONSOR!
Each year as we grow we try to develop new challenges to attract new students. To continue to do this we need more resources, donations and sponsors. If you or your company love the auto aftermarket and would like to be a part of helping high school students become the future of our industry. Please call Rodney Bingham at 815-722-5460 to find out how you can participate.

Volunteers are the backbone of Hot Rodders of Tomorrow!
Volunteers are the people who, in the background make the HROT run. During the 2018 season we had 130 volunteers help. They came from all over the country. From different backgrounds. some are retired mechanics, others are past HROT student competitors. But they all do it for one reason. PASSION. Passion for the industry, passion in helping the future. Volunteering, especially within the context of an activity you love or a cause you embrace can be extremely gratifying. If you love our industry and want to help the future workforce. Call Rodney Bingham @ 815-722-5460 and find out how you can help.

Honda Racing–An interview with: JON IKEDA

An interview with: JON IKEDA

T.E. McHALE: Good morning, everyone. I know this is about the 50th time I’ve said this this morning, but I’ve never said it into a microphone: Welcome to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Those of you who visit us regularly for these media briefings know we typically do them with representatives from Honda Performance Development. Today we have a special guest. To my right is Acura brand officer Jon Ikeda. We’re making Jon available to talk a little bit more about this sponsorship that came together after Toyota had it for so long.
Jon, welcome, and thanks for making the time for us today.
Continue reading Honda Racing–An interview with: JON IKEDA

Licensed to Drag: 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 “Angry Bee” Approved for NHRA Stock and Super Stock Competition

Licensed to Drag: 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 “Angry Bee” Approved for NHRA Stock and Super Stock Competition

· Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, named for quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), now legal for drag race competition in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Stock and Super Stock classes
· Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.70 seconds at 115 mph makes showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car
· Drag-oriented, street-legal Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 now arriving in FCA US dealerships
· New “Angry Bee” interpretation of legendary Dodge Super Bee logo marks front fenders, illuminated Air Catcher headlamps, instrument panel and startup splash screen in gauge cluster
· Owners of new Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 to receive complimentary one-year membership in NHRA and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA)
· Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 powered by 392 HEMI® V-8 that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque
· Infused with exclusive drag strip technology from iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is blank canvas for serious grassroots drag racer
· Vehicle first revealed last year at 2018 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals and commemorated with special “Angry Bee” graphics on Leah Pritchett’s Top Fuel dragster

April 16, 2019, Auburn Hills, Mich. – The drag-oriented, street-legal 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is now National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approved. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was recently given the green light to be modified for competition in NHRA Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class competition for the 2019 season.

Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the 392 HEMI® V-8 engine that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. With a quarter-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.70 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph), the showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can be modified for competition in NHRA according to Stock and Super Stock class rules. The vehicle will feature a class weight break of 8.72 and carry a minimum weight of 3,400 lbs. Contestants intending to compete at an NHRA event must meet any and all rules and regulations for the category they intend to enter.

A new “Angry Bee” interpretation of the legendary Dodge Super Bee logo marks the vehicle’s front fenders, instrument panel, headlamps, instrument gauge cluster startup splash screen and key fob. The street-to-strip muscle car is beginning to arrive in FCA US dealerships.

“With the new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 hitting showrooms, we know it’s just a short time before the ‘Angry Bee’ is buzzing the quarter-mile in NHRA and NMCA competition,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The 1320 brings the drag racing technology we launched on the limited-production Demon and pairs it with the proven 392 HEMI engine to create a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer who may have one car that needs to do double duty — both at the drag strip and on the street.”

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is approved to be modified to race in hotly contested NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock competition. In Stock Eliminator, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 fits directly into the “B” Stock category, with competitors able to move up and down to run in the “A” or “C” Stock classes.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can compete in the SS/FA class in Super Stock, but is also eligible for other specific classifications such as SS/EA or SS/GA. Grassroots NHRA Sportsman racers will have more flexibility and opportunities to compete and win in a variety of Stock and Super Stock categories by adjusting the NHRA minimum vehicle weight.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was first announced last year at the 2018 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals near Denver. NHRA star and Dodge brand ambassador Leah Pritchett commemorated the vehicle’s unveiling by carrying a special “Angry Bee”-themed paint scheme on her Top Fuel dragster, which she drove all the way to the event win.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is also approved to race without modification in National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) events, making it a true street/strip vehicle. NMCA features both heads-up and bracket racing, one of the most popular forms of drag racing.

Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi is $25,000 richer after one of the most dominating weekends of his racing career.

Scelzi guided his family owned No. 41s to a sweep of the Asparagus Cup last weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track, which hosted the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event that paid $10,000 to win on Friday and $15,000 to win on Saturday. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

CUSTER & CINDRIC FINISH 1-2 FOR FORD PERFORMANCE

CUSTER & CINDRIC FINISH 1-2 FOR FORD PERFORMANCE

RICHMOND, VA – April 15, 2019 – Ford teammates Cole Custer and Austin Cindric battled for their first short track win Friday night in Richmond, VA. But it was the No.00 of Cole Custer that finished top of the class, winning his second race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series while Cindric finished second.

“Congratulations to Cole, Tony, and Gene,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was great to see two young Ford Performance drivers battling it out tonight. It means so much to these guys to win and make a mark for themselves. We, at Roush Yates Engines, are just blessed to be part of that winning formula with Ford Performance tonight.” Continue reading CUSTER & CINDRIC FINISH 1-2 FOR FORD PERFORMANCE

NHRA Houston

Top Fuel — Brittany Force, 3.749 seconds, 302.14 mph def. Antron Brown, 3.995 seconds, 233.48 mph .

Funny Car — Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.941, 310.84 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.966, 311.70.

Pro Modified — Steve Jackson, Chevy Camaro, 5.675, 255.00 def. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 13.471, 76.06.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Megan Meyer, 5.231, 279.15 def. Troy Coughlin Jr., 5.266, 275.90.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Brian Hough, Chevy Camaro, 5.705, 263.31 def. Annie Whiteley, Camaro, 10.066, 89.54.

Super Stock — Pete Peery, Olds Calais, 9.198, 138.97 def. Darrin Christen, Chevy II, 9.922, 129.85.

Stock Eliminator — Jacob Pitt, Plymouth Barracuda, 10.468, 122.93 def. Brett Candies, Ford Mustang, 9.367, 142.16.

Super Comp — Veron Rowland, Dragster, 8.890, 166.52 def. Chris Vang, Dragster, 8.873, 171.12.

Super Gas — Robert Rowan, Chevy Corvette, 9.908, 161.92 def. Koy Collier, Chevy Camaro, 9.882, 151.51.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Ross Laris, Dragster, 6.106, 227.38 def. William Kruse, Dragster, Foul – Red Light.

Top Fuel Harley — Jay Turner, JTR, 6.792, 163.63 def. Mike Scott, JTR, 7.027, 164.55.

Mountain Motor Pro Stock — John DeFlorian Jr, Chevy Camaro, 10.434, 90.12 def. JR Carr, Camaro, Foul – Red Light.

Rossi, Honda Rule at Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

Rossi, Honda Rule at Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
• Alexander Rossi dominates race for second consecutive Long Beach win
• Scott Dixon, Graham Rahal take battle for third to the checkers
• Third Honda NTT IndyCar Series victory in four races

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 14, 2019) – Starting from the pole, Alexander Rossi fended off an early challenge from fellow Honda driver Scott Dixon and then took command of Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, dominating the 85-lap race and moving into second in the Drivers’ Championship points standings after four of 17 races.

Rossi led all but five laps of today’s 85-lap contest to score his second consecutive NTT IndyCar Series victory at Long Beach, becoming the first driver to successfully record back-to-back victories on the classic temporary street circuit since Alex Zanardi accomplished the feat in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in 1997-98. Today’s victory was the third for Honda in four races this season, and the 14th Honda win in 20 races at Long Beach.

Dixon continued in second place until the first round of pit stops, where he briefly dropped to fourth behind Josef Newgarden and Will Power, then moved to third when Power briefly slid off course on Lap 31. But an issue with the refueling probe during his final stop cost Dixon 18 seconds in pit lane, dropping him to fifth, behind both Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Dixon passed Hunter-Reay, who was having to save fuel in the closing laps after making an early final pit stop, for fourth place on Lap 81 and quickly closed on Rahal, who was slowing in the final laps due to tire wear. On the final lap, the pair made contact when Dixon attempted to pass while exiting Turn 8. Following the checkers, Rahal was issued a time penalty that reversed their finishing positions, awarding Dixon with third place and dropping Rahal to fourth.

Behind the leaders, Hunter-Reay conserved fuel to finish in fifth, with Takuma Sato, winner of last weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, eighth. James Hinchcliffe, moving up from 15th on the starting grid, and rookie Felix Rosenqvist rounded out the top ten for Honda.

Next
The NTT IndyCar Series now heads “home” to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for “Month of May” activities, including the May 11 Grand Prix of Indianapolis road course race and the May 26 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Both races will be broadcast live on NBC.

Social media content and video links from this weekend’s Honda IndyCar Series action at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach are available on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HondaRacingHPD) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/HondaRacing_HPD) channels. Produced by the Carolinas Production Group, YouTube video packages can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.

Quotes
Alexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport Honda) Started first, finished first, first IndyCar Series win of 2019, sixth career victory, second consecutive Long Beach win, 200th win for Andretti Autosport: “We knew it was going to be a hard-fought battle, but the team gave me such a great, great car and it’s the 200th win for Andretti Autosport, so what better way than to do it in that [dominating] kind of fashion, here at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, here in California. It’s an amazing day. This is a special one. I just found out that my grandfather died yesterday, so I want to dedicate this [victory] to him, and to Michael Andretti for his 200th win.”

Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) Started second, finished third: “It was unfortunate. Graham [Rahal] overshot Turn 8 and then quickly tried to turn in reaction. The rules don’t allow you to come back across or defend if somebody’s already there, and that’s what happened. We made contact coming out of [Turn 8], I hit his rear tire and lost momentum as a result. I think, had he not reacted there, I would’ve gotten him anyway. But that’s racing. It’s hard racing. We were strong the last stint. Congratulations to [Alexander] Rossi, that was a fantastic drive.”

Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) Started sixth, finished fourth following a time penalty from Race Control: “It’s not that tough to swallow, we were going to lose the spot [to Scott Dixon] anyway. My fronts [tires] were absolutely gone. I had no braking grip whatsoever. I moved right as quick as I could out of the [Turn 8] corner and gave him a lane [on the left]. By the rules, you’re allowed to make one move, which I did on the exit of the corner, and that was it. We’ll have to discuss it [with race officials]. I’m not upset about it. Our car wasn’t great today, but it was decent. At the end of the day, P-4, it was a good day, good [championship] points for us. We haven’t had a lot of luck this year, so we’ll just take it as it is and move on.”

Steve Eriksen (Vice President and COO, Honda Performance Development) on today’s race win at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: “What a great way to kick off the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a dominating performance from Alexander [Rossi] and Andretti Autosport in front of so many Honda and Acura fans. Four of the top five drivers were in Hondas, representing three different teams, and we’re very pleased to have powered Andretti Autosport to their 200th race win. With great drives today from Rossi, [Scott] Dixon and [Graham] Rahal, I believe this sets us up for a great Month of May in Indianapolis, so we’re really looking forward to both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and, of course, the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.”

CHEVROLET IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT LONG BEACH: RACE REPORT, QUOTES AND PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
STREETS OF LONG BEACH
ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP, QUOTES & PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 14, 2019

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 14, 2019) – Josef Newgarden, No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, is leaving the Streets of Long Beach in the position he came in – leader of the NTT IndyCar Series. With a runner-up finished in today’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 2017 Series’ champion heads into the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 28-point margin over second place.

The podium run today is Newgarden’s best finish in eight starts in the historic race. It is his third podium in the first four races of the season including the victory in the season-opening race on the Streets of St. Petersburg. Continue reading CHEVROLET IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT LONG BEACH: RACE REPORT, QUOTES AND PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT

BRITTANY FORCE AND ROBERT HIGHT DOUBLE-UP AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

BRITTANY FORCE AND ROBERT HIGHT DOUBLE-UP AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 14, 2019) — For the third time in John Force Racing history the team has swept the nitro categories at an NHRA national event. Brittany Force with Advance Auto Parts and Robert Hight with AAA Texas picked up victories at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park on Sunday. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE AND ROBERT HIGHT DOUBLE-UP AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Randy Meyer Racing Sweeps Texas with Double-Up Wins in Dallas and Houston

Randy Meyer Racing Sweeps Texas with Double-Up Wins in Dallas and Houston

Apr 16, 2019 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Race Results
Randy Meyer Racing Sweeps Texas with Double-Up Wins in Dallas and Houston

Shortly after winning the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Central Regional event, the Lone Star Nationals in Dallas, Texas, Megan Meyer drove her NGK Spark Plugs Top Alcohol Dragster owned by Randy Meyer Racing to the winner’s circle at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. This is Megan’s first time winning the SpringNationals, and the Randy Meyer Racing Team’s fourth, for a total of 25 NHRA National event victories. Continue reading Randy Meyer Racing Sweeps Texas with Double-Up Wins in Dallas and Houston

CHEVROLET IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT LONG BEACH: POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
STREETS OF LONG BEACH
ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES
APRIL 14, 2019

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND:
ON HIS RACE:“It’s tough when you’re not able to compete at the very, very front. We were at the front, but you want to be competing for first (place). That’s disappointing, but we gave it our all today and thought we had a pretty good race for the most part. The Hitachi car was fast, it was just a touch off what other cars had. Alex did a nice job; congrats to Andretti. We had good fuel mileage (and) Chevy did a good job for us. We just were a little short. It’s a good day, it’s just tough when you’re not competing for the win.” Continue reading CHEVROLET IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT LONG BEACH: POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES

Hagan Races Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car to Runner-up Finish at Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

Hagan Races Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car to Runner-up Finish at Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

· Matt Hagan races Pennzoil/Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to runner-up finish in Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil

· Leah Pritchett advances to second round behind wheel of Pennzoil/Mopar Dodge Top Fuel dragster at Houston Raceway Park Powered by Pennzoil

· Mopar-powered Jacob Pitt earns Stock Eliminator win at Houston, sweeps Dodge Top Finisher Awards for second straight year

· 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 Hagan Races Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car to Runner-up Finish at Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

John Force Racing teams with Chevrolet for Houston sweep

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
MOPAR EXPRESS LANE NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK POWERED BY PENNZOIL
POST-RACE RECAP AND WINNER TRANSCRIPTS
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019

John Force Racing teams with Chevrolet for Houston sweep

No. 1 qualifier Brittany Force earns ninth Top Fuel victory
Funny Car points leader wins for the third time in five races
No. 1 qualifier John Force reaches third Funny Car semifinal
BAYTOWN, Texas (April 14, 2019) – Robert Hight, who five minutes earlier won for the 48th time in his National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car career, greeted Brittany Force with a big hug as the Top Fuel winner climbed from her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet dragster. Continue reading John Force Racing teams with Chevrolet for Houston sweep

Troy Coughlin Jr. wrangles runner-up result at Houston NHRA national event

Troy Coughlin Jr. wrangles runner-up
result at Houston NHRA national event
HOUSTON (April 14) — Troy Coughlin Jr. raced his JEGS.com McPhillips Racing Top Alcohol Dragster to a runner-up finish Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.

Racing in just his second year in the class, Coughlin beat Rob McKinley, Steve Collier and Shane Conway before getting edged by current national points leader Megan Meyer in a thrilling side-by-side finale. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Jr. wrangles runner-up result at Houston NHRA national event

Paul Menard Finishes 10th at Richmond

Paul Menard Finishes 10th at Richmond

April 14, 2019

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Maytag team backed up their sixth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway a week ago by scoring a 10th-place finish on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, which in recent seasons hasn’t been one of their best tracks.

Menard’s finish, coupled with three Stage points earned by finishing in the top 10 of both 100-lap Stages, moved him up three spots in the championship standings to 16th place. That puts him, for now, in the elite 16 that will compete for the championship in the 10-race, season-ending Playoffs. Continue reading Paul Menard Finishes 10th at Richmond

RCR Post Race Report – Richmond 400

Austin Dillon and the No. 3 AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Team Show Speed at Richmond Raceway En Route to 6th-Place Finish

“We had a meeting on Monday and talked about what we needed to do here at Richmond Raceway as a team and then we came here and we did it, so I am really proud of everyone on this Richard Childress Racing team. We had a really fast AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tonight, especially during the last run. I think we actually had a little something for at least the top three spots. We had a little bit of a mess-up on our last pit stop and lost some track position, but we passed some good cars there at the end, including Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. I’m really proud of the AAA team. I just wish we could have been a little further forward to see what we had. I saved a lot of my stuff for the end and was ready for that last run. But, we didn’t have enough. I’m definitely excited about the direction our team is going. It’s always good to go into the off weekend with a solid, top-10 finish.”
-Austin Dillon

Daniel Hemric and Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Team Use Richmond Raceway Top-20 Finish as Momentum Builder

“Coming out of Richmond with a top-20 finish? We’ll take it. This No. 8 team is focused on putting one foot in front of the other. It’s great to have a group of guys that haven’t given up on me. We didn’t finish exactly where we wanted, but we definitely out-kicked our coverage from the positions we’ve put ourselves in over the last few weeks. We’ll take it and hopefully it’s a building moment for everyone on this No. 8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team. I still love racing at Richmond and I feel like I know what I need when we come here in the Fall to contend and run where our teammate Austin Dillon was tonight. Those guys had good speed all weekend, so hopefully we can trend a little bit in that direction and build on it.”
-Daniel Hemric

CHEVY MENCS AT Richmond 1: Race Notes & Quotes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
RICHMOND RACEWAY
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
APRIL 13, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL FINISHING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
3rd AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 AAA CAMARO ZL1
11th KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 CLOBAL POKER CAMARO ZL1
12th JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1
13th WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1
15th CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 Continue reading CHEVY MENCS AT Richmond 1: Race Notes & Quotes