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Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
RICHMOND RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 20, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed the race at Bristol last week and finishing second to Kyle Busch, the upcoming race next week in Talladega, his expectations for this weekend at Richmond, the championship picture at this point in the season, the newly-announced package for the All-Star race, intermediate track racking, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Kyle Larson

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

More than 35 F4 U.S. cars are slated to compete in the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend at VIR April 27-29

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2018)- History will be made as the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda returns to Virginia International Raceway April 27-29 with a record-breaking 37 entries for the Andy Scriven Memorial Race weekend, shattering the previous 34-car record set in 2017. Last year during its 20-race season, the F4 U.S. field averaged 32 cars.

The 37-car grid is more diverse than ever before, comprised of 22 rookies and 15 returning F4 U.S. drivers, representing 12 states and 10 countries. Continue reading F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKS ENTRY RECORD WITH 37 CARS FOR SEASON OPENER

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Daniel Hemric

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
RICHMOND RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 20, 2018

DANIEL HEMRIC, NO. 8 SMOKEY MOUNTAIN HERBAL SNUFF CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed doing double duty his weekend for the first time with his Cup debut at Richmond Raceway coupled with his regular participation in the Xfinity Series, his challenges and expectations, support from his fans and family, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Daniel Hemric

2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500

2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500
Iconic Supercar Is 15th Corvette To Lead ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’

INDIANAPOLIS (April 19, 2018) – The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag Sunday, May 27 for the 102nd Running of the legendary race.

It marks the 15th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 29th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.

No other vehicle has served as the Pace Car more than the Corvette. To celebrate the iconic supercar’s connection to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the 2019 Corvette ZR1 and the other 14 Corvettes that have paced the “500” were on display on the front straightaway today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Continue reading 2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500

Menard Looking Forward To Racing A Ford At Richmond

Menard Looking Forward To Racing A Ford At Richmond

April 18, 2018

After an up-and-down race at Bristol Motor Speedway that saw Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards team run as high as third place before finishing 13th, the Menards/Quaker State team heads to Richmond Raceway for the first night race of the Monster Energy Cup season.

Menard, who enters Saturday night’s 400-lapper in 16thplace in the Monster Energy Cup Series standings, said he’s had mixed results over the years on the three-quarter-mile oval at Richmond.

“I’ve run well there in the Xfinity Series but not as well in the Cup series,” Menard said. “We’ll go up there and give it our best shot and see what happens.” Continue reading Menard Looking Forward To Racing A Ford At Richmond

Trio of Team JEGS racers primed for ‘Power in the Park’ Division 1 season opener

Trio of Team JEGS racers primed for
‘Power in the Park’ Division 1 season opener
DINWIDDIE, Va. (April 18) — The snow is finally gone and Team JEGS racers Mike Coughlin, Troy Coughlin Jr. and Paige Coughlin are excited to head to Virginia Motorsports Park for “Power in the Park,” the opening race on the Northeast division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule.

“We’re very much looking forward to this race for a number of reasons,” said Mike Coughlin, a two-time Division 3 champion and driver of the JEGS.com Top Dragster. “First of all, my guys — Greg Cody, Dave Raurk, Ryan Micke and Tony Collier — have this car better than it’s ever been. Without question, it’s one of the top cars in the world and it’s certainly capable of winning any race.
That’s exciting. Continue reading Trio of Team JEGS racers primed for ‘Power in the Park’ Division 1 season opener

Chevrolet Ready for First Road Course Test

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· Team Chevy has won past three races at Barber Motorsports Park
ᴏ Reigning champion Josef Newgarden has two wins at racetrack
· Ninety laps on 2.38-mile, 17-turn course follow oval, street course races
ᴏ Chevy Racing has posted win, runner-up finish the past two weeks
· Tested Chevy engine is powering the new universal aero kit
ᴏ 2.2-liter V6, twin-turbocharged power plant is up to task
· Rene Binder to make second start in Juncos Racing entry

DETROIT (April 18, 2018) – The diverse Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) season intersects with the long and winding road course of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend for the third distinct challenge for Chevrolet teams and drivers in as many weeks.

Chevrolet has won the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn natural-terrain circuit the past three years, with Josef Newgarden recording two victories and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud taking the checkered flag on his drive to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

Newgarden’s dominant victory in 2015, in which he led more than half the 90 laps, was his first in an Indy car, and his 2017 win was the first of a series-high four during the season that led to his maiden driver title.

The race will be the first test on a road course of the Dallara chassis with the new universal aerodynamic bodywork powered by the 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 Chevrolet engine.

Two weeks ago, Newgarden drove the No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet to his eighth career win on the 1.022-mile ISM Raceway oval in Avondale, Arizona. Last weekend, Will Power led the Team Chevy charge with a runner-up finish on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street circuit in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

“Barber is one of my favorite tracks we visit — not just because we’ve won there — but because it’s a cool track and it’s only a few hours away from where I grew up (in Nashville, Tennessee). That just makes it even more special when I’ve won there,” said Newgarden, who is second in the standings heading into the fourth of 17 races. “Barber is going to be interesting since it’s the first time we’re racing the new car on a road course. I think it could lead to some really exciting racing for the great fans at Barber and the fans at home. The whole No. 1 Hitachi Chevrolet team and I are ready to take the strong car we have ready for this weekend to the track and run a great race.”

Twenty-four Verizon IndyCar Series drivers had the opportunity March 20 to test on the Barber Motorsports Park course. At 1 minute, 07.9793 seconds (121.802 mph), Newgarden clicked off the quickest lap and Power was a close second.

“Long Beach was really great for the whole No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet team,” Power said. “It’s done a lot for team morale going into this weekend at Barber. Road courses are always a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to racing one with the new car.”

In 2017, Chevy Racing won four of the six races on road courses (Newgarden at Barber at Mid-Ohio, Power at Indianapolis, and Pagenaud at Sonoma) and claimed 10 of 18 podium positions.

NBCSN will telecast the race live at 3 p.m. ET Sunday.

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Houston Advance

CHEVROLET AT HOUSTON

What:
31st NHRA SpringNationals
When:
Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22
Where:
Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas
TV:
FS1: Qualifications live – 1 p.m. ET Saturday
FS1: Eliminations and finals live – 2 p.m. ET Sunday

Chevrolet Drivers Seek to Continue Hot Streak in Houston
NHRA SpringNationals kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing

DETROIT (April 18, 2018) – With four Chevrolet Pro Stock winners in as many races to start the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, parity is on the same path as 2017.

Reigning Pro Stock champion Bo Butner won the Pomona opener, while Chris McGaha prevailed at Phoenix, Tanner Gray garnered the Gainesville win, and Vincent Nobile hoisted the Wally on the winner’s stage at Las Vegas. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Houston Advance

SIXTEEN-TIME CHAMPION JOHN FORCE FOCUSED ON MOVING FORWARD AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

SIXTEEN-TIME CHAMPION JOHN FORCE FOCUSED ON MOVING FORWARD AT
NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
BAYTOWN, Texas (April 18, 2018) — Entering the NHRA SpringNationals, the fifth race on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, John Force will be counting on his past success at Royal Purple Raceway, located just outside of Houston in Baytown, Texas, coupled with his most recent testing to give him the weekend he needs to turn his season around.

“This season has had a tough start,” Force said. “We have been testing and we figured some of our problems out. We ran well in Las Vegas at the Four-Wide and didn’t have any issues. That is a step in the right direction. We stayed and tested after that race and I feel good heading to Texas.” Continue reading SIXTEEN-TIME CHAMPION JOHN FORCE FOCUSED ON MOVING FORWARD AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT READY TO SHOW TRUE COLORS AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

ROBERT HIGHT READY TO SHOW TRUE COLORS AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
BAYTOWN, Texas (April 18, 2018) — Reigning Funny Car world champion Robert Hight is headed to the NHRA SpringNationals, the fifth of 24 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, ready to turn his season around.

After a runner-up finish at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Hight has had a series of short Sunday race days that have landed him seventh in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT READY TO SHOW TRUE COLORS AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
RICHMOND RACEWAY
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
APRIL 21, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
LEADER OF THE PACK:
Chevrolet leads all other manufacturers with 38 victories at the 0.75-mile, D-shaped, Richmond Raceway. Chevrolet has powered 17 different drivers and teams with six different nameplates (Impala, Monte Carlo, Lumina, Monte Carlo SS, Impala SS and Chevy SS) to Victory Lane at the Virginia short-track.

CHEVY HISTORY MINUTE:
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Chevrolet’s first win at Richmond Raceway. In the fall of 1958, Speedway Thompson drove his Black Widow Racer Chevrolet to victory over Lee Petty. Thompson led 140 of the 200-lap race event. It was Thompson’s 18th career Cup Series win and his first at Richmond Raceway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond Advance

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Iconic Team Going for Ninth Class Win Familiar entries and lineup for program’s 19th straight appearance

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Iconic Team Going for Ninth Class Win
Familiar entries and lineup for program’s 19th straight appearance

Rockenfeller, Fässler join full-season roster at Le Mans
Corvette Racing an eight-time winner in French enduro
Biggest race of Corvette Racing’s 20th season

DETROIT (April 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing will look to write another chapter in its history book at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year as the team today confirmed its GTE Pro entries into the annual French endurance classic. The French countryside will echo with the sound of the familiar Chevrolet engines in both the team’s Corvette C7.Rs as Corvette Racing tackles Le Mans for the 19th consecutive season in search of a ninth victory. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Iconic Team Going for Ninth Class Win Familiar entries and lineup for program’s 19th straight appearance

Cruz Pedregon Houston Preview

NHRA® Team Report
NHRA Spring Nationals – Houston
Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon and team will debut a new Snap-on Toyota chassis in Houston that will run full-time after this weekend. “It’s a terrific opportunity for us to have a fresh car on a track that’s been good to us in the past,” Pedregon says. “We always enjoy the races here in Texas. Since we’ve won here at Royal Purple three times before, the plan is to make it a nice even four wins.”

Crew Chief Aaron Brooks says, “We made a couple of test runs with the new chassis before we left Las Vegas, and we like what we were able to accomplish. We’re looking forward to great results this weekend.”

Cruz spent some time in Houston visiting Snap-on franchise customers and doing media interviews before Friday’s qualifying rounds.

On the side of Cruz’s car this week –
If you’ll check the side of Cruz’s car this week, you’ll see the name of local Snap-on Nitro Franchisee Ryan Kasper. Ryan has had his Snap-on franchise business since 1995 and says his interest started with a borrowed wrench. He needed something that would take a bolt off his four-wheeler, and his neighbor loaned him a Snap-on tool. Ryan also had two great uncles who sold Snap-on products, so the brand has long been a part of his family tree. He says he enjoys coming to the track and that “there’s nothing like the smell of nitro in the stands.”

COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO RACING AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS WITH MOMENTUM ON HER SIDE

COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO RACING AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS WITH MOMENTUM ON HER SIDE
BAYTOWN, Texas (April 18, 2018) — Courtney Force, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, enters the NHRA SpringNationals, the fifth of 24 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, second in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings with plenty of early season confidence and momentum.

Force, who won the 2016 event at Royal Purple Raceway just outside of Houston in Baytown, Texas, is coming off a No. 1 qualifier and semifinal finish at the inaugural Las Vegas Four-Wide. At the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. Force had a quarterfinal appearance and at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix she picked up her first win of the season and first win since the 2016 SpringNationals. She also set both ends of the track record with her No. 1 qualifying pass at the Phoenix event. Continue reading COURTNEY FORCE LOOKING FORWARD TO RACING AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS WITH MOMENTUM ON HER SIDE

Giovanni Scelzi Caps Great Weekend With Podium Finish at Stockton Dirt Track

Giovanni Scelzi Caps Great Weekend With Podium Finish at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (April 17, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi scored his first top-five result of the season last Friday before topping that by earning his first podium finish of the year on Saturday.

The weekend began for Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported No. 41 team on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during a Taco Bravo Sprints show. Scelzi qualified third quickest, finished third in a heat race and ended third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

“The track was rough around the bottom and then the top blew off,” he said. “I was one of the first guys to find the top. I was up to fourth when I smoked a hole and almost turned it over. It bounced up on the right front and luckily sat back down.” Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Caps Great Weekend With Podium Finish at Stockton Dirt Track

Positivity the theme for five-time Houston winner and NHRA champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Positivity the theme for five-time Houston winner and NHRA champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.
HOUSTON (April 17) — Five of Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s remarkable tally of 76 national event victories have come at Royal Purple Raceway, making this weekend’s 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at the legendary southeast Texas speedplant the perfect place for the JEGS.com-sponsored pro to turn his fortunes around.

“We’ve been tripping on our shoelaces lately, trying so hard to find the perfect balance to get back to our winning ways, and I can’t think of a better place for everything to come together than Houston,” Coughlin said. “I’ll admit to being very partial to this track and this event. The memories I have here are some of my all-time favorites. Continue reading Positivity the theme for five-time Houston winner and NHRA champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

York County School of Technology Hosts 6th HROT Event

York County School of Technology Hosts 6th HROT Event

Joliet, IL. -The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s 6th event of the season was held at the York County School of Technology in York, PA. on April 7th.

A total of four schools from Pennsylvania and Virginia fielding 6 teams competed.

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30265055_10155645874778246_1048971291610054656_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f087ae26e44ebafd470da7b293ba4e0c&oe=5B75B21DYork County School of Technology fielded three teams. Instructor Todd Kessler said “The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine building competition is a fantastic program that gets our youth excited about Automotive Technology. I have watched our students become more confident in their abilities, collaborate & communicate better with peers, and manage pressure better while competing in these competitions. Continue reading York County School of Technology Hosts 6th HROT Event

Menard Hangs On For A 13th-Place Finish At Bristol

Menard Hangs On For A 13th-Place Finish At Bristol

April 16, 2018

When rains brought the cars to a halt on Sunday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway, Paul Menard and his No. 21 Menards/Dutch Boy Ford were running third and poised for a great finish after starting the race a season-best seventh.

When racing resumed on Monday, Menard continued to race inside the top 10 until around Lap 350 of 500, when the handling inexplicably got a little off on the Menards/Dutch Boy Fusion.

Team co-owner Eddie Wood said that from that point on, Menard, who had already missed several cars that spun ahead of him, did some of his best driving of the day. Continue reading Menard Hangs On For A 13th-Place Finish At Bristol

Dominic Scelzi Secures First Win of the Season With Late-Race Pass at Stockton

Dominic Scelzi Secures First Win of the Season With Late-Race Pass at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (April 16, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi captured one of his most memorable victories of his career last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the 3rd annual Jimmy Sills Classic.

Scelzi kicked off the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event by qualifying 22 nd overall out of the 53 competitors and fourth quickest in his group. That earned him the pole position for a heat race, which he won to advance into the dash. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Secures First Win of the Season With Late-Race Pass at Stockton

Richard Childress Racing–Food City 500

Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Realtree Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Team Show Speed at Bristol Motor Speedway

“I know we were better than a 15th-place finish, but the scoreboard doesn’t show it today. We stayed out to try and save an extra set of tires and it ended up being a long run, so we corded our left front tire and went a lap down. You just can never predict when a long run will happen at Bristol Motor Speedway. There were not enough laps after that to earn our lap back. It’s a shame because the No. 3 Realtree Camaro ZL1 was fast today. We ran a lot of the race in the top-five and posted some of the fastest times during the race. We were fast on restarts, and I’m proud of that. I hope all fans enjoyed seeing the new Realtree fishing pattern on the track.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading Richard Childress Racing–Food City 500