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NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON! 2018 | A Season to Remember

NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON!
2018 | A Season to Remember

MOORESVILLE, NC – December 12, 2018 – The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will go down in history as one of our most memorable seasons while partnering with Ford to capture the drivers’, owners’, and manufacturers’ championship titles and winning the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year award.

At the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, Joey Logano became the 33rd driver to be crowned the champion in NASCAR’s top division. Continue reading NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON! 2018 | A Season to Remember

Team Custom Automotive Network (CAN) claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW

eam Custom Automotive Network (CAN) claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW
Joliet, IL, – The First Half of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2018 Dual Championship is over! The event took place at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. It included 27 teams which came from coast to coast to battle to become one of the Top 4 teams to move on and compete in the Elite 8 playoffs for the 2018 National Championship at the PRI Show Dec. 4th and 8th. Continue reading Team Custom Automotive Network (CAN) claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW

2018 NMCA Radial Wars Championship

We had a great year, running the fastest ever E.T. in Radial Wars history (3.84 @ 196 mph), and reeling off four race wins, while racing some of the best radial racers in the world like Dwayne Mills, Marty Stinnett, and Mark Woodruff.

The 2017 Corvette performed flawlessly all season — showing consistency in running in the 3 second range on almost any track surface. Anchored by a ProLine Engines 548 Hemi utilizing AJPE components, powered by a ProCharger F3-136 and FuelTech FT600 EFI system, the combination proved itself to be reliable and spot-on all year. Continue reading 2018 NMCA Radial Wars Championship

Megan Meyer Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

“At the end of the day, I’ll never apologize for being a hunter.” – Eva Shockey

Being a woman in a man’s sport is nothing new to me, and hunting is no different than racing in that sense. But there is a different perspective that I have on my love for nature when I’m outside of the cockpit of my dragster. It’s all about connecting with the outdoors and slowing down from the busy life of work and racing. For me, hunting is my escape from the computer screen and stepping away from the role of a race car driver into a conservationist. Continue reading Megan Meyer Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

40th SOD season opens at Crystal Motor Speedway

ERIE, MI (November 21, 2018) – For the 40th consecutive year, the Crystal Motor Speedway / Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partnership continues in 2019. The 2019 SOD races at Crystal are scheduled for April 27th followed by July 13th and August 31st dates with a May 4th rain date for the opening race. Popular traditions will continue for Crystal/SOD races with the SOD season opening at Crystal and the Mike Olrich Memorial Race on Labor Day weekend. Continue reading 40th SOD season opens at Crystal Motor Speedway

CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CARRIES TYLER REDDICK TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CARRIES TYLER REDDICK TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 17, 2018) – Tyler Reddick, driver of the No. 9 BurgerFi Chevrolet Camaro SS, claimed the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) driver championship with a victory in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His title, the first for Reddick and third in the past five seasons for JR Motorsport co-owners Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., marks Chevrolet’s 20th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982.

“Congratulations to Tyler Reddick and the No. 9 Camaro SS on earning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Tyler and his team made a big statement winning the season-opening race at Daytona. They made the most of their spot in the Playoffs and were able to capitalize when it counted most to earn a title in one of NASCAR’s most competitive divisions.” Continue reading CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CARRIES TYLER REDDICK TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 300

Matt Tifft Secures Top-10 Finish with No. 2 Tunity Team in
2018 Season Finale

“We may have finished 10th, but this result doesn’t show how fast our No. 2 Tunity Camaro was all weekend long. My team worked hard during both practice sessions to get our Chevrolet to where I could run the top lane, and I thought we were in a good spot for the race. We also qualified well, grabbing the ninth spot with a decent balance on the car. Unfortunately, when the race started I just couldn’t get the front grip out of the tires that I needed to make the top groove work. My team fought hard to get it to where I could stick and make the bottom work to my advantage, and that really helped give me just enough to break into the top 10 for the finish. I can’t thank this No. 2 team enough for everything they’ve done for me this season. We had a great year together, and I learned a lot. I also want to thank all my partners for coming on board this season. Their support means a lot to me, and I hope we did them all proud this year.”
-Matt Tifft Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 300

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: Chaotic Close to 20th Season Gavin, Milner weather challenges of Shanghai Six Hours

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: Chaotic Close to 20th Season
Gavin, Milner weather challenges of Shanghai Six Hours

SHANGHAI (Nov. 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s closed its 20th season of competition Sunday with hard-fought effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Shanghai as Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and the whole of the Corvette Racing program weathered… well, the weather.

The Milner/Gavin pairing drove their No. 64 Redline/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to a 10th-place finish in the GTE Pro category on a challenging day at the SAIC International Circuit. Not only was it the first time for the Corvette Racing at Shanghai, but a moderate and steady rain in the race’s opening half and at the end made the day even more daunting.

Nevertheless, the team minimized both its time in the pitlane and mistakes in front of an enthusiastic crowd and a considerable group of Chevrolet’s Chinese guests. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: Chaotic Close to 20th Season Gavin, Milner weather challenges of Shanghai Six Hours

Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Closes Out Season with Baja 1000 Podium

Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Closes Out Season with Baja 1000 Podium
• Ridgeline Baja Race Truck finishes second in Class 7
• Honda continues streak of Baja 1000 class victories and podiums
• Honda Off-Road Racing Team completes five-race 2018 season with three class victories and two second-place results

ENSENADA, Mexico (Nov. 18, 2018) – The Honda Off-Road Racing Team and its Ridgeline Baja Race Truck completed their 2018 season with a hard-fought second-place Class 7 finish this weekend in the 51st running of the BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 1000. Continue reading Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Closes Out Season with Baja 1000 Podium

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 18, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
7TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
11TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW UCON CAMARO ZL1
13TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
14TH JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S ROOKIE THROWBACK CAMARO ZL1
15TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 E-Z-GO CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Kyle Busch (Toyota)
5TH Brad Keselowski (Ford)

TOP FOUR UNOFFICIAL 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Kyle Busch (Toyota) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Post Race

RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 400

Austin Dillon Drives the Dow UCON Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
to 11th-Place Finish in 2018 Season Finale

“Man, I really wanted a top-10 finish today to finish out the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and we came so close. Our Dow UCON Camaro ZL1 had handling issues for most of the race, but I had confidence in crew chief Justin Alexander and the Dow Racing team that they would be able to work on our Camaro ZL1 during pit stops. They’ve been great at that all season long. We knew half the battle was gaining track position and we worked hard to do that both on the track and on pit road. By the final stage, the handling improved a lot. I was digging at the end but came up just short of a 10th-place finish. That was fun. I want to thank everyone at RCR and ECR and all of our partners for a great 2018 season. We were able to accomplish a lot together and I’m looking forward to next year.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Homestead 400

Menard Finishes 25th In The Ford 400, 19th The Final Cup Standings

Menard Finishes 25th In The Ford 400, 19th The Final Cup Standings

November 19th, 2018

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center Ford team ended their first season together with a 25th-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but Menard and the team consider their first year a promising foundation for future successes.

Menard ended the year with a pole at Chicago, one top-five and seven top-10 finishes, nine appearances in the final round of knock-out qualifying, a stage win at Talladega and 19th place in the final points standings. Continue reading Menard Finishes 25th In The Ford 400, 19th The Final Cup Standings

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut
Gavin, Milner pleased with progression of Redline Corvette C7.R

SHANGHAI (Nov. 17, 2018) – Data collection and continued familiarization continued to be the name of the game for Corvette Racing at the SAIC International Circuit in Shanghai on Saturday ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Shanghai.

Both Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner expressed confidence and were pleased with the progression of Corvette Racing’s No. 64 Redline/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R during the last two days, including dry running Saturday for the final practice and GTE Pro qualifying Saturday. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Jim Campbell

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY OEM PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2018

JIM CAMPBELL, CHEVROLET U.S. VICE PRESIDENT OF PERFORMANCE VEHICLES AND MOTORSPORTS, met with members of the media as part of an OEM panel at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the 2018 and a myriad of other topics. Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Jim Campbell

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 16, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
8TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 E-Z-GO CAMARO ZL1
11TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
13TH ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1
14TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
16TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW UCON CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
2nd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
3rd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
4TH Brad Keselowski (Ford)
5TH Joey Logano (Ford) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Qualifying

Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

DETROIT – (November 16, 2018) – With the completion of qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet has clinched the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer championship. This is the ninth time in NCWTS history that Chevrolet has captured this prestigious honor.

Silverado has powered Chevrolet drivers in the NCWTS since the series’ inception in 1995 and has now earned the Bowtie Brand nine manufacturer championships and over 230 victories. Continue reading Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

Byron Becomes the 18th Chevrolet Powered Driver to Win the Award in NASCAR’s Modern Era
DETROIT – (November 15, 2018) – William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Camaro ZL1 clinched the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year award with a ninth-place finish in the penultimate race of the season at ISM Raceway. Byron becomes the 18th different Chevrolet powered driver to win the award in NASCAR’s Modern Era (since 1972) joining recognizable names like Elliott, Larson and Gordon. Continue reading William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

RCR Event Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

Richard Childress Racing’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history at Homestead-Miami Speedway … Homestead-Miami Speedway is one of the few race tracks where team owner Richard Childress has yet to earn a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Richard Childress Racing entries have finished second on four occasions: 2003 (Kevin Harvick), 2008 (Harvick), 2009 (Jeff Burton) and 2014 (Ryan Newman). In 60 starts, RCR has earned nine top-five and 24 top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile, progressively-banked oval with drivers Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Burton, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Green, Harvick, Newman, Paul Menard and Mike Skinner. Kentucky Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway are the other tracks on the current Cup Series schedule where RCR is still on the hunt for hardware. Continue reading RCR Event Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

Indy 500 Winner Rossi Ready for Baja 1000 Debut

Indy 500 Winner Rossi Ready for Baja 1000 Debut
• Alexander Rossi makes Baja 1000 debut this weekend
• Will co-drive Baja Ridgeline Race Truck with veteran race winners Jeff Proctor, Johnny Campbell
• Rossi following in footsteps of Indy 500 winners Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears

TORRANCE, California (Nov. 14, 2018) – Testing and pre-runs complete, Honda Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi now heads south of the border to Ensenada, Mexico as he joins the Honda Off-Road Racing Team for this weekend’s Baja 1000.
Rossi, rookie winner of the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 and second in the 2018 IndyCar Series championship, will join veteran Baja race winners Jeff Proctor and Johnny Campbell driving the Baja Ridgeline Race Truck as the team seeks its third class victory in the legendary off-road event. Continue reading Indy 500 Winner Rossi Ready for Baja 1000 Debut

Menard Looking To Have Some Fun At Homestead

Menard Looking To Have Some Fun At Homestead

November 14, 2018

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Quick Lane team will close out the 2018 season in the Ford 400 at one of Menard’s favorite tracks, Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sunday’s 400-miler is the third race in the Ford Championship Weekend, which will determine the champions of NASCAR’s top three divisions – Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series.

Menard said Homestead’s progressively-banked, 1.5-mile oval suits him just fine. Continue reading Menard Looking To Have Some Fun At Homestead