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Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 18, 2017

KYLE LARSON IS TOP QUALIFIER FOR TEAM CHEVY AT BRISTOL
Four Chevrolets Will Start in the Top 12

BRISTOL, Tenn. – (August 18, 2017) – Fresh off his win last weekend in Michigan, Kyle Larson set the pace for Team Chevy with a second-place qualifying run in his No. 42 Huggies Little Movers Chevrolet SS at Bristol Motor Speedway. He will start on the outside front row for the 500-lap Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Round 24 of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS). This marks the 14th top-10 start of the season thus far for Larson, and his second in eight races at the track known as the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kyle Larson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 HUGGIES LITTLE MOVERS CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 2nd:
“I wish I could have gone just a few thousandths faster, but ended up second. So, not bad. I really wanted that pole there just because I was doing something different than everybody, but we’ll start on the front row tomorrow and hopefully be there at the end.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jamie McMurray

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 18, 2017

JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S/CESSNA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his season thus far, his position in the point standings, his thoughts on racing at Bristol with the traction compound and many other topics. Full Transcript:

IN RECENT WEEKS YOU HAVE BEEN SHARING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR TRAINING JOURNEY AND SOME OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE BEEN DOING WITH CYCLING AND RUNNING. ALSO, WITH THE RUNNER’S WORLD ARTICLE THAT CAME OUT THIS WEEK YOU SHARED A LITTLE BIT IN THERE ABOUT TRAINING FOR A MARATHON IN DECEMBER. HOW DOES THAT TRAINING POTENTIALLY HELP YOU FOR THE BRISTOL NIGHT RACE TOMORROW?
“I don’t know that there is any direct correlation whether you are cycling or running to being in the car. There is certainly a great benefit from the cardio side of riding a bike or running and Bristol is one of those tracks that you are reminded of every time we come back here how you tend to hold your breath for numerous laps. It takes a little while to get relaxed enough around this place, especially running the top. Running the bottom is not near as bad as trying to get around the top of this place. Yeah, I don’t know that it correlates exactly, but certainly is nice to be in good cardio shape right now.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jamie McMurray

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 18, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed how comfortable he is with his current points position, the pressure of racing at one of the best teams in the business and not yet having a win, working with teammates and many other topics. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Chase Elliott

Cruz Pedregon–Brainerd Advance

NHRA® Team Report

NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals – Brainerd, Minn.

Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon and team took the Snap-on Toyota to task at a match race before Brainerd, and it performed the way they plan for it to in the weekend ahead. “This top 10 position feels really good heading into the Playoffs. The car is doing just what we need it to do to move up in the standings in the next two critical races,” Cruz says. “We’ll take it a round at a time. But, running a 3.92 and a 3.93 before getting here has us in a good spot mentally and right where we want to be with our tuning.”

Crew Chief Aaron Brooks says, “We’re ready to get a couple of rounds under our belt and qualify in the top five. As a team, we know we’ve got the Snap-on Toyota right where we want it. Cruz is feeling good, and so are we.”

This weekend, the Snap-on Toyota will be sporting its traditional paint scheme on the “El Jefe” body. Cruz’s El Guapo, the handsome one, body had some nose damage after a trip to the sand earlier this year. Cruz says the team is looking forward to the car living up to its name as “the chief.” To get a feel for what it’s like to go 322 mph in The Snap-on Toyota, check out Cruz’s recent video here.

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono–Josef Newgarden

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2017

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, was the guest on the IndyCar weekly teleconference. Full transcript:

MODERATOR: Welcome, everyone, to today’s IndyCar media teleconference. Our guest today is the current Verizon IndyCar Series point leader and is a driver shooting for his third consecutive win at this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Josef Newgarden of Team Penske, welcome to today’s call. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono–Josef Newgarden

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Dale Earnhardt Jr

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA/DUCKS UNLIMITED CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed being a voice in the sport, being back in the Xfinity Series, what Bristol Motor Speedway has meant to him over the years and many other topics. Full Transcript:

Before fielding questions from the media, Bristol Motor Speedway announced to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. that the track is starting an annual scholarship in his name to be awarded to a Sullivan County Tennessee student interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Dale Earnhardt Jr

CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

What:
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
When:
Friday, Aug. 18-Sunday, Aug. 20
Where:
Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota
TV:
FS1: Eliminations and finals live – 2 p.m. ET Sunday
FS1: Qualifications (taped) –10 p.m. ET Friday and 10 p.m. ET Saturday

Chevrolet Aiming to Continue Strong Performances in Minnesota Race
Team Chevy drivers carry high expectations into penultimate event of NHRA regular season Continue reading CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

Multi-time Brainerd champ Erica Enders an eyelash away from her next victory

Multi-time Brainerd champ Erica Enders
an eyelash away from her next victory
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 16) — Just a few days removed from competing in the closest drag race of the entire NHRA season, two-time Brainerd champion and crowd favorite Erica Enders knows she only needs to gain an eyelash of performance to score her next victory, which she hopes will come at this weekend’s 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Continue reading Multi-time Brainerd champ Erica Enders an eyelash away from her next victory

Wood Brothers Team Preparing To Race For A Second Car Owner Championship

Wood Brothers Team Preparing To Race For A Second Car Owner Championship

August 16, 2017

Ryan Blaney and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team head to Bristol Motor Speedway looking for a strong run to build momentum as Blaney prepares himself to battle for his first championship in NASCAR’s elite division while his Wood Brothers team is seeking its second car owner title.

Many fans know the Woods, NASCAR’s longest continuously operating team, have won 99 Cup races and 117 poles, but few realize the Woods also have an owner’s championship from the 1963 season. Continue reading Wood Brothers Team Preparing To Race For A Second Car Owner Championship

Kasey Kahne Racing – Results Recap

Kasey Kahne Racing – Results Recap

KKR Captures Top-Ten Finishes at Knoxville Nationals
Brad Sweet started third and finished fifth in Saturday’s feature.
Daryn Pittman started seventh and finished ninth.
Both cars showed great speed all week, locking into the A-Feature in their qualifying races.
Over 80 guests from NAPA AUTO PARTS attended a private hospitality event with a meet and greet with Brad, Q&A session, lunch and giveaways.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet returns to the No. 49 for the remaining 31 races on the schedule.
Knoxville was not a points-paying event, the regular Outlaw schedule resumes Friday in Grand Forks, N.D.

Chevrolet drivers seek to tame the ‘Tricky Triangle’

Chevrolet drivers seek to tame the ‘Tricky Triangle’

· Team Chevy carries momentum to 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway
ᴏ Chevrolet coming off three consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series wins
· Chevrolet has won the past three races at Pennsylvania track
ᴏ Will Power was victorious in ‘16 in No. 12 Verizon Team Penske entry
· Four Chevrolet drivers among the top five in championship standings
ᴏ Josef Newgarden leads the points chase with four races left
· Gabby Chaves returns to competition in No. 88 Harding Group Chevrolet Continue reading Chevrolet drivers seek to tame the ‘Tricky Triangle’

Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force seeks first career victory at Brainerd

Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force
seeks first career victory at Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – Courtney Force and the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro team head into this weekend’s NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway with a single goal – winning their first Funny Car race of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Continue reading Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force seeks first career victory at Brainerd

Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: NHRA Nationals in Brainerd

Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: NHRA Nationals in Brainerd

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (August 15, 2017) – 818 by any standards is a monumental number. For Allen Johnson, that is the amount of times he has staged his car on raceday during eliminations in his 21-year Pro Stock career. As the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart team heads to 36th annual NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. this weekend, he finds himself in the No. 10 spot with a target on his back with two races left before the drivers in the Countdown to the Championship are decided. With some recent momentum on his side, Johnson is ready to go rounds at Brainerd International Raceway. Continue reading Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: NHRA Nationals in Brainerd

Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight ready to roll into Brainerd

Auto Club of Southern California driver
Robert Hight ready to roll into Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – To say Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight has been hot this summer is an understatement.

Heading into the NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway, Hight has won two of the last three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. Plus, he won the special Night Under Fire match race at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio last weekend.

“When you’re on roll like we’ve been on and the car’s running so well, this is what you want,” Hight said. “Even though last week was a match race, we still got the win, and we ran great. You don’t want this to ever end. It’s going to at some point, but we want to roll into Brainerd and get right back in there.” Continue reading Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight ready to roll into Brainerd

Brittany Force hopes Monster Energy team stays on Brainerd hot streak

Brittany Force hopes Monster Energy
team stays on Brainerd hot streak

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – Brittany Force will be gunning for her third consecutive final round – and second straight victory – at Brainerd International Raceway with her Monster Energy Top Fuel Dragster team.

Force won the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race at Brainerd in 2016 and raced to the final round in 2015.

“Brainerd’s definitely been good to the Monster team,” Force said. “We seem to like that track, we seem to have been able to figure it out and run pretty well there. We did it last year and got to the winner’s circle and our plan is to do it again.” Continue reading Brittany Force hopes Monster Energy team stays on Brainerd hot streak

Home away from home: PEAK’s John Force seeks 12th Funny Car victory at Brainerd

Home away from home: PEAK’s John Force
seeks 12th Funny Car victory at Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – John Force’s home track of Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., sits less than 30 miles from his Yorba Linda home and the John Force Racing headquarters.

But, in a sense, Brainerd International Raceway – more than 1,800 miles away – is a home track, because Force and many of his drivers have dominated there over the years. Force himself has 11 victories, the second-most of any track on the circuit, in 31 races, and his 74 elimination-round wins is also the second-highest at any track. Only at Pomona does he have more (16 victories and 127 elimination-round wins). Continue reading Home away from home: PEAK’s John Force seeks 12th Funny Car victory at Brainerd

After ‘100-percent makeover’ of JEGS Chevy, Jeg Coughlin Jr. motivated for Minnesota

After ‘100-percent makeover’ of JEGS Chevy,
Jeg Coughlin Jr. motivated for Minnesota
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) — Unhappy with the recent performance of Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, team owner Richard Freeman ordered a massive overhaul of the sleek Rick Jones-built racecar the team thinks will yield immediate results, beginning with this weekend’s 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Continue reading After ‘100-percent makeover’ of JEGS Chevy, Jeg Coughlin Jr. motivated for Minnesota