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KESELOWSKI WINS AT TALLADEGA TO ADVANCE IN THE NASCAR PLAYOFFS!

KESELOWSKI WINS AT TALLADEGA
TO ADVANCE IN THE NASCAR PLAYOFFS!

TALLADEGA, Ala., October 16, 2017 – In his 300th career start, Brad Keselowski won his fifth Talladega race and automatically advances to the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion recorded the fourth restrictor-plate race win of the season, marking the first time in NASCAR history for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines to sweep four restrictor-plate races in one season. Continue reading KESELOWSKI WINS AT TALLADEGA TO ADVANCE IN THE NASCAR PLAYOFFS!

NHRA Dallas

Top Fuel — Brittany Force, 3.681 seconds, 326.87 mph def. Shawn Langdon, 3.693 seconds, 326.56 mph.

Funny Car — Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.877, 332.34 def. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.927, 329.18.

Pro Stock — Jason Line, Chevy Camaro, 6.548, 211.20 def. Drew Skillman, Camaro, Foul – Red Light.

Pro Stock Motorcycle — Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 9.336, 92.62 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, Foul – Red Light.

Top Alcohol Dragster — Todd Bruce, 5.260, 275.96 def. Megan Meyer, 7.110, 141.80.

Top Alcohol Funny Car — Doug Gordon, Chevrolet Camaro, 5.376, 272.23 def. Annie Whiteley, Chevy Camaro, 5.382, 275.00.

Competition Eliminator — Clint Neff, Roadster, 7.654, 169.74 def. Will Hatcher, Dragster, 6.629, 177.98.

Super Stock — Slate Cummings, Chevy Cavalier, 9.344, 139.95 def. Pete Peery, Oldsmobile, 9.653, 136.32.

Stock Eliminator — Thomas Marlow, Ford Mustang, 10.243, 121.25 def. Jeff Lopez, Chevy Camaro, 9.482, 127.19.

Super Comp — Craig Anderson, Dragster, 8.922, 176.21 def. Ryan Herem, Dragster, 8.912, 169.91.

Super Gas — Tommy Phillips, Chevy Corvette, 9.916, 161.96 def. Jerry Debusk, Ford Probe, 9.931, 165.56.

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com — Shane Eperjesi, Dragster, 6.404, 209.75 def. Wade Pennington, Dragster, 5.965, 213.20.

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com — Greg Lair, Chevy Camaro, 6.485, 214.04 def. Aaron Philpot, Chevy Cavalier, 7.014, 197.19

Richard Childress Racing–Alabama 500

Unavoidable, Multi-Car Incident on Lap 173 Collects the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet and ends Austin Dillon’s Race Early

“We ended up in a wreck that ended our day early in the American Ethanol Chevrolet. It’s just part of speedway racing. What do you do? You can go and race hard all day. You can ride in the back and try to not to get in one of those big wrecks. We chose to run right in the pack and it bit us today. I was proud we earned some stage points at the end of Stage 2.”

– Austin Dillon Continue reading Richard Childress Racing–Alabama 500

Rough outing at Dallas has Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force looking toward next race

Rough outing at Dallas has Advance Auto Parts
driver Courtney Force looking toward next race

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15) – Courtney Force was hoping a change in weather conditions would be helpful in taking her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS several rounds in Sunday’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.

Unfortunately, an unknown problem in the first round of eliminations put an early end to her day, as she fell to No. 11 Daniel Wilkerson after the car lost traction early in the run. She officially finished the pass at 5.842 seconds at 140.66 mph, while Wilkerson went 3.975 seconds at 317.05 mph. Continue reading Rough outing at Dallas has Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force looking toward next race

John Force takes PEAK Coolant & Motor Oil Camaro to quarterfinals at AAA Texas FallNationals

John Force takes PEAK Coolant & Motor Oil Camaro
to quarterfinals at AAA Texas FallNationals

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15) – John Force took his PEAK Coolant & Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS to the quarterfinals of Sunday’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, a disappointing finish for the 16-time championship-winning driver. But victories by two of his drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car gave him solace as team owner.
Continue reading John Force takes PEAK Coolant & Motor Oil Camaro to quarterfinals at AAA Texas FallNationals

AAA Texas driver Robert Hight inches closer to points lead with AAA Texas FallNationals victory

AAA Texas driver Robert Hight inches closer
to points lead with AAA Texas FallNationals victory

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15) – As unlucky as they were Friday, Robert Hight and the AAA Texas Chevrolet Camaro SS team were just as good Sunday at Texas Motorplex.

Hight – second in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points standings – took the AAA Texas FallNationals victory, besting Jim Campbell, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the opening three rounds and defending Funny Car champion and current points leader Ron Capps in the finals. Continue reading AAA Texas driver Robert Hight inches closer to points lead with AAA Texas FallNationals victory

Acura NSX GT3s Complete First International Endurance Event

Acura NSX GT3s Complete First International Endurance Event
• World Challenge GT3 cars show promise in initial eight-hour event
• #43 RealTime Racing NSX GT3 finishes fourth in endure debut
• #93 Acura retires due to cooling issues

MONTEREY, California (October 16, 2017) – The RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 team capped the 2017 season with its most daunting challenge of the year, taking part in the inaugural California 8 Hour Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Continue reading Acura NSX GT3s Complete First International Endurance Event

Monster Energy driver Brittany Force wins AAA Texas FallNationals, now second in points

Monster Energy driver Brittany Force wins
AAA Texas FallNationals, now second in points

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15) – Brittany Force continues to show during this year’s NHRA Countdown to the Championship that she and her Monster Energy team can contend for the Top Fuel crown.

In Sunday’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, Force showed why she is a title contender, by beating some of the top drivers in her class – including the then top-two drivers in the standings – and winning her second race in three events to catapult into second in points. Continue reading Monster Energy driver Brittany Force wins AAA Texas FallNationals, now second in points

The Honda CBR1000RR is once again the Worlds Quickest 1/8 Mile Streetbike

The 1/8th mile is what Stotz racing has concentrated on this year. It really showed at the NHDRO national finals in Indianapolis sponsored by DME Racing/Pro-Stock Inc. The incrementals were “1.12-60ft, 2.88-330ft, 4.34-1/8th mile and 6.77-1/4 mile. Those are personal bests for Stotz Racing and the 2.88 and 4.34 are record breaking! This makes 5 Races-5 Finals with 2 wins. If we can keep this pace up next year it would surely lead to a Fifth National Championship in 2018 which is our goal to start with.

Capps Earns Runner-up Finish in Mopar Dodge Funny Car at NHRA FallNationals

Capps Earns Runner-up Finish in Mopar Dodge Funny Car at NHRA FallNationals

Ron Capps finishes as runner-up in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) during 32nd annual NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex
At least one Mopar HEMI®-powered Dodge Funny Car from DSR appears in final round for 19th time this season
Capps and Jack Beckman represent Mopar in Funny Car semifinals
Leah Pritchett finishes in second round in Mopar-powered Top Fuel dragster
Capps maintains Funny Car points lead, Pritchett moves to fifth to lead Mopar in Top Fuel standings
Derek Hake drives 1969 Plymouth Road Runner to semifinals in Stock Eliminator
Hake wins Dodge Top Finisher in Stock Eliminator category, Jacob Pitt takes prize in Super Stock Eliminator Continue reading Capps Earns Runner-up Finish in Mopar Dodge Funny Car at NHRA FallNationals

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AAA TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
TEXAS MOTORPLEX IN ENNIS, TEXAS
SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2017

Chevrolet Sweeps Three Pro Classes to Kick off Second Half of the Countdown

• Brittany Force claims third Top Fuel win of season, moves to second in standings
• Robert Hight closes to 24 points of Funny Car lead, resets racetrack records
• Jason Line continues Chevrolet Camaro SS domination of Pro Stock with win
• Jeff Lopez earns Stock Eliminator runner-up finish in Chevrolet COPO Camaro

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2017) – Chevrolet dominated the fourth round of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, sweeping to victories in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock competition in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
OCTOBER 15, 2017

NEWMAN SECOND TO LEAD CHEVROLET SS CONTINGENT AT TALLADEGA
Earnhardt Jr., seventh in final Cup race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 15, 2017) – Ryan Newman scored a second-place finish Sunday in the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race to lead Team Chevy’s efforts at Talladega Superspeedway. Newman’s No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS was one of 14 cars running at the end of the wild 188-lap, 500-mile race. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

Even in adversity Erica Enders finds encouragement after quarterfinal finish in Dallas

Even in adversity Erica Enders finds encouragement after quarterfinal finish in Dallas
DALLAS (Oct. 15) – Two-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion and proud native Texan Erica Enders, driver of the bright red Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, raced to a second-round finish today in eliminations of the AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals at the Texas Motorplex.

With only two events remaining in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Las Vegas and Pomona, Calif., Enders is optimistic she’ll visit the winner’s circle again this season, but she also laments on a very close loss to Greg Anderson Sunday. Continue reading Even in adversity Erica Enders finds encouragement after quarterfinal finish in Dallas

Missed connection lands JEGS.com’s Jeg Coughlin Jr. on the early departure list

Missed connection lands JEGS.com’s Jeg Coughlin Jr. on the early departure list
DALLAS (Oct. 15) – If the devil is truly in the details, then the misfortune that befell five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his JEGS.com/Elite Performance team Sunday in the first round of eliminations at the AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals was certainly of demonic descent.

A loose wire foiled the chances of the Ohio native to claim the 59th career national event win of his already legendary career. Continue reading Missed connection lands JEGS.com’s Jeg Coughlin Jr. on the early departure list

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race Quotes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
OCTOBER 15, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS – Involved in a multi-car accident on Lap 184
“I got on the inside of Daniel (Suarez) and Kyle (Larson) had left me enough room from the bottom to get there and was there. I don’t guess he saw me in time. I had a really big run coming and it was the time of day to go, so we went.”
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race Quotes

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AAA TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
TEXAS MOTORPLEX IN ENNIS, TEXAS
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2017

An interview with top Fuel winner BRITTANY FORCE, JOHN FORCE RACING, MONSTER ENERGY CHEVROLET TOP FUEL DRAGSTER (No. 5 qualifier; second career victory from No. 5 spot; third win of season and sixth in 118-race career; second in points):

Q: YOU LOOK GOOD IN A COWBOY HAT.
BRITTANY FORCE: Thank you. It’s my first one. To be honest, I didn’t know which way was front and which way was back.

Q: YOU DID NOT HAVE AN EASY ROUND ALL DAY.
BRITTANY FORCE: This far along in the game, it’s going to be tough. Two people that are ahead of us, (Doug) Kalitta and (Steve) Torrence, and we took them out. It felt good. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
OCTOBER 15, 2017

RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS – Finished 2nd
ON THE RACE.
“I don’t know that it was a good kind of crazy, but that’s the problem we are in. Proud of the guys on this Caterpillar Chevrolet with RCR and ECR to do what we did. We tried to play it smart and in the end we were close, but not close enough. I got double-teamed with the No. 2 and the No. 22 (Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano). That was the difference.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

Olsbergs MSE, Honda Conclude the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Season

Olsbergs MSE, Honda Conclude the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Season

• Mitchell deJong Ends Season as Highest Finishing Rookie
• Sebastian Eriksson Scores First Win in Louisville, Podium Finish in Atlantic City
• Oliver Eriksson Posts Season-High Finish of Fourth in Indianapolis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 15, 2017) – In the final event of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season, Olsbergs MSE’s (OMSE) Mitchell deJong cemented his status as the most successful rookie in Red Bull GRC Supercars, piloting the No. 24 Red Bull Honda OMSE Civic. Continue reading Olsbergs MSE, Honda Conclude the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Season

Chevy Racing–Talladega Fast Facts

CHEVY FAST FACTS
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
October 15, 2017

A total of 18 Team Chevy drivers will start the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Talladega Superspeedway. The 188-lap/500-mile contest around the 2.66-mile venue is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on NBC, MRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com. Continue reading Chevy Racing–Talladega Fast Facts