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Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono-Driver Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
LONG POND, PA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER
POST QUALIFYING QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2018

DRIVER QUOTES:
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, POLE WINNER: THIS IS YOUR 53RD CAREER POLE AND IT TIES A.J. FOYT FOR ALL-TIME POLES. HOW COOL IS THAT? “Very cool to be up there with A.J. Foyt, a legend like that. I couldn’t have imagined that starting my career. So, it’s over the moon. It’s great to start at the front here. I think it will be a bit of a track position race and that’s what we need to get our championship back on track.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono-Driver Quotes

Aschenbach Leads Acura Qualifying in Virginia

Aschenbach Leads Acura Qualifying in Virginia
• Lawson Aschenbach and Justin Marks will start seventh for Meyer Shank racing
• Mario Farnbacher qualifies eighth in NSX GT3 he will co-drive with Katherine Legge

DANVILLE, VA (August 18, 2018) – Lawson Aschenbach led the way for Acura Saturday at the classic Virginia International Raceway road course, qualifying seventh in his #93 Acura NSX GT3 in preparation for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.

Although today’s qualifying was held in hot and humid – but dry – conditions, heavy rains descended on the VIR grounds at the end of GTD qualifying, and the weather forecast for Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute race also includes a high probability of rain. Continue reading Aschenbach Leads Acura Qualifying in Virginia

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat
Team going for fourth class victory in seven years at Virginia

DANVILLE, Virginia (August 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing will start from the second and fourth rows of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway following a somewhat damp qualifying session for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.

Antonio Garcia qualified fourth and Tommy Milner seventh in GT Le Mans (GTLM), which has headliner honors this weekend. Corvette Racing will go for its fourth victory at VIR in seven tries and third in a row. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono Qualifying

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2018

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET – Pole Winner
THIS IS YOUR 53RD CAREER POLE AND IT TIES A.J. FOYT FOR ALL-TIME POLES. HOW COOL IS THAT?
“Very cool to be up there with A.J. Foyt, a legend like that. I couldn’t have imagined that starting my career. So, it’s over the moon. It’s great to start at the front here. I think it will be a bit of a track position race and that’s what we need to get our championship back on track.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono Qualifying

RCR Post Race Report – Food City 300

Matt Tifft Earns First Top-10 Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in No. 2 Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet

“My team worked so hard all weekend long on our No. 2 Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet. We lacked a lot of front turn on Thursday during practice, and we had to make some major changes to it. It handled a lot better during qualifying, which showed when we started fifth, our second top-five starting spot in two weeks. When I fired off for the race, I struggled with no rear grip at all and got shuffled back. Randall (Burnett, crew chief) made the call to pit under the first yellow flag and made major changes to the car. It handled much better after that, and we were able to race in the top five for most of the remaining laps of the race. Unfortunately, on the overtime start I just didn’t have the tires to keep up and fell back a couple spots. It still was a top-10 finish though, and my first one at Bristol, so we’ll take this and continue to build off it.”
-Matt Tifft Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – Food City 300

ROBERT HIGHT NO. 1 AFTER FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

ROBERT HIGHT NO. 1 AFTER FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT
BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 17, 2018) — Robert Hight leads John Force Racing as the preliminary No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway on Friday evening. Brittany Force is in the 11th spot in Top Fuel in her black and green Monster Energy dragster and John Force and Courtney Force are looking to improve from the No. 13 and No. 14 spots respectively in Funny Car.

Hight, who set the Funny Car national elapsed time record at 3.793-seconds at Brainerd last season, earned six bonus points throughout Friday qualifying. His 3.971-second pass at 326.95 mph from the first session landed him in the No. 1 spot for the night and his 3.989-second pass at 324.83 mph was the quickest of the second session. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT NO. 1 AFTER FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Menard Qualifies Fourth At Bristol

Menard Qualifies Fourth At Bristol

August 17, 2018

After one of their best qualifying efforts of the season, Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Knauf team will start Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway from the outside of the second row.

“We had a really solid day all around,” said Menard, who led the way in qualifying for the Ford Motor Company contingent.

Menard, who won the pole at Chicagoland Speedway last month, showed speed increases throughout the day on Friday, and topped it off with strong runs in the final two rounds of qualifying. Continue reading Menard Qualifies Fourth At Bristol

KYLE LARSON WINS THE POLE AT BRISTOL

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST QUALIFYING PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2018

KYLE LARSON WINS THE POLE AT BRISTOL
Chase Elliott Qualifies Second for All Chevrolet Front Row

BRISTOL, TN (August 17, 2018) – Kyle Larson stole the show in qualifying for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a fast lap of 15.015 seconds, 127.792 mph in his No. 42 DC Solar Camaro ZL1, and will start from the pole position in Saturday evening’s 500-lap race. The feat marked Larson’s seventh pole in 171 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and his first pole at the half-mile short track. It was also Chevrolet’s 699th pole win in NASCAR’s premier racing series. Continue reading KYLE LARSON WINS THE POLE AT BRISTOL

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 17, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
2ND CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 KELLEY BLUE BOOK CAMARO ZL1
5TH WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1
13TH JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1
18TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW NORKOOL CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
2nd Chase Elliott (Chevrolet)
3rd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
4th Paul Menard (Ford)
5TH William Byron (Chevrolet)

The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 18th at 6:30 pm, ET. Live coverage can be found on NBCSN, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
AUGUST 17, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Pole Winner:
THAT QUALIFYING SESSION WAS REALLY TIGHT
“Yeah, the top 5 was tight. I saw William (Byron) run his .04 there before I went out and I thought man, that’s going to be tough to beat. And, I would have never thought that three other guys would have squeezed in between him and me. That just shows how tough our sport is and our series is. But, our DC Solar Chevy has been really good all day, both in the Xfinity Series and the Cup Series. I felt a little off in first practice, but we got it going good in the second practice and then was fast every round in Qualifying. It’s my favorite track. I have yet to get a win here. We’ve been close so many times. I feel like Kyle (Busch) and I are the two best here, but he always seems to edge me out. Hopefully this weekend is a little different.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying

Race Report : “RAD DAN” BURKETT ROUND 6, Formula Drift [ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS]

We were thrilled to be at Gateway Motorsports Park, this was a new track introduced into the Formula Drift series just this year. The track layout was intimidating to say the least because of the length and speeds that it allowed for drivers to burn through their tires in no time.

The entertaining layout was made possible thanks to the technology applied to pro competition drift cars nowadays! With the right applications and set ups, we discovered a sweet spot with the Supra. With much patience, the team felt a victory in the knowledge we gained in this round and we only see things moving up from here!

Thank you for your continuous support, we are very excited to work with each of our partners as Dan’s race program continues to grow.

We will make our way to Texas Motor Speedway 1 Month From Now!

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Austin Dillon

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2018

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW NORKOOL CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his strong run last weekend at Michigan, racing at Bristol and many other topics. Full Transcript:

YOUR PERFORMANCE LAST WEEK WAS PRETTY GREAT FOR YOU GUYS AS A WHOLE. DO YOU GUYS HAVE MORE OF THAT AND IS THAT THE FIRST OF WHAT YOU WILL SEE FROM YOU GUYS IN THE PLAYOFFS?
“Yeah, you know, obviously that was a big run for our team there at RCR and ECR. Everybody back at the shop has been working really hard to turn the Camaro around for our side of things. We have seen some speed from other guys throughout the year and we have been close. We have had some qualifying runs that were positive, but we weren’t able to relate it to the race. I think last week we proved that we could relate the speed in qualifying to the race and that is huge. Great momentum coming up to some good tracks for us with Bristol, Darlington, finishing with Indy leading into the Playoffs. I definitely think if we carry this speed into the Playoffs we are going to be in a good spot.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Austin Dillon

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kasey Kahne

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2018

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 95 THORNE WELLNESS CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway to discuss the recent announcement that he would be retiring from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Full Transcript:

HOW LONG HAD THIS REALLY BEEN GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD? HOW LONG HAD YOU BEEN CONSIDERING MAKING THIS MOVE? HOW HARD WAS IT TO KEEP IT TO YOURSELF?
“It has been on my mind for a while. Truthfully, the last two years at Hendrick and then the year here at LFR (Leavine Family Racing) just like as far as competition, I haven’t been as competitive as what I want to be. So, I would say over the last three, four months it’s started being on my mind, like man, do I need to find other things to do and think of other things to do. I just finally made that decision. But it’s definitely been there for a few months. I would say this year and LFR is working very hard to make improvements even get better from where we are at right now and that was exciting to me. It kept me in it a little bit longer, but then I finally just decided that it is time to do something different. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kasey Kahne

POINTS LEADER COURTNEY FORCE FOCUSED ON FINISHING REGULAR SEASON ON HIGH NOTE

POINTS LEADER COURTNEY FORCE FOCUSED ON FINISHING REGULAR
SEASON ON HIGH NOTE
BRAINERD, Minn. (August 16, 2018) — Current Funny Car points leader Courtney Force and her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS show no signs of slowing down as they head into the final two races of the regular season. With four wins and ten No. 1 qualifiers to her name, Force is looking towards the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in search of more consistency and more momentum to carry the team into the Countdown to the Championship.

“This Advance Auto Parts team is ready to head back to Brainerd,” said Force. “With how we’re running right now it will be a good weekend. We’ve never won there before but we’ve qualified pretty well and been able to go some rounds. We’ll be looking to get that win heading into the Indy race hoping to improve on our points lead and be ready for the Countdown.” Continue reading POINTS LEADER COURTNEY FORCE FOCUSED ON FINISHING REGULAR SEASON ON HIGH NOTE

BRITTANY FORCE POISED FOR MORE RACE DAY SUCCESS AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

BRITTANY FORCE POISED FOR MORE RACE DAY SUCCESS AT
BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 16, 2018) — Brittany Force, back in her Monster Energy green and black Top Fuel dragster for this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, heads to Brainerd International Raceway with high hopes as she sits eighth in the Mello Yello points standings. Being in the bottom half of the field isn’t something the reigning world champion is worried about after her team battled from sixth to claim the category crown in 2017.

The Monster Energy team picked 18 of 24 round wins in the final six races of the season and finished the season sweeping the Auto Club Finals. The standout team secured the No. 1 qualifier, won the championship with a second-round victory on Sunday and went on to finish the season with the race win. This season, Force has arguably already overcome her toughest challenge of her career. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE POISED FOR MORE RACE DAY SUCCESS AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Chevrolet Aims for Third Win in a Row at Pocono

Chevrolet Aims for Third Win in a Row at Pocono

· Will Power has stood in victory circle the past two years
ᴏ Chevrolet has won three of five races since Indy car return to Pocono
· Team Chevy drivers seek to improve title prospects
ᴏ Josef Newgarden is third, Power is fourth in standings
· Ed Carpenter to mark 175th career race
ᴏ Team owner/driver relies on Chevy power since 2012
· Pocono Raceway hosts its 25th Indy car race

DETROIT (Aug. 15, 2018) – Past success at a racetrack is a tangible motivator for Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) drivers. More intrinsic, though no less significant, is a driver’s perceptions of the venue – “their enjoyability factor,” according to Will Power.

Power returns this weekend to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for the ABC Supply 500 with motivation and momentum. Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and four-time title runner-up, has won the past two 500-mile races on 2.5-mile tri-oval designed by Rodger Ward. Continue reading Chevrolet Aims for Third Win in a Row at Pocono

CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

What: 37th Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
When: Friday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Aug. 19
Where: Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota
TV: FS1 live qualifications, 6 p.m. ET Aug. 17
FS1 live eliminations and finals, 2 p.m. ET Aug. 19

Chevrolet Aims to Continue Momentum at Lucas Oil Nationals
Team Chevy drivers seeking consistency in penultimate regular-season race

DETROIT (Aug. 16, 2018) – Second-year Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray enters the penultimate race of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season with great memories, momentum and motivation.

Memories: Gray, driver of the Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro SS, will seek to repeat his victory this weekend in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. In 2017 at the Minnesota racetrack, the 18-year-old claimed his third No. 1 qualifier honor of the season and raced to his fourth career Pro Stock victory by defeating eventual class champion Bo Butner in the final. Continue reading CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

Acura NSX GT3s Again the Focus at VIRginia International Raceway

Acura NSX GT3s Again the Focus at VIRginia International Raceway
• Meyer Shank Racing, Katherine Legge continue GTD title challenge
• Lawson Aschenbach, Justin Marks seek to turn speed into results
• Mario Farnbacher returns to the MSR driver lineup

TORRANCE, Calif. (August 15, 2018) – Acura’s NSX GT3s head to the fast and challenging VIRginia International Raceway road course this weekend, as Meyer Shank Racing and Katherine Legge continue their fight for the GTD class championship.

Located in the rolling hills of southern Virginia, VIR is the scene for the second of two rounds exclusively featuring the GT categories of the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Legge and her MSR team currently are second in the GTD title battle, with three rounds remaining. Continue reading Acura NSX GT3s Again the Focus at VIRginia International Raceway

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock
team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd
BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – Five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro team are riding a wave of momentum – and it’s the perfect time of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway marks the last race before the prestigious U.S. Nationals and the penultimate race before the Countdown to the Championship. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd

JOHN FORCE EYES 150th CAREER VICTORY IN EVENT HE HAS WON MORE THAN ANY OTHER

JOHN FORCE EYES 150th CAREER VICTORY IN EVENT HE HAS WON
MORE THAN ANY OTHER
BRAINERD, Minn. (August 15, 2018) — If John Force is to win his 150th NHRA event before the end of his 42nd pro season, his best opportunity may come this weekend when he drives the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS in pursuit of the Funny Car championship at the 37th annual Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

At no other venue has the Hall of Fame owner/driver been more successful than at BIR where he has won 11 times in 32 career appearances, where he never has failed to make the starting field and where he has won 78.3 percent of the elimination rounds in which he has been involved (76 of 97).

Coming off a final round triumph over teammate Robert Hight in last week’s independently-produced Night Under Fire at Norwalk, Ohio, the 69-year-old’s confidence is steadily growing as he battles to secure one of the 10 Funny Car starting spots in the upcoming Countdown to the Championship. Continue reading JOHN FORCE EYES 150th CAREER VICTORY IN EVENT HE HAS WON MORE THAN ANY OTHER