Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

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

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

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’

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
AUGUST 19, 2017

BOWTIE BULLETS
LOCKED IN:
With only three races remaining until the 16 playoff drivers are decided, Chevrolet already has five drivers locking into the playoffs by virtue of their victories in 2017. Chevrolet SS drivers Kyle Larson, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon make up Chevrolet’s series leading nine wins this season. Chevrolet is on track to place two more drivers into the playoffs, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray, are currently the highest drivers in the point standings that do not have wins yet this year. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Advance

Chevy Racing–KYLE LARSON WINS AT MICHIGAN IN OVERTIME

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
AUGUST 13, 2017

KYLE LARSON WINS AT MICHIGAN IN OVERTIME
Six Team Chevy Drivers Finish in Top 10

BROOKLYN, Mich. (August 13, 2017) – In an exciting overtime restart of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Kyle Larson powered his No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS to the lead to capture his third consecutive win at the popular 2-mile venue. The victory was also Larson’s third thus far in the 2017 season, and fourth of his MENCS career. Continue reading Chevy Racing–KYLE LARSON WINS AT MICHIGAN IN OVERTIME

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 13, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – RACE WINNER
ON THE RESTART
“I was running a few options through my head of what to do if I got a good jump, and that was one of them and it worked out perfect. I can’t believe that happened. We were struggling all day. We were definitely not as good as the last two times we won here, but we preserved and had a great restart at the end. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying

TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
5TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVY SS
7TH JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CHEVY SS
9TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVY SS

TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Brad Keselowski (Ford)
2nd Joey Logano (Ford)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Matt Kenseth (Toyota)
5TH Chase Elliott (Chevrolet)

The Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled to begin on Sunday August 13th. Live coverage can be found on NBC Sports Network, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 at 3:00 p.m. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kasey Kahne

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 11, 2017

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 LIFTMASTER CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed his reaction to the announcement that he will not return to the No. 5 Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports in 2018, his thoughts on where he might race next season, the first practice session at Michigan and many other topics. Full Transcript:

HOW DO YOU FEEL THE DYNAMIC AND VIBE WAS WITHIN THE TEAM TODAY?
“Well, I think it was kind of interesting… the vibe was good. The team was good just pretty similar to always. It was the first time I had seen my guys since the news. A lot of them weren’t at the shop on Monday, so they were told by guys that were at the shop and I was gone at Knoxville this week. I talked to a couple over text or Snapchat, phone call, something like that, but that was really about it. So, today it was cool everybody seemed good. We just kind of went to work like always and hope to put together a really strong weekend.”
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kasey Kahne

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 11, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed racing sprint cars, how he is getting from Michigan to Knoxville to race tomorrow, regaining momentum heading into the playoffs and many other topics. Full Transcript:

BUSY WEEK FOR YOU KYLE, GREAT START AT KNOXVILLE AND NOW YOU ARE HERE AT THE SITE OF A RACE TRACK THAT YOU ARE PRETTY GOOD AT. COULD YOU WALK US THROUGH YOUR MINDSET GOING INTO THIS WEEK?
“Yeah, it’s already been a good week. Monday, I ran Oskaloosa (Iowa) and ran third. Wednesday, we won at Knoxville and here we have been pretty decent in practice so far. Could use a little more speed. I feel like the handling is okay, but could use a little more speed. And then, yeah, it’s fun. Michigan is a great track for us. We have won the last two times here. We have had some good runs before that as well. We have been off a little bit the last couple of weeks, but excited to be back here at Michigan where we do have success and can hopefully run well and get that momentum back. Yeah, Chip (Ganassi, team owner) is allowing me to go to Knoxville tomorrow, which is great. So, I will get to go and compete in the A-main there and then come back and try and go for three in a row here. Cool weekend for me and really excited for it.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson

Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car Performance icon expands Camaro’s motorsports reach into premier NASCAR series

Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car
Performance icon expands Camaro’s motorsports reach into premier NASCAR series

DETROIT — A new era in Chevrolet motorsports starts today with the introduction of the Camaro ZL1 as the new race car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson — driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports — joined Mark Reuss, executive vice president of GM Global Product Development, to reveal the new race car at Chevrolet’s headquarters in Detroit. Continue reading Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car Performance icon expands Camaro’s motorsports reach into premier NASCAR series

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–William Byron and Rick Hendrick

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
JULY 9, 2017
WILLIAM BYRON AND RICK HENDRICK MET WITH THE MEDIA THIS AFTERNOON BY VIRTUE OF A TELECONFERENCE DISCUSSION THIS MORNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WILLIAM BYRON WILL BE PILOTING THE NO. 5 CHEVROLET IN 2018 FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS. FULL TRANSCRIPT:
William, when did you and Mr. Hendrick first talk about the opportunity for you to go to the NASCAR Cup Series?
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–William Byron and Rick Hendrick

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
PURE MICHIGAN 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN
AUGUST 13, 2017

BOWTIE BULLETS
MICHIGAN HERITAGE:
In 2013, Michigan International Speedway (MIS) began the tradition of honoring the winning manufacturer of each MIS race with a special trophy, the Michigan Heritage Trophy. Since the inception of the award, Chevrolet has earned five wins at MIS and has earned the prestigious award more times than any other manufacturer.

CHEVY HISTORY MINUTE:
Cale Yarborough took Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the first time at Michigan International Speedway in 1977. Since then, Chevrolet has powered 14 different drivers to Winner’s Circle at the brand’s home track. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan Advance

Olsbergs MSE, Honda Visit Atlantic City for Red Bull GRC

Olsbergs MSE, Honda Visit Atlantic City for Red Bull GRC

After a Month Away, Olsbergs MSE Looks For Win Number Two of 2017
• Third Doubleheader Key to Championship Hopes For Mitchell deJong
• Manufacturers’ Championship Battle Heats Up in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 9, 2017) – After a month of recovery from the opening seven intense rounds of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season, Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) and drivers Oliver Eriksson, Mitchell deJong and Sebastian Eriksson return to Atlantic City, NJ for the third doubleheader event of 2017. Continue reading Olsbergs MSE, Honda Visit Atlantic City for Red Bull GRC

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Watkins Glen

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
I LOVE NEW YORK 355
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
AUGUST 6, 2017

TOP TEAM CHEVY FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
9TH AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CHEVY SS
11TH CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 SCOTT PRODUCTS CHEVY SS
12TH MICHAEL MCDOWELL, NO. 95 K-LOVE RADIO CHEVY SS
13TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 SUNENERGY 1 CHEVY SS
14TH JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CHEVY SS Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Watkins Glen