Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
JUNE 24, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
SONOMA SUCCESS:
No other manufacturer has visited Victory Lane at Sonoma Raceway more often than Chevrolet. The Bowtie Brand has been in Winner’s Circle 11 times at the 11-turn, 1.99-mile venue.

CHEVY HISTORY MINUTE:
Ernie Irvan took Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the first time at Sonoma Raceway in 1992. Since then, Chevrolet has powered five different drivers and four (Lumina, Monte Carlo, Impala and SS) different nameplates to Winner’s Circle at the Northern California track. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Advance

Chevrolet Claims Pro Stock Victory on Father’s Day at Bristol

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
FITZGERALD USA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL DRAGWAY IN BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

Chevrolet Claims Pro Stock Victory on Father’s Day at Bristol

• Jeg Coughlin Jr. earns 60th Pro Stock victory of career, second of season
• No. 1 Funny Car qualifier Courtney Force retains class points lead
• Arthur Kohn is runner-up in Chevy COPO Camaro in SAM Tech Showdown
• Jeff Strickland advances to Stock Eliminator semis in Chevy COPO Camaro

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 17, 2018) – The Chevrolet-powered Pro Stock finalists in the Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals have combined for 150 class victories, have faced off 93 times – including 20 times in the final round – and were the Nos. 1 and 2 qualifiers.

Jeg Coughlin Jr., the No. 2 qualifier in the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro SS, prevailed over Greg Anderson on a 136-degree Bristol Dragway in the 11th round of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Continue reading Chevrolet Claims Pro Stock Victory on Father’s Day at Bristol

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Bristol

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
FITZGERALD USA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL DRAGWAY IN BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

An interview with Pro Stock winner JEG COUGHLIN JR., ELITE MOTORSPORTS, JEGS.COM/ELITE PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 2 qualifier; 60th Pro Stock win and 79th national event win in seven classes; also beat Greg Anderson at Chicago two weeks earlier; cut an .023 light and ran 6.709 seconds at 205.10):
YOU’RE ON A ROLL
“It feels great and it’s a testament to our team. We showed our way right to the checkers in Chicago and then came back here in Bristol with another win. It felt fantastic from behind the wheel.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Bristol

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Halfway Report

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Halfway Report
Garcia/Magnussen/Rockenfeller fighting in top-five; No. 64 Corvette still going strong

LE MANS, France (June 17, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s No. 63 entry remained among the lead six cars in a hotly contested GTE Pro category as the 24 Hours of Le Mans entered its second half.

Antonio Garcia had just gotten back in the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R prior to the 12-hour mark as the team’s highest-running entry continued to press its attack on the Circuit de la Sarthe and the rest of the 17-car GTE Pro field.

Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were on the cusp of the led lap into Hour 13 as Le Mans began to claim a handful of contenders in the dark of night. The Corvette was on the brink of the top-five and less than a minute for fourth place in what has been the toughest GTE Pro fight the team has faced. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Halfway Report

Chevrolet Claims Funny Car, Pro Stock No. 1 Qualifier Honors

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
FITZGERALD USA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL DRAGWAY IN BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
POST-QUALIFYING RECAP
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018

Chevrolet Claims Funny Car, Pro Stock No. 1 Qualifier Honors

• Courtney Force is Funny Car low qualifier for seventh time of season
• Reigning Funny Car champion Robert Hight is the No. 3 qualifier
• Greg Anderson records seventh Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier, 100th of career
• David Barton is SAM Tech Showdown low qualifier in Chevy COPO Camaro

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 16, 2018) – Consistently fast and Courtney Force have been synonymous through 11 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races.

The driver of the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS recorded her fifth Funny Car No. 1 qualifier honor in the past six races and class-leading seventh overall at the Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Continue reading Chevrolet Claims Funny Car, Pro Stock No. 1 Qualifier Honors

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Six-Hour Report

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Six-Hour Report
No. 63 Corvette in thick of tough GTE Pro battle; No. 64 C7.R fighting back after early trouble

LE MANS, France (June 16, 2018) – Corvette Racing found itself in the expected fight among GTE Pro cars in the opening six hours of the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday. The action in the category – featuring 17 cars and six manufacturers – was fast and furious with one of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in the thick of things.

Antonio Garcia was back at the wheel of the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette one-quarter into the race and in eighth position. All three drivers – Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller – put in double-stints to open the race, which saw the Corvette run anywhere from fifth to 11th after starting from the ninth position. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Six-Hour Report

N THEIR OWN WORDS: Corvette Racing At 20 Years, Part Two

N THEIR OWN WORDS: Corvette Racing At 20 Years, Part Two
Ahead of team’s 19th appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

DETROIT (June 15, 2018) – There has been plenty said about the impact of Corvette Racing’s 20th season of competition. Prominent figures inside Chevrolet and the program marveled about the team’s longevity, consistency and commitment to global GT endurance racing.

Those words of praise continue as Corvette Racing readies for its 19th consecutive appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans… ahead of what the program hopes is a ninth class victory. Continue reading N THEIR OWN WORDS: Corvette Racing At 20 Years, Part Two

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Garcia Improves in Final Qualifying Session

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Garcia Improves in Final Qualifying Session
No. 63 Corvette to start on fifth row, No. 64 C7.R on seventh row Saturday

LE MANS, France (June 14, 2018) – Corvette Racing will roll off from the fifth and seventh rows of an extremely deep and challenging GTE Pro field when the green flag flies for the start of the 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday. Already with eight victories and 19 consecutive event starts to its credit, the team hopes it can add to its record come Sunday afternoon.

Two final qualifying sessions Thursday helped set the 60-car field, which features 17 production-based entries in the GTE Pro category. Antonio Garcia improved his time from Wednesday’s lone session by a half-second Thursday in the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Garcia Improves in Final Qualifying Session

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Garcia, Milner Lead Charge in First Round of Qualifying

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Garcia, Milner Lead Charge in First Round of Qualifying
Program going for ninth Le Mans class victory in 19 attempts

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2018) – Corvette Racing went as fast as it ever has in the GTE Pro category around the Circuit de la Sarthe on Wednesday in the first of three qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs dipped into the 3:50 bracket and averaged more than 131 mph around the 8.47-mile track.

Antonio Garcia led the way Wednesday in the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R with a lap of 3:50.789 (132.041 mph) to rank 11th of 17 GTE Pro entries after the week’s initial two-hour time trial session. He and Jan Magnussen placed third in last year’s GTE Pro race, and they will try for victory this year with Mike Rockenfeller.

Not far behind Garcia was Tommy Milner in the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R at 3:50.952 (131.979 mph). He, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fässler are teaming at Le Mans for the second year in a row and have a 24-hour victory to their credit – the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Garcia, Milner Lead Charge in First Round of Qualifying

Chevrolet Returns to Thunder Valley with Long-Standing Momentum

CHEVROLET AT BRISTOL

What: 18th Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals
When: Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17
Where: Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tennessee
TV: FS1 live qualifications, 6 p.m. ET June 15, and taped qualifications, 9 p.m. ET June 16
FS1 taped eliminations and finals, 7:30 p.m. ET June 17

Chevrolet Returns to Thunder Valley with Long-Standing Momentum
Team Chevy drivers aim to celebrate Father’s Day with visit to the winner’s circle

DETROIT (June 13, 2018) – A spate of struggles during the first half of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 18-race regular season confounded John Force. But the 16-time Funny Car champion learned long ago that objectivity helps put on-track trials in perspective. Continue reading Chevrolet Returns to Thunder Valley with Long-Standing Momentum

Chevrolet Doubles Up at Richmond with Funny Car, Pro Stock Wins

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK IN NORTH DINWIDDIE, VIRGINIA
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

Chevrolet Doubles Up at Richmond with Funny Car, Pro Stock Wins

• Courtney Force claims fourth victory in 10 Funny Car races this season
• All the class points leader’s wins have come as the No. 1 qualifier
• John Force is runner-up in 250th Funny Car final of illustrious career
• Tanner Gray earns seventh Pro Stock victory in 34 career races

NORTH DINWIDDIE, Va. (June 10, 2018) – On June 4, 1995, Courtney Force – wearing a “Virginia is for Lovers” T-shirt joined her father in the winner’s circle at Virginia Motorsports Park to celebrate his Funny Car victory. Continue reading Chevrolet Doubles Up at Richmond with Funny Car, Pro Stock Wins

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Virginia

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
VIRGINIA NHRA NATIONALS
VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK IN NORTH DINWIDDIE, VIRGINIA
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

An interview with Funny Car winner COURTNEY FORCE, JOHN FORCE RACING, ADVANCE AUTO PARTS CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 1 qualifier for sixth time this season and 23rd of career; fourth win of season – all as low qualifier – and 12th of career in 153 races; class points leader):
FOUR TIMES YOU’VE WON THIS YEAR, ALL FROM THE NO. 1 SPOT
“I just have to say thank you to all the fans that are out here this weekend. To pull up and see just a packed house is incredible. Just the support that you guys gave our team. Every single crew guy on my Advance Auto Parts Chevy, Brian Corradi and Dan Hood who are turning this thing, they are the ones who gave me a fast hot rod all weekend long and I am just so proud to be in that driver’s seat. It was a lot of fun to be able to race my dad in the final round.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Virginia

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 10, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
9th CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 MOUNTAIN DEW/LITTLE CAESARS CAMARO ZL1
10th JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CAMARO ZL1
13th WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1
14th AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW SALUTES VETERANS CAMARO ZL1
16th ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Clint Bowyer (Ford)
2nd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
3rd Kurt Busch (Ford)
4th Kyle Busch (Toyota)
5TH Paul Menard (Ford) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

Simon Pagenaud Puts Chevy on Podium at Texas

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES
JUNE 9, 2018

Simon Pagenaud Puts Chevy on Podium at Texas

FT WORTH – June 9, 2018) – Simon Pagenaud scored a hard-fought runner-up finish in the 248-lap/357.12-mile DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Behind the wheel of the No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) champion scored his first podium of the season and his first at TMS.

Starting second, Pagenaud battled through the scorching heat that plagued the event all weekend that resulted in greater tire wear. He was credited for leading twice for 26 laps, and jumps to eighth in the standings with eight races remaining in the 2018 season. Continue reading Simon Pagenaud Puts Chevy on Podium at Texas

Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy Power on the Pole at Texas

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST QUALIFYING DRIVER QUOTES
JUNE 8, 2018

Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy Power on the Pole at Texas
Fourth Texas Pole for Bowtie Brand Since 2012 Return to Verizon IndyCar Series Competition

FT WORTH – June 8, 2018) – Josef Newgarden had won a singular Verizon P1 Award in 2018. His effort at Barber Motorsports Park in April paid off and he went on to win that race. So when the defending Verizon IndyCar Series Champion rolled into Texas Motor Speedway for round nine of the 2018 17-race season, he was determined to repeat the formula that had worked so well for him earlier in the year.

Piloting the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Newgarden laid down a two-lap average of 220.613 mph/46.9964-seconds to best his teammate, Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 DXC Technology Chevrolet, whose two-lap average was 220.311 mph/47.0607-seconds. Continue reading Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy Power on the Pole at Texas

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Post Qualifying

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST QUALIFYING DRIVER QUOTES
JUNE 8, 2018

Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy Power on the Pole at Texas
Fourth Texas Pole for Bowtie Brand Since 2012 Return to Verizon IndyCar Series Competition

FT WORTH – June 8, 2018) – Josef Newgarden had won a singular Verizon P1 Award in 2018. His effort at Barber Motorsports Park in April paid off and he went on to win that race. So when the defending Verizon IndyCar Series Champion rolled into Texas Motor Speedway for round nine of the 2018 17-race season, he was determined to repeat the formula that had worked so well for him earlier in the year. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Post Qualifying

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas Qualifying

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST QUALIFYING VERIZON P1 AWARD WINNER QUICK QUOTE
JUNE 8, 2018

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 1 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, pole winner quick quote. It is the second Verizon P1 Award of the 2018 season for the defending Verizon IndyCar Series Champion, his first at Texas Motor Speedway and the fourth of his career.

“I was worried about Will (Power, Team Penske teammate). I’ve been picked by him before at the last minute; that is how the qualifying draw goes…and…he is good. Will knows how to put a good lap together, but he might have had a little blip on his first lap. So, it might have been really, really close if he didn’t have that.

“But obviously, it is a day for Team Penske. We aren’t going to be dissatisfied with our 1 – 2 – 3 regardless of the order. Obviously I’m really happy for being first, but I think the team is satisfied with that. But now we have to put our heads down, work hard in practice tonight and try to win this race.

Chevy Racing–Michigan–Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 8, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
11th RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 OKUMA CAMARO ZL1
13th CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 MOUNTAIN DEW/LITTLE CAESARS CAMARO ZL1
14th WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1
16th AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW SALUTES VETERANS CAMARO ZL1
18th CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 SCOTT COMFORT PLUS CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kurt Busch (Ford)
2nd Brad Keselowski (Ford)
3rd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
4th Kevin Harvick (Ford)
5TH Joey Logano (Ford)

The FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway is scheduled to begin on Sunday, June 10th. Live coverage can be found on FOX, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 at 2:00 p.m. Continue reading Chevy Racing–Michigan–Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 8, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed going for four wins in a row at Michigan, his time spent this past week in the Chevy simulator and many other topics. Full Transcript:

YOU’VE WON THE PAST THREE CUP SERIES RACES HERE AT MICHIGAN. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ONE OF THE FAVORITES HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND?
“I still feel like (Kevin) Harvick, Kyle (Busch) and (Martin) Truex (Jr.) are probably your favorites, but I’m sure I’m a part of that group just based off of our last three races here at Michigan with the wins. Our car has been fast here lately and especially here at Michigan. Hopefully, we can put a nice race together and try and just be in position like we have been for the other three races for the late race restarts and try and take advantage of them. And hopefully get another win. It would be cool to get four in a row.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Date with Destiny Dawns

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Date with Destiny Dawns
Ninth Le Mans class win would add another highlight in 20th season

DETROIT (June 8, 2018) – With a successful Test Day in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Corvette Racing to turn its focus toward the focal part of its season – the 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s the 19th consecutive appearance for the team at the French endurance classic… and undoubtedly its biggest challenge.

The two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs, fresh off eight hours of testing Sunday, are part of a 17-car field in the GTE Pro category. A victory would be the ninth for the program at Le Mans and quite possibly the most impressive. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Date with Destiny Dawns