Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 20 Years In Their Own Words

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 20 Years In Their Own Words
Ahead of landmark 20th consecutive appearance at the 24 Hours

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2019) – No program in endurance sports car racing can claim a longevity to match Corvette Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not only is this is the program’s 20th consecutive year at Le Mans, each year has been with Chevrolet and the Corvette brand. The success has been substantial with eight class victories in 19 attempts. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 20 Years In Their Own Words

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 10, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
2nd Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
10th Alex Bowman, No. 88 Nationwide Camaro ZL1
12th Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Chevrolet Accessories Camaro ZL1
14th Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Camaro ZL1
15th Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro Zl1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1st Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Kurt Busch (Chevrolet)
3rd Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota)
4th Daniel Suarez (Ford)
5th Kyle Busch (Toyota) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 20th Start in Hopes of Ninth Victory

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 20th Start in Hopes of Ninth Victory
Corvette program has set standard at 24 Hours for last two decades

• Corvette Racing seeks ninth class victory in competitive GTE Pro category
• Rockenfeller, No. 63 Corvette C7.R quickest in class on Test Day
• Six Corvette Racing drivers with 19 combined Le Mans victories

DETROIT (June 10, 2019) – For the 20th straight year, Corvette Racing is set to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Following a successful run on the Le Mans Test Day last weekend, endurance racing’s premier GT sports car team has put finishing touches on its preparations for a ninth class victory. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 20th Start in Hopes of Ninth Victory

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Topeka Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK IN TOPEKA, KANSAS
POST-RACE RECAP
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

Chevrolet Camaros register two victories in Kansas

Robert Hight picks up Funny Car field-leading fourth win of season
Austin Prock advances to first Top Fuel semifinal in 10-race career
Stephen Bell wins all-COPO Camaro Factory Stock Showdown final
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 9, 2019) – Robert Hight’s Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS was consistently quick again on race day, which made it a long day for Funny Car competitors. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Topeka Post Race

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES AND TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 8, 2019

Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy in Victory Lane at Texas
Victory is Fifth of Season for Bowtie Brand

FT. WORTH (JUNE 8, 2019) – Joseph Newgarden checked off a biggie on his to-do list. The 2018 NTT IndyCar Series champion crossed-off winning on a fast mile-and-a-half oval after claiming the victory in tonight’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Post Race

Rossi Runs Second for Honda in Texas

Rossi Runs Second for Honda in Texas
• Alexander Rossi continues championship fight with third podium result In last four races
• Strong run from Graham Rahal nets third-place finish
• Santino Ferrucci takes rookie points lead with career-best fourth

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 8, 2019) – A race that started out well for Honda, with the manufacturers’ drivers and teams running first through seventh on Lap 130 of the 248-lap DXC Technology 600, ended outside of Victory Circle Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading Rossi Runs Second for Honda in Texas

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Race Notes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
June 8, 2019

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD USA TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET – Race Winner
THIS IS YOUR FIRST SUPERSPEEDWAY WIN. YOU GOT IT DONE ON TRACK. HOW DID YOU HOLD OFF ALEXANDER ROSSI?
“These guys, man; they keep putting me out front. I’m just trying to get it done in the end! But, how about this Fitzgerald car? It looked good. It was great to have the Fitzgeralds here tonight. I knew we had a rocket ship; it was just about getting to the front. We were better in the front than we were in the back. I knew if we could some position we would be okay. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Race Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 8, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
7th Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
11th Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Caterpillar Camaro ZL1
12th Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Salutes Veterans Camaro ZL1
17th Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Camaro ZL1
19th Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1st Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Aric Almirola (Ford)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
5th Clint Bowyer (Ford)

FS1 will telecast the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway live at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, June 9. Live coverage can also be found on MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Qualifying

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES
JUNE 7, 2019

FT. WORTH (JUNE 7, 2019) – A total of nine Chevrolet 2.2 liter V6 powered drivers qualified for tomorrow night’s 248-lap DXC Technology 600 for the NTT IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kurt Busch

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 7, 2019

KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 MONSTER ENERGY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

HOW DID YOU FEEL THE AIR WAS ON THE CARS HERE AT MICHIGAN IN THE PRACTICE?
“By itself, the car ran comfortable and ran really good speed. In the draft, whether everybody is struggling with it or for us on the No. 1 car and the 42, we both felt like our drafting ability was compromised a bit.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kurt Busch

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 7, 2019

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT OUT OF THE CAR THIS WEEKEND?
“Yeah, I think in the past the rules were so different here that not much is going to apply. Just from the first practice we just had, with the amount of throttle you run, it’s a much different experience. There are two short practices today to work through a long list of ideas. So, we are plugging along but it’s going to be a wild race. The cars will be close together, really packed, a lot of passing and a lot of side-by-side.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Alex Bowman

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 7, 2019

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his paint scheme for the upcoming race at Darlington, his thoughts on the race package compared to the Kansas race, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Alex Bowman

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
POCONO 400
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MAY 31, 2019

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 – Media Breakout Session Highlights:

HOW WAS PRACTICE?
“Practice has been all right. This is a tricky place and all the other rules and everything are different, but I still feel like it still has some Pocono of old tendency, which is nice. I’ve enjoyed racing here and it’s a challenge, for me at least, just putting together one lap and putting it together right, especially for what the stopwatch shows. It’s just hard, for me today, it was just hard to get through each corner properly and show the pace that I felt like we have.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono Advance

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
POCONO 400
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MAY 31, 2019

TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his expectations at Pocono this weekend, his personal future idea changes to grow sport attendance, what the teams might be able to do to plan for the double-header at Pocono in 2020, and more. Full Transcript:

DO YOU EXPECT TO BE LIFTING THROUGH THE TUNNEL TURN, OR IS THAT A CORNER WHERE THE TEAMS MIGHT GO FLAT-OUT?
“We were so close to not lifting here with the old package through the Tunnel Turn, which was ridiculously fast. I think it’s going to be pretty wide-open. You can do it in a truck so I’d imagine you cab do it with these cars. I’ll let you know after lap 1. I’m curious to see if we’ll lift all the way out in Turn 3 and then what Turn 1 will be like if we lift all the way out there, too. There’s a possibility of not coming all the way out of the throttle all the way around here, which makes one minor slip or twist of the car have a huge impact over these long straight-aways. If you’re wide-open through any corner, you’re just taking whatever straightaways connect that corner and making them even longer, essentially. So, a mess-up in Turn 1, if you can hold the Tunnel Turn wide-open, gets quadruple-magnified down the straightaway. You’re just going to keep losing spots and keep losing spots. So, the more you’re wide-open, the more you take corners out of a race track.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono Advance

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Alex Bowman

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
POCONO RACEWAY
POCONO 400
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MAY 31, 2019

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1 met with media to discuss the impact of the changes to the weekend schedule, his confidence level from his consistently strong finishes, the potential effects of the rules package, his perspective on changes to bring more of the younger generation into the sport, and more. Full Transcript:

THIS WEEKEND IS A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE THAT NASCAR COULD POTENITALLY GO WITH IN THE FUTURE. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT IMPACT COULD HAVE AND HOW DO YOU THINK TEAMS WILL RESPOND TO IT?
“It definitely is a lot different for us. It’s kind of like what we do at Talladega. There will be a lot less time to make changes between those two practices and if you’re off, it’s going to be harder and more stressful to get a large amount of changes made between those two practices. I think trying to execute through those practices is probably going to be more critical because of the lack of time to get everything done and get through tech before qualifying. I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s going to be weird basically having the whole day off with just qualifying, so it’s definitely very different.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Alex Bowman

Chevrolet seeks to double up on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Chevrolet seeks to double up on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Chevrolet carries momentum from May sweep of races
Indy 500, INDYCAR GP winner Simon Pagenaud leads field
Team Chevy drivers are 1-2 in championship standings
Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden separated by one point
Chevrolet marks 125th race since 2012 return to competition
Bowtie brand has amassed 76 wins, 86 poles in span Continue reading Chevrolet seeks to double up on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
POCONO 400
POCONO RACEWAY
LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA
JUNE 2, 2019

BOWTIE BULLETS:
TAKING THE CHECKERED FLAG:
Chevrolet leads all MENCS manufacturers with 32 victories in the 82 races on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway tri-oval, including a streak of six in a row from August 2102 (Jeff Gordon) to June 2015 (Martin Truex Jr.). Benny Parsons gave the Bowtie brand its first win at the racetrack in 1977; Darrel Waltrip, driving a Buick, was the pole winner. GM brands Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile have contributed 11 victories. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono Advance

Chevrolet teams, drivers enter four-in-a-row race stretch

CHEVROLET AT JOLIET

What: Route 66 NHRA Nationals
When: Friday, May 30-Sunday, June 2
Where: Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois
TV: FS1 will telecast eliminations and finals at 5:30 p.m. ET June 2

Chevrolet teams, drivers enter four-in-a-row race stretch
Team Chevy seeks to continue momentum in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

DETROIT (May 29, 2019) – A stretch of four consecutive National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) event weekends, starting with the 22nd Route 66 NHRA Nationals, will push Chevrolet drivers to retain their winning ways.
Continue reading Chevrolet teams, drivers enter four-in-a-row race stretch

Corvette Racing at Le Mans–Circuit de la Sarthe

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Dress Rehearsal for 20th Appearance
Pair of Corvettes set for eight hours of running at famed Circuit de la Sarthe

• Corvette Racing seeks ninth class victory in competitive GTE Pro category
• Road America, Chevrolet simulator sessions part of intense preparation
• Six Corvette Racing drivers with 19 combined Le Mans victories

DETROIT (May 28, 2019) – Corvette Racing is back across the Atlantic once again for a landmark appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – its 20th consecutive appearance at the historic French endurance race.

Sunday’s annual Le Mans Test Day serves as a final dress rehearsal for the twice-around-the-clock race on June 15-16. It is the only time that Corvette Racing – and the rest of the 62-car field – can turn laps around the 8.48-mile Circuit de la Sarthe, a mixture of permanent race track and public roads.

This is a landmark year at Le Mans for Corvette Racing. No team is on record as having made more than 20 consecutive appearances, and the program has won eight times in 19 tries. What’s more, Corvette Racing’s Le Mans record also includes eight runner-up class finishes and nearly 100,00 racing miles completed. Continue reading Corvette Racing at Le Mans–Circuit de la Sarthe