Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
RICHMOND RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 20, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed the race at Bristol last week and finishing second to Kyle Busch, the upcoming race next week in Talladega, his expectations for this weekend at Richmond, the championship picture at this point in the season, the newly-announced package for the All-Star race, intermediate track racking, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Kyle Larson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Daniel Hemric

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
RICHMOND RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 20, 2018

DANIEL HEMRIC, NO. 8 SMOKEY MOUNTAIN HERBAL SNUFF CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed doing double duty his weekend for the first time with his Cup debut at Richmond Raceway coupled with his regular participation in the Xfinity Series, his challenges and expectations, support from his fans and family, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond–Daniel Hemric

2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500

2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500
Iconic Supercar Is 15th Corvette To Lead ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’

INDIANAPOLIS (April 19, 2018) – The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag Sunday, May 27 for the 102nd Running of the legendary race.

It marks the 15th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 29th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.

No other vehicle has served as the Pace Car more than the Corvette. To celebrate the iconic supercar’s connection to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the 2019 Corvette ZR1 and the other 14 Corvettes that have paced the “500” were on display on the front straightaway today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Continue reading 2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500

Chevrolet Ready for First Road Course Test

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· Team Chevy has won past three races at Barber Motorsports Park
ᴏ Reigning champion Josef Newgarden has two wins at racetrack
· Ninety laps on 2.38-mile, 17-turn course follow oval, street course races
ᴏ Chevy Racing has posted win, runner-up finish the past two weeks
· Tested Chevy engine is powering the new universal aero kit
ᴏ 2.2-liter V6, twin-turbocharged power plant is up to task
· Rene Binder to make second start in Juncos Racing entry

DETROIT (April 18, 2018) – The diverse Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) season intersects with the long and winding road course of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend for the third distinct challenge for Chevrolet teams and drivers in as many weeks.

Chevrolet has won the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn natural-terrain circuit the past three years, with Josef Newgarden recording two victories and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud taking the checkered flag on his drive to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

Newgarden’s dominant victory in 2015, in which he led more than half the 90 laps, was his first in an Indy car, and his 2017 win was the first of a series-high four during the season that led to his maiden driver title.

The race will be the first test on a road course of the Dallara chassis with the new universal aerodynamic bodywork powered by the 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 Chevrolet engine.

Two weeks ago, Newgarden drove the No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet to his eighth career win on the 1.022-mile ISM Raceway oval in Avondale, Arizona. Last weekend, Will Power led the Team Chevy charge with a runner-up finish on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street circuit in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

“Barber is one of my favorite tracks we visit — not just because we’ve won there — but because it’s a cool track and it’s only a few hours away from where I grew up (in Nashville, Tennessee). That just makes it even more special when I’ve won there,” said Newgarden, who is second in the standings heading into the fourth of 17 races. “Barber is going to be interesting since it’s the first time we’re racing the new car on a road course. I think it could lead to some really exciting racing for the great fans at Barber and the fans at home. The whole No. 1 Hitachi Chevrolet team and I are ready to take the strong car we have ready for this weekend to the track and run a great race.”

Twenty-four Verizon IndyCar Series drivers had the opportunity March 20 to test on the Barber Motorsports Park course. At 1 minute, 07.9793 seconds (121.802 mph), Newgarden clicked off the quickest lap and Power was a close second.

“Long Beach was really great for the whole No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet team,” Power said. “It’s done a lot for team morale going into this weekend at Barber. Road courses are always a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to racing one with the new car.”

In 2017, Chevy Racing won four of the six races on road courses (Newgarden at Barber at Mid-Ohio, Power at Indianapolis, and Pagenaud at Sonoma) and claimed 10 of 18 podium positions.

NBCSN will telecast the race live at 3 p.m. ET Sunday.

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Houston Advance

CHEVROLET AT HOUSTON

What:
31st NHRA SpringNationals
When:
Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22
Where:
Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas
TV:
FS1: Qualifications live – 1 p.m. ET Saturday
FS1: Eliminations and finals live – 2 p.m. ET Sunday

Chevrolet Drivers Seek to Continue Hot Streak in Houston
NHRA SpringNationals kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing

DETROIT (April 18, 2018) – With four Chevrolet Pro Stock winners in as many races to start the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, parity is on the same path as 2017.

Reigning Pro Stock champion Bo Butner won the Pomona opener, while Chris McGaha prevailed at Phoenix, Tanner Gray garnered the Gainesville win, and Vincent Nobile hoisted the Wally on the winner’s stage at Las Vegas. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Houston Advance

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
TOYOTA OWNERS 400
RICHMOND RACEWAY
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
APRIL 21, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
LEADER OF THE PACK:
Chevrolet leads all other manufacturers with 38 victories at the 0.75-mile, D-shaped, Richmond Raceway. Chevrolet has powered 17 different drivers and teams with six different nameplates (Impala, Monte Carlo, Lumina, Monte Carlo SS, Impala SS and Chevy SS) to Victory Lane at the Virginia short-track.

CHEVY HISTORY MINUTE:
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Chevrolet’s first win at Richmond Raceway. In the fall of 1958, Speedway Thompson drove his Black Widow Racer Chevrolet to victory over Lee Petty. Thompson led 140 of the 200-lap race event. It was Thompson’s 18th career Cup Series win and his first at Richmond Raceway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Richmond Advance

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Iconic Team Going for Ninth Class Win Familiar entries and lineup for program’s 19th straight appearance

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Iconic Team Going for Ninth Class Win
Familiar entries and lineup for program’s 19th straight appearance

Rockenfeller, Fässler join full-season roster at Le Mans
Corvette Racing an eight-time winner in French enduro
Biggest race of Corvette Racing’s 20th season

DETROIT (April 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing will look to write another chapter in its history book at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year as the team today confirmed its GTE Pro entries into the annual French endurance classic. The French countryside will echo with the sound of the familiar Chevrolet engines in both the team’s Corvette C7.Rs as Corvette Racing tackles Le Mans for the 19th consecutive season in search of a ninth victory. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Iconic Team Going for Ninth Class Win Familiar entries and lineup for program’s 19th straight appearance

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 16, 2018

KYLE LARSON GIVES CAMARO ZL1 RUNNER-UP FINISH AT BRISTOL
Three Camaro ZL1 Drivers Earn Top Five Finishes in ‘Thunder Valley’

BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 16, 2018) – After completing 204 circuits around the 0.526-mile Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) on Sunday, the race was suspended due to weather. The eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season resumed on Monday amid threatening snow, sleet and rain. Despite all those factors and an on-track spin while leading, Kyle Larson piloted his No. 42 McDonald’s Camaro ZL1 to a runner-up finish. Larson came just shy of collecting his first win at ‘The Last Great Coliseum’, but his machine became too loose in the closing laps to hold the top spot. Larson led a race-high 200 laps and it was his fifth top 10 finish in nine races at BMS and fourth top 10 finish of the 2018 season. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Post Race

Will Power puts Chevrolet on Podium with Runner-up Finish in Long Beach Grand Prix

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
STREETS OF LONG BEACH
TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP WITH POST RACE TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 15, 2018

Will Power puts Chevrolet on Podium with Runner-up Finish in Long Beach Grand Prix

LONG BEACH, Calif (April 15, 2018) – Will Power capitalized on his front row starting position and scored a strong runner-up finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) champion was credited with leading once for six laps in his No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

Defending VICS champ Josef Newgarden was seventh at the finish behind the wheel of the No, 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden led three of 85 laps in today’s race, contested on the 1.968-mile, 11 turn temporary street circuit. He currently sits second in the standings with three of the 17-race schedule in the record books. Continue reading Will Power puts Chevrolet on Podium with Runner-up Finish in Long Beach Grand Prix

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Grand Prix of Long Beach Post Race Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
STREETS OF LONG BEACH
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE QUOTES
APRIL 15, 2018

DRIVER QUOTES:

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND:
YOU WERE RUNNING QUALIFYING LAP SPEEDS AT THE END, ROSSI JUST HAD A LITTLE BIT MORE
“Yeah, they were definitely good early in the stint. But that was absolutely driving just as hard as I could go and I am sure he was driving has hard as he could go. I am sure he was using push to pass and the Hondas are just a little bit better out of the hairpin. On the restarts, I couldn’t get close. I think we had better top end but their drive out of the hairpins was really good. Chevy has done a great job and we have great horsepower this year and its awesome to get the Verizon Chevrolet on the podium this year.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Grand Prix of Long Beach Post Race Quotes

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Postponed Due to Inclement Weather After 204 Laps

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Postponed Due to Inclement Weather After 204 Laps

Camaro ZL1 Driver, Kyle Larson Leads

BRISTOL, Tenn. – April 15, 2018 – After completing 204 circuits around Bristol Motor Speedway, the remainder of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 has been postponed to Monday, April 16th due to persistent rain.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver, Kyle Larson, was scored as the leader when the race was suspended. The theme thus far in the eighth race of the 2018 Cup Series season has been stop and go. The start of the Food City 500 was slightly delayed in order to get the track dry from morning rain showers. Three red flag periods, two for weather and one for an on-track multi-car accident, halted the green-flag action for a total of 51 minutes. Continue reading Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Postponed Due to Inclement Weather After 204 Laps

Chevy Fast Facts–Bristol

CHEVY FAST FACTS
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
April 15, 2018

A total of 18 Team Chevy Camaro ZL1 drivers will start the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway The 500-lap/265.5-mile contest around the 0.533-mile venue is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on FOX, PRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com. Continue reading Chevy Fast Facts–Bristol

Will Power puts Chevrolet on Front Row for Long Beach Grand Prix

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
STREETS OF LONG BEACH
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING RECAP
APRIL 14, 2018

Will Power puts Chevrolet on Front Row for Long Beach Grand Prix

LONG BEACH, Calif (April 14, 2018) – Will Power put his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on the front row for tomorrow’s running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Despite a slight brush with the wall, Power sat atop the leaderboard until less than a minute left on the clock.

With a lap of 1 minute 6:9054 seconds/105.893 mph, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) champion will start second, just ahead of his teammate, 2016 Series’ champion Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 DXC Technologies Team Chevrolet who will roll of third for the 85-lap/167.28-mile race on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit.

Defending VICS champ Josef Newgarden was the third Chevrolet 2.2 liter V6 twin turbocharged engine driver to make the Firestone Fast Six. Newgarden will start for the third race of the 2018 season from the sixth position on the grid after a significant side-hit to the wall late in the six-minute final session. Continue reading Will Power puts Chevrolet on Front Row for Long Beach Grand Prix

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Qualifying Notes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
STREETS OF LONG BEACH
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING QUOTES
APRIL 14, 2018

DRIVER QUOTES:

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 2ND:
“It was good. I felt like we had a really good car. Got to the Fast Six like we needed to, and yeah, just were not fast enough basically to be on pole, but very happy to be on the front row. You know, we’ve kind of crept up all weekend and definitely made the car better and in a good window now. Yeah, that was a lot of fun”

SIMON PAGENAU”D, NO. 22 DXC TECHNOLOGY TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 3RD:
“It is a really good result, all three of us in the Fast Six. It’s not easy these days. I have to say, I just want to pull my hat off to Team Penske for obviously understanding the street course setup. It’s been difficult just because of the success we’ve had with the previous aero kits. We’ve had to rethink a little bit, and three races we’ve been able to do it. Quite impressive I have to say. I’m quite excited to see that we could get the car in such a good place, and myself, I just have to extract a little bit more out of it, but obviously it was a fun and great qualifying. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Qualifying Notes

Gavin and Milner take No. 4 Corvette C7.R to Victory Lane at Long Beach – Winning Driver’s Quotes

Gavin and Milner take No. 4 Corvette C7.R to Victory Lane at Long Beach – Winning Driver’s Quotes with Jim Campbell Quote

TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 MOBIL 1/SIRIUS XM CORVETTE C7.R, RACE WINNER: “There is something about Long Beach. Something about having magic here. I don’t know what it is. We had it today. We had it last year. Whatever it is, I want to keep it. Really tough race today. The track was really, really tough with the marbles off line. Super difficult. I almost threw it away on the last corner, last lap. Really, really tough conditions. But, Corvette was great. Michelins were great. They were super strong right to the end. Just had that little bit of magic, litle bit of luck and that’s all we needed today!”

OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 MOBILE 1/SIRIUS XM CORVETTE C7.R, RACE WINNER: NOTE-TODAY’S VICTORY IS THE 50TH FOR GAVIN DRIVING FOR CORVETTE RACING: “Amazing the way that all came around. Yes we had a little bit of luck, but Tommy had to drive brilliantly at the end there and stay out of trouble. There were a number of incidents there. Man, we could have gotten taken out. We could have gotten in the wall. Tommy just navigated. We had a great pit stop. The guys did an amazing job at the stop. We jumped a number of people and put us in position there we we could challenge for that victory. And we got it! That is our first win in season No. 20 for Corvette Racing. And it is my 50th victory with the team. That is pretty amazing. I am just thrilled.”

JIM CAMPBELL, US VICE PRESIDENT PERFORMANCE VEHICLES AND MOTORSPORTS: “This team just does not give up. While we didn’t have the ideal starting position, Olly and Tommy took advantage of every opportunity on track and the crew executed in the pits. Congratulations to the #4 Corvette team for back-to-back wins at Long Beach.”

CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: Second and Third Rows in GTLM Qualifying

CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: Second and Third Rows in GTLM Qualifying
Defending GTLM champions will go for seventh class victory at venue

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2018) – Corvette Racing will go for its seventh victory on the streets of southern California from the second and third rows of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category following qualifying for Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.

Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R fourth Friday and Oliver Gavin fifth in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R for the third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which will air live on FOX starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: Second and Third Rows in GTLM Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
APRIL 13, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
6th KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 MCDONALD’S CAMARO ZL1
8TH ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CAMARO ZL1
11TH WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1
15TH KASEY KAHNE, NO. 95 WRL GENERAL CONTRACTORS CAMARO ZL1
16TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 MOUNTAIN DEW BAJA BLAST CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kyle Busch (Toyota)
2nd Kurt Busch (Ford)
3rd Brad Keselowski (Ford)
4th Ricky Stenhouse (Ford)
5TH Ryan Blaney (Ford)

The Foody City 500 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, April 15th at 2 pm, ET. Live coverage can be found on FOX, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 13, 2018

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed the season to date, the hard work and progress, the newly announced All-Star package, working with younger teammates, and more. Full Transcript:

YOU HAVE TWO WINS HERE AT BRISTOL. WHY DON’T YOU JUST TALK ABOUT COMING BACK HERE WHERE YOU ARE THE DEFENDING WINNER?
“I certainly hope to replicate what we did here last Spring; and even last Fall here we had a really strong race. We were competitive and really were able to knock out top 5 finishes here and gain points and get a nice trophy a couple of times. So, I’m excited to be back. This race track is one of my favorite ones to come to. It’s my favorite race track to watch a race here. I’ve been on the good side and the bad side of things that happen on-track, so it’s hard to say. I’ve joked here in the past that I love to watch a race here and don’t necessarily enjoy driving in a race here (laughs). There isn’t another track in the country like this place to get used to it. So, it really does take reps driving here and running here. Some guys have taken to it really quickly. For me, it’s taken some time and it’s been a crazy journey along the way. I love seeing this place packed and the energy that comes with it. So, I’m excited for another fun weekend.”
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 13, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 MCDONALD’S CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed what it will take to get a Bristol win, his thoughts on the track package at Bristol, how much he pays attention to the NASCAR news cycle and many other topics. FULL TRANSCRIPT:

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO BREAK THROUGH FOR A WIN HERE AT BRISTOL?
“I don’t know. I think we or I and or team have to get better when the track kind of changes from the first half of the race into the second half. It seems like every time I’ve been here, whether it’s Xfinity or Cup I can pretty much dominate the first half and then I guess I come back to everybody else. And it seems like I always make mistakes on pit road and stuff like that. Just got to clean it all up and that will give me a better shot at getting a win here. And then you’ve got to get somewhat lucky being in the outside lane to restart. But, yeah, Bristol is my favorite track and I always get excited to come here, so really looking forward to the weekend.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kyle Larson

Chevrolet Seeks to Continue Momentum on Long Beach Streets

Chevrolet Seeks to Continue Momentum on Long Beach Streets

· Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden coming off stirring win
ᴏ Driver of No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet atop standings
· Chevrolet has won two of the past three races on 1.968-mile course
ᴏ Team Chevy notched podium sweeps in 2015 and ’16 races
· Tested Chevy engine is powering the new universal aero kit
ᴏ 2.2-liter V6, twin-turbocharged power plant is up to task
· Fans have opportunities to meet their favorite Chevrolet drivers

DETROIT (April 11, 2018) – With a stirring victory April 8 at ISM Raceway, reigning Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) champion Josef Newgarden is brimming with confidence entering the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Continue reading Chevrolet Seeks to Continue Momentum on Long Beach Streets