Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Helio Castroneves Puts Chevrolet on Pole at Road America

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
KOHLER GRAND PRIX
ROAD AMERICA – ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 24, 2017

Helio Castroneves Puts Chevrolet on Pole at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, WISC: Helio Castroneves will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag for the 50th time in his career on Sunday for the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. With a lap of 1 minute, 41.3007 seconds/142.649 mph around the 14-turn, 4.013-mile natural-terrain road course, Castroneves captured the Verizon P1 Award for third time in 2017. It is his sixth front row starting position in 10 qualifying sessions this season. Continue reading Helio Castroneves Puts Chevrolet on Pole at Road America

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 24, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER
DID YOU THINK YOU THREW AWAY YOUR LAP IN A WHEEL HOP?
“The whole lap actually felt pretty bad. I messed up into (Turn) 1 and into (Turn) 2 and was out a little bit too far. Yeah, I felt like I gave up enough there that I wouldn’t have a shot at the pole. I thought maybe I’d maintain and run about the same lap time as the previous run. So, I was surprised and I was happy about that. This is cool to get a pole on a road course at my home state. This is my closest track to Sacramento or Elk Grove where I grew up. I have lots of friends and family here. We’re going to celebrate with the team. The Target Chevy was good. And then we’re going to head out to Calistoga and go watch some Sprint Car racing. So, I’m excited about that.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Road America–Press Conference

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
KOHLER GRAND PRIX
ROAD AMERICA – ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 24, 2017

TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET DRIVERS HELIO CASTRONEVES, NO. 3 REV GROUP CHEVROLET, JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 DEVILBISS CHEVROLET AND SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 1 MENARDS CHEVROLET MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA AT ROAD AMERICA AND DISCUSSED:

HELIO CASTRONEVES: We are here today in Road America. We had the first session here with Team Penske, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Road America–Press Conference

FRONT ROW QUALIFYING SWEEP FOR GANASSI AND CHEVROLET AT SONOMA Kyle Larson Wins Pole, Jamie McMurray Second

FRONT ROW QUALIFYING SWEEP FOR GANASSI AND CHEVROLET AT SONOMA
Kyle Larson Wins Pole, Jamie McMurray Second

SONOMA, Calif. (June 24, 2017) – Kyle Larson drove his No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS to the top spot in qualifying for the Toyota/SaveMart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Sonoma Raceway with a fast lap of 75.177 seconds, 95.295 mph. His Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) teammate, Jamie McMurray, was right behind and placed his No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS in the second spot to give CGR and Team Chevy a front row-qualifying sweep for Sunday’s race. Continue reading FRONT ROW QUALIFYING SWEEP FOR GANASSI AND CHEVROLET AT SONOMA Kyle Larson Wins Pole, Jamie McMurray Second

CHEVY Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
JUNE 23, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Sonoma Raceway and discussed making his final start at Sonoma as a full-time Cup Series driver, his potential future in the broadcast booth, his thoughts about competing at Daytona next weekend and many other topics. Full Transcript: Continue reading CHEVY Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
JUNE 23, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Sonoma Raceway and discussed his approach to Sonoma this weekend, all the success he has experienced thus far in 2017, competing at his home track and many other topics. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Kyle Larson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
JUNE 25, 2017

BOWTIE BULLETS
LEADER OF THE PACK:
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 10-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 to Winner’s Circle at the Northern California track. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Advance

Chevrolet Aims to Travel in Fast Lane at Road America

Chevrolet Aims to Travel in Fast Lane at Road America

· Team Chevy drivers enter Kohler Grand Prix with high expectations
ᴏ Team Penske’s Will Power dominated 2016 race from the pole
· Three Chevrolet drivers among top five in championship standings
ᴏ Hunt for title heats up entering 10th of 17 Verizon IndyCar Series races
· Team Chevy drivers have amassed four victories and five pole starts
ᴏ Teammates Power, Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden have wins
· Spencer Pigot returns to No. 20 Chevrolet entry for Ed Carpenter Racing Continue reading Chevrolet Aims to Travel in Fast Lane at Road America

Late-Race Incident Drops Blaney To 25th At Michigan

Late-Race Incident Drops Blaney To 25th At Michigan
June 18, 2017

After running just outside the top 10 for much of Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Ryan Blaney and the crew of his No. 21 Omnicraft Ford Fusion put themselves in position to contend for a win at the end.

But despite running as high as second place in the final 50 laps and as high as third with 15 laps to run, Blaney was swept up in a late-race caution and fell to 25th place at the finish. Continue reading Late-Race Incident Drops Blaney To 25th At Michigan

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Bristol Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL DRAGWAY AT BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017

Chevrolet Sweeps to 11th Pro Stock Victory in a Row to Start the Season

• No. 9 qualifier Alex Laughlin claims second career Pro Stock victory
• He is the eighth different Chevrolet winner in ultra-competitive pro class
• Brittany Force records 101st career Top Fuel elimination round victory
• Greg Stanfield is Super Stock runner-up in his Chevrolet COPO Camaro

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18, 2017) – Alex Laughlin hoisted the Wally in the winner’s circle for fans and photographers to join in his celebration, and then quietly presented it to his father offstage. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Bristol Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
JUNE 16, 2017

CHEVROLET SS DRIVER KYLE LARSON TAKES WIN AT MICHIGAN FOR TEAM CHEVY
Chase Elliott Gives Team Chevy a 1-2 Finish

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 18, 2017) – Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Cars 3 Target Chevrolet SS, captured his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series (MENCS) victory of the season by winning the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). It was Larson’s third MENCS career victory in 127 races, his second win and fourth top-10 finish in eight races at the 2-mile track. He led 96 of the 200-lap/400-mile contest and regained the lead in the current point standings. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Bristol–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
BRISTOL DRAGWAY AT BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017

An interview with Pro Stock winner ALEX LAUGHLIN, LAUGHLIN RACING, GAS MONKEY ENERGY/360 WRAPS CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 8 qualifier; defeated Nol. 2 qualifier and Pro Stock points leader Bo Bunter in final; second career Pro Stock national victory):

Q: YOU DIDN’T HAVE ANY FREEBIES. IT WAS TOUGH.
ALEX LAUGHLIN: Absolutely. It’s been an awesome day. First of all, happy Father’s Day to my dad. I just so thankful. This is the second dream come true. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Bristol–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson Winner

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 18, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CARS 3 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – RACE WINNER
WAS THE RESTART THE WINNING MOVE WHEN YOU DROVE PAST KYLE BUSCH TO GET LANE CHOICE AT THE END?
“Yeah, Ryan Blaney gave me a heck of a push. So, I’ve really got to thank him a ton. I knew the Penske cars took off good, so I was happy to see him behind me. For us to withstand a few restarts there with some tough competitors there was pretty important. I can’t thank these guys enough. The Cars 3 Chevy was really, really fast. And it was cool to win it. What a great Father’s Day present for myself and all the other fathers out there. My dad is here today, too. So, I’m looking forward to celebrating with him. We’ve been so close to so many other wins. This is our second Cup win of the year, but we’ve had six second place finishes. All-in-all, it’s a good season so far and we’ll continue to keep building on what we’ve got.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson Winner

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Third Place, Dramatic Finish for No. 63 Corvette Garcia, Magnussen, Taylor climb Le Mans podium in GTE Pro

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Third Place, Dramatic Finish for No. 63 Corvette
Garcia, Magnussen, Taylor climb Le Mans podium in GTE Pro

LE MANS, France (June 18, 2017) – Corvette Racing has experienced highs and lows in its 18 appearances at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. America’s premier GT racing team added to that Sunday with a dramatic third-place finish in the GTE Pro category with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor climbing onto the podium together for the second time in four years. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Third Place, Dramatic Finish for No. 63 Corvette Garcia, Magnussen, Taylor climb Le Mans podium in GTE Pro

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan Fast Facts

CHEVY FAST FACTS
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
June 18, 2017

A total of 16 Team Chevy drivers will start the FireKeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Michigan International Speedway. The 200-lap/400-mile contest around the 2-mile track is scheduled to begin at 3p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on FoxSports1, MRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com.

CHEVROLET DRIVERS STARTING IN THE TOP-10:
Kyle Larson, No. 42 Cars 3 Target Chevrolet SS, will lead the field to the green flag as today’s pole sitter
Jamie McMurray, No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, will start eighth
Chase Elliott, No. 24 NAPA Chevrolet SS, will roll off the starting grid from the 10th position Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan Fast Facts

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 18-Hour Race Report Heading into final six hours, No. 63 Corvette C7.R stays in the mix for GTE Pro victory

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 18-Hour Race Report
Heading into final six hours, No. 63 Corvette C7.R stays in the mix for GTE Pro victory

LE MANS, France (June 18, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R remains right in the middle of a fierce seven-car battle as the 24 Hours of Le Mans entered its final stages Sunday morning. After hours of fighting back from an early race puncture, the trio of Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor led twice in the third quarter of the endurance classic and entered the final six hours in the top-three of the GTE Pro category.
Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: 18-Hour Race Report Heading into final six hours, No. 63 Corvette C7.R stays in the mix for GTE Pro victory

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Halfway Race Report No. 63 Corvette C7.R remains in thick of GE Pro battle

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Halfway Race Report
No. 63 Corvette C7.R remains in thick of GE Pro battle

LE MANS, France (June 18, 2017) – This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is halfway complete with the No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R still in the thick of things in the GTE Pro class. Jordan Taylor drove an impressive two hour-plus stint in the second six hours to keep the No. 63 Corvette on the lead lap as it chased a ninth class victory at the French classic. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Halfway Race Report No. 63 Corvette C7.R remains in thick of GE Pro battle

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Six-Hour Race Report Both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs among the GTE Pro leaders after first quarter of Le Mans

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Six-Hour Race Report
Both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs among the GTE Pro leaders after first quarter of Le Mans

LE MANS, France (June 17, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs were in the top-six of the GTE Pro class Saturday after the first six hours at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin was fifth in the No. 64 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C7.R with Antonio Garcia sixth in the No. 63 Corvette. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Six-Hour Race Report Both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs among the GTE Pro leaders after first quarter of Le Mans

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson Post Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST QUALIFYING PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 16, 2017

KYLE LARSON PILOTS CHEVROLET TO THE TOP SPOT AT MICHIGAN
Three Chevrolet SS Driver’s to Start in Top 10

Brooklyn, Mich. (June 16, 2017) – Following up his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) victory at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) last fall, Kyle Larson, piloted the No. 42 Cars 3 Target Chevrolet SS to the pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino at the 2-mile super-fast MIS. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kyle Larson Post Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 16, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CARS 3 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – Pole Winner
“We made some good adjustments there for that final round. I was pretty good in the first round and a little bit tight in the second round. They went a step further on freeing it up for the final round and the Cars 3 Chevy drove good. I could tell by the rpm and the engine it was going to be a pretty good lap so I was happy about that to get the pole after winning here last year. So, hopefully we can keep it going. So far, it’s been a really good weekend leading in practice and then getting the quick time here. So, yeah; it’s an exciting weekend and hopefully we can keep it going.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying Notes