Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Runner-Up Finish for Will Power Keeps Team Chevy Driver in Hunt for Second Championship

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
LONG POND, PA
POST RACE RECAP
AUGUST 19, 2018

Runner-Up Finish for Will Power Keeps Team Chevy Driver in Hunt for Second Championship

LONG POND, Pa. – Starting on the pole, 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power battled hard for his third consecutive trip to Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway, but had to settle for the runner-up spot when the checkered flag flew after 200 hard laps.

The 500-mile mile race was delayed for just under two hours after five-car accident in turn two forced track crew to make significant repairs to the fence. Driver Robert Wickens was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation of what was officially announced as orthopedic injuries. The remaining four drivers involved were all evaluated and released by Verizon IndyCar Series medical staff and cleared to drive. Continue reading Runner-Up Finish for Will Power Keeps Team Chevy Driver in Hunt for Second Championship

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
LONG POND, PA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER
POST RACE QUOTES
AUGUST 19, 2018

DRIVER QUOTES:
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND:
YOU CAME AS CLOSE AS YOU COULD TO WINNING THREE IN A ROW. BUT THE PIVOTAL POINT IN THE RACE WAS YOUR LAST PIT STOP
“Yeah, that’s when I actually thought we’d be able to jump him again, but I got caught up with a lapped car coming out of the out lap and almost went to the wall, and came back; and then had a mis-shift on the out lap. It was just a terrible exchange altogether. I wasn’t quite good enough in traffic. (Alexander) Rossi was very good running in traffic. We just had way too much push. So yeah, that’s all we could do. The guys did a great strategy. We went long. That’s how we jumped in but weren’t quite good enough in traffic, but it was a great day for the Verizon guys. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono–Post Race

Chevrolet Adds to Win Total Heading to the ‘Big Go’

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS
BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IN BRAINERD, MINNESOTA
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2018

Chevrolet Adds to Win Total Heading to the ‘Big Go’

• Deric Kramer earns second Pro Stock victory of season
• Courtney Force increases points lead in Funny Car standings
• Team Chevy drivers have combined for 25 regular-season wins
• Next up on schedule is the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 19, 2018) – Two weeks ago, Deric Kramer slid out of the American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro SS and pounded the hood in frustration. The Colorado resident had fouled in the Pro Stock final against Tanner Gray and left Seattle as runner-up for the second consecutive National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. Continue reading Chevrolet Adds to Win Total Heading to the ‘Big Go’

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Brainerd–Post Race Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS
BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IN BRAINERD, MINNESOTA
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2018

An interview with Pro Stock winner DERIC KRAMER, KB RACING, AMERICAN ETHANOL CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 6 qualifier, second win of season and career; fifth final round of season; competed in 80th Pro Stock race; has 23-13 round record this season; cut .002 light in final):

WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD IT?
“Shifting into high gear I looked up and saw the win light was on in my lane and I figured that was pretty good for me, so I can’t complain about that.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Brainerd–Post Race Quotes

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Championship Lead for Garcia, Magnussen

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Championship Lead for Garcia, Magnussen
Second-place finish moves No. 3 Corvette into GTLM points lead for first time in 2018

DANVILLE, Virginia (Aug. 19, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia moved into the lead of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s Championship for the first time this season following Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Magnussen and Garcia placed second in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R – their fourth runner-up finish in five races and seventh podium result of the season. The defending GTLM champions provisionally lead the championship by four points with two races remaining. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Championship Lead for Garcia, Magnussen

KYLE LARSON SECURES PLAYOFF POSITION WITH SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT BRISTOL

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 18, 2018

KYLE LARSON SECURES PLAYOFF POSITION WITH SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT BRISTOL
Chase Elliott gives Team Chevy two out of the top three overall finishing positions

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE (August 18, 2018) – After taking home the victory in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson wanted to pilot his No. 42 DC Solar Camaro ZL1 to a weekend sweep, but came up one position shy after 500-miles of beating and banging in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’. Larson’s runner-up finish unofficially locks him into the 2018 NASCAR Playoff’s giving him the opportunity to race for a championship in the final 10 races of the Cup Series season. The run is Larson’s sixth top 10 finish in ten races at Bristol and 13th top 10 of the 2018 season. Continue reading KYLE LARSON SECURES PLAYOFF POSITION WITH SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT BRISTOL

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL FINISHING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
2nd KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
3rd CHASE ELLIOTT, NO 9 KELLEY BLUE BOOK CAMARO ZL1
8th ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 VALVOLINE CAMARO ZL1
9th JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1
12th RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 BASS PRO SHOPS/CABELA’S CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL FINISHING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kurt Busch (Ford)
2nd Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
3rd Chase Elliott (Chevrolet
4th Joey Logano (Ford)
5th Eric Jones (Toyota)
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Post Race

Power Wins Pole at Pocono

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
LONG POND, PA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER
POST QUALIFYING RECAP
AUGUST 18, 2018

Power Wins Pole at Pocono; Newgarden Second Quick to Make All-Chevy Front Row for the Sixth Time in 2018 Season

LONG POND, Pa.: Will Power just likes to go fast…faster than anyone else. For the third time this season and the 53rd time in his career the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet will lead the field to the green flag.

Power’s blistering two-lap average of 219.511 mph/1 minute, 22.0006 seconds total time secured his first Verizon P1 Award at Pocono Raceway and his ninth front-row starting position of the 2018 season. Continue reading Power Wins Pole at Pocono

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono-Driver Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
LONG POND, PA
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER
POST QUALIFYING QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2018

DRIVER QUOTES:
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, POLE WINNER: THIS IS YOUR 53RD CAREER POLE AND IT TIES A.J. FOYT FOR ALL-TIME POLES. HOW COOL IS THAT? “Very cool to be up there with A.J. Foyt, a legend like that. I couldn’t have imagined that starting my career. So, it’s over the moon. It’s great to start at the front here. I think it will be a bit of a track position race and that’s what we need to get our championship back on track.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono-Driver Quotes

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat
Team going for fourth class victory in seven years at Virginia

DANVILLE, Virginia (August 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing will start from the second and fourth rows of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway following a somewhat damp qualifying session for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.

Antonio Garcia qualified fourth and Tommy Milner seventh in GT Le Mans (GTLM), which has headliner honors this weekend. Corvette Racing will go for its fourth victory at VIR in seven tries and third in a row. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono Qualifying

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING QUOTES
AUGUST 18, 2018

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET – Pole Winner
THIS IS YOUR 53RD CAREER POLE AND IT TIES A.J. FOYT FOR ALL-TIME POLES. HOW COOL IS THAT?
“Very cool to be up there with A.J. Foyt, a legend like that. I couldn’t have imagined that starting my career. So, it’s over the moon. It’s great to start at the front here. I think it will be a bit of a track position race and that’s what we need to get our championship back on track.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Pocono Qualifying

KYLE LARSON WINS THE POLE AT BRISTOL

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST QUALIFYING PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2018

KYLE LARSON WINS THE POLE AT BRISTOL
Chase Elliott Qualifies Second for All Chevrolet Front Row

BRISTOL, TN (August 17, 2018) – Kyle Larson stole the show in qualifying for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a fast lap of 15.015 seconds, 127.792 mph in his No. 42 DC Solar Camaro ZL1, and will start from the pole position in Saturday evening’s 500-lap race. The feat marked Larson’s seventh pole in 171 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and his first pole at the half-mile short track. It was also Chevrolet’s 699th pole win in NASCAR’s premier racing series. Continue reading KYLE LARSON WINS THE POLE AT BRISTOL

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 17, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
2ND CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 KELLEY BLUE BOOK CAMARO ZL1
5TH WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1
13TH JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1
18TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW NORKOOL CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
2nd Chase Elliott (Chevrolet)
3rd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
4th Paul Menard (Ford)
5TH William Byron (Chevrolet)

The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 18th at 6:30 pm, ET. Live coverage can be found on NBCSN, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
AUGUST 17, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Pole Winner:
THAT QUALIFYING SESSION WAS REALLY TIGHT
“Yeah, the top 5 was tight. I saw William (Byron) run his .04 there before I went out and I thought man, that’s going to be tough to beat. And, I would have never thought that three other guys would have squeezed in between him and me. That just shows how tough our sport is and our series is. But, our DC Solar Chevy has been really good all day, both in the Xfinity Series and the Cup Series. I felt a little off in first practice, but we got it going good in the second practice and then was fast every round in Qualifying. It’s my favorite track. I have yet to get a win here. We’ve been close so many times. I feel like Kyle (Busch) and I are the two best here, but he always seems to edge me out. Hopefully this weekend is a little different.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Austin Dillon

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2018

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW NORKOOL CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his strong run last weekend at Michigan, racing at Bristol and many other topics. Full Transcript:

YOUR PERFORMANCE LAST WEEK WAS PRETTY GREAT FOR YOU GUYS AS A WHOLE. DO YOU GUYS HAVE MORE OF THAT AND IS THAT THE FIRST OF WHAT YOU WILL SEE FROM YOU GUYS IN THE PLAYOFFS?
“Yeah, you know, obviously that was a big run for our team there at RCR and ECR. Everybody back at the shop has been working really hard to turn the Camaro around for our side of things. We have seen some speed from other guys throughout the year and we have been close. We have had some qualifying runs that were positive, but we weren’t able to relate it to the race. I think last week we proved that we could relate the speed in qualifying to the race and that is huge. Great momentum coming up to some good tracks for us with Bristol, Darlington, finishing with Indy leading into the Playoffs. I definitely think if we carry this speed into the Playoffs we are going to be in a good spot.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Austin Dillon

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kasey Kahne

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
AUGUST 17, 2018

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 95 THORNE WELLNESS CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway to discuss the recent announcement that he would be retiring from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Full Transcript:

HOW LONG HAD THIS REALLY BEEN GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD? HOW LONG HAD YOU BEEN CONSIDERING MAKING THIS MOVE? HOW HARD WAS IT TO KEEP IT TO YOURSELF?
“It has been on my mind for a while. Truthfully, the last two years at Hendrick and then the year here at LFR (Leavine Family Racing) just like as far as competition, I haven’t been as competitive as what I want to be. So, I would say over the last three, four months it’s started being on my mind, like man, do I need to find other things to do and think of other things to do. I just finally made that decision. But it’s definitely been there for a few months. I would say this year and LFR is working very hard to make improvements even get better from where we are at right now and that was exciting to me. It kept me in it a little bit longer, but then I finally just decided that it is time to do something different. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kasey Kahne

Chevrolet Aims for Third Win in a Row at Pocono

Chevrolet Aims for Third Win in a Row at Pocono

· Will Power has stood in victory circle the past two years
ᴏ Chevrolet has won three of five races since Indy car return to Pocono
· Team Chevy drivers seek to improve title prospects
ᴏ Josef Newgarden is third, Power is fourth in standings
· Ed Carpenter to mark 175th career race
ᴏ Team owner/driver relies on Chevy power since 2012
· Pocono Raceway hosts its 25th Indy car race

DETROIT (Aug. 15, 2018) – Past success at a racetrack is a tangible motivator for Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) drivers. More intrinsic, though no less significant, is a driver’s perceptions of the venue – “their enjoyability factor,” according to Will Power.

Power returns this weekend to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for the ABC Supply 500 with motivation and momentum. Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and four-time title runner-up, has won the past two 500-mile races on 2.5-mile tri-oval designed by Rodger Ward. Continue reading Chevrolet Aims for Third Win in a Row at Pocono

CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

What: 37th Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
When: Friday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Aug. 19
Where: Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota
TV: FS1 live qualifications, 6 p.m. ET Aug. 17
FS1 live eliminations and finals, 2 p.m. ET Aug. 19

Chevrolet Aims to Continue Momentum at Lucas Oil Nationals
Team Chevy drivers seeking consistency in penultimate regular-season race

DETROIT (Aug. 16, 2018) – Second-year Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray enters the penultimate race of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season with great memories, momentum and motivation.

Memories: Gray, driver of the Gray Motorsports Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro SS, will seek to repeat his victory this weekend in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. In 2017 at the Minnesota racetrack, the 18-year-old claimed his third No. 1 qualifier honor of the season and raced to his fourth career Pro Stock victory by defeating eventual class champion Bo Butner in the final. Continue reading CHEVROLET AT BRAINERD

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE
AUGUST 18, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
CHEVY OVER 40 CLUB:
Bristol Motor Speedway is one of only six tracks on the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule where Chevrolet has more than 40 victories. Chevrolet has visited Winner’s Circle at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile’ 45 times, more than any other brand.

CHEVROLET HISTORY MINUTE:
Chevrolet earned their first win at the ‘Last Great Coliseum’ in 1971 with Charlie Glotzbach behind the wheel, the same race Glotzbach set the race speed record at Bristol clocking 101.074 mph average pace throughout the 500-lap event. That record still stands today. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Advance

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Going for an Overall Three-peat

CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Going for an Overall Three-peat
Three victories in Virginia for Corvette Racing since 2012

Quartet of drivers very much in GT Le Mans title chase
Garcia, Magnussen winners last two seasons at VIR
Gavin, Milner looking for second Virginia victory together

DETROIT (Aug. 15, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s title chase in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship takes it to a circuit where – not surprisingly – it has shown significant strength: Virginia International Raceway.

This weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge is a GT-only weekend with the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class taking top billing. It’s a situation that has worked out well for Corvette Racing in the past with the program looking for a third straight victory – and fourth in class since 2012 – at the 3.27-mile, 17-turn circuit that straddles the borders of North Carolina and Virginia. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Going for an Overall Three-peat