Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Ty Dillon Breakout Session Highlights

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
CAMPING WORLD 400
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 29, 2019

TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO MILIARTY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

HOW DO YOU LOOK AT THE RACE THIS WEEKEND?
“I don’t know yet. I think that the track surface is one of the most worn that we’ve been on. It seems rougher than anything we’ve been on yet. Usually here, Charlotte and Kentucky were some of the roughest places, but I’d say this is close to number one now. I think it’s going to be a good race. It seemed like it was a little tough to pass in the heat of the day. I think that the racing groove is wide enough here to have a good race.” Continue reading TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Ty Dillon Breakout Session Highlights

TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Daniel Hemric Breakout Session Highlights

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
CAMPING WORLD 400
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 29, 2019

DANIEL HEMRIC, NO. 8 LIBERTY NATIONAL CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

DO YOU FEEL GOOD IN PARTICULAR ABOUT ANY OF THE TRACKS YOU HAVE COMING UP?
“It’s kind of a double-edge sword. I look at it and a lot of the tracks we go to, I feel confident in what I want and confident in what I need. You try to not lose faith in yourself through moments of struggle. Some of the places we’ve struggled the most at, it can get you down and maybe make you question what you’re doing. On the other side of it, you’ve got to know that you can have success and you just have to get everyone on the same page. Everyone on this 8 Team has been getting closer and closer to getting on the same page as the weeks have went by and that has made for greater success. I’m just trying to be more confident in the things I want and the things I need, as well as deciding as a group how to approach certain things that make a weekend what they are.” Continue reading TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Daniel Hemric Breakout Session Highlights

TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Austin Dillon Breakout Session Highlights

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
CAMPING WORLD 400
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 29, 2019

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW UNIVAR SOLUTIONS CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

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“I definitely think there is. I think you are going to see guys ringing the top and guys that can run the bottom. At this place, as more rubber gets laid down, you are just trying to constantly fight for clean track. If you can find clean track, there is a little bit of an advantage there.” Continue reading TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Austin Dillon Breakout Session Highlights

CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Coming Back to America

CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Pole, Second Row Start for Corvette C7.Rs
Garcia sets class record, Milner third in GT Le Mans qualifying at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 29, 2019) – Corvette Racing’s return from the 24 Hours of Le Mans took an overwhelmingly positive turn Saturday as Antonio Garcia scored a class pole position and teammate Tommy Milner qualified third Saturday ahead of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Coming Back to America

TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Chris Buescher Breakout Session Highlights

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
CAMPING WORLD 400
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 29, 2019

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 MAXWELL HOUSE – USO CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

NEXT WEEK IS THE FINAL RACE AT DAYTONA THAT IS HELD ON INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND. WHAT DOES THAT WEEKEND MEAN TO YOU AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT RACE WEEKEND HAS MEANT TO NASCAR OVER THE YEARS?
“With Daytona being known for its big races, I definitely think it’s going to be something that’s going to be a loss to the racetrack. It’s cool to see all the paint schemes come out for our holiday weekends, especially for the Fourth of July. It’s always been a pretty neat weekend. I don’t think anything is going to lose its flare. With Daytona going to be a cut-off race next year, it will have its own different kind of drama and a whole different look going into the playoffs.” Continue reading TEAM CHEVY AT CHICAGOLAND: Chris Buescher Breakout Session Highlights

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Chicagoland–Kyle Larson

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
CAMPING WORLD 400
CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
JOLIET, ILLINOIS
JUNE 30, 2019

BOWTIE BULLETS:
LARSON CONSISTENT AT CHICAGOLAND:
Kyle Larson, coming off a pole start and 10th-place finish on the Sonoma Raceway road course, leads active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers with an average finish of 7.0 at Chicagoland Speedway. Larson, driver of the No. 42 McDonald’s Camaro ZL1, has three top-five and four top-10 finishes — with a best of second on July 1, 2018 — in five career starts. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Chicagoland–Kyle Larson

CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Coming Back to America

CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Coming Back to America
Team rejoins fight for fourth consecutive GT Le Mans title at The Glen

• Six Hours of The Glen follows heartbreaking 24 Hours of Le Mans
• Garcia, Magnussen 2014 GTLM winners at The Glen
• Gavin, Milner look to mount points push after hard luck first half of 2019

DETROIT (June 25, 2019) – Corvette Racing returns to home soil this weekend with aims of continuing its championship push in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and putting behind the agonizing heartbreak from the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen marks Corvette Racing’s resumption of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) title chase, the last event in the U.S. coming in early May at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Glen – at 3.4 miles with 11 turns – is the first of five events in a nine-week span for the Corvette program and its pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Coming Back to America

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Norwalk–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS
SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT MOTORSPORTS PARK IN NORWALK, OH
POST-RACE RECAP AND WINNER TRANSCRIPT
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

Chevrolet adds to season total with Pro Stock win

Chris McGaha earns eighth career Pro Stock victory
John Force Racing teammates are 1-2 in Funny Car standings
Brittany Force is No. 1 Top Fuel qualifier in Chevrolet dragster
NORWALK, Ohio (June 23, 2019) – Chris McGaha won his first National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) race in nearly a year by claiming the Pro Stock victory in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

McGaha recorded a pass of 6.620 seconds at 210.11 mph to outdistance Alex Laughlin (Havoline Chevrolet Camaro SS) in the final round of the seventh of 18 Pro Stock races this season.

“That’s probably the first time I’ve won crew chiefing it myself, so it’s kind of special. We overcame a lot this weekend – broke two motors – but I guess our luck changed today,” said McGaha, the No. 3 qualifier in the Harlow Sammons of Odessa Chevrolet Camaro SS. “I took the same car up there all four rounds and it just kept repeating and repeating. If the crew chief is doing his job, the driver needs to do his and here we are.”

McGaha, who picked up his eighth career Pro Stock win, last won in July 2018 at Epping, New Hampshire. Prior to breaking through at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the resident of Odessa, Texas, had not advanced past the second round.

John Force’s consistent season continued with a No. 2 qualifier spot and semifinal appearance in Funny Car competition. The 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion, driving the PEAK Coolant & Motor Oil/BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS, has advanced to at least the semifinals in eight of the 12 races. In the first round of eliminations, Force faced Cruz Pedregon for the 106th time – the most of any competitors in all classes. Force laid down a 3.937-second pass – the best of race day – and picked up his 72nd victory over Pedregon.

Force, runner-up the previous week at Bristol (Tennessee), remains second to teammate Robert Hight in the championship standings. Hight, the No. 10 qualifier driving the Auto Club of Southern California Camaro SS, dropped a cylinder and lost in the first round for only the second time this season. Hight has 49 career Funny Car victories at 22 racetracks but Norwalk is not one.

Brittany Force drove the Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet dragster to the No. 1 qualifier spot for the fourth time this season and 14th time in her Top Fuel career and advanced to the semifinals on race day. Force, the 2017 Top Fuel champion, lost to 2018 champion and current points leader Steve Torrence.

Teammate Austin Prock, the No. 11 qualifier in the Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist Chevrolet dragster, fell in the first round.

David Barton of Robesonia, Pennsylvania, driving a Chevrolet COPO Camaro, lost in the semifinals of the fifth round of the SAM Tech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown. Barton is the 2017 series champion. NHRA announced that the Factory Stock Showdown field will expand to 32 cars for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on August 28-September 2 in Indianapolis.

Because of recent significant rainfall, some pit areas of Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park were not fit for use during the weekend, so Super Stock and Stock Eliminator among other classes did not compete.

After a week off, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues with the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire.

An interview with Pro Stock winner CHRIS MCGAHA, HARLOW SAMMONS RACING, HARLOW SAMMONS OF ODESSA CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 3 qualifier; eighth career victory, first this season):

HOW DOES THAT WIN FEEL?
“That’s probably the first time I’ve won crew chiefing it myself, so it’s kind of special. We overcame a lot – broke two motors – but I guess our luck changed today.”

YOU GOT BETTER WHEN IT MATTERED. HOW DID YOU DO IT?
“I think it’s luck. Lights have been really bad for me the last year. I’ve been working on it really hard. I had the crew chief personnel change and have been doing it all myself and have been struggling. But we overcame it today. I took the same car up there all four rounds and it just kept repeating and repeating. If the crew chief is doing his job, the driver needs to do his and here we are.”

WALK US THROUGH YOUR RACE DAY.
“Started with a bad light in the first round and probably should have gotten trailored by Wally Stroupe after that bad light, but somehow we got back around him. The second round I was a little better on the tree. I had no idea he shook (tires) because I just didn’t see him. For the semis, we just kept taking the same car up there much like a bracket racer would do. I botched the burnout really bad and I’m sure everybody thought we were done. I thought I had done enough damage to the clutch that I had better just stage the thing at this point. I staged it and thought it’s either going to go or it’s not. It was a dice roll. Low and behold I took it to the line and let it rip. Next thing I knew we won that round and were going to the finals. I kept doing the same thing, the basic service, and kept dragging the same car up there.”

THE NEXT TIME WE SEE YOU IS THE BEGINNING OF THE SWING.
“Yes. Denver, and you have to change so much up at Denver that it’s definitely luck (to win). A totally unique tune-up, especially the gearing. You have to almost learn how to drive again.”

THE 18-RACE SCHEDULE, ARE YOU FINDING IT TO BE A POSITIVE?
“I was not going to run but 16 or 18 myself anyway; I have other obligations. It’s been kind of nice because I started some new project this year in the oil fields. Also, not going to Bristol between Chicago and here, I really sat down and wore out a notebook and a calculator really looking at my set-up and I think it paid off.”

CHEVROLET FROM THE COCKPIT

TOP FUEL:

BRITTANY FORCE, JOHN FORCE RACING, ADVANCE AUTO PARTS CHEVROLET DRAGSTER (No. 1 qualifier; fell in semifinals): “Overall, an awesome weekend for this Advance team in Norwalk. I thought that we were going to get past that semifinal round and take it to the final. We stayed after Bristol to do some testing and really turn this car around. The team is pumped up, we’re feeling good, we moved up in points and we made it to the semis. Very happy and we all get a weekend off before going into Epping (New Hampshire) and we did what we wanted. We ended on a pretty good high note.”

AUSTIN PROCK, JOHN FORCE RACING, MONTANA BRAND/ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST CHEVROLET DRAGSTER (No. 11 qualifier; fell in first round): “It was a tough break this morning. We were fourth best of the session and had a really good light. If we combined those together, we would have beat anyone in the session but Terry (McMillen). We ran good, that’s one good note on the day. I know it doesn’t show on Sunday but if you look at incrementals and its consistency, it’s the best it’s ever been. We’re going to stay tomorrow and test. It’s going to be overcast and cool so the track should be really good.”

FUNNY CAR:
ROBERT HIGHT, JOHN FORCE RACING, AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 10 qualifier; fell in first round): “We switched cars yesterday and like with everything this Auto Club team does, we’ll get it figured out and get this thing back in the winner’s circle. I’m not really worried and having Jimmy Prock and Chris Cunningham leading things, I’m confident. We have a week off before heading to Epping and it gives us all time to regroup and we’ll be ready to get after it. It will be good.”

JOHN FORCE, JOHN FORCE RACING, PEAK COOLANT & MOTOR OIL CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 2 qualifier; fell in semifinals): “It wasn’t a bad weekend for the PEAK team. We made it to the semis but I’m learning and we’re still working out the bugs. There’s not much I can say except that it’s coming, sooner or later. Brittany made it to the semis with Advance Auto Parts, so I’m proud of her for that. Robert and Auto Club, and Austin with Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist were out early but I know they’ll get things figured out. I’m proud of all our teams and we’ll all be ready for the next one.”

PRO STOCK:

DERIC KRAMER, KB RACING, AMERICAN ETHANOL CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 1 qualifier; fell in first round): “We looked at every run we made (in qualifying) and every one of them looked like it could have been a little better. Ultimately, that’s out goal weather we qualify No. 1 or No. 16. We want to make sure our runs are the best they can be. We (KB team) come out here with the same power and we all have the understanding of what everyone’s doing. We come out here each and every week expecting that we’re going to have to race each other at some point and we kind of know you just have to be better on that particular day.”

JASON LINE, KB RACING, SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 4 qualifier; fell in second round: “That was not the way I saw that round going, but that’s certainly something you have to put behind you, and that’s what I intend to do. All you can do is try to be better. The good news is that we know our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros are fast. We didn’t get to show that today, but you better believe that we’re going to keep making these KB Racing Pro Stock cars better. Today wasn’t a great day, but we have to thank everyone from Summit Racing for welcoming us, supporting us, and cheering for us whether we win or lose.”

GREG ANDERSON, SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 6 qualifier; fell in second round): “That’s a disappointing end to the day for us. We really wanted to put a Summit Racing Chevy Camaro in the winner’s circle today. We really thought we would, too, because we had some great race cars. Unfortunately, things didn’t happen as we thought they would. But we were fast this weekend, and we have to put our focus on the next race now. We’ve got a little bit of time before the Western Swing, and that just means more time to prepare. We want to turn this disappointing weekend around right away, and the only way to do it is to keep our noses to the grindstone. We just have to get right back to work.”

JEG COUGHLIN JR., ELITE MOTORSPORTS, JEGS.COM ELITE PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 8 qualifier, fell in semifinals): “It’s already been a fantastic birthday (49th) with a good majority of my family here. There’s nothing better than racing in Ohio and seeing all the yellow and black up in the grandstands and all over the pits. So many people have been gracious enough to wish us good luck and it’s fun to roll through the pits and here all the ‘JEGS’ cheers.”

BO BUTNER, KB RACING, JIM BUTNER AUTO SALES CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 10 qualifier; fell in semifinals): “We had a good weekend here at the Summit Racing Nationals, and I’m really proud to represent Summit. We did good in the Factory Stock Showdown car, and our Pro Stock Chevy Camaro got better – everybody struggled that round. Denver will be different, but I look for us to be better on the Western Swing than we were here. I want to say congratulations to Chris (McGaha, winner). He’s been in a slump, and he deserves to win.”

SHANE TUCKER, TUCKER RACING, AUZMET ARCHITECTURAL/STRUCTGLASS CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 14 qualifier; fell in first round): “We were racing with a brand new to us, Chevrolet Camaro this weekend. We got the car from Drew Skillman but we put our motor under the hood and there was a considerable weight difference. Our motor is heavier and we had to work all weekend to deal with the weigh transfer. That one element is so important on these race cars. We did have a good handle on it by this morning.”

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
SONOMA RACEWAY
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
JUNE 23, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
10th Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Camaro ZL1
12th Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1
13th Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
14th Alex Bowman, No. 88 Axalta Camaro ZL1
15th Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Poppy Bank Camaro ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1st Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota)
2nd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
3rd Ryan Blaney (Ford)
4th Matt DiBenedetto (Toyota)
5th Denny Hamlin (Toyota)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway with the Camping World 400 on Sunday, June 30th at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Post Race

Power and Newgarden Earn Podium Finishes to Pace Team Chevy at Road America

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
ROAD AMERICA
REV GROUP GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY AMR
POST-RACE RECAP
JUNE 23, 2019

Power and Newgarden Earn Podium Finishes to Pace Team Chevy at Road America
Newgarden Retains Points Lead

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (June 23, 2019) – Team Penske drivers Will Power and Josef Newgarden have tasted victory at the 4.014-mile, 14-turn road course at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (Power – 2016 & Newgarden 2018). In the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR today at Road America, the former champions added podium finishes to aid their 2019 championship campaign efforts. Newgarden retains the championship point lead by seven points over second place, while Power moves up to 5th in standings.

Power qualified third and Newgarden fourth, with Power leading the race in the early going. The Team Chevy drivers would have to settle for second and third place finish respectively in the 10th race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Continue reading Power and Newgarden Earn Podium Finishes to Pace Team Chevy at Road America

KYLE LARSON PUTS CHEVROLET ON POLE AT SONOMA

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
SONOMA RACEWAY
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING PRESS CONF TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 22, 2019

KYLE LARSON PUTS CHEVROLET ON POLE AT SONOMA
Six Camaro ZL1 Drivers in Top 12

SONOMA, Calif. (June 22, 2019) – Kyle Larson drove his No. 42 Credit One Bank Camaro ZL1 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 94.784 seconds, 95.712 mph. It was the third consecutive pole (2017-2019) in six races at Sonoma for Larson, and his eighth career pole in the MENCS. Continue reading KYLE LARSON PUTS CHEVROLET ON POLE AT SONOMA

Chevy Racing–Sonoma–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
SONOMA RACEWAY
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 22, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1st Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Camaro ZL1
2nd William Byron, No. 24 Hertz Camaro ZL1
4th Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1
10th Chris Buescher, No. 37 Hellmann’s Camaro ZL1
11th Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1st Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
2nd William Byron (Chevrolet)
3rd Joey Logano (Ford)
4th Chase Elliott (Chevrolet)
5th Daniel Suarez (Ford) Continue reading Chevy Racing–Sonoma–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–SONOMA–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
SONOMA RACEWAY
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 21, 2019

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his previous poles at Sonoma, his views of running the Carousel, racing at his hometown track, and more. Full Transcript:

YOU HAVE CAPTURED THE BUSCH POLE AWARD THE LAST TWO YEARS AT SONOMA. THIS YEAR THEY THREW THE CAROUSEL AT YOU BUT YOU WERE STILL FAST IN PRACTICE AND WON THE T-MOBIL FASTEST PRACTICE AWARD TODAY. THAT DIDN’T SEEM TO BOTHER YOU AT ALL
“I don’t know. It’s just a few extra corners so it’s not a big deal I guess to any of us out there. So, yeah we ran a good lap in our mock run today in practice so I feel like I have a good shot at another pole tomorrow. I would like to be better in race trim, but yeah, if we can get another pole it would be pretty cool.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–SONOMA–Kyle Larson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Bubba Wallace

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
SONOMA RACEWAY
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 21, 2019

BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE CAROUSEL?
“I didn’t even get a chance to look at it before I spun out. I got out and went up Turn 3 and thought man, these tires are cold and I spun out. So now, that is now the top of the board for the most embarrassing moment because we were just cruising around. We were just kind of cruising. Putting stuff together and the next thing you know, I was looking at the dirt. And I was like all right. Here we go. We got it out of the way. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Bubba Wallace

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–William Byron

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
SONOMA RACEWAY
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 21, 2019

WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 HERTZ CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

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“I feel like we’re OK. I think we need some better direction change in 7 a little bit, but we are getting there. First laps on the track were fast, which is nice. We just have to continue to improve. An hour and twenty minutes of practice is good to have because we don’t normally have that; it’s such a thrash. We have the chance to make some detailed changes.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–William Byron

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
TOYOTA / SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
SONOMA, CA
JUNE 23, 2019

BOWTIE BULLETS:
IN THE ROLE OF FAVORITES:
Chevrolet drivers Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1, and Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1, will be considered favorites to win at Sonoma Raceway. In 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races each on the road course since 2005, Busch and Johnson are at the top of the MENCS chart of active drivers with an average finish of 11.0 (Busch has an average starting position of 9.4 and Johnson 13.6). Johnson won at the track in 2010 in his Chevrolet and Busch won the next year.

CHEVY LEADS THE WAY IN VICTORY CIRCLE VISITS:
Sonoma Raceway is marking its 50th anniversary with a return to the 2.52-mile, 12-turn full track layout used for MENCS races from 1989-97. The 1.95-mile, 11-turn layout was utilized from 1998-2000, and a 1.99-mile circuit was in place from 2001-18. Chevrolet leads all MENCS manufacturers with 11 wins in 30 events at the racetrack in the heart of wine country. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma Advance