Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AAA TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
TEXAS MOTORPLEX IN ENNIS, TEXAS
SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2017

Chevrolet Sweeps Three Pro Classes to Kick off Second Half of the Countdown

• Brittany Force claims third Top Fuel win of season, moves to second in standings
• Robert Hight closes to 24 points of Funny Car lead, resets racetrack records
• Jason Line continues Chevrolet Camaro SS domination of Pro Stock with win
• Jeff Lopez earns Stock Eliminator runner-up finish in Chevrolet COPO Camaro

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2017) – Chevrolet dominated the fourth round of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, sweeping to victories in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock competition in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
OCTOBER 15, 2017

NEWMAN SECOND TO LEAD CHEVROLET SS CONTINGENT AT TALLADEGA
Earnhardt Jr., seventh in final Cup race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 15, 2017) – Ryan Newman scored a second-place finish Sunday in the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race to lead Team Chevy’s efforts at Talladega Superspeedway. Newman’s No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS was one of 14 cars running at the end of the wild 188-lap, 500-mile race. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race Quotes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
OCTOBER 15, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS – Involved in a multi-car accident on Lap 184
“I got on the inside of Daniel (Suarez) and Kyle (Larson) had left me enough room from the bottom to get there and was there. I don’t guess he saw me in time. I had a really big run coming and it was the time of day to go, so we went.”
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race Quotes

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AAA TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
TEXAS MOTORPLEX IN ENNIS, TEXAS
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2017

An interview with top Fuel winner BRITTANY FORCE, JOHN FORCE RACING, MONSTER ENERGY CHEVROLET TOP FUEL DRAGSTER (No. 5 qualifier; second career victory from No. 5 spot; third win of season and sixth in 118-race career; second in points):

Q: YOU LOOK GOOD IN A COWBOY HAT.
BRITTANY FORCE: Thank you. It’s my first one. To be honest, I didn’t know which way was front and which way was back.

Q: YOU DID NOT HAVE AN EASY ROUND ALL DAY.
BRITTANY FORCE: This far along in the game, it’s going to be tough. Two people that are ahead of us, (Doug) Kalitta and (Steve) Torrence, and we took them out. It felt good. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
OCTOBER 15, 2017

RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS – Finished 2nd
ON THE RACE.
“I don’t know that it was a good kind of crazy, but that’s the problem we are in. Proud of the guys on this Caterpillar Chevrolet with RCR and ECR to do what we did. We tried to play it smart and in the end we were close, but not close enough. I got double-teamed with the No. 2 and the No. 22 (Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano). That was the difference.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Post Race

Chevy Racing–Talladega Fast Facts

CHEVY FAST FACTS
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
October 15, 2017

A total of 18 Team Chevy drivers will start the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Talladega Superspeedway. The 188-lap/500-mile contest around the 2.66-mile venue is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on NBC, MRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com. Continue reading Chevy Racing–Talladega Fast Facts

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
OCTOBER 14, 2017
ALL-CHEVY FRONT ROW AS DALE EARNHARDT JR. TAKES POLE,
CHASE ELLIOTT QUALIFIES SECOND AT TALLADEGA
Five Team Chevy Drivers to Start in Top-12

TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 14, 2017) – Dale Earnhardt Jr., won the pole position Saturday for the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) at Talladega Superspeedway with a fast lap of 50.256 seconds, 190.544 mph in his No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS. It marks his 15th career pole in 626 MENCS races, his second pole of the 2017 season and his first pole in 35 races at Talladega.

“Really, all the credit for getting a pole at a place like this goes to the team and goes to the car and the guys that work on it, the engine, the body men; we’ve got an amazing staff back at Charlotte that builds some awesome stuff,” said Earnhardt Jr., a six-time winner at the famed Talladega Superspeedway. “This place has meant a lot to me. It’s awesome to hear those fans happy for us, and hopefully we’re going to give them a lot more to cheer about before this weekend is over.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
OCTOBER 14, 2017
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS – Pole Winner
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO GET A POLE ON YOUR FINAL ATTEMPT AT TALLADEGA?
“We got a pole earlier this year at Daytona. We’ve been fighting our teammate, Chase (Elliott) and his group for poles at these tracks for a long time and it’s been a lot of fun to be honest with you, how these two teams have pushed and elevated each other. Really, all the credit for getting a pole at a place like this goes to the team and goes to the car and the guys that work on it, the engine, the body men; we’ve got an amazing staff back at Charlotte that builds some awesome stuff. I just hold the wheel straight and try not to bounce into the apron, but get as close to it as you can and make sure you run a clean lap. But there ain’t much to it as a driver. This place has meant a lot to me. It’s awesome to hear those fans happy for us and hopefully we’re going to give them a lot more to cheer about before this weekend is over.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TALLADEGA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
OCTOBER 13, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway to discuss his final restrictor plate race, plans for next year beyond the TV booth, tracks he will miss, stage racing at a plate track and other topics including three very special gifts…

As part of Earnhardt Jr.’s media availability, Grant Lynch, Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway; and Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial, Chairman of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame presented Dale with a champagne bottle from the same case that his father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., celebrated his final Cup Series win with on Oct. 15, 2000. He also was presented with a bottle of champagne from the same case with which he celebrated his first Talladega win on October 21, 2001.

The final gift was a No. 2 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that Dale Sr., competed in during his Rookie of the Year NASCAR Cup Series season of 1979 and his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 1980. The car owner was Rod Osterlund. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
TALLADEGA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
OCTOBER 13, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Talladega Superspeedway to discuss his team’s Playoff momentum, his first experiences at restrictor plate tracks, watching teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., at plate races and other topics. Full transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Talladega–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas Advance

CHEVROLET AT DALLAS

What:
32nd AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
When:
Friday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 15
Where:
Texas Motorplex in Ennis
TV:
FS1: Qualifications live – 6 p.m. ET Friday
FS1: Eliminations and finals live – 2 p.m. ET Sunday

Chevrolet Drivers in Thick of Title Battles Entering Second Half of Countdown
Texas Motorplex hosts the fourth of six events in playoffs, in which every point is crucial

DETROIT (Oct. 11, 2017) – Whether it’s worn occasionally or adorns a trophy shelf, every National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver aims to pick up a Stetson cowboy hat for winning at Texas Motorplex. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas Advance

Chevy Racing–Talladega Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
ALABAMA 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TALLADEGA, ALABAMA
OCTOBER 15, 2017

BOWTIE BULLETS
PRETTY IN PINK:
In partnership with the American Cancer Society for the seventh consecutive season, Chevrolet is participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign (MSABC). This weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, Chevrolet will host 25 survivors and their guests on Saturday morning, providing them hot laps around the 2.66-mile track with Chevy drivers Austin and Ty Dillon. They will be treated to a hospitality experience complete with breakfast, a unique activity, driver question and answer session, autographs, photos and tickets to the race. Continue reading Chevy Racing–Talladega Advance

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–CHARLOTTE YIELDS RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR CHEVY’S CHASE ELLIOTT

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BANK OF AMERICA 500
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
OCTOBER 8, 2017

CHARLOTTE YIELDS RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR CHEVY’S CHASE ELLIOTT
All Four Chevy SS Playoff Driver’s Earn Top 10 Finishes

CONCORD, N.C. (October 8, 2017) – In the opening race of the second segment of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Playoffs at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), Chase Elliott captured a second-place finish in his No. 24 SunEnergy1 Chevy SS at the Bank of America 500.

The effort marks the sixth time in his early Cup Serie career that the 21-year-old Georgia native has been one spot shy of capturing his first career MENCS victory. Elliott now has two top-10 finishes in five races at CMS and nine top-five finishes thus far in 2017. Despite not hoisting the hardware, Elliott puts himself and his team in a good position heading into the second race of the Round of 12, the treacherous Talladega Superspeedway, with a 15-point cushion ahead of the cutoff line. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–CHARLOTTE YIELDS RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR CHEVY’S CHASE ELLIOTT

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte–Race Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BANK OF AMERICA 500
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
OCTOBER 8, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 SUNENERGY1 CHEVROLET SS- Finished 2nd
THIS IS YOUR SIXTH RUNNER-UP FINISH OF THE YEAR. WHAT WERE YOU MISSING TO BE ABLE TO CONTEND FOR THE WIN?
“We needed to be a little better I think in the middle stage and not lose so much track position. That was where Martin (Truex, Jr.) came on and got his track position and we lost ours and it was just hard to get all of it back there toward the end. It was a hard-fought day and really, from where we were in those middle stages, I was proud of the way we fought back and were able to get back to the front. It’s frustrating to run like this. We’re definitely tired of running second. But, if we keep running like we are, hopefully the opportunities will be there.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte–Race Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte Fast Facts

CHEVY FAST FACTS
BANK OF AMERICA 500
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
October 8, 2017

A total of 18 Team Chevy drivers will start the Charlotte Motor Speedway 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 334-lap/501-mile contest around the 1.5-mile venue is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on NBC, PRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte Fast Facts

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Runner-Up Finish for GTLM Champions Garcia, Magnussen, Rockenfeller place second in No. 3 Corvette C7.R

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Runner-Up Finish for GTLM Champions
Garcia, Magnussen, Rockenfeller place second in No. 3 Corvette C7.R

Impressive drive-back nets fourth for Milner, Gavin, Fässler
Result caps championship-winning day for Corvette Racing, Chevrolet
Four GTLM victories on season for Corvette Racing

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – Corvette Racing capped its championship-winning season Saturday with a runner-up finish at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans for Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. It put a Bowtie on a day that saw Corvette Racing and Chevrolet sweep the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Manufacturer, Driver and Team titles in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler placed fourth in a stellar late-race comeback. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Runner-Up Finish for GTLM Champions Garcia, Magnussen, Rockenfeller place second in No. 3 Corvette C7.R

Chevrolet Earns Second Consecutive IMSA GT Le Mans Manufacturer Title Championship No. 12 since 1999 in production-based racing series

Chevrolet Earns Second Consecutive IMSA GT Le Mans Manufacturer Title
Championship No. 12 since 1999 in production-based racing series

With GTLM Driver and Team championships secured, Chevrolet and Corvette Racing sweep 2017 IMSA GTLM class titles
Third Manufacturer Championship for Chevrolet to date in 2017 racing season
Chevrolet captured sixth consecutive IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship
Camaro GT4.R secured World Challenge GTS Manufacturer title for Chevrolet

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – Chevrolet earned its second consecutive Manufacturer Championship in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) category Saturday at Road Atlanta. A second-place finish in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans for the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R gave Chevrolet its 12th GT Manufacturer title dating back to the 2001 American Le Mans Series season. Continue reading Chevrolet Earns Second Consecutive IMSA GT Le Mans Manufacturer Title Championship No. 12 since 1999 in production-based racing series

Corvette Racing Secures GTLM Championships at Road Atlanta Driver and Team titles clinched in opening hours of Petit Le Mans

Corvette Racing Secures GTLM Championships at Road Atlanta
Driver and Team titles clinched in opening hours of Petit Le Mans

Duo of Garcia, Magnussen claim second IMSA GTLM Driver title since 2013
2017 titles are 12th Team and 11th Driver championships in Corvette Racing history
Second straight sweep of IMSA GTLM titles for Corvette Racing

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – With the opening stages of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race in the record books, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen clinched the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The start of the season finale also means the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R squad earned the GTLM Team Championship. Continue reading Corvette Racing Secures GTLM Championships at Road Atlanta Driver and Team titles clinched in opening hours of Petit Le Mans

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
BANK OF AMERICA 500
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
OCTOBER 6, 2017

TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
7TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 SUNENERGY1 CHEVY SS
9TH KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 ROAD TO RACE DAY CHEVY SS
10TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVY SS
11TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVY SS

TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
2nd Matt Kenseth. (Toyota)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Kyle Busch (Toyota)
5TH Clint Bowyer (Ford)

The Bank of America 500 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm, ET. Live coverage can be found on NBC, PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte–Qualifying

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Garcia Qualifies Points-Leading No. 3 Corvette Second in GTLM

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Garcia Qualifies Points-Leading No. 3 Corvette Second in GTLM
Both Corvettes within 0.163 seconds of GTLM pole position for Petit Le Mans season finale

No. 3 Corvette to clinch GTLM Driver’s, Team’s Championship with race start
Chevrolet leading in quest for 12th Manufacturer’s Championship
Milner happy with pace of No. 4 Corvette C7.R after qualifying

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 6, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs are in solid position for Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans following IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta. Antonio Garcia qualified the GT Le Mans-championship leading No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R second in class with teammate Tommy Milner just 0.109 seconds further back. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Garcia Qualifies Points-Leading No. 3 Corvette Second in GTLM