Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

CHEVY INDYCAR: Carlin Teleconference Transcript – Trevor Carlin, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball

TREVOR CARLIN ANNOUNCED EARLIER IN THE WEEK THE FORMATION OF A TWO-CAR CHEVROLET TWIN TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTED V6 ENGINE POWERED INDYCAR TEAM WITH DRIVERS MAX CHILTON AND CHARLIE KIMBALL. ALL THREE WERE THE GUESTS ON THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES TELECONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE TEAM AND UPCOMING 2018 SEASON. FULL TRANSCRIPT:

IndyCar Media Conference
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Trevor Carlin
Charlie Kimball
Max Chilton
Press Conference

MODERATOR: Thank you. Welcome, everyone to today’s IndyCar media teleconference. Tuesday top British open-wheel team, Carlin, announced it would join the Verizon IndyCar Series with a two-car entry for Verizon IndyCar Series veterans Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball. Both drivers will drive Chevrolet powered Indy cars in 2018, with Chilton being backed by international insurance brokerage risk management and consulting firm, Gallagher, and global health care company Novo Nordisk supporting Kimball. Continue reading CHEVY INDYCAR: Carlin Teleconference Transcript – Trevor Carlin, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Postrace

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 19, 2017

TOP TEAM CHEVY FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
3RD KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CHEVROLET SS
5TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS
10TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS
25TH DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS

TOP FIVE RACE FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
2nd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
3rd Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
4th Kevin Harvick (Ford)
5th Chase Elliott (Chevrolet) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Postrace

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 19, 2017

TOP TEAM CHEVY FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
3RD KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CHEVROLET SS
5TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS
10TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS
25TH DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS

TOP FIVE RACE FINISHERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
2nd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
3rd Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
4th Kevin Harvick (Ford)
5th Chase Elliott (Chevrolet) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Post Race

CHEVROLET CAMARO CARRIES WILLIAM BYRON TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

CHEVROLET CAMARO CARRIES WILLIAM BYRON TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 18, 2017) – William Byron, driver of the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro, claimed the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) championship with a third-place finish in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His title, the first for Byron and second in the past four seasons for JR Motorsport co-owners Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., marks Chevrolet’s 19th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982.

“Congratulations to William Byron on earning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “William and the No. 9 Chevy Camaro team had momentum all season long and we are extremely proud of them for earning this championship.” Continue reading CHEVROLET CAMARO CARRIES WILLIAM BYRON TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Jim Campbell

JIM CAMPBELL, CHEVROLET U.S. VICE PRESIDENT OF PERFORMANCE VEHICLES AND MOTORSPORTS, met with members of the media today at Homestead-Miami Speedway and discussed the 2017 NASCAR season, winning on Monday, selling on Sunday and many other topics. Transcript:

THE MODERATOR: We’re excited to have all three manufacturers sit down with you to talk about their season. With me we have Jim Campbell, Chevrolet US vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance. Ed Laukes, group vice president of marketing for Toyota Motor North America.

Before we talk about the action on the track, obviously these fierce competitors have continued to drive fan engagement throughout the year at record levels, specifically putting out great exclusive content from all three brands. This year they had a unique program that they worked with NASCAR on in which fans were entered for a chance to win new trucks, a VIP experience to Champions Week, other experiences and prizes. Really helped them connect their success on the track with fans and consumers.

Congratulations, gentlemen, on a great year on and off the track. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Jim Campbell

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2017

TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
7TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CHEVY SS
13TH JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CHEVY SS
15TH PAUL MENARD, NO. 27 RICHMOND/MENARDS CHEVY SS
18th CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVY SS
21ST RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVY SS
22ND JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVY SS

TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
2nd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
3rd Kyle Busch (Toyota)
4th Matt Kenseth (Toyota)
5TH Brad Keselowski (Ford)
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway and discussed competing in his final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, his emotions going into his final race, the group of people he will have around him and many other topics. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 19, 2017

BOWTIE BULLETS
FINAL RACE FOR CHEVY SS:
As the 2017 season comes to a close, so does the time on the track for the Chevy SS. The SS made its on-track debut in 2013 during speed weeks in Daytona, winning the first points paying race as Jimmie Johnson took the SS to winner’s circle in the season-opening Daytona 500. Since then, the SS has gone on to win 72 more races, making it the most successful Generation-6 NASCAR race car over its competitors. The SS has carried two drivers to season-ending championship titles including Johnson to his record-tying seventh. With its stylized features and authentic showroom to race track rear-wheel drive, the SS will hold special memories over its six-year run as Chevy’s flagship in the NASCAR Cup Series. Its successor, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has big shoes to fill as it makes its way into the Cup Series next season. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 22nd Time Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet COPO Camaro are cars to beat during 2017 season

Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 22nd Time
Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet COPO Camaro are cars to beat during 2017 season

DETROIT (Nov. 13, 2017) – For a record-extending 22nd time, Chevrolet is drag racing’s leading manufacturer.

Chevrolet was awarded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Manufacturers Cup during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony Nov. 13 in Hollywood, California. Chevy first earned the award in 1966, and no other manufacturer has won it more times. Continue reading Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 22nd Time Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet COPO Camaro are cars to beat during 2017 season

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
SUNDAY, NOV. 12, 2017
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA

Chevrolet Claims Three Championships, Two Race Wins in NHRA Finale

• Robert Hight races to second career Funny Car title
• Brittany Force earns first Top Fuel crown, second by female
• Bo Butner wins race to secure first Pro Stock championship
• Courtney Force finishes career-best third in Funny Car standings Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA
POST-RACE CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, NOV. 12, 2017

An interview with Funny Car champion ROBERT HIGHT, JOHN FORCE RACING, AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (second career title):
Q: CRAZY THINGS CAN HAPPEN, AND THAT WAS ONE.

ROBERT HIGHT: Del Worsham came over to me before first round and said, ‘I don’t think I can outrun him, but I’m not going to give it to him. I’m going to make sure my car goes down the track.’ Del Worsham did the right thing by making it go down the track. It’s pretty cool; it’s been 10 years since Chevrolet has won a championship in Funny Car and we’re back. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona Post Race

Chevrolet Drivers Win Championships in All Three NHRA Professional Classes

Chevrolet Drivers Win Championships in All Three NHRA Professional Classes
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock), Brittany Force (Top Fuel) deliver to bring Bowtie driver title total to six

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2017) – Chevrolet drivers capped a very successful National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season by winning all three pro automobile class championships at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Continue reading Chevrolet Drivers Win Championships in All Three NHRA Professional Classes

Chevrolet Aims to Secure Three Pro Championships in NHRA Finale Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) earn No. 1 qualifier honors

Chevrolet Aims to Secure Three Pro Championships in NHRA Finale
Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) earn No. 1 qualifier honors

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2017) – Chevrolet drivers and teams are poised to claim three professional National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) championships Nov. 12 in the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Chevrolet drivers Brittany Force in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock will make title bids as No. 1 qualifiers, while Funny Car points leader Robert Hight was the No. 15 qualifier at Auto Club Raceway for the finale of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Continue reading Chevrolet Aims to Secure Three Pro Championships in NHRA Finale Brittany Force (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) earn No. 1 qualifier honors

Chevrolet Clinches 18th Bill France Performance Cup Award Recognizes Manufacturer Championship in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Chevrolet Clinches 18th Bill France Performance Cup
Award Recognizes Manufacturer Championship in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Avondale, Ariz. (November 11, 2017) – With William Byron’s victory at Phoenix International Raceway, Chevrolet clinched the Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The 2017 achievement marks the 18th time the Bowtie Brand has captured this prestigious honor, more than any other manufacturer. Continue reading Chevrolet Clinches 18th Bill France Performance Cup Award Recognizes Manufacturer Championship in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Chevrolet Claims Provisional Top Qualifiers in Top Fuel, Pro Stock Brittany Force resets track elapsed time record; Greg Anderson widens points lead

Chevrolet Claims Provisional Top Qualifiers in Top Fuel, Pro Stock
Brittany Force resets track elapsed time record; Greg Anderson widens points lead

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2017) – Brittany Force and Greg Anderson made championship statements on the first day of qualifications for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) title-deciding event at Auto Club Raceway. Continue reading Chevrolet Claims Provisional Top Qualifiers in Top Fuel, Pro Stock Brittany Force resets track elapsed time record; Greg Anderson widens points lead

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
PHOENIX RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
NOVEMBER 10, 2017

TOP TEAM CHEVY QUALIFIERS:
* Current Team Chevy Playoff Contender

POS. DRIVER
3rd KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 REFRESH YOUR CAR! CHEVY SS
4TH * CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 HOOTERS CHEVY SS
12TH * JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVY SS
13th JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CHEVY SS
14TH DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVY SS

TOP FIVE QUALIFIERS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Ryan Blaney (Ford)
2nd Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
3rd Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
4th Chase Elliott (Chevrolet)
5TH Kevin Harvick (Ford) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 10, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 HOOTERS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway and discussed his approach to the race this weekend, his thoughts on his season and many other topics. Full Transcript:

TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR APPROACH IS THIS WEEKEND HERE AT PHOENIX:
“Our task at hand is pretty simple, we have to win the race to move on next week, everybody in here knows that. We know that and we are going to try to attack the weekend as best we can. Hopefully, give ourselves a chance to do that Sunday afternoon and see what happens. That is pretty straight forward what we have to do with the situation we are in now. It’s not the most ideal situation, but if you were able to pull it off it would be a lot of momentum moving into next week. We will give it our best shot and see what happens.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 10, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway and discussed his relationship with Matt Kenseth, the emotions of being two races away from his final race as a full-time Cup series competitor, what advice he has given Alex Bowman and many other topics. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
PHOENIX RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 10, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the challenges he and the team have faced this season, his must-win approach this weekend in Phoenix, the pressure of the Playoffs, and more. Full Transcript:

TALK ABOUT YOUR APPROACH COMING INTO PHOENIX
“It’s a pretty easy approach for us. We’re in a must-win-situation. We wish we were in a better points scenario, but that’s not the case. This team thrives on pressure and adversity and we’re certainly in the position right now. When we look at the last two or three races here, we’ve had very competitive cars and the effort was made this week to make sure we brought the best bullet, second to none, and I’m really proud of my team and the way that all of Hendrick Motorsports is working together to make sure that the No. 24 car (Chase Elliott) and the No. 48 car have their best chances to win here and move on and stay alive for the championship. We’ll find out Sunday afternoon. I’m just excited to get out there and get to work.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona Advance

CHEVROLET AT POMONA

What:
53rd Auto Club NHRA Finals
When:
Friday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 12
Where:
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California
TV:
FS1: Qualifications live – 6:30 p.m. ET Friday; 6 p.m. ET Saturday
FS1: Eliminations and finals live – 4 p.m. ET Sunday

Chevrolet Aims to Wrap Up Championships in Three Pro Classes
Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock titles on the line in Auto Club NHRA Finals Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona Advance