Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPTS
APRIL 24, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON TAKES CHEVY TO VICTORY LANE IN THUNDER VALLEY
Seven-Time Champion Earns Second Career Victory at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, Tenn. – (April 24, 2017) – Jimmie Johnson led 81 laps in his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS en route to his second career victory at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) in the Food City 500, the eighth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 campaign. Torrential rains on Sunday postponed the 500-lap contest to Monday afternoon.
Johnson started in the 11th position and contended near the front all day. Flawlessly executed pit stops and persistency allowed the seven-time series champion to take the top spot with 20 laps remaining and earn his second consecutive win this season. The win marks Johnson’s 82nd career victory, leaving him only one win away from tying Cale Yarborough for sixth on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series wins list. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
APRIL 24, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS – RACE WINNER
IT TOOK SEVEN YEARS FOR YOU TO GET A SECOND WIN AT BRISTOL. YOU WERE THE GUY ON THAT FINAL RUN THAT FOUND THE BOTTOM FIRST AND BEST
“Yeah, it was kind of interesting because when the No. 42 (Kyle Larson) was there, it just created an environment to run the top and I wasn’t as good on the top. The No. 42, not being up there and that first couple of cars; the bottom was really where it was at for the short run. This Lowe’s Chevrolet was flying!

“I’m so happy to give everybody at A.O. Smith a good ride on the quarter panel this weekend. We wouldn’t be here without a ton of support from Valvoline, Gatorade, the fans, Lowe’s, and Chevrolet. This track has been difficult over the years and we really hit on something Saturday afternoon in that last practice session around the bottom and honestly, it’s what I’ve been looking for here for 16 years and we finally figured it out. So, I’m very, very happy.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER RACE NOTES & QUOTES
APRIL 24, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS – Race Winner
IT TOOK SEVEN YEARS FOR YOU TO GET A SECOND WIN AT BRISTOL. YOU WERE THE GUY ON THAT FINAL RUN THAT FOUND THE BOTTOM FIRST AND BEST
“Yeah, it was kind of interesting because when the No. 42 (Kyle Larson) was there, it just created an environment to run the top and I wasn’t as good on the top. The No. 42, not being up there and that first couple of cars; the bottom was really where it was at for the short run. This Lowe’s Chevrolet was flying! Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Dale Earnhardt Jr

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
APRIL 24, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET – Involved in an incident on lap 218

THEY ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS WHAT DAMAGE WAS DONE BEFORE THE INCIDENT AND WHAT DAMAGE WAS DONE AFTER YOU HIT THE WALL, BUT DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA AT ALL THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM?
“We came out of the pits and there’s some oil in the pit stall I noticed when I was getting lined-up for double file, is smoking. I don’t know why. But it’s got oil all over the engine compartment. So, in the corner, it just went straight in the wall. I don’t know what’s broke, but I think that’s the end of the day.”

ACCORDING TO NASCAR RULES, YOU HAVE TO DO TO THE MEDICAL CENTER. DO YOU FEEL OKAY?
“I feel good. We’ll get in here and find out.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Dale Earnhardt Jr

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Chris Buescher

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
APRIL 24, 2017

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 BUSH’S BAKED BEANS CHEVROLET SS – Involved in a multi-car accident on lap 56

YOU STARTED FROM THE REAR IN A BACK-UP CAR, BUT NOW YOUR DAY IS DONE. WHAT DID YOU SEE FROM WITHIN THE CAR?
“I guess I didn’t realize there was a wreck before that. I know everybody was slowing up and the caution was out. I tried to get on the brakes and it just wheel-hopped. It’s just a pretty big shame for our Bush’s Baked Beans Chevrolet. Like you said, we started last in our back-up and were rolling through there pretty good. We were fighting to be in the spot for the Lucky Dog there, and we were right there at it. And Ty (Dillon) was right there. We had found something after (Kyle) Larson passed me on the high side and kind of found something doing the same thing. And we were just starting to pick up a little bit of momentum there. I hate it. I hate it for this team and how hard they’ve worked this whole weekend and on a Monday for our race to be cut that short. I feel like a large part of that’s on me. We’ve got to do better than that on my side. And we’ll go to Richmond and see if we can have a good day.”

WHAT HAPPENED FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE?
“We started at the back and we were making really good head way with our Bush’s Baked Beans Chevy. And was really happy with the balance of it and it was looking to be a good start to a race. I am honestly not really sure what happened. Came off (Turn) four there and fighting for the lucky dog and trying to get in that spot. Everybody starts checking up and I locked the brakes up and just couldn’t get slowed down in time. I think I ended up tearing the radiator out of the car and pretty much it just ends our day now.”

I KNOW YOU WERE NOT OUT THERE LONG BUT IS THE BOTTOM STILL THE PREFERRED GROOVE?
“Yeah, definitely right now. The top was just starting to come in to an extent to be able to be something useable for passing. We were able to get by a couple there at the end doing just that. Just a shame we don’t get to use it more now.”

CHEVY FAST FACTS FOOD CITY 500 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

CHEVY FAST FACTS
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
April 24, 2017

A total of 17 Team Chevy drivers will start the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 500-lap/266.5-mile contest around the half mile venue is scheduled to begin at 1p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on FOX, PRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com.

CHEVROLET DRIVERS STARTING IN THE TOP-10:
Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS, will lead the field to green as the pole sitter
Chase Elliott, No. 24 Mountain Dew/Little Caesars Chevrolet SS, will start second making it an all Chevrolet front-row
Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/NWTF Chevrolet SS, will start eighth

TEAM CHEVY IN MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES (MENCS) COMPETITION:
· Chevrolet has won 39 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturer Championships

· Team Chevy drivers have scored 768 wins and 690 poles in MENCS competition

CHEVROLET ON THE TRACK—BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
· Chevrolet drivers have won 44 of 112 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Victories by current Team Chevy drivers are:

o Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, has made one trip to Winner’s Circle at BMS (’10)

o Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, has one victory at Bristol Motor Speedway (’04)

o Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS, has recorded one victory at BMS (’13)

· A Chevrolet driver has won one of the last three races at Bristol Motor Speedway

· A Chevrolet driver has sat on the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway 37 times

· Team Chevy drivers have scored 201 top-five and 414 top-10 finishes at Bristol Motor Speedway

· A Chevrolet has led laps 22,773 (41.8% of possible 54,477laps) at Bristol Motor Speedway

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
BAYTOWN, TEXAS
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

BO BUTNER, BUTNER AUTO SALES, JIM BUTNER AUTO CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 2 qualifier, earned first Pro Stock win):

Q: YOU’D BEEN IN THE FINAL SEVEN TIMES AND COME UP SHORT. WHAT WAS SPECIAL ABOUT TODAY?
BO BUTNER: “I can’t tell you what’s so special because I’ve had the best car all year long. I have the best crew, the best of everything. It just went our way today.”
Q: HOW DOES YOUR APPROACH DIFFER FROM A PRO STOCK CAR TO A SUPER STOCK OR STOCK ELIMINATOR? Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas Post Race

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA’
BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
POST RACE RECAP
APRIL 23, 2017

Josef Newgarden Puts Chevrolet in Victory Lane at Barber

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – It did not take Josef Newgarden long to get comfortable in his new surroundings at Team Penske in the No. 2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Chevrolet. In just his third race for the “Captain” (Roger Penske), Newgarden took the lead with 14 laps remaining in the 90-lap Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, and went on to record his second win at the 2.38-mile road course and his fourth Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) career victory. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber Post Race

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY AT BAYTOWN, TEXAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

Chevrolet Claims Fifth Pro Stock Victory with Another First-Time Winner

• Bo Butner earns maiden win after seven Pro Stock runner-up finishes
• No. 1 Pro Stock qualifier Jeg Coughlin Jr. reaches final, sets track record
• Robert Hight advances to Funny Car final, establishes new track speed mark
• No. 1 Funny Car qualifier Courtney Force resets track elapsed time record

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 23, 2017) – Bo finally knows what victory in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock competition feels like.

James “Bo” Butner secured his first Wally by defeating No. 1 qualifier and fellow Chevrolet driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the final of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Texas

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA
POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES
APRIL 23, 2017

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, RACE WINNER: “That was an awesome day. This is what we work for as an entire group. We always want to get one of these cars in victory lane. And, for (teammate) Will Power, I feel so bad for those boys on the 12 car – they were on it today and I feel like it would have been a great battle between Will, myself and Scott (Dixon). But it ended up just being Scott and myself. It’s a group effort here (at Team Penske) – all four of these guys work together. I’m thrilled for the (No.) 2 car guys but this is a team effort with all four cars. So whoever is in victory lane – we just want to get someone there with Team Penske.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Post Race

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber–Josef Newgarden Race Winner

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA
BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
RACE NOTES & QUOTES
APRIL 23, 2017

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS CHEVROLET – Race Winner:
YOU ARE THE WINNER FOR TEAM PENSKE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?
“It’s great. Ever since I joined this team I felt just this awesome energy with this group. These guy work so hard on these race cars at Team Penske. But it’s a group effort. All these guys in all four cars are working together. It’s really cool to have Fitzgerald on the car this weekend. They’re going to be the sponsor for Juan Pablo (Montoya) at the Indy 500, so it’s a big deal for these guys and they sell awesome trucks. I want to thank Chevy, too, that I was awesome today. I had the fuel mileage I needed. I had the power and reliability and the whole deal. So, thank you, Chevrolet. Also Verizon. Verizon is always hooking us up. They give us the best technology in these cars, so thank you, guys. I love this, it’s awesome.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber–Josef Newgarden Race Winner

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol Postponed

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
APRIL 23, 2017

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY RACE POSTPONED TO MONDAY
Persistent Rain Results in Rescheduling of Food City 500

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Persistent rain in ‘Thunder Valley’ throughout the day on Sunday has forced the postponement of the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

Chevrolet SS driver, Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevy will lead the field to green as the pole sitter. Larson was awarded the top starting spot by virtue of being the leader in the Owner’s Point standings when qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway was also canceled due to rain on Friday.

Chase Elliott, No. 24 Mountain Dew/Little Casers Chevrolet SS, will make it an all-Chevy front row by starting second when the Food City 500 commences on Monday, April 24th at 1 p.m.

Live coverage will be available on FOX, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com.

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK CHEVROLET SS:

HOW MUCH DOES IT STINK WE WON’T BE RACING AT THE SCHEDULED TIME TODAY? HOW MUCH DOES THAT AFFECT YOU?
“It doesn’t matter. We are close to home so it will be fine. Our car was good in practice and I don’t think the track will be too different. We should be alright.”

HOW WILL YOUR STRATEGY CHANGE ON A GREEN TRACK TOMORROW AND WITH THE MOST LIKELY ADDITION OF A COMPETITION CAUTION?
“I don’t know with the stages and all that. I’m sure we will all pit probably because it has shown a lot of tire wear on the left side so I’m sure everybody will pit. We will see if people take two or four or whatever, but it kind of just depends on what position you are in at that point if you are going to take two or four (tires).”

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber–Will Power on Pole

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA
BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
POST QUALIFYING RECAP
APRIL 22, 2017

Will Power Puts Chevy on Pole at Barber Motorsports Park; Team Penske Sweeps Top-Three Starting Positions

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Will Power scored his second Verizon P1 award of the 2017 season with a lap around the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park of one minute, 06.9614 seconds at 123.653 mph. Today’s pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama marks the 46th of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion’s career and his fourth at Barber. He opened the season with the number one starting spot on the Streets of St. Petersburg in his familiar silver No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber–Will Power on Pole

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Juan Pablo Montoya

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 22 FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS TEAM PENSKE CHEVORLET, met with media at Bristol Motor Speedway following announcement he will compete in 2017 Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske. Full transcript:

HOW ARE THINGS?
“Good. Really good to be honest. In a way, it was kind of weird, but it was really good. The opportunity with Penske came to do this and I thought it would be… for long-term would be the best thing for me and it’s good. I’m really happy. If you are going to go race you might as well come do it with best people you can and be able to get a relationship with the guys at Fitzgerald it’s amazing. They do an amazing job and hopefully we can make them really proud.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Juan Pablo Montoya

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber–Will Power, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA
BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
Team Penske Media Conference
Friday April 21, 2017

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 1 MENARDS TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET AND JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD GLIDER KITS TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET met with media at Barber Motorsports Park. Full transcript:

THE MODERATOR: We’ll go ahead and begin our Verizon IndyCar Series available with three members of Team Penske who swept the opening practice. Simon Pagenaud led the first practice and is also the defending champion of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Simon, how good does it feel to be back at Barber Motorsports Park? Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Barber–Will Power, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 21, 2017

CHEVROLET’S KYLE LARSON AND CHASE ELLIOTT WILL START ON THE FRONT ROW FOR SUNDAY’S FOOD CITY 500 AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THE DUO WILL LEAD THE FIELD DUE TO THEIR POSITIONS IN THE CURRENT OWNER’S POINT STANDINGS BECAUSE THE QUALIFYING SESSION FOR THE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES WAS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. BOTH LARSON AND ELLIOTT DID GET ON THE HALF-MILE TRACK IN THUNDER VALLEY FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY PRACTICE SESSION OF THE DAY WHERE THEY ENDED SEVENTH AND 11TH RESPECTIVELY ON THE SPEED CHARTS. EACH DRIVER MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA TO TALK ABOUT THE TRACK CONDITIONS, OUTLOOKS FOR THE RACE ON SUNDAY AND MANY OTHER TOPICS. FULL TRANSCRIPTS: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Kyle Larson

KYLE LARSON TO START FROM POLE POSITION AT BRISTOL Qualifying for Food City 500 Cancelled Due to Rain

KYLE LARSON TO START FROM POLE POSITION AT BRISTOL
Qualifying for Food City 500 Cancelled Due to Rain

BRISTOL, Tenn. – April 21, 2017 – Qualifying for Sunday’s Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

The starting grid has been set per the provisions in the NASCAR rulebook. Starting positions are based on the current Owner’s points. Continue reading KYLE LARSON TO START FROM POLE POSITION AT BRISTOL Qualifying for Food City 500 Cancelled Due to Rain

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 21, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 MOUNTAIN DEW/LITTLE CAESARS CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed various aspects of short track racing, what he’s learned at previous Bristol races, racing under the lights versus during the day, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
APRIL 21, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Bristol Motor Speedway and discussed his off weekend, thoughts on Bristol Motor Speedway using VHT traction compound on the bottom lane this weekend, racing during the day at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October and many other topics. Full Transcript:
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Bristol–Jimmie Johnson

Chevrolet Aims to Add to Victory Total at Scenic Barber

Chevrolet Aims to Add to Victory Total at Scenic Barber

· Simon Pagenaud seeks to successfully defend Alabama title
ᴏ Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champ made it two wins in a row in ’16
· Chevrolet has won four of the five races run on the challenging circuit since Chevy’s VICS return in 2012
ᴏ Each of the current Team Penske drivers have won at Barber
· Team Chevy drivers have earned the pole position the past three years
ᴏ Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, and Will Power started from front row
· Zach Veach to make Verizon IndyCar Series debut in No. 21 Chevrolet Continue reading Chevrolet Aims to Add to Victory Total at Scenic Barber