Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Practice

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRACTICE NOTES & QUOTES
MARCH 25, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS – Hit the wall during final practice
YOU WERE HAVING A GOOD PRACTICE SESSION AT THE TOP OF THE SPEED CHART. WHAT HAPPENED?
“We had a part come loose on the left front and it’s obviously something that needs to be together to make laps. I’m not real sure why it broke or why that happened. It was nothing fancy that we were doing. I was getting into (Turn) 3 at the time. I don’t know if it was some sort of roughness to the race track that bounced it loose, or what. I was really happy with the NAPA Chevy throughout that run. Unfortunately, this now puts us behind. But we’ll look into it and try to get this car fixed for tomorrow. We would love to keep this primary car. I don’t know if we can or not. I know they’ll work hard and try to get it tuned-up for tomorrow.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Practice

Chevy Racing– KYLE LARSON PUTS CHEVROLET SS ON POLE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 24, 2017

KYLE LARSON PUTS CHEVROLET SS ON POLE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
Five Team Chevy Drivers in Final Top 12 Qualifiers
FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2017 – Kyle Larson captured the pole position in his No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS for the Auto Club 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race with a lap of 38.493 seconds, 187.047 mph. Larson, who is the current MENSC points leader, with three consecutive runner-up finishes in four races this year, will lead the 39-car field to the green at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
The feat marked the 690th pole for Chevrolet in NASCAR’s premier racing series. Continue reading Chevy Racing– KYLE LARSON PUTS CHEVROLET SS ON POLE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Qualifying Notes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
MARCH 24, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER
YOU CHANGED UP YOUR LINE THERE WAS THAT WHAT IT TOOK TO GET THE POLE?
“I think so. I haven’t seen a lap tracker, but I felt like I messed up there in (Turns) 1 and 2 and I got a little bit loose off the wall on entry and it got me to split the seam in (Turns) 1 and 2, but I was able to get committed to wide-open pretty good off of (Turn) 2 and then, yeah, I hadn’t run up high in (Turns) 3 and 4 at all in practice or qualifying here. Didn’t really know what I would have when I got there, but ran a good ways and it stuck. Really happy though, our Target team has been amazing to start the season and to get a pole is great. I haven’t gotten a pole since my rookie season. Yeah, this is awesome. I can’t say enough about everybody at our race shop for all the hard work they have been putting in. Got a little team dinner tonight, so this will be a good way to celebrate.”

SECOND CAREER POLE AND FIRST AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY BRING US THROUGH YOUR THREE SEGMENTS HERE THIS AFTERNOON:
“It was an interesting qualifying for us. I ran the bottom in (Turns) 3 and 4… well all day really, and then there the first two round. I knew everybody was running the top in 3 and 4 and my plan was to go up there in the second round, but thought I maybe got through (Turns) 1 and 2 okay enough to run the bottom, but I still lost time there. I knew the third-round I was going to have to move up, but our Target Chevy was really good, really balanced up there. I was surprised. I wasn’t really sure what I would have because on our up to speed laps up there I was a little bit tight taking off and then I would be kind of loose off, so I was expecting to have that, but it stuck really well and yeah, I saw the lap pop up on my dash and I was pretty pumped. Can’t say enough about everybody on our Target team. They did an amazing job all day.”

WHAT DO YOU WORK ON TOMORROW?
“I don’t know. We made about a 10-lap run today and the track was so green it was hard to get a good feel for what we really had. I thought our Target Chevy had good speed. It didn’t handle great today in race trim, but we had good speed. That is always a positive and they know what to adjust now. I think from that run and hopefully we can fine tune it some tomorrow and be good for Sunday.”

RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 5th
ON HIS LAP:
“Just good to get the best lap we had on the last lap. I finally got (Turns) 1 and 2 right in the Caterpillar Chevrolet. Had a little traffic down on the apron of (Turns) 3 and 4, but it wasn’t his fault, so just a good starting spot better than we practiced all day and we will put it in race trim.”

JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 8th
ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT
“Qualifying has been really good. Both of our cars were fast again. I thought my lap was better than it was. Sometimes you run laps and they don’t feel good and they are. And sometimes they feel really good and they’re not. And that was the second one of those. But overall it was really good. We had a really good practice day. We were good in race trim and just ready to go tomorrow. I think the line is going to be a little bit different than what traditionally we’ve had here. It seems like the line has been at the top of (Turns) 1 and 2 and the bottom of (Turns) 3 and 4 in the race. In qualifying it at the top of both ends. And I think the race is going to be the same way. So, that’ll be something to work on tomorrow to make sure you can get your car good on the top of (Turns) 3 and 4, which is kind of unique.”

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 13th
WHERE DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU MISSED IT A LITTLE BIT?
“I think (Turns) 3 and 4 that round we were pretty off in the first one and then I thought we helped our car to go faster in that second one, still not close to the No. 11 (Denny Hamlin) or the No. 4 (Kevin Harvick) unfortunately, but I feel like I got through (Turns) 1 and 2 way better that second time than I did the first time and just didn’t roll the top in (Turns) 3 and 4 like I needed to. Yeah, obviously needed just a little bit to get into the top 12, obviously not close to get further up the board, but we will go to work tomorrow.”

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THIS CAR AND WHAT IT CAN DO ON SUNDAY?
“Well you are never happy, but I think tomorrow will be the day we find out on that. We just did qualifying runs today and unfortunately it didn’t work out very good for us, but we just focused on that this afternoon. With the way, this place is on tires it’s really hard to do race runs on Friday and still have any tires left for Saturday, so we saved them for tomorrow and we will go to work on it for the race.”

WHAT SPECIFICALLY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN RACE TRIM? SHORT RUN OR LONG RUN SPEED, WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT?
“Well, this race typically comes down to a short run at the end always, but I think you are going to have to be balanced across the board as always. I think you are going to have to be able to go, but at the same time we do see some long runs here and you are probably going to see that on Sunday and I think it’s going to be important to be good as you go as well. So, just try to have a little bit of everything as always.”

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 18th
EIGHTEENTH IN PRACTICE, 18TH IN QUALIFYING HOW DO YOU THINK THE CAR WILL BE FOR THE RACE ON SUNDAY?
“Well, we would have liked to have went back out and tried to have run a little faster, but you can’t afford to put any laps on your tires because you have to start on these tires in the race. That just put us in a big hole starting out. I think the car is better than 18th and we will work on it tomorrow and see what we have got in race trim.”

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 BUSH’S BEANS CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 20th
WHERE WERE, YOU MISSING IT IN QUALIFYING TODAY?
“Just happy to be able to make that round with our Busch’s Baked Beans Chevrolet. Feel like were a little bit tight, kind of where we ended practice and a little tight for qualifying. Tried to free it up a little bit in between our two runs and might could have gone a little bit more, but we have a direction for practice now and will work on it hard tomorrow.”

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING YOU NEED TO WORK ON FOR THE RACE ON SUNDAY?
“I think here the tires fall off so quickly it gets so slick. We have a lot of choices here. One of my favorite large tracks that we go to and it always makes for an exciting race. We need to try and make sure we are not burning the tires off of it and make sure we have something that we can survive into a long run with.”

MICHAEL MCDOWELL, NO. 95 LFR WOODIE CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 25th
JUST SHY OF MAKING THE SECOND ROUND WHAT MORE DID YOU NEED OUT THERE WHAT WAS THE CAR MISSING?
“That first run I ran the top in (Turns) 3 and 4 and probably should have ran the bottom, but that second run ran the bottom and picked up a little bit of speed. Just all-in-all fighting to work through the bumps. That is kind of about where we were practice speed wise, so we made some good changes, maybe picked up a couple of spots, but this is a couple of weeks in a row that we have been right on the edge of making it or missing it going to Round 2. We will keep plugging away and try to get that last little bit.”

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Kyle Larson Pole

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
MARCH 24, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – POLE WINNER
YOU CHANGED UP YOUR LINE THERE WAS THAT WHAT IT TOOK TO GET THE POLE?
“I think so. I haven’t seen a lap tracker, but I felt like I messed up there in (Turns) 1 and 2 and I got a little bit loose off the wall on entry and it got me to split the seam in (Turns) 1 and 2, but I was able to get committed to wide-open pretty good off of (Turn) 2 and then, yeah, I hadn’t run up high in (Turns) 3 and 4 at all in practice or qualifying here. Didn’t really know what I would have when I got there, but ran a good ways and it stuck. Really happy though, our Target team has been amazing to start the season and to get a pole is great. I haven’t gotten a pole since my rookie season. Yeah, this is awesome. I can’t say enough about everybody at our race shop for all the hard work they have been putting in. Got a little team dinner tonight, so this will be a good way to celebrate.”

SECOND CAREER POLE AND FIRST AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY BRING US THROUGH YOUR THREE SEGMENTS HERE THIS AFTERNOON:
“It was an interesting qualifying for us. I ran the bottom in (Turns) 3 and 4… well all day really, and then there the first two round. I knew everybody was running the top in 3 and 4 and my plan was to go up there in the second round, but thought I maybe got through (Turns) 1 and 2 okay enough to run the bottom, but I still lost time there. I knew the third-round I was going to have to move up, but our Target Chevy was really good, really balanced up there. I was surprised. I wasn’t really sure what I would have because on our up to speed laps up there I was a little bit tight taking off and then I would be kind of loose off, so I was expecting to have that, but it stuck really well and yeah, I saw the lap pop up on my dash and I was pretty pumped. Can’t say enough about everybody on our Target team. They did an amazing job all day.”

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
MARCH 24, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS – On team’s decision not to participate in Qualifying today for Sunday’s race:

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT HAVING TO START IN THE BACK ON SUNDAY?
“We had a tough practice session and mid-pack was probably going to be our goal anyway. So, to take our lumps here, at a track that’s really wide with a lot of lanes, a long race; we’ll just take our lumps and get the car right where we can take advantage of the precious minutes that we have in Saturday’s practice session and go from there. Pit road is going to be a problem. We’re not going to have a great pick there. We’re definitely not in a position we want to be in, so we’d rather take the time now and make sure we get everything right and get this car right; and also kind of control our risk factor. If I was to tear this car up again in qualifying, we’d be heading next door to the No. 88 (Dale Earnhardt Jr., for example) to pull out their back up car. Put a wrap on it. Change the seat and interior and a lot of other things. So, we just felt like it would be best to get everything right and just get prepared for tomorrow and start at the tail end. I think my record shows that I can make up plenty of spots and pass plenty of cars and we’ll just make it exciting coming from the back.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 24, 2017

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed being the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, racing on dirt, thoughts on stage racing and many other topics. Full Transcript:

TALK ABOUT THE STRONG START TO 2017 AND COMING HOME TO CALIFORNIA FOR THIS WEEKEND’S RACE:
“Yeah, it’s definitely been a good start to the year. We have had a shot to win every race this season. I’ve been really happy about that. California Speedway, I’m from California so it’s kind of like my home race. It’s a long way from Sacramento, but still feels somewhat like home getting to see lots of friends and stuff out here. It would be nice to get a win here and end the second-place streak I have going, but yeah, no it’s been really cool to be contending like we have been. Hopefully, we can continue to have speed in our race cars. I’ve been really happy with everybody at our Target Chip Ganassi Racing shop, Credit One Bank, everybody that puts all their time and effort into letting Jamie (McMurray) and myself have some fun and go fast and challenge for wins. Been extremely happy and would like to be winning right now, but being the point leader is awesome.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Kyle Larson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Chad Knaus

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
MARCH 24, 2017

Due to the incident in the first practice session, the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS team will not participate in qualifying today.

CHAD KNAUS, CREW CHIEF, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS:
“Unfortunately, we crashed the Lowe’s Chevrolet in practice today. We crashed on our third run and had to pull out the backup car and didn’t get back out on the track. I just felt it was wiser to get the car prepared correctly rather than qualify poorly. I wasn’t comfortable putting Jimmie in a position where he would have to hustle a car that he hasn’t turned a lap in yet.

“We are all the way out here on the west coast, and brought two race cars. If we were to crash this car, we would have to pull a car from a teammate and it would be a very difficult obstacle to overcome. We want to be prepared to put the best racecar on the track for our driver, Lowe’s, Chevrolet and all of our sponsors. So, we are going to take the time to do that by working on it this afternoon.”

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Ryan Newman

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 24, 2017
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his win last weekend at Phoenix, extreme heat conditions, his approach to the season after earning a spot in the playoffs, how the cars handle this year compared to last year, and more. Full Transcript:

TALK ABOUT YOUR WEEK AFTER WINNING AT PHOENIX AND THEN COMING TO AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
“We were obviously excited after the win on Sunday and then getting a chance to go to the shop on Monday after very little sleep to congratulate all the guys and girls that were a part of it; and just to see everybody. I don’t want to say it’s been a long time coming because I think when you say that you kind of expect it. But, it had been a while since I’d been to Victory Lane in an RCR for Richard for three years of a drought. So, it was something we were fighting very hard for and it was very rewarding. And, that’s probably the better way of saying it. I got to do some things around the farm and hangout with the kids and do some things like that like a normal person. Outside of that, just being at the shop on Monday was a lot of fun.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Ryan Newman

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 24, 2017

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed making his 600th Cup Series start, his thoughts on NASCAR choosing not to penalize Austin Dillon, thoughts on potentially running restrictor plates at Indianapolis and much more. Full Transcript:

ON MAKING HIS 600TH CAREER START:
“…I just wanted to drive. I wanted to race cars for a living. I wanted to do it well enough to be able to afford to make a living doing it. I didn’t have vision or assume that I was going to make all of the money and success that we have made, but all I really wanted to do was to do it long enough so I didn’t have to get a real job. I mean that as sincere as I can. I’m real thrilled that I’ve had the opportunity to stay around and drive for some really great teams. Some really awesome owners. Worked with a lot of amazing crew chiefs and crew members. We have a really great group of guys that we race with in this current situation, we are having so much fun at the race track and really enjoy working with Greg (Ives, crew chief), so I feel fortunate and lucky and hope to have good success this weekend. I really like Fontana and I wish that we could have a good weekend is all. We have kind of been struggling a little bit to put together a good race this year and we qualified well last week, but didn’t run as well as we wanted to. We had a little issue with the brakes and stuff like that, but those things are going to happen. We will keep processing what we are learning and keep showing up every week and put it together eventually. I really, really like this race track. Obviously, you are running all over the race track, a lot of different grooves. That makes it a lot of fun as a driver. Looking forward to some fun this weekend and hopefully, a good result.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRACTICE NOTES & QUOTES
MARCH 24, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS ~ Crashed in the grass, Turn 4, during the first practice session and will go to a backup car.

WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE?
“We just showed up at the track swinging hard and trying to get all that we can. I crossed the line there, for sure, and the car came around on me. But, we’ve got another great Lowe’s Chevrolet coming out. I thought we might be able to stick with this one, but that was too much on the front of the race car. It’s not the way we wanted to start the weekend. But, the only way we’re going to get better without testing is just to keep trying harder in practice and swing harder. We know we got the race-side in a respectable spot but just need to start better on Fridays.”

YOU WERE CLOSE TO KURT BUSCH AS YOU CAME AROUND THE CORNER AND YOU WERE SPINNING. WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND AND HOW DID YOU KEEP FROM COLLECTING HIM IN THAT PROCESS?
“I knew I was fine, but I’m sure it caught him off-guard seeing a car come by sideways. I was really concerned about sliding up in front of others and getting into the outside wall. I actually threw it into third and redirected the car lower on the track. I was kind of wishing I’d stayed with it and let it slide up and maybe I would have avoided the grass if I did so. I was just trying to manage it all.”

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 24, 2017

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the West Coast swing, the importance of points earned in stage racing, always trying to improve, and more. Full Transcript:

HOW HAVE YOU ENJOYED NASCAR GOES WEST?
“Yeah, it’s been fun. We’ve really enjoyed our time. I’ve always enjoyed this West Coast swing. I think it’s a great time of year to do this and get away fro the weather at home and get out here to this nice weather that we’ve seen the past three weeks. Hopefully that continues throughout the weekend. We spent a lot of time in Colorado between Phoenix and this weekend with Alan (Gustafson) and a couple of the guys. It was a fun week. I’m happy to be here and I’m looking forward to getting going.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 24, 2017

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed being back home, his season thus far, his thoughts on restrictor plates at Indy and many other topics. Full Transcript:

WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING HOME AT A TRACK THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL AT?
“It’s fun to be back home. After Phoenix, we flew to San Diego and kind of started a little West Coast family trip heading up the coastline and hit LEGOLAND and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and just various places. So, it’s been fun. I took my kids out to El Cajon and showed them where I grew up and granted Lydia is three and probably will never remember it, but it was just fun to kind of be back home, show my family around. My oldest (Evie) has been there to my hometown, but my youngest, it’s her first real trip through there. I don’t know, just fun to go back and see the spots and places and even talk to a few old friends. And then to come to this race track where I won my first event, I guess that photo is right there (points in the media center) to remind me of it, which is pretty cool. It’s just fun to be back. I really enjoy racing here. We have all watched this track age and turn into a facility that puts on one heck of a show. I’m excited to be back.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
AUTO CLUB 400
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA
MARCH 26, 2017

BOWTIE BULLETS
NATIVE SON:
California native and seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, is the all-time wins’ leader at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway with six victories. Johnson is also the only driver in the 20-year history of the track to win the race from the pole, a feat he completed in 2008.

MANUFACTURER MINUTE:
Did you know? Chevrolet has more wins than any manufacturer at Auto Club Speedway with 13 victories.

CALIFORNIA CHEVY’S:
There will be six California natives entered to compete in this weekend’s Auto Club 400. Of those drivers, four will start the race behind the wheel of a Chevrolet SS. Seven-time series champion Jimmie Johnson hails from El Cajon, California, driver of the No. 42 Chevy SS, Kyle Larson is a native of Elk Grove, California. The pilot of the No. 47 Chevrolet SS, AJ Allmendinger is originally from Los Gatos, California, while Cole Whitt behind the wheel of the No. 72 Chevy SS hails from Alpine, California.
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Fontana Advance

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAMPING WORLD 500
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 19, 2017

RYAN NEWMAN EARNS VICTORY FOR CHEVROLET AT PHOENIX
Chevy SS Driver Kyle Larson Takes Point Lead with Runner-Up Finish

AVONDALE, ARIZ. (March 19, 2017) – When Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Grainger Chevrolet SS team made a gutsy call to stay out on old tires while the leaders pitted during the final caution in the Camping World 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENSC) race at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), it netted winning results.

The pit strategy call yielded the team’s first victory of the season, Newman’s second career victory at PIR and snapped a 127-race winless streak for the 39-year-old veteran driver. The victory is the first for the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) organization in 112 events. Newman and the No. 31 Chevy SS team are now qualified for the end of the year playoffs. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

Courtney Force, Advance Auto Parts Chevy team looking for consistency after Gatornationals defeat

Courtney Force, Advance Auto Parts Chevy team looking
for consistency after Gatornationals defeat
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19) – Courtney Force and her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team are determined to learn from their first-round exit at the NHRA Gatornationals on Sunday at Gainesville Raceway and then quickly put it in the rear-view mirror.

After qualifying No. 4 with a career-best speed, Force stumbled in the first round of eliminations, falling again to Jim Campbell. Continue reading Courtney Force, Advance Auto Parts Chevy team looking for consistency after Gatornationals defeat

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAMPING WORLD 500
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER RACE NOTES & QUOTES
MARCH 19, 2017

RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 GRAINGER CHEVROLET SS – Race Winner:
IN THE DESERT, THE DROUGHT COMES TO AN END FOR RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING AND RYAN NEWMAN. HOW GOOD DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK HERE IN VICTORY LANE?
“I’ve lost count; that’s how long it’s been. I’ve got to thank Grainger, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, for supporting our series, and Chevrolet. The list goes on and on. What a gutsy call by (crew chief) Luke (Lambert). I called for two tires and he called for none. I’ve won more races no tires than I have with four. I’m just proud of these guys. We had a good car all day. We kept it out of trouble and collected in the end.”

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO YOU USED UP KYLE LARSON TO MAKE THE CHASE. WERE YOU THINKING ABOUT THAT AT ALL AS HE WAS CHASING YOU DOWN?
“Trust me, I went into (Turn) 3 looking at my mirror. I knew he was down there; but it took my car forever to get going. I’m spent, man. I had the chills on lap 150. I’m done.”

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Gainesville Post Race Wrapup

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS
GAINESVILLE RACEWAY AT GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

Chevrolet Records Funny Car, Pro Stock, Factory Showdown Wins

• John Force adds to illustrious career with 148th Funny Car victory
• The No. 1 qualifier provides 2,500th round win for John Force Racing
• Shane Gray continues Chevrolet mastery of Pro Stock with victory
• David Barton earns SAM Tech Factory Showdown win in COPO Camaro

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2017) – It was a big day for Chevrolet Camaro drivers and teams at the sun-drenched 48th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Gainesville Post Race Wrapup

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Gainesville Post Race Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS
GAINESVILLE RACEWAY AT GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

JOHN FORCE, JOHN FORCE RACING, PEAK COOLANT & MOTOR OIL/REPUBLIC SERVICES CHEVROLET CAMARO SS (No. 1 qualifier; 148th career Funny Car win; eighth Gatornationals victory and first since 2001):

Q: WHAT DOES THE SONG OF VICTORY SOUND LIKE?

JOHN FORCE: “(Teammate) Robert Hight fixed my old hotrod; he fixed me on the throttle. I should have listened to him earlier. “We’re going to do some damage this year. We have the heart.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Gainesville Post Race Quotes

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Gainesville

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS
GAINESVILLE RACEWAY AT GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
QUALIFYING RESULTS AND DRIVER QUOTES
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

Chevrolet Drivers Claim No. 1 Qualifier Spots in Funny Car and Pro Stock
· John Force records 155th top qualifier honor of his Funny Car career
· Teammates Robert Hight qualifies No. 2 and Courtney Force is No. 4
· Jason Line races to third consecutive Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier spot
· Defending Gatornationals Top Fuel winner Brittany Force qualifies No. 4 Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Gainesville

CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: Halfway Update

CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: Halfway Update
No. 3 Corvette C7.R in thick of GTLM fight after six hours; No. 4 Corvette out of race

SEBRING, Fla. (March 18, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Mobil 1/Sirius XM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is in the midst of the battle for GT Le Mans (GTLM) honors as the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida enters its second half. Antonio Garcia took his second turn in the sixth-place Corvette as the team goes for its third consecutive class victory and 11th at North America’s oldest endurance race. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: Halfway Update