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CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CARRIES TYLER REDDICK TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CARRIES TYLER REDDICK TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 17, 2018) – Tyler Reddick, driver of the No. 9 BurgerFi Chevrolet Camaro SS, claimed the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) driver championship with a victory in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His title, the first for Reddick and third in the past five seasons for JR Motorsport co-owners Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., marks Chevrolet’s 20th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982.

“Congratulations to Tyler Reddick and the No. 9 Camaro SS on earning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Tyler and his team made a big statement winning the season-opening race at Daytona. They made the most of their spot in the Playoffs and were able to capitalize when it counted most to earn a title in one of NASCAR’s most competitive divisions.” Continue reading CHEVROLET CAMARO SS CARRIES TYLER REDDICK TO CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 18, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
7TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
11TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW UCON CAMARO ZL1
13TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
14TH JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S ROOKIE THROWBACK CAMARO ZL1
15TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 E-Z-GO CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Kyle Busch (Toyota)
5TH Brad Keselowski (Ford)

TOP FOUR UNOFFICIAL 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Kyle Busch (Toyota) Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Post Race

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut

CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut
Gavin, Milner pleased with progression of Redline Corvette C7.R

SHANGHAI (Nov. 17, 2018) – Data collection and continued familiarization continued to be the name of the game for Corvette Racing at the SAIC International Circuit in Shanghai on Saturday ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Shanghai.

Both Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner expressed confidence and were pleased with the progression of Corvette Racing’s No. 64 Redline/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R during the last two days, including dry running Saturday for the final practice and GTE Pro qualifying Saturday. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: All Set for China Race Debut

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Jim Campbell

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY OEM PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 17, 2018

JIM CAMPBELL, CHEVROLET U.S. VICE PRESIDENT OF PERFORMANCE VEHICLES AND MOTORSPORTS, met with members of the media as part of an OEM panel at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the 2018 and a myriad of other topics. Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead–Jim Campbell

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 16, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
8TH RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 E-Z-GO CAMARO ZL1
11TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK/DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
13TH ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1
14TH CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
16TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW UCON CAMARO ZL1

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

Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

DETROIT – (November 16, 2018) – With the completion of qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet has clinched the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer championship. This is the ninth time in NCWTS history that Chevrolet has captured this prestigious honor.

Silverado has powered Chevrolet drivers in the NCWTS since the series’ inception in 1995 and has now earned the Bowtie Brand nine manufacturer championships and over 230 victories. Continue reading Chevrolet Earns Ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

Byron Becomes the 18th Chevrolet Powered Driver to Win the Award in NASCAR’s Modern Era
DETROIT – (November 15, 2018) – William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Camaro ZL1 clinched the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year award with a ninth-place finish in the penultimate race of the season at ISM Raceway. Byron becomes the 18th different Chevrolet powered driver to win the award in NASCAR’s Modern Era (since 1972) joining recognizable names like Elliott, Larson and Gordon. Continue reading William Byron Earns 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Honors

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
FORD ECOBOOST 400
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 18, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
CHEVY AT HOMESTEAD: Chevrolet has gone to victory lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway five times in the 19 races that have been held at the 1.5-mile track with three different nameplates (Monte Carlo, Impala, SS). Since Homestead-Miami Speedway became the season-finale race in 2002, Chevrolet has celebrated 10 driver championships and 13 manufacturer titles – more than any other manufacturer. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Homestead Advance

Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 23rd Time

Chevrolet Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup for Record-Extending 23rd Time
Drivers of the Chevrolet Camaro SS, COPO Camaro contribute mightily to success

DETROIT (Nov. 12, 2018) – For the second consecutive year, fourth time in the past five years and record-extending 23rd time, Chevrolet is the top manufacturer on the drag strip.

Chevy Racing was awarded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Manufacturers Cup during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Awards Ceremony Nov. 12 in Hollywood, California. Chevrolet 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 23rd Time

Chevrolet Closes Season with 34 Wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018

Chevrolet Closes Season with 34 Wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

• Tanner Gray wraps up Pro Stock championship season with victory
• 2017 Funny Car champion Robert Hight finishes runner-up in ‘18
• Jeff Taylor drives Chevrolet COPO Camaro to Stock Eliminator win

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2018) – Tanner Gray entered the 2018 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season with a singular mission. Continue reading Chevrolet Closes Season with 34 Wins in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
3rd KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
6TH JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CAMARO ZL1
8TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 AMERICAN ETHANOL E15 CAMARO ZL1
9TH WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 HERTZ CAMARO ZL1
10th BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 U.S. AIR FORCE CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kyle Busch (Toyota)
2nd Brad Keselowski (Ford)
3rd Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)
4th Aric Almirola (Ford)
5TH Kevin Harvick (Ford)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

TEAM CHEVY NOTES & QUOTES:
AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 AMERICAN ETHANOL E15 CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 8th
YOU HAVE A VERY SOLID WEEKEND AS A WHOLE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY TODAY?
“Yeah for sure, I’m proud of our American Ethanol E15 car and our team. It was a solid run all weekend. We had a top 10 car. That is what we had. We proved that. It kind of bit us, we pitted and the caution came out and that was… we had to really fight to get back that, but luckily the wrecks happened. It put us back in a pretty good position. We decided to stay out on old tires and fight them off to the end. That was a fun run for our team and our Camaro. We will work on that. That is two top 10’s in a row and I’m happy.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Post Race

Tanner Gray Drives Camaro SS Pro Stock to World Championship Becomes Youngest Pro Champion in NHRA History

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS
AUTO CLUB RACEWAY IN POMONA, CALIFORNIA
POST-QUALIFYING RECAP
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2018T

Tanner Gray Drives Camaro SS Pro Stock to World Championship
Becomes Youngest Pro Champion in NHRA History

• Second-year Chevrolet driver, 19, locks up Pro Stock title
• Robert Hight takes aim at second consecutive Funny Car title
• 2017 Top Fuel champion Brittany Force is No. 3 qualifier

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2018) – Second-year Chevrolet Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray became the youngest professional series champion in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) history by qualifying in to top half of the 16-car field for the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Continue reading Tanner Gray Drives Camaro SS Pro Stock to World Championship Becomes Youngest Pro Champion in NHRA History

Chevrolet Clinches 19th Bill France Performance Cup Award Recognizes Manufacturer Championship in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Chevrolet Clinches 19th Bill France Performance Cup
Award Recognizes Manufacturer Championship in NASCAR Xfinity Series

AVONDALE, Ariz. – (November 10, 2018) – With the waving of the green flag over the Whelen 200 at ISM Raceway, Chevrolet clinched the Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The 2018 achievement marks the 19th time the Bowtie Brand has captured this prestigious honor, more than any other manufacturer. Continue reading Chevrolet Clinches 19th Bill France Performance Cup Award Recognizes Manufacturer Championship in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
ISM RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 9, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER (* = Playoff Contender)
2ND *CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
5TH ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1
8TH KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
15TH AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 AMERICAN ETHANOL E15 CAMARO ZL1
19TH WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 HERTZ CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER (* = Playoff Contender)
1ST Kevin Harvick (Ford)
2nd *Chase Elliott (Chevrolet)
3rd Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (Ford)
4th Ryan Blaney (Ford)
5TH Alex Bowman (Chevrolet)
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
ISM RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 9, 2018

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S POWER OF PRIDE CAMARO ZL1, was joined by two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso via Skype from Sao Paulo, Brazil during his media availability to discuss their impending ride swap in Bahrain. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM 500
ISM RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 9, 2018

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at ISM Raceway and discussed the new layout at ISM Raceway, the challenges of restarting in a new spot on the track and many other topics. Full Transcript:

NOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ON TRACK A LITTLE BIT, HAVE YOU GOTTEN MORE OF A SENSE OF HOW RESTARTS WILL GO AND HOW THE FINISH MIGHT GO?
“Yeah, the track to me is the same, which is a good thing, I think this is a great track that we come to. I think the visual of what you see if probably the biggest difference and what I see, coming off Turn 2 I guess is what it is now is a little odd, but I think the speed is going to be so slow for those restarts, I don’t think that is going to be an issue being in the corner like that. So, being in front of the fans and they will be able to see it, so that will be good.”
Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Advance

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
CAN-AM 500
ISM RACEWAY
AVONDALE, ARIZONA
NOVEMBER 11, 2018

BOWTIE BULLETS
LEADER OF THE PACK: Chevrolet leads all other manufacturers with 23 victories at ISM Raceway. Chevrolet has taken six different nameplates (Lumina, Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo SS, Impala SS, Impala and SS) to Winner’s Circle in the Arizona Desert.

CHEVROLET PLAYOFF PICTURE LEADING INTO PENULTIMATE RACE: Chase Elliott is the only Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver still in contention for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Elliott is currently sixth in the standings and will be in a must-win situation this coming weekend at ISM Raceway in order to advance to the Round of 4 and compete for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Elliott is no stranger to this position as he was in the same spot one year ago. ISM Raceway is statistically one of Elliott’s best tracks on the schedule with an average start and finish of 6.8 over the course of five starts. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Phoenix Advance

Chevy Racing–Chevrolet Drivers Aim to Wrap Up Championships at Pomona

CHEVROLET AT POMONA

What: 54th Auto Club NHRA Finals
When: Friday, Nov. 9-Sunday, Nov. 11
Where: Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California
TV: FS1 live eliminations and finals, 7 p.m. ET Nov. 11
Chevrolet Drivers Aim to Wrap Up Championships at Pomona
Hight seeks second consecutive Funny Car title; Gray looks to secure Pro Stock title

DETROIT (Nov. 7, 2018) – Twenty-three races stretching 273 days and encompassing hundreds of launches form a standing start on a narrow 1,000-foot proving ground have been a prologue for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) championship-deciding season finale. Continue reading Chevy Racing–Chevrolet Drivers Aim to Wrap Up Championships at Pomona

Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona Preview

CHEVROLET AT POMONA

What: 54th Auto Club NHRA Finals
When: Friday, Nov. 9-Sunday, Nov. 11
Where: Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California
TV: FS1 live eliminations and finals, 7 p.m. ET Nov. 11
Chevrolet Drivers Aim to Wrap Up Championships at Pomona
Hight seeks second consecutive Funny Car title; Gray looks to secure Pro Stock title

DETROIT (Nov. 7, 2018) – Twenty-three races stretching 273 days and encompassing hundreds of launches form a standing start on a narrow 1,000-foot proving ground have been a prologue for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) championship-deciding season finale.

Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California, hosted the first race of the season in February – where 2017 Chevrolet champions Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were feted again before the rigorous campaign commenced.

This weekend, the racetrack 30 miles east of Los Angeles will host the Auto Club NHRA Finals, and Hight and sophomore Chevrolet driver Ta[nner Gray aim to wrap up titles in their respective professional categories in the last of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.

The event features a points-and-a-half format, so each elimination round will be accentuated.

Hight, driver of the Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS, enters the event second in the Funny Car standings as he seeks to become the first Funny Car repeat champion since teammate John Force in 2001-02. Hight has posted four victories, including two in the Countdown, and three runner-up finishes this season.

“We are behind but we are going to go in there very aggressive and try to gobble up every point we can get,” said Hight, who has four career wins at the racetrack.

“All we can do is what we can do. We’ve already won both AAA races this year and we need to win the third. That’s going to give us the best possible chance to win two championships in a row.”

Gray, 19, is seeking to follow up his 2017 NHRA rookie of the year season with being crowned the youngest pro champion in NHRA history.

The Pro Stock front-runner has won a class-high seven races in 10 final-round appearances driving the Gray Motorsports/Valvoline Chevrolet Camaro SS and holds a 140-point advantage over five-time class champion Jeg Coughlin Jr.

“It’s the only goal I have,” Gray said. “One of the things that’s helped for the success this year is everyone having the same mindset and same goal. We’ve been able to click, and for the most part it’s been a really smooth season for us. I’ve learned from all the mistakes I made last year and I knew what to expect going into the Countdown this year. It’s made everything a lot smoother.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Pomona Preview

CHEVY AT TEXAS TWO: Post Race Notes and Quotes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
AAA TEXAS 500
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
NOVEMBER 4, 2018

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER (* = Playoff Contender)
5th KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1
6th *CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 KELLEY BLUE BOOK CAMARO ZL1
10th AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW NORKOOL CAMARO ZL1
14th ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1
15th JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1ST Kevin Harvick (Ford)
2nd Ryan Blaney (Ford)
3rd Joey Logano (Ford)
4th Erik Jones (Toyota)
5TH Kyle Larson (Chevrolet)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend in Phoenix, Arizona at ISM Raceway with the Can-Am 500 on Sunday, November 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Continue reading CHEVY AT TEXAS TWO: Post Race Notes and Quotes