Category Archives: Chevrolet Racing

AUSTIN DILLON DRIVES CAMARO ZL1 TO VICTORY IN THE DAYTONA 500

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
FEBRUARY 18, 2018

AUSTIN DILLON DRIVES CAMARO ZL1 TO VICTORY IN THE DAYTONA 500
Darrell Wallace Jr. is Runner-Up to Give Chevrolet a 1-2 Finish

DAYTONA, Fla., (Feb. 18, 2018) – In its inaugural season, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 opened with a win in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opener, the Daytona 500. Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 DOW Camaro ZL1, took the lead on the final lap en route to winning The Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Continue reading AUSTIN DILLON DRIVES CAMARO ZL1 TO VICTORY IN THE DAYTONA 500

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500–Austin Dillon

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 18, 2018

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW CAMARO ZL1 – RACE WINNER
ON EMOTIONS:
“Right now I just want to thank the good Lord above. I did what I had to do there at the end. I hate it for the No. 10 (Aric Almirola) guys. We had a run, and I stayed in the gas. It is what it is here at Daytona. This is so awesome to take the No. 3 car back to Victory Lane 20 years ago. This one is for Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and all those Sr. fans. I love you guys. We are going to keep kicking butt the rest of the year!” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500–Austin Dillon

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 18, 2018

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 – Involved in a multi-car accident on lap 101
ARE YOU OKAY?
“Yes, I’m alright. I had such a fast Camaro ZL1 today, and I just wanted a shot there at the end. Tough circumstances. I was just trying to feel Blaney out and see what he was going to do; how aggressive he wanted to be. I had a big push and got light at the wrong time. Didn’t make the right move.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500 Quotes

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 18, 2018

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1 – Involved in a multi-car accident on lap 60
WHAT HAPPENED?
“There was some great racing throughout. But unfortunately, many thought it was the black and white checkered flag and not the green and white checkered flag. On lap 59 to be throwing blocks like that just…a lot of wrecked race cars. We will go to work and go to Atlanta next week. But it is disappointing for this Lowes team and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports for all the work they put into it. But we’ll get this Camaro ZL1 dialed in for Atlanta and take it over there.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona 500 Quotes

CAMARO ZL1 LEADS THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSION FOR THE DAYTONA 500

CAMARO ZL1 LEADS THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSION FOR THE DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 17, 2018) – The final practice session for the Daytona 500 is complete. Bubba Wallace piloting the No. 43 Click N’ Close Camaro ZL1 put up the top speed of 196.954 mph. Wallace led a contingent of Camaro ZL1 racecars on the speed chart with Chevy taking five of the top six spots. The Camaro ZL1 in its debut race has captured the pole for the Daytona 500 on the strength of Alex Bowman’s run last Sunday and won the second Can-Am Duel qualifying race as Chase Elliott captured the checkered flag with his No. 9 Napa Auto Parts Camaro ZL1. Speedweeks conclude with the 60th running of the Daytona 500, the season-opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, on Sunday, February 18th at 3:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR radio. Continue reading CAMARO ZL1 LEADS THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSION FOR THE DAYTONA 500

CHASE ELLIOTT DRIVES HIS NO. 9 CAMARO ZL1 TO VICTORY IN DUEL #2 AT DAYTONA First Win for Camaro ZL1

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM DUEL #2
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

CHASE ELLIOTT DRIVES HIS NO. 9 CAMARO ZL1 TO VICTORY IN DUEL #2 AT DAYTONA
First Win for Camaro ZL1

DAYTONA, Fla. – Chevrolet’s Camaro ZL1 earned its first win Thursday evening, delivered by Chase Elliott in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway.

“Thanks to Chase Elliott for delivering the first win for Camaro ZL1 in the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “That’s a great start, and puts another Chevrolet in the first two rows for the start of the Daytona 500.” Continue reading CHASE ELLIOTT DRIVES HIS NO. 9 CAMARO ZL1 TO VICTORY IN DUEL #2 AT DAYTONA First Win for Camaro ZL1

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona–CAN AM Duel 2–Post Race

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM DUEL #2
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 – Race Winner:
THE DECISION BY CREW CHIEF ALAN GUSTAFSON WORK ON RACE SETUP AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE POLE – DID THAT PAY OFF FOR YOU TONIGHT?
“Our NAPA Camaro ZL1 was really fast tonight. A big thanks to everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. The Hendrick engine shop does a great job. Brought a lot of steam tonight. I am proud of Alan and our entire group. All of our partners – Hooters, Kelly Blue Book, Mountain Dew, Sun Energy, Valvoline and of course Chevrolet, like I said. We are excited to get to Sunday. We did this last year. We have the big one on Sunday – that is the main thing.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona–CAN AM Duel 2–Post Race

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona–CAN AM Duel #1–Bubba Wallace

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
CAN-AM DUEL #1
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

WALLACE DRIVES HIS No. 43 CAMARO ZL1 TO A THIRD-PLACE FINISH IN DAYTONA DUEL #1

DAYTONA, Fla. – Bubba Wallace, driver of the No. 43 Click n’ Close Camaro ZL1, finished in third place to lead four Team Chevy drivers in the Top 10 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway Thursday night. Ryan Newman, No. 31 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Camaro ZL1 ran in the top 10 for most of the race before finishing sixth. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona–CAN AM Duel #1–Bubba Wallace

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Ty Dillon

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full transcript:

TALK ABOUT THIS BLOG EXPERIENCE.
“The first episode just came out. It’s been really cool. We started from the time I left my house. I left the fireplace going and the coffee pot going because I was so anxious to get here. I’ve been trying to capture as much raw moments of my life and as far as what I’m going through as a new dad and being in racing. It’s opening up my life to fans and allow them to see me, and if they like me or not, to interact and create a closer relationship. The videos and vlog will shift and change as people tell me what they like to see and don’t want to see. Hopefully have fun with it. What hit me as I’ve been doing it is whether this is a successful thing or not, my great, great, great, great grandkids will have YouTube – or whatever it’s called then – that will be holding these videos and see what I did. I think that’s super cool that I can open up my life and know that the future of my family can see what I’ve done, be documented on the internet.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Ty Dillon

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–AJ Allmendinger

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 media day. Full transcript:

OUTLOOK FOR SEASON WITH CHANGE TO HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS SUPPORT:
“The new relationship with Hendrick Motorsports has been good. They have been so helpful in trying to develop our stuff. More than anything, just being able to have that technical alliance and for them to come over and make sure we are building the cars the right way and kind of going the same direction has been a lot of help. Chris Buescher tested at Las Vegas and I though the car was a lot fast. He talked highly that between what we have learned from Hendrick and the new Camaro ZL1 body was a lot better. We still have a lot of room to improve, but for sure, it is an organization that is going to help us a lot. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–AJ Allmendinger

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Chris Buescher

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 KLEENEX CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full Transcript:

SO, YOU DO FEEL LIKE COMING BACK FOR A SECOND YEAR THERE IS MORE TO BUILD ON?
“Like all of the time you spend trying to get people to work together and get those relationships in place and learn everybody’s work habits that takes time. That is tough at the beginning of the season, especially when you look at the West Coast swing early on. We were trying to build parts for a second team then. It was just a lot of work that we weren’t focusing on speed of our racecars we were focusing on having race cars and having people and we don’t have to do that this season. I think that is a pretty big thing. Even when you go from team to team and people have worked together and I’m just a transplant into a team that has already been there, there is still a period of getting to know the crew chief, figuring out on our scale of how we balance a car out, all of that is done this season. I think that is a big thing to have because it is tough without that. We have had an Xfinity season where we had the same thing where we had the same group, but that off-season we were told that we didn’t know if we were going to make it the whole season. We were probably going to run the first 10 races and then have to shut it down. So, that is a whole different kind of stress and we don’t have any of that. We know what we are showing up to do. We know who is going to be there to do it and we are in a good place to be able to do it.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Chris Buescher

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Danica Patrick

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

DANICA PATRICK, NO. 7 GODADDY CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full Transcript:

(No microphone.)
“That’s part of why I’m running here. That’s part of why the last race in a Cup car is at Daytona. Not only is it the biggest race of the year, it’s wide open from a performance standpoint. It’s exciting. Anything can happen.”

Doesn’t it seem like just a few years ago you got here?
“No (laughter). I mean, I feel like I’ve been here a long time. This is the start of my 27th year of racing. It all gets a little bit blurry. Kind of like the mile-and-a-half’s, they all get a little bit blurry. I’m like, Where am I at, until I get inside and get in the car. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Danica Patrick

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Kasey Kahne

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 95 PROCORE CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full Transcript:

YOU HAVEN’T MOVED AROUND MUCH IN YOUR CAREER. DOES THE DAY-TO-DAY JOB OF RACE CAR DRIVER HAVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT TIMELINE OF COMMITMENTS OF WHAT A TEAM EXPECTS OF YOU DOES THAT VARY FROM TEAM TO TEAM?
“Yeah, it definitely varies. It varies from team to team or sponsor to sponsor and year to year as well. It is always kind of moving because it’s changed for me each year even with the same teams or different team’s different sponsors or same sponsors. Yeah, you just never know exactly what will be asked of you or how your season will look from that side of things.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Kasey Kahne

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Alex Bowman

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full transcript:

Are you tired of being compared to Dale (Earnhardt Jr.) and hearing about living up to expectations?
“It comes with the territory. Dale has been a big part of my career, left a huge mark on the sport and continues to influence the sport in a big way. I’m really blessed to be driving for Hendrick Motorsports and will do the best I can to keep this 88 up front.”

What would it mean to get your first win in the Daytona 500 in the 88?
“It would be really special to win the 500. I have a long day on Sunday to try to make that happen. We’ve been close to winning races with the 88 team before, so I know we can pick up where we left off and do it again.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Alex Bowman

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Austin Dillon

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 met with members of the media and discussed super speedway racing, the Daytona 500, learning from the Clash, his podcast, and more. Full Transcript:

IS THIS THE BEST CAR YOU’VE HAD?
“Yeah, I said that on Sunday. I would say the best I’ve had since I sat on the pole here when I didn’t know what the heck I was doing. The car that I had the first time I came here was really fast. I just didn’t know what to do with it. Now, I feel like I’m a little more experienced in the draft and feel more comfortable in the draft with a fast car. So, maybe we can do some damage come Sunday.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Austin Dillon

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Jamie McMurray

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S/CESSNA CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full transcript:

HOW IS LESSER NUMBER OF CREW OVER THE WALL GOING TO CHANGE THE DUALS ON THURSDAY
“I know we had some stops in the Clash, but I don’t think until you get into the (Daytona) 500 and other races that I think that will show more especially with having 40 cars in pit stops instead of 16. I think then there will be a big difference from what we had last year.”

WHAT ABOUT YOUR STOP IN THE CLASH?
“We didn’t make a rush stop. When we made our stop, we changed a lot of other stuff. We only made the one.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Jamie McMurray

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Bubba Wallace

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 CLICK N’ CLOSE CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full Transcript:
Could you talk a little bit about how to someone who’s just like a casual NASCAR observer, who doesn’t really pay scant attention to the sport, might see you coming in and say, I wonder if they’re giving him a ride because of his heritage, where if they do their homework they’ll see you have won on all these levels.
“Yeah, that’s the gap we have to kind of bridge there. I kind of went on a hiatus these last three years just giving it my all and just coming up short in the XFINITY Series, and I think with the amount of coverage that I’m getting right now and the entourage that I have following, a lot of people expect, oh, who’s this kid coming up through with this media; he should be winning. And they don’t really pay enough attention to the sport to know the ins and outs to know that winning one of these races is not just a cake walk. It could be taken away from you in just a matter of seconds, inches. There’s that ‑‑ it’s hard to relay that message. It’s not ‑‑ like I’m saying, it’s not turn on the TV, oh, he’s running 15th. Well, that’s ‑‑ who is this kid. You’ve got to look at all the circumstances. You’ve got to look at what I’m going through that day, if we’ve missed the setup or even if we’ve had engine problems or something. That’s just something that’s just holding us back. Some of these days, some of those races I’m going to be running top 5 and I’ve got to be able to do the best at managing that. There’s going to be some weekends where I can’t find my way out of 20th or 15th. That’s just like everybody in the sport. We all have our good days, we all have our bad days. You’ve just got to capitalize on those good ones.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Bubba Wallace

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full Transcript:

A lot of drivers have said you’re going to be the new most popular driver. When you hear stuff like that, how much is it a homage to your father’s legacy or your on-track performance?
“I appreciate the kind words, for sure. Nothing is ever for sure till it’s for sure, right?

“I think I just need to be me. Frankly, not to avoid your question, but it’s not really relevant to what I need to be focused on, right? I’ve encouraged people to pull for whoever they find value in pulling for, whatever they find a connection with. Whether that’s me or someone else, that’s their decision, right? Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Kyle Larson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CREDIT ONE BANK CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day. Full Transcript:

KYLE LARSON: I don’t know, I was just talking to Jimmie about that a little bit, and we still don’t really know. We’ll see. I think it’s still so early with the bodies, but then again, the rules package, as well. I don’t know if it’s just the way that his setup was or my setup was where it got him turned sideways, but I know for a fact that we’re working on my setup stuff to make my car handle better, and hopefully allow me to push people a little easier, too. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–Kyle Larson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–William Byron

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media and discussed his outlook for the 60th Daytona 500 and the season. Full transcript:

YOU DO A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF IRACING. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT TO YOUNG DRIVERS?
“I don’t know if it’s a platform to develop drivers. I think it’s more of something that if you use it the right way it’s a tool that you can use to improve your skills or you can start out and see where you stand. For me, I had not been in a racing family and did not have any connection with this, so iRacing was my chance to really see if I had any ability to drive a car. I think from that standpoint it’s a great starter for understanding if you do have some ability and seeing if that can translate, but as far as taking the application of a guy that wins on there and put him in an actual car it would be nice to see but I don’t know if everyone would have that translation. I think it’s a great simulation program and I certainly use it during the week to improve my skills.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Daytona Media Day–William Byron