NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
MAY 15, 2015
MARTIN TRUEX, JR., NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW/VISSER PRECISION CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the team’s success this far this year, what it would mean to make be in the All-Star Race, his new crew chief, and more. Full Transcript:
YOU ARE IN THE TOP FIVE IN THE FAN VOTE FOR THE SPRINT ALL-STAR. YOU’VE ALSO WON THE SHOWDOWN TWICE. WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY IN MAKING THE ALL-STAR EVENT IF YOU DON’T WIN THE FAN VOTE?
“If you win either of the first two segments, you’re in. Our plan is to hopefully win the first 20. We’ll have to see how qualifying goes first and go from there, but I think that’s a little bit different. Usually that first pit stop, the four-tire strategy was important, and we’ve been on both sides of that. It takes that out of play a little bit.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Charlotte Sprint Showdown- Martin Truex Jr.
Chris Escobar’s True Street Masterpiece Nearing Completion
Chris Escobar is an avid True Street racer and one of the class’ biggest fans as he has hauled his 1986 Mustang SVO to many races on the NMRA schedule. A LaMotta Performance Four-Valve modular engine with a pair of turbochargers powered the SVO to mid 8-second runs. Escobar would take home the Overall event win many times from Bradenton to New Jersey and everywhere in between. Two years ago, however, he made the decision to rip apart his True Street flier and rebuild it bigger, stronger, and faster.
A fully-built Coyote 5.0L engine now sits in the Fox-body chassis and Quality Chassis Shop built a gorgeous twin turbo system for it. They added Garrett turbochargers and a massive air-to-air intercooler to the system. A custom sheetmetal intake is also used to top the latest Ford engine. Controlling it all is a FAST XFI fuel injection system as it is one of the few aftermarket ECUs capable of running a Coyote 5.0L. The suspension and chassis are also fully done up with a 25.5 certified cage, parachute, mini-tubs, and coil-over shocks. We will be bringing you full results once the crew at LaMotta Performance gets it fired up, on the dyno, and down the track.