Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) – If 2017 was a breakout season for Giovanni Scelzi this year was a welcome to the national scene season.

Scelzi won a trio of races, most notably a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show during the National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., when 50 drivers battled it out in a World of Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse versus invaders showdown. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a career-best season in 2018.

“I look at it as building on how we did in 2017,” he said. “I felt like after the California swing last year we’ve been getting better and faster and more consistent and more competitive at bigger races. I feel like 2017 and 2018 ran together so much. The races we should have won in 2017 were races we won in 2018. We’re finishing them off a little better. Our qualifying has improved as well, which is huge. The last two years we’ve been building and building and I’m happy to see the direction we’re going.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

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

TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER

TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER
— SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 7, 2019 –

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) — Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show. Continue reading TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER

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

Johnson, Schumacher Take Runner-up Spots at Season-ending NHRA Finals

Tommy Johnson Jr. races Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to third final round of season
Johnson leads all Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car racers with third-place finish in final standings, Ron Capps finishes fourth
Tony Schumacher advances to final round in Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California, finishes second in Top Fuel standings
Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers end season with 11 combined wins in NHRA Top Fuel and NHRA Funny Car Nitro classes
Mopar Dodge dragster driver Leah Pritchett wraps up season fourth in Top Fuel points
Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat pilot Matt Hagan earns eighth-place finish in final Funny Car standings
Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car racer Jack Beckman seventh in Funny Car standings
Steve Wann steers 1962 SS/DA Plymouth Sport Fury to event win in Super Stock at Pomona
Wann, Jon Irving bank final 2018 Dodge Top Finisher Awards in Super Stock and Stock at NHRA Finals
Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Johnson, Schumacher Take Runner-up Spots at Season-ending NHRA Finals

ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON

ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2018) — The finale to the NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series 2018 season may not have ended with the championship celebration many had hoped and predicted but the legendary John Force Racing teams all finished inside the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top 10 for the 33rd time in the team’s 34-year history. Robert Hight came close to a repeat championship coming in second with Courtney Force ending a career best season in the sixth spot. Team namesake and CEO John Force finished ninth and in Top Fuel Brittany Force finished fifth after leading the team at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Sunday. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TO CLOSE OUT AUTO CLUB FINALS AND 2018 NHRA SEASON

Menard Finishes 29th In A Hurdle-Filled Weekend At Phoenix

Menard Finishes 29th In A Hurdle-Filled Weekend At Phoenix

November 11, 2018

After entering the weekend with optimism, Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Cardell team experienced disappointment from the start to the finish of Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, ending the race with a 29th-place finish.

Menard qualified a strong 11th on Friday at Phoenix, but near the end of practice on Saturday he experienced a tire failure, which led to contact with the wall. Continue reading Menard Finishes 29th In A Hurdle-Filled Weekend At Phoenix

RCR Post Race Report – ISM Raceway 500

Austin Dillon Earns Top-10 Finish at ISM Raceway in
American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro

“I’m really proud of this No. 3 team. This was one of the best Chevrolet Camaros we have brought to the racetrack all season long. We had solid practices, a strong qualifying effort and a good start to the race. We were able to earn points in both stages, but we made one adjustment that hurt the handling of the car and then we’re caught on pit road right as a caution came out. These guys never gave up, though. We got the wave around and were able to make another adjustment that really helped this American Ethanol Chevrolet over the final run. We also had a little luck on our side as we were able to avoid that big wreck late in the race. We’ll take this eighth-place finish and try to end the season on a high note at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”
-Austin Dillon Continue reading RCR Post Race Report – ISM Raceway 500

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

BRITTANY FORCE LEADS JOHN FORCE RACING INTO RACE DAY AS ROBERT HIGHT CHASES THIRD CHAMPIONSHP

BRITTANY FORCE LEADS JOHN FORCE RACING INTO RACE DAY AS
ROBERT HIGHT CHASES THIRD CHAMPIONSHP
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2018) — The John Force Racing teams enter race day at the Auto Club NHRA Finals with Brittany Force leading the way in the No. 3 Top Fuel qualifying position. Robert Hight will continue his Funny Car championship defense from the No. 5 spot with Courtney Force close behind in sixth. Team namesake John Force will chase win number 150 from the tenth spot. Continue reading BRITTANY FORCE LEADS JOHN FORCE RACING INTO RACE DAY AS ROBERT HIGHT CHASES THIRD CHAMPIONSHP

Mopar Dodge//SRT Drivers Pritchett and Capps Sweep Top Qualifying Spots at NHRA Finals

Mopar Dodge//SRT Drivers Pritchett and Capps Sweep Top Qualifying Spots at NHRA Finals

· Leah Pritchett takes Mopar Dodge Top Fuel dragster to tie for second quickest pass in NHRA Top Fuel history, fourth pole of season at NHRA Finals in Pomona, California
· Pritchett dominates, posting career best pass and collecting 12 of 16 possible qualifying points
· Ron Capps powers Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to his first No. 1 qualifier spot of 2018, 22nd of career
· Poles for Pritchett and Capps give Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers 16 No.1 spots in NHRA nitro classes for 2018 season
· Funny Car drivers Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. qualify No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, giving Mopar Dodge//SRT sweep of top three spots
· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Mopar Dodge//SRT Drivers Pritchett and Capps Sweep Top Qualifying Spots at NHRA Finals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. tallies career-best sixth low qualifier award of ’18 with impressive final run

Jeg Coughlin Jr. tallies career-best sixth low qualifier award of ’18 with impressive final run
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10) — With six world championships and 80 career wins, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is known far more for his winning ways on race day than his prowess during qualifying sessions. But he has added mightily to that second category this season, which he capped Saturday with a personal-best sixth low qualifier award of the year. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. tallies career-best sixth low qualifier award of ’18 with impressive final run

Richard Childress Racing– Whelen Trusted to Perform 200

Matt Tifft and GoGreen Equipment Team Secure Top-Five Finish at ISM Raceway

“First of all, I have to thank all of my team for the No. 2 GoGreen Equipment Camaro they gave me today. We knew we were going to have to be on offense all day to have a shot to make the Championship 4 and we definitely did that. We had a great Stage 1, finishing sixth. Unfortunately, I was just a touch too quick on pit road and got a speeding penalty before Stage 2, which forced me to start in the back. Our Camaro was really fast though and that helped me get back into the top-10 prior to the end of that stage’s conclusion. We needed a win at that point to advance to the next round, and we had a couple of shots at it. In the end, my Camaro just built a little bit too tight to get it done in the closing laps. I know my team will keep after it though, and we’ll go for the win next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”

-Matt Tifft Continue reading Richard Childress Racing– Whelen Trusted to Perform 200

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

Menard Advances To The Third Qualifying Round For The Second-Straight Week

Menard Advances To The Third Qualifying Round For The Second-Straight Week

November 10, 2018

Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Cardell team appear to be getting their qualifying program back on track.

On Friday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, Menard advanced through all three rounds of knock-out qualifying to secure the 11th starting spot for Sunday’s Can-Am 500.

It was the second straight week that Menard qualified 11th, the first coming at Texas Motor Speedway a week ago, and the ninth time this season that Menard and the No. 21 team have been among the top 12 qualifiers for a Monster Energy Cup Series race. Continue reading Menard Advances To The Third Qualifying Round For The Second-Straight Week

ROBERT HIGHT CLOSES GAP ON THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH FRIDAY QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE

ROBERT HIGHT CLOSES GAP ON THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH
FRIDAY QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) — In the chase for his third world championship, reigning Funny Car champion Robert Hight lined up with J.R. Todd, whom he sat just 74-points behind in second place going into the weekend, for the first qualifying session at the Auto Club Finals in Pomona. Neither Funny Cars made it down the track and Hight coasted to a 6.130-second pass but wasn’t disheartened by the initially sluggish qualifying performance given the overall position he and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro are in. Continue reading ROBERT HIGHT CLOSES GAP ON THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH FRIDAY QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE

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

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