Chevy Racing–NHRA–Topeka Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
HEARTLAND MOTORSPORTS PARK IN TOPEKA, KANSAS
POST-RACE RECAP
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

Chevrolet Camaros register two victories in Kansas

Robert Hight picks up Funny Car field-leading fourth win of season
Austin Prock advances to first Top Fuel semifinal in 10-race career
Stephen Bell wins all-COPO Camaro Factory Stock Showdown final
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 9, 2019) – Robert Hight’s Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS was consistently quick again on race day, which made it a long day for Funny Car competitors. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NHRA–Topeka Post Race

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Post Race

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES AND TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 8, 2019

Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy in Victory Lane at Texas
Victory is Fifth of Season for Bowtie Brand

FT. WORTH (JUNE 8, 2019) – Joseph Newgarden checked off a biggie on his to-do list. The 2018 NTT IndyCar Series champion crossed-off winning on a fast mile-and-a-half oval after claiming the victory in tonight’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Post Race

Rossi Runs Second for Honda in Texas

Rossi Runs Second for Honda in Texas
• Alexander Rossi continues championship fight with third podium result In last four races
• Strong run from Graham Rahal nets third-place finish
• Santino Ferrucci takes rookie points lead with career-best fourth

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 8, 2019) – A race that started out well for Honda, with the manufacturers’ drivers and teams running first through seventh on Lap 130 of the 248-lap DXC Technology 600, ended outside of Victory Circle Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading Rossi Runs Second for Honda in Texas

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Race Notes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY RACE NOTES & QUOTES
June 8, 2019

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 FITZGERALD USA TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET – Race Winner
THIS IS YOUR FIRST SUPERSPEEDWAY WIN. YOU GOT IT DONE ON TRACK. HOW DID YOU HOLD OFF ALEXANDER ROSSI?
“These guys, man; they keep putting me out front. I’m just trying to get it done in the end! But, how about this Fitzgerald car? It looked good. It was great to have the Fitzgeralds here tonight. I knew we had a rocket ship; it was just about getting to the front. We were better in the front than we were in the back. I knew if we could some position we would be okay. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Race Notes

AUSTIN PROCK AND THE MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM LAND NO. 3 QUALIFIER AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

AUSTIN PROCK AND THE MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM LAND
NO. 3 QUALIFIER AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

TOPEKA, Kan. (June 8, 2019) — Rookie of the Year candidate, Austin Prock and the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster team locked in the No. 3 qualifier spot Saturday at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park. Team owner John Force is also the No. 3 qualifier in Funny Car with his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil team. Both Robert Hight and his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro, and Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts dragster team are sitting No. 9. Continue reading AUSTIN PROCK AND THE MONTANA BRAND / ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWIST TEAM LAND NO. 3 QUALIFIER AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

Tyler Reddick and the No. 2 KCMG Chevrolet Team Capitalize on Fuel Strategy En Route to Third Win of 2019

Tyler Reddick and the No. 2 KCMG Chevrolet Team Capitalize on Fuel Strategy En Route to Third Win of 2019

“That’s one way to sneak in with a win! I’m so proud of the No. 2 KCMG team for all their hard work today. The balance of our Camaro this weekend was tricky to nail down, but we made progress throughout the race and got better each run. We knew strategy would probably come into play at Michigan as far as deciding who would win, so when the opportunity came to pit under a late caution that would put us right on our number for fuel to make it to the end, we took it and came out third. We knew that the No. 20 and No. 00 couldn’t make it unless a caution came out, so I focused more on maintaining a gap on the rest of the field and saving more fuel than on chasing those two guys down. Luck was on our side today, and we were able to run away with the win. I can’t thank everyone at RCR enough for the cars were showing up with at the track. We’re having a lot of fun this year, and I think that shows with the results.”

-Tyler Reddick

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
JUNE 8, 2019

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
7th Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
11th Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Caterpillar Camaro ZL1
12th Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Salutes Veterans Camaro ZL1
17th Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Camaro ZL1
19th Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS:
POS. DRIVER
1st Joey Logano (Ford)
2nd Aric Almirola (Ford)
3rd Kevin Harvick (Ford)
4th Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
5th Clint Bowyer (Ford)

FS1 will telecast the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway live at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, June 9. Live coverage can also be found on MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Qualifying

JOHN FORCE PUTS PEAK TEAM IN THE NO. 3 SPOT FRIDAY AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE PUTS PEAK TEAM IN THE NO. 3 SPOT FRIDAY AT
THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 7, 2019) — Sixteen-time world champion John Force landed his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car in the No. 3 qualifying spot Friday night of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. First year drag racer Austin Prock also put the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster in third while teammate Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts dragster are in ninth. Points leader Robert Hight is sitting in the No. 13 spot with his Auto Club of Southern California Chevy Camaro. Continue reading JOHN FORCE PUTS PEAK TEAM IN THE NO. 3 SPOT FRIDAY AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Qualifying

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
DXC TECHNOLOGY 600
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES
JUNE 7, 2019

FT. WORTH (JUNE 7, 2019) – A total of nine Chevrolet 2.2 liter V6 powered drivers qualified for tomorrow night’s 248-lap DXC Technology 600 for the NTT IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Texas–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kurt Busch

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 7, 2019

KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 MONSTER ENERGY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

HOW DID YOU FEEL THE AIR WAS ON THE CARS HERE AT MICHIGAN IN THE PRACTICE?
“By itself, the car ran comfortable and ran really good speed. In the draft, whether everybody is struggling with it or for us on the No. 1 car and the 42, we both felt like our drafting ability was compromised a bit.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Kurt Busch

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Jimmie Johnson

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 7, 2019

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights:

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT OUT OF THE CAR THIS WEEKEND?
“Yeah, I think in the past the rules were so different here that not much is going to apply. Just from the first practice we just had, with the amount of throttle you run, it’s a much different experience. There are two short practices today to work through a long list of ideas. So, we are plugging along but it’s going to be a wild race. The cars will be close together, really packed, a lot of passing and a lot of side-by-side.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Alex Bowman

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 7, 2019

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his paint scheme for the upcoming race at Darlington, his thoughts on the race package compared to the Kansas race, and more. Full Transcript: Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Michigan–Alex Bowman

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Chase Elliott

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
POCONO 400
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MAY 31, 2019

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 – Media Breakout Session Highlights:

HOW WAS PRACTICE?
“Practice has been all right. This is a tricky place and all the other rules and everything are different, but I still feel like it still has some Pocono of old tendency, which is nice. I’ve enjoyed racing here and it’s a challenge, for me at least, just putting together one lap and putting it together right, especially for what the stopwatch shows. It’s just hard, for me today, it was just hard to get through each corner properly and show the pace that I felt like we have.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono Advance

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
POCONO 400
POCONO RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MAY 31, 2019

TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his expectations at Pocono this weekend, his personal future idea changes to grow sport attendance, what the teams might be able to do to plan for the double-header at Pocono in 2020, and more. Full Transcript:

DO YOU EXPECT TO BE LIFTING THROUGH THE TUNNEL TURN, OR IS THAT A CORNER WHERE THE TEAMS MIGHT GO FLAT-OUT?
“We were so close to not lifting here with the old package through the Tunnel Turn, which was ridiculously fast. I think it’s going to be pretty wide-open. You can do it in a truck so I’d imagine you cab do it with these cars. I’ll let you know after lap 1. I’m curious to see if we’ll lift all the way out in Turn 3 and then what Turn 1 will be like if we lift all the way out there, too. There’s a possibility of not coming all the way out of the throttle all the way around here, which makes one minor slip or twist of the car have a huge impact over these long straight-aways. If you’re wide-open through any corner, you’re just taking whatever straightaways connect that corner and making them even longer, essentially. So, a mess-up in Turn 1, if you can hold the Tunnel Turn wide-open, gets quadruple-magnified down the straightaway. You’re just going to keep losing spots and keep losing spots. So, the more you’re wide-open, the more you take corners out of a race track.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono Advance

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Alex Bowman

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
POCONO RACEWAY
POCONO 400
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
MAY 31, 2019

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1 met with media to discuss the impact of the changes to the weekend schedule, his confidence level from his consistently strong finishes, the potential effects of the rules package, his perspective on changes to bring more of the younger generation into the sport, and more. Full Transcript:

THIS WEEKEND IS A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE THAT NASCAR COULD POTENITALLY GO WITH IN THE FUTURE. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT IMPACT COULD HAVE AND HOW DO YOU THINK TEAMS WILL RESPOND TO IT?
“It definitely is a lot different for us. It’s kind of like what we do at Talladega. There will be a lot less time to make changes between those two practices and if you’re off, it’s going to be harder and more stressful to get a large amount of changes made between those two practices. I think trying to execute through those practices is probably going to be more critical because of the lack of time to get everything done and get through tech before qualifying. I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s going to be weird basically having the whole day off with just qualifying, so it’s definitely very different.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Pocono–Alex Bowman

Follow A Dream Funny Car Does Not Disappoint at First Race of the Season

Follow A Dream Funny Car Does Not Disappoint at First Race of the Season
Follow A Dream – Maple Grove Raceway Regionals – Friday May 31, 2019

MARSTONS MILLS, Massachusetts (May 31, 2019) – The Follow A Dream Team was eager to return to the track at Maple Grove to kick off the 2019 season. Especially team owner and Crew Chief Jay Blake. Maple Grove holds a special place in Jay’s heart. This track is where he decided to follow his own dream and start the non profit organization and race team Follow A Dream. The first race of the season did not disappoint! Continue reading Follow A Dream Funny Car Does Not Disappoint at First Race of the Season

Troy Coughlin Jr. to banner ‘WELD Racing At JEGS’ design at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Troy Coughlin Jr. to banner ‘WELD Racing At JEGS’ design at Route 66 NHRA Nationals
JOLIET, Ill. (May 30) — Reigning North Central Region Top Alcohol Dragster champion
Troy Coughlin Jr. will unveil a special “WELD Racing At JEGS” design on the top-
running McPhillips Racing dragster he’ll pilot at this weekend’s Route 66 NHRA
Nationals. Continue reading Troy Coughlin Jr. to banner ‘WELD Racing At JEGS’ design at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

The Meyer Sisters Set to Make History at the JEGS AllStars and NHRA Route 66 Nationals

The Meyer Sisters Set to Make History at the JEGS AllStars and NHRA Route 66 Nationals

May 30, 2019 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Pre-Race Releases, Rachel Meyer
The Meyer Sisters Set to Make History at the JEGS AllStars and NHRA Route 66 Nationals

Competing together as the first duo of sisters to race in the prestigious JEGS AllStars, Megan and Rachel Meyer are prepared to follow in their dad’s footsteps and win the event. The Randy Meyer Racing Team will be representing the Central Region of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series where Megan is the 2017-2018 Champion, and Randy is a 7-time Champion since 2004.

Megan enters the AllStars with points from three event wins and one runner-up, while Rachel accumulated one win and two runner-up finishes. Rachel will be debuting her new Top Alcohol Dragster built by Chase Copeland and sponsored by Menards and Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels, and although the team’s plan to go testing got rained out, they’re confident they will have a competitive race car.

“My first qualifying pass will be the first time the new car has been on a track, and I am hoping the car goes A to B each pass without too many struggles,” said Rachel. “With a new car it is hard to determine how it will react, but if we can get a few solid passes on it I’m sure my dad and the team can get a good tune up for the car. We are using the same motor and clutch combination as our other cars, so there shouldn’t be much of a learning curve to handle it.”

This will be Rachel’s first time competing at the JEGS AllStars and the NHRA Route 66 Nationals. Rachel’s first NHRA National event appearance came in 2017 at the Menards Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kansas where she earned a runner-up finish. Since then, she has raced a limited schedule in the NHRA while also bracket racing a Super Comp dragster, and now also owns a S10 bracket truck.

“I’m just looking forward to having fun this weekend. It would be awesome if me, Megan, and the rest of the Central Region could bring home to regional title, as well as win the race (me). Growing up my dad was a JEGS AllStars qualifier for a handful of years and it was always an exciting time. I love that you get to race two races in one weekend, as well as compete against the best of the best. My favorite memory has to be helping my dad win the AllStars back in 2014. We have come close a few times, but we finally sealed the deal in 2014 and it is still one of my favorite wins with my dad.”

Before heading to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL the team returned to the Joliet Menards store for a display of the new race car and hand out samples of the savory Dot’s Pretzels. Qualifying for the Top Alcohol Dragster class will begin at noon on Friday, followed by a second session Friday night. The JEGS AllStars first round of eliminations will begin Saturday at noon and conclude by 5 pm. The opening round for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals begins Sunday at noon, and they will have four rounds of eliminations to crown the winner by the end of the day.

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