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Allen Johnson — Gatornationals Preview

ALLEN JOHNSON
MARATHON PETROLEUM CO./J&J RACING DODGE DART
EVENT PREVIEW: 47th ANNAUL AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS
GAINESVILLE RACEWAY
MARCH 18-20, 2016

Allen Johnson Taking East Coast Race Debut As Clean Slate

GREENEVILLE, T.N. (February 22, 2016) – The debut East Coast race brings Allen Johnson and his Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Dodge Dart GT to Gainesville Raceway this weekend for the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. With early exits at the first two events of the season, the Marathon team is ready to move forward while learning all they can about the new fuel injection systems and translate it into round wins.

“Gainesville is one of my favorite tracks,” said Johnson. “This race is kind of the coming out race for us on the East Coast and there’s a lot of Pro Stock fans out there.”

Johnson and his team plan to spend several days testing at Brandenton Motorsports Park in Florida before they make the trip to Gainesville.

“We’ve still got a learning curve to go through and get the car a little better with driveability but we’re all working on it as hard as we can. I think three days of testing in Bradenton before Gainesville will be really good.”

Johnson explained that although that he has had many highs at Gainesville Raceway, including wins in 2013 and 2014, his favorite memory would be debuting the Dodge Dart at this event.

“Winning the first race out with the Dart has to be my most favorite memory,” reminisced Johnson. “It was pretty awesome.”

Reigning world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. ready for his second Pro Mod title defense

Reigning world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. ready for his second Pro Mod title defense
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14) — For the second time in his wildly successful drag racing career, Troy Coughlin Sr. will defend a hard-earned Pro Mod championship when the NHRA J&A Services Drag Racing Series kicks off at this weekend’s 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Coughlin made a late-season charge to clinch his second Pro Mod title at the final race of the year last October in Las Vegas. The championship matched the one he claimed in 2012, with the two titles bracketing a pair of runner-up finishes. Continue reading Reigning world champion Troy Coughlin Sr. ready for his second Pro Mod title defense

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Texas–Qualifying Notes

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
AAA TEXAS 500
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUALIFYING NOTES & QUOTES
NOVEMBER 6, 2015

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER/JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS – Qualified 2nd
HOW DID YOU LOOK AT THIS QUALIFYING SESSION TODAY: 
“Well, the first round I didn’t feel like we had the raw speed that a lot of the guys had. I think that shows a lot about what our racecar is going to be like in race trim and just how consistent it was throughout the speed on each round. Our Budweiser/Jimmy John’s team did a great job in keeping up with the changes that we needed throughout the three rounds and we were able to keep it pretty consistent. I got my entry a little bit screwed up into (Turn) 3 that time and got it pointed the wrong direction in the middle of the corner and then I had to put a wheel in it and got it cocked sideways and scrubbed some speed. All-in-all just a continuous improvement throughout the rounds and wound up being pretty good.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Texas–Qualifying Notes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Martinsville Post Race

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
GOODY’S HEADACHE RELIEF SHOT 500
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
NOVEMBER 1, 2015

JEFF GORDON SCORES EMOTIONAL WIN FOR TEAM CHEVY AT MARTINSVILLE
Chevrolet Drivers Grab Eight of the Top-10 Positions

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Nov. 1, 2015) – Jeff Gordon took the lead late in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway to score his first win of 2015 and ninth overall at the Virginia short track. The emotional win was significant in many ways for the driver of the No. 24 AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet SS. He becomes the most successful active driver at Martinsville in his final career race as a full time driver earning his ninth career Grandfather Clock trophy. He eclipses his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson who holds eight wins at the iconic venue. Gordon’s 93rd career NSCS victory punches his ticket to the Championship round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in Homestead. It was the 238th NSCS win for Hendrick Motorsports and their 23rd win at the 0.526-track.

The victory by the four-time Sprint Cup Series champions win was the 13th for Team Chevy in 2015 and 55th at Martinsville for the Bowtie Brand. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Martinsville Post Race

AJ Racing–Time Attack Round 5: Croft August 2015

Time Attack Round 5: Croft August 2015
The team arrived at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire for Round 5 of the Time Attack Championship. After sitting out Round 4 at Oulton Park the team members were refreshed and recuperated after what had been a few months of constant hard work making improvements to the car. The car also received some long overdue attention to its suspension setup at S D Motorsport owned by Steven Darley ( a fellow competitor in the Time Attack Championship with his banana yellow Subaru), the sub-frame was realigned along with the toe-in, etc. The team and car arrived at the circuit at about 20:00 hours. Jon and Alison would like to take this opportunity to thank Stayfast and Kevin Davis for their help in getting the car to a few of the rounds this season.
Saturday 22nd Continue reading AJ Racing–Time Attack Round 5: Croft August 2015

Chevrolet Racing–INDYCAR–Mid-Ohio

CHEVROLET IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY 200
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE
LEXINGTON, OHIO
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES

SCOTT DIXON, NO. 9 TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, POLE WINNER: “It’s the Target car! The Target car obviously has had strong runs here with 10 wins for Chip Ganassi and five with myself driving the No. 9. So it is a combination. Even that lap I messed up in (turns) 12 and two. There is definitely a bit of speed and we waved off the last lap as well and Will (Power) came pretty close so good thing we have a little buffer there.

“We are starting in the right position, but as we saw last year, anything can happen. We started 22nd and won from there with obviously a pretty big break in strategy. Team Target has done a heck of a job all weekend. The car rolled off fantastically. It is always great to be here at Mid-Ohio with so many fans. When the weather is just like this, turns four and five is packed already. It is fantastic to see.”

“We can’t really race for the championship right now. We have to race for wins. It is hard with that mind set when you get close. Even at Milwaukee and Iowa we were fairly good and we thought we had the two in the hole there and both of those races turned around and didn’t capture the points that we needed. I think we are 47 points back. There are still a lot of points to go. There are 200 and something points on the table. We’ve been strong all year, but we haven’t got the results that we wanted. We’ll see what we can do!

“The Verizon IndyCar Series is very, very strong. And Chevy, man, just keeps dominating. Big thanks to Chevy!

“It is always hard to know, you have to manage the tires and see how they wear, but the Firestones have been unbelievable this weekend as far as consistency and grip and everything. The second run I knew I hadn’t really had a clean run on the reds as far as getting a lap together. Even on that last lap there I messed up (turn) two pretty big and that last (turn 12). We were definitely up off on the last lap, so we just had to wave it off. I’m glad that we’ve had a ton of time and have a ton of speed in the Target car, but as we saw last year you can see how strategies can be and what teams try with us winning from the back.”

WILL POWER, NO. 1 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 2ND: “(Scott) Dixon’s really good around here, but it would be nice to have a win. If everything falls our way, we can definitely win. No question we need to for the championship. That’s our goal.”

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS, NO. 11 TEAM HYDROYCUT – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 3RD:
“A good day for the Hydroxycut team, but not good enough to get Dixie (Scott Dixon) and Will (Power). I was a little surprised at the gap. I don’t understand how they can pull stronger laps in the Firestone Fast Six, but it is what it is. We just have to keep digging. I think we made a huge improvement on the Firestone red (alternate) tires, which is very satisfying. If you are going to have a good race at Mid-Ohio you are going to have to be strong on the reds. Starting third we are in the running to win tomorrow. Chevy has given us reliable power and if things pan out right, the car is very strong on the black (primary) tires, so we can make it happen.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES, NO. 3 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 4TH: “As you have seen over the weekend, we were never able to get a clear lap, which actually was good. It kind of held us a little bit back, but in the end of the day it was a great effort from my engineer, Jonathan Diuguid. He was on it and cool and relaxed. When you have the people around you with that kind of coolness, it just makes you better. For me, it was perfect to put down good two laps there. It was tough, very tough, but we’re going to get ready for tomorrow and have a good result. I have no doubt it’s going to be another tough race, not only mentally but especially physically because we’re going pretty fast out there.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 67 HARTMAN OIL CFH RACING CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 5TH: “We’re doing a good job executing. We might not have had the ultimate speed today, I definitely did not have (Scott) Dixon’s speed. We were maybe a little better, third quick may have been possible. We had another tenth or two in it, I just didn’t get it out of it. Dixon’s lap was out of reach for us. We’re there, we’re in that top group. We make sure to execute very well every weekend, we find ourselves in the top five pr top six and we do a good job on race day. That’s really all we are doing, we’re just trying to be there and capitalize on good opportunities.”

CHARLIE KIMBALL, NO. 83 NOVOLONG FLEXPEN CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 6TH: “The No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet was just fast today. The team worked really hard to consistently make the car better after each session we had this weekend. It obviously doesn’t hurt to have Dixon to learn from here at Mid-Ohio. He’s so good here and his data has been really helpful. It’s nice to see a couple of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams’ cars up front in the top 10.”

TONY KANAAN, NO. 10 NTT DATA CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 8TH: “I think we had a really fast car today for qualifying – we just weren’t able to make it into the top six. The competition was so tight and everyone was putting up such close lap times that even a little bit of understeer was enough to keep us out of the final round of quals. We’ll just have to make sure we have the right strategy in place and hope we can move up through the field early.”

LUCA FILIPPI, NO. 20 FUZZY’S VODKA CFH RACING CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 9TH: “We knew qualifying was going to be very, very close. It was very important to do everything correctly, which we did in Round 1. In the very last lap of the Top 12, I was on a lap that could have been good enough for the Firestone Fast 6, but I made a small mistake. In this very tight field, that mistake ended up costing us the opportunity to advance. We were fast and it’s good to have both cars in the Top 10. We have a lot of potential for tomorrow.”

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 2 HAWKI PERFORMANCE TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 10TH: “To be honest with you it’s taken a lot of hard work by everyone on the Verizon Chevy team to get to where we are. We had a problem with the engine yesterday and lost almost an entire practice session. Since then we have just been behind. We’ve been trying to catch up and we improved a lot this morning. We were seventh in the morning session and qualified 10th. I just had a too much understeer in the first round and we didn’t adjust enough in the second round.”

SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 22 PPG AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 15TH: “It’s been a rough day for PPG Automotive Refinish Chevy. Now it’s all back to normal. We had some technical issues yesterday and especially today in practice as we didn’t run any laps because of that. Unfortunately, we lost a lot of valuable track time. But quite frankly I am satisfied with my performance in qualifying, but I just needed a little more time to find the limit of the new aero kits. That’s what cost us today. We are starting P15 which is interesting because there’s a lot of strategy that we could do and maybe our luck could around come tomorrow’s race.”

STEFANO COLETTI, NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 18TH: “I am disappointed about qualifying today. I had a good car and we had the possibility to advance to the next round. Unfortunately I made a mistake on the final lap, which would have put me P4 in the group. I have to thank my crew and Chevy for giving me a good car and will now focus on the race tomorrow and see what we can do!”

SAGE KARAM, NO. 8 COMFORT REVOLUTION/BIG MACHINE RECORDS CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 19TH: “It wasn’t the way we wanted qualifying to go for the No. 8 team. It was a tough session and the COMFORT REVOLUTION/Big Machine Records car was fast overall. I got blocked a few times and tried to recover to get a good lap in to advance, but I went off in the end and couldn’t put it together unfortunately

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Indy–Post Race

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
CROWN ROYAL PRESENTS THE JEFF KYLE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
JULY 26, 2015

Kevin Harvick’s Strong Run Results in Third-Place Finish at Indianapolis
First Time Since 2002 That Chevrolet Doesn’t Reach Victory Lane at Famed Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, July 26, 2015 – Not this year. For the first time in more than a decade, a Chevrolet did not end up in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).

Kevin Harvick’s third-place finish led four Team Chevy drivers in the top 10 in the Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard on Sunday, snapping a streak of 12 consecutive (2003-2014) victories in the Brickyard 400 for Chevrolet. It was the longest active winning streak for a manufacturer at any track in the series.

Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS, led four times for a race-high 75 laps, but lost the lead shortly after a restart with just eight laps remaining. Two more cautions resulted in a green-white-checkered finish.

“We had a great day,” said Harvick, following his 14th top-five in 20 races this season. “I think everybody did a great job, just in that, I think, second- or third-to-last restart where the 22 (eventual runner-up Joey Logano) and 18 (eventual winner Kyle Busch) were able to get hooked up and kind of get by us, and I lost control of the race there.

“Just didn’t pan out there at the end, but everybody did a great job all day.”

Harvick, whose victory in 2003 started Chevrolet’s winning streak at IMS, remains in first place in the 2015 driver standings with a 69 point lead.

Martin Truex Jr., No. 78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, ran in the top 10 for most of the afternoon before finishing in fourth place.

Also finishing in the top 10 for Team Chevy: Kurt Busch, No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, eighth, and Kyle Larson, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS, ninth.

Jeff Gordon, No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS, who won the very first NASCAR event at IMS in 1994 and is the only stock-car driver to win five races at the Brickyard, slid into the outside wall between Turns 3 and 4 while trying to avoid a spinning car, and spent 50 laps in the garage for repairs. The accident relegated the four-time series champion to a 42nd-place finish in his last season competing as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.

“Today was an unfortunate day,” said Gordon following the race. “It seems like in recent years it’s been kind of feast or famine for us here. But I tell you what, from the first time I came here all the way through last year and even this year the fans have been amazing, the experiences have been amazing, the wins. Everything has been incredible and I feel so fortunate to have just gotten an opportunity to race here. Certainly to have five wins here is just unbelievable as well.”

Kyle Busch (Toyota) earned the victory followed by Joey Logano (Ford) and Denny Hamlin (Toyota) rounded out the top-five finishers.

The series continues next weekend at Pocono Raceway. The race can be seen on NBC Sports Network, starting at 1:30 p.m., and can be heard on MRN and Sirius XM Satellite.

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 3RD
POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT:

THE MODERATOR: Kevin, you ran up front throughout the race, contending for the win. Just your thoughts about how you thought your team performed, how you thought the car performed and overall your assessment of today’s race by the No. 4 Chevrolet.

KEVIN HARVICK: Yeah, we had a great day. I think everybody did a great job, just in that, I guess, second‑ or third‑to‑last restart where the No. 22 (Joey Logano) and No. 18 (Kyle Busch) were able to get hooked up and kind of drive by us and I lost control of the race there and didn’t really have what I wanted on the restarts once the No. 18 got control, the speed was too high and I spun the tires on the next one, and just didn’t get the restarts all put together like I needed to. Just didn’t all pan out there at the end, but everybody did a great job all day.

Q. At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, are restarts here more important than any other track maybe?
KEVIN HARVICK: I don’t know about that. I think restarts have become an important part of racing in general over the years, just to get yourself out in clean air and be able to stay out front and do the things that make your car run at the best speed that it can because it’s obviously much faster out front than it is in traffic.

Q. How did the changes to the cars affect the racing today?
KEVIN HARVICK: I think everybody put in a lot of effort to really try to make everything a lot better, spent a lot of money, but I don’t know that we accomplished everything that we were looking to accomplish. Cars are extremely hot inside. That was probably the biggest surprise that crept up on everybody. I know everybody spent a lot of money to get the cars here and put a lot of time and effort into putting the puzzle together. I know my team did a lot of extra work to come to this race after we had already come here and tested and already spent that money to come here and test for a few days, and then to come back and have to race something different was a huge undertaking for the teams for a huge science project that probably didn’t really change that much. But everybody tried real hard, and in the end, I think our ‑‑ our goal is more drafting and more pack racing, so we’ll see if we can get to that.

THE MODERATOR: Kevin, thanks for coming in. Good luck next week at Pocono.
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NHRDA Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals

The Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals presented by ISSPRO turned out to be a great event as the NHRDA made their return to the west coast. The weather was perfect and the competitors were ready for action. In the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing series racers came from all over the Northwest as they converged on Woodburn Dragstrip to battle it out for the trophies. Jarid Volmer took home top honors in both Pro Street and Pro Stock. Rob Coddens took home the trophy in Super Street and the points lead. Local racer John Floyd Jr. took home the Sportsman diesel win.
Continue reading NHRDA Pacific Coast Diesel Nationals

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350
SONOMA RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
JUNE 26, 2015

DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the new partnership with Microsoft and Windows 10, his engagement to Amy Reimann during their trip to Germany, his relationship with Jeff Gordon, the new rules package for the upcoming race in Kentucky, road course racing, and more. FULL TRANSCRIPT:

YOU HAVE A TREMENDOUS PARTNERSHIP NOW WITH MICROSOFT AND WINDOWS 10
“Yeah, I’m excited about this relationship. It’s awesome that a company like Microsoft has gotten involved in our sport. And they’ve been sort of easing their way into it and this is a great step in that direction to have them on the side of the car. It’s a great partnership for Hendrick Motorsports because we use so many programs and so much software to try to understand what these cars are doing and try to get that information from the race car and try to understand it, is really a challenge. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Sonoma–Dale Earnhardt Jr.

John Force Racing–JOHN FORCE WINS NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

JOHN FORCE WINS NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS
EPPING, NH — Once again John Force rose to the occasion and came up big when it mattered the most. Facing Tommy Johnson Jr., the No. 1 qualifier and arguably the most consistent Funny Car on the property, Force raced his Peak Antifreeze and Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS to victory at the 3rd annual New England Nationals. As the No. 3 qualifier Force defeated Dave Richards, Matt Hagan and Cruz Pedregon to reach his 240th final round and secure his 143rd win over Johnson Jr. Continue reading John Force Racing–JOHN FORCE WINS NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

Mopar Racing–No.1 Qualifier Position for Johnson Jr. and 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car at NHRA New England Nationals

No.1 Qualifier Position for Johnson Jr. and 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car at NHRA New England Nationals

Tommy Johnson Jr. drives Make-A-Wish 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to No.1 qualifier position at 3rd Annual NHRA New England Nationals
Johnson Jr. drives quickest Funny Car in two of four qualifying sessions and earns a total of ten bonus points
Top Mopar Pro Stock qualifier Allen Johnson puts his “Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar” Dodge Dart eighth for eliminations at New England Dragway Continue reading Mopar Racing–No.1 Qualifier Position for Johnson Jr. and 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car at NHRA New England Nationals

Brian Fitzpatrick Racing Checks In

We attended the NHRA division 7 race in Las Vegas over the weekend. Qualified
5th out of 66 cars. We ran a 6.37 at 214mph at 50 lbs of boost. Made it to the second round , cranked up boost a little
left with 49 lbs of boost and spun tires at the 330. Over all had a great weekend!Las Vegas - 2015 1

Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Post Race

CHEVROLET AERO KIT INDYCAR V6 2.2 LITER
NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK
POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES
APRIL 1, 2015

HELIO CASTRONEVES, NO. 3 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND: “First of all I have to give congratulations to the entire track, and the entire Verizon IndyCar Series to keep pushing to have another round here. And congrats to the fans. I want to thank all the fans for the first race here at NOLA and we have to keep going. The track conditions were really difficult because there were areas where there was a stream of water on the race track and it was very difficult for us to keep the cars on there. Continue reading Chevy Racing–INDYCAR–Post Race

Race Fastener Technology Presented at Long Beach City College’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Club

Race Fastener Technology Presented at Long Beach City College’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Club
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Automotive Racing Products (ARP) of Ventura, California, supported a presentation on performance fastener technology at California’s Long Beach City College (LBCC) Society of Manufacturing Engineers Club (SME) on March 17, 2015.

Jean Genibrel, a lifelong racing professional and Vice President of the LBCC’s SME Auto Racing Technology Club delivered the presentation to the group. The group was established as a support to a Multi Disciplinary Program, (MDP), headed by Mr. Tim Shoemaker, (tshoemaker@lbcc.edu) that offers classes and certifications in computer aided drafting, metal forming and welding.

ARP’s technology and solutions to fastener engineering, installation and identification dove-tailed nicely with the variety of disciplines endemic to many professions the students endeavor to master.

The proper installation techniques and tightening procedures of threaded fasteners were covered along with their relevance to the technologies the students vie to enter such as aerospace, aircraft and auto racing. The students became aware of the importance of using the proper fasteners and their installation when they design, fabricate or machine parts.

Jean explained: “The notion that a threaded bolt or stud must be stretched an engineered amount to yield a tension equivalent to the clamping force necessary to at least equal the force applied to the parts the fasteners are clamping was totally foreign to the students, even to the engineering ones and to the instructors present.”

The Long Beach City College Multidisciplinary Curriculum is the one that was formed to attract displaced workers, Veterans and other individuals interested in training in a selected group of related disciplines for eventual employment in a variety of industries from aircraft, aerospace, automotive and auto racing.

Contact: Jean Genibrel, genibrel@gmail.com. (562) 685-1297

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Auto Club Speedway–Kevin Harvick

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
AUTO CLUB 400
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 20, 2015

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS met with media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed his outlook for this weekend’s race, growing up racing in California, fellow competitor Brian Vicker’s health issues and many other topics. Full Transcript:

TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TEAMS MINDSET AND GOAL TO POTENTIALLY WIN ALL THREE WEST COAST RACES:
“I think our mindset right now is to keep doing the same things that we have been doing. Monday morning it was time to prepare for Auto Club Speedway. I know everybody kind of wants to redeem themselves after last year. We ran really well and had two or three flat tires and things didn’t finish well. But it was a great performance for us all in all. Hopefully, this year we can continue to do the things that we are doing. Really just business as usual as we go into practice and qualifying today.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Auto Club Speedway–Kevin Harvick

Red Horse Racing–Local Motors to Sponsor Ben Kennedy in 2015

Local Motors to Sponsor Ben Kennedy in 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 17, 2015) – Red Horse Racing announced today that Local Motors, a cutting-edge technology company, will partner with Ben Kennedy in 2015. The multi-race sponsorship of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra will kick off with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 20. Continue reading Red Horse Racing–Local Motors to Sponsor Ben Kennedy in 2015

Roush Yates Ford EcoBoost and Chip Ganassi Racing Celebrate Rolex 24 Victory

Roush Yates Ford EcoBoost and Chip Ganassi Racing Celebrate Rolex 24 Victory

Mooresville, NC (January 26, 2015) Roush Yates Engines kicked off the 2015 race season by powering Chip Ganassi Racing to their first Ecoboost victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Ganassi’s 02 All Star car was driven by Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Tony Kanaan. Continue reading Roush Yates Ford EcoBoost and Chip Ganassi Racing Celebrate Rolex 24 Victory

Fuller Hot Rods–NAKED SPEED World Premieres Wednesday, January 28 at 10 PM | 9PM c

(Atlanta, GA) Velocity Channel’s new series NAKED SPEED is fast approaching. So tune in — there will be plenty to see as hosts Bryan Fuller and Mike Seate traverse the planet in search of top bike builders who aren’t afraid to bare it all in their quest for speed. NAKED SPEED premieres Wednesday, January 28th at 10pm | 9pm c on Velocity. Each new episode runs one hour every Wednesday through the month of March. Continue reading Fuller Hot Rods–NAKED SPEED World Premieres Wednesday, January 28 at 10 PM | 9PM c

Follow A Dream–Jay Blake Profiled on NBCSportsworld.com

Follow A Dream Founder and President Jay Blake is profiled on NBCSportsworld.com, a new micro-site within NBCSports.com dedicated to long-form storytelling. NBCSports.com writer Jerry Bonkowski interviewed many of Jay’s family, friends, team members, and drag racing professionals for this in depth article, linked below. NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR America promoted the piece on their 30-minute daily show, also linked below. Enjoy!

Summit Racing–Anderson set to make up ground on raceday at Carolina Nationals

Anderson set to make up ground on raceday at Carolina Nationals

Concord, N.C., September 13, 2014 – NHRA Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson came into this weekend’s seventh annual NHRA Carolina Nationals intent on moving forward and seeing the inside of the winner’s circle at the end of the three-day event, and with a tough qualifying battle in his rearview mirror, the driver of the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is eager to race on Sunday and go after that shiny trophy. Qualified in the No. 10 position, Anderson will begin the fight with a first-round match with Jeg Coughlin. Continue reading Summit Racing–Anderson set to make up ground on raceday at Carolina Nationals