Sonoma, California - 30 August 2015
01 September 2015
CHEVROLET IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES GO PRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
SONOMA RACEWAY SONOMA, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 30, 2015 Scott Dixon Shines at Sonoma – Wins Race to Claim Fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Chevrolet Captures Fourth Straight Manufacturer Championship SONOMA, Calif. (August 30, 2015) – Scott Dixon and the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet team executed a perfect race strategy in winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway and capturing the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship in come-from-behind style. The win was Dixon’s third of the season and his fourth IndyCar driver title. It was also the 100th Indy car victory for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.
The race win and resulting titles capped off a standout year for Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Chevrolet not only won 10 of the 16 races, swept the podium six times, won all the Verizon P1 Awards, swept the front row 15 out of 16 races including the Indianapolis 500, but it was the first time since 2012 that a manufacturer had won the Manufacturer Championship, Driver Championship, Owner Championship and the Indy 500 in the same season.
The thrilling finish came down to Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet and Dixon in the waning laps of the race. Dixon held the lead while Montoya moved from eighth to sixth over the final stretch. Montoya finished sixth while Dixon led the most laps and won the race, earning the maximum amount of points he could to leave the drivers deadlocked in the overall point standings. The win gave Dixon the tiebreaker in a three-to-two margin in season victories and thus the 2015 title.
Montoya’s Team Penske teammate and 2014 Verizon IndyCar Champion Will Power brought his No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet home seventh in the race and finished third in the final driver standings. Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves could not overcome early contact in the event and finished 15th in the race, but notched another top-five in the point standings in placing fifth in the final standings giving Chevrolet four of the final top five in points. Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Charlie Kimball, No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet, and Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet, finished third and fourth, respectively, to give Team Chevy three of the top four in the final finishing order.
Chevrolet will return to defend its Verizon IndyCar Series titles in 2016.
25 August 2015
The motorsports community has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Justin Wilson. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and legions of fans. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and their daughters, and everyone at Andretti Autosport.
24 August 2015
CHEVROLET IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
ABC SUPPLY 500
POCONO RACEWAY - LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA, AUGUST 23, 2015 Team Chevy’s Juan Pablo Montoya Takes 34 Point Lead to Verizon IndyCar Series Season Finale at Sonoma; Double Points on the Line in Final Race of 2015 Season LONG POND, Penn (August 23, 2015) – With 15 of 16 Verizon IndyCar Series races in the record books, Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, heads to the season finale with a 34-point lead following a third place finish in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Montoya, who took Chevrolet to Victory Lane at the 2015 Indianapolis 500, has led the standings since his win in the season-opening race on the Streets of St. Petersburg. A total of six drivers remain eligible for the championship heading into the season finale Aug. 30, 2015 on the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway road course. Five of the six are Team Chevy drivers who will contend for double points in the 85-lap race. In addition to Montoya, Gold Bowtie drivers Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, reigning series champion Will Power and Josef Newgarden remain mathematically eligible to capture the championship crown.
Newgarden, who also has two wins to his credit this season, brought his No. 67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet, to the finish in second place at Pocono and gave Chevrolet two podium finishes. Power brought the No.1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to the checkered in fourth place.
The finale race will take place next Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Sonoma Raceway.
It will be televised live on NBC Sports Network starting at 4:00 PM EDT. The race will also be broadcast live by the IMS Radio Network, indycarradio.com , including Sirius Channel 213 or XM Channel 209 and the INDYCAR 15 app for most smartphones and tablets. Live timing and scoring will be available at www.racecontrol.indycar.com. All practice sessions for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be available on the INDYCAR YouTube channel www.youtube.com/indycar and www.RaceControl.IndyCar.com.
03 August 2015
Simon Pagenaud Leads Team Chevy Contingent with Podium Finish
Juan Pablo Montoya Holds Points Lead with Two Races Remaining in Verizon IndyCar Series LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 2, 2015) – Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 PPG Finishes Team Penske Chevrolet, led the TeamChevy contingent with a third-place finish in the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was the second podium finish of the season for the first-year Team Penske driver.
Chevrolet Aero Kit with integrated V6 2.2 liter power claimed three of the top-five finishing positions in the 90-lap race around the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished fourth to pull closer in the point standings and tighten the battle with two races left in the season. Dixon is third in points, 34 markers behind the leader. Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Chevrolet, finished fifth. Championship points leader Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Hawk Performance Team Penske Chevrolet, had to settle for an 11th place finish as the team’s race strategy was altered by ill-timed caution periods.
Montoya’s lead in the standings dropped to nine points as his closest championship rival Graham Rahal (Honda) won the race. Justin Wilson (Honda) finished second to complete the top-five finishers.
Next on the schedule for Team Chevy in the Verizon IndyCar Series is the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 23, 2015.