29 June 2015
Tony Kanaan Leads Three Team Chevy Drivers to Top-Five Finishes at Fontana, Juan Pablo Montoya Extends Points Lead with Fourth Place Finish FONTANA, CALIF. (June 27, 2015) –
Tony Kanaan started the No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in sixth and finished second in a hotly contested MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Kanaan ran near the front of the field for virtually the entire 250-lap race and was credited with leading 11 times for 23 laps. The race had an Indy car record 80 lead changes among 14 drivers around the 2.0-mile track. He was in contention to win in what was set to be a three-lap shoot-out to the checkered flag following a red-flag for an accident but one lap after what was the final restart, a crash as the field came to the white flag ended the race under yellow. Kanaan, the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, came to the caution in second place behind race winner Graham Rahal and claimed the runner-up finishing position as the field took the checkered flag. Kanaan moved from ninth to eighth in the standings.
Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, scored his seventh top-five finish in the 11 races. The fourth- place run extended his lead in the point standings over teammate and defending champion Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet, with five races remaining in the 2015 season. Power was relegated to a disappointing 19th-place finish after contact ended his day on the 241st lap. Sage Karam, No. 8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chevrolet, led his first Verizon IndyCar Series laps and captured his career-best finish, taking the checkered flag in fifth place to give the Chevrolet Aero Kit with fully integrated 2.2 liter V6 engine drivers three of the top-five finishers.
Team Chevy drivers captured six of the top-nine finishing positions in today’s race. Three-time champion Scott Dixon, No. 9 Degree Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished sixth to maintain third in the standings heading to the Milwaukee Mile in two weeks. Charlie Kimball, No. 83 LevmirFlexPen Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished eighth, and pole winner Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Team Penske Chevrolet, finished ninth. Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet, remains fifth in the standings to give Chevrolet four of the top-five points getters to this point in the season after contact ended his day and he was scored as the 23rd place finisher.
Next on the schedule will be the famed Milwaukee Mile on July 12, 2015. Live television coverage provided by NBCSN. Fans can listen on the IndyCar Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR 15 app
Streets of Toronto
15 June 2015
Josef Newgarden Wins Indy Toronto with CFH Racing Teammate Luca Filippi Finishing Second
Chevrolet Aero Kit with Chevy IndyCar V6 Engine Drivers Sweep Podium and Claim Top-Eight Finishing Positions on Streets of Toronto at Exhibition Place TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 14, 2015)
As is the case many times with new winners, Josef Newgarden was hoping the flood gates of more victories would open after his career-first Verizon IndyCar Series win earlier in the season. And after a convincing win today on the Streets of Toronto at Exhibition Place, it would appear that would be the case for the driver of the No. 67 Hartman OIL CFH Racing Chevrolet. Newgarden led for a total of 30 laps in the 85-lap/149.175-mile race around the 1.755-mile temporary street course, taking the lead for the last time on the 72nd lap.
Newgarden’s CFH Racing teammate Luca Filippi scored his first Verizon IndyCar Series podium finish in the No, 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet, finishing second behind Newgarden. Helio Castroneves finished third in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet to give the Chevrolet Aero Kit with fully integrated Chevy 2.2 liter V6 turbo charged direct injected engine a podium sweep in the 10th race of the 2015 season. It is the eighth victory of the season for the Bowtie Brand. Team Chevy drivers finishing fourth through eighth were: Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet in fourth; Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Team Hydroxycut – KVSH Chevrolet finished fifth; Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was sixth at the finish; Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 PPG Automotive Finish Team Penske Chevrolet scored seventh in the final order and Scott Dixon, No. 9 Jurassic World Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was eighth at the checkered flag.
Montoya continues as the points leader, 27 markers over his Team Penske teammate Power. Dixon is third in the standings with six races remaining and Castroneves is fourth.
Chevrolet continues to lead the manufacturer standings with 1,003 points. Next on the schedule is the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California, on June 27, 2015.
Texas, Fort Worth
08 June 2015
Scott Dixon Wins at Texas
Drivers of Chevrolet Aero Kit with Fully Integrated 2.2 Liter V6 Direct Injected Turbocharged Engine Finish 1-2-3-4 and Five of Top-Seven; Victory is Seventh of Season for Bowtie Brand FT. WORTH (June 6, 2015) – Scott Dixon delivered his second win of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season in commanding style in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).
Dixon put his No. 9 Energizer EcoAdvanced Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in the front of the field and held the lead for a race-high 97 laps on the way to his second win at TMS and the 37th of his career. The three-time series champion sits third in the standings, 43 points out of the lead. The win was the seventh of the season by drivers of the Chevrolet Aero Kit with fully integrated 2.2 liter V6 direct injected turbocharged engine.
Dixon’s teammate, Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished second. Helio Castroneves, No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet, finished third to make it an all-Chevrolet driver podium. Castroneves and Kanaan sit fourth and ninth in points, respectively. Series points leader Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finished fourth. Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Levemir FlexPen Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished seventh. Defending series champion Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, remains second in the standings after finishing 13th in tonight’s 248-lap/600K race on the 1.455-mile oval.
The next Verizon IndyCar Series event is the Honda Indy Toronto on June 14 on the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place The race will be telecast at 3 p.m. (ET) by NBCSN and broadcast by the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network affiliates, including Sirius 212, XM 209 and indycar.com.
Belle Isle Park
01 June 2015
Sebastien Bourdais Wins Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race Two
• Win is first for four-time champion on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park
• Chevrolet has won six of eight race to date in the Verizon IndyCar Series
• Chevrolet 2.2 liter V6 drivers hold four of top-five points positions at half-way point of 2015 season
DETROIT (May 31, 2015) - Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the No. 11 Team Mistic E-Cigs KVSH Chevrolet, held off a spirited challenge following a late-race red-flag to win the Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on Sunday. It was Bourdais’ first career win at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, and the 33rd of his Indy car career, to move to within one victory of seventh place on the all-time list. Bourdais’ victory is the sixth in eight races for Chevrolet.
Points leader Juan Pablo Montoya has two victories including the Indianapolis 500 with Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden and Will Power also scoring a win in their Chevrolet 2.2 liter V6 twin turbo direct injected engine full integrated into the 2015 Chevrolet Aero Kit. Bourdais, whose previous best finish this season was sixth at both St. Petersburg and Long Beach, started ninth and ran near the front for most of the afternoon before taking the lead on lap 51 and led the final 18 circuits around the 2.35-mile temporary street course. Bourdais’ last victory was last year at Toronto. He trails only Scott Dixon in wins among active drivers with 33. Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led a race-high 35 laps and was competing for the lead at the end, but as he was trying to conserve fuel he dropped six positions in the closing laps and finished 10th, and then ran out of fuel on the cool-down lap.
Montoya still leads the series points standings by 11 points over teammate Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, who finished 18th. Power, the defending series’ champion and Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, were involved in late-race contact and fell to18th and 19th place, respectively.]
It is back to oval track racing for Team Chevy in the Verizon IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway. The Firestone 600 is scheduled for June 6, 2015 with live television coverage on NBCSN beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET). INDYCAR Radio Network affiliates including Sirius 212, XM 209 and IndyCar.com will also bring all the action live to the fans.
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