NOLA Motorsports Park


13 April 2015

Helio Castroneves Leads Team Chevy with Runner-Up Finish at NOLA Motorsports Park 

Persistent rain forces Verizon IndyCar Series to shorten race to a 105-minute/47-lap race that was originally scheduled for 75 laps. Helio Castroneves leads Chevrolet IndyCar V6 drivers to checkered flag with runner-up finish in INDY Grand Prix of Louisiana.  Juan Pablo Montoya finished fifth to give Team Chevy two of the top-five finishers.

Chevrolet Aero Kit cars with fully integrated 2.2 liter V6 twin turbo direct injected engines scored six of top-10 finishers AVONDALE, LOUISIANA (April 12, 2015) – Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, scored the runner-up finishing position in today’s rain-shortened INDY Grand Prix of Louisiana.

The inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series race at NOLA Motorsports Park was plagued by inclement weather throughout the three-day event, that eventually resulted in the race being shortened to a timed race of 105 minutes rather than the 75 laps originally scheduled. Castroneves’ strong finish, which landed him second in the standings after two races, led the contingent of 12 Chevrolet Aero Kit cars with fully integrated 2.2 liter V6 twin turbo direct injected engines. St Petersburg winner Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finished fifth to give Team Chevy two of the top-five finishers, and maintain the lead in the driver standings. Chevrolet drivers captured six of the top 10 with a sixth-place finish for Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet; defending Series’ champion Will Power, No.1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet in seventh; Josef Newgarden, No. 67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet in ninth and Luca Filippi, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet in 10th place at the checkered flag. James Hinchcliffe (Honda) won the race with James Jakes (Honda) completing the podium.

Next up for Team Chevy in the Verizon IndyCar Series is the Streets of Long Beach on Sunday, April 19. 2015.

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About Chevrolet:  Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive & active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com. CONTACTS: Nancy Wager nmwager@aol.com / Judy Kouba Dominick  jkdracer@aol.com



Streets of St Petersburg


30 March 2015

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins for Chevrolet on Streets of St. Petersburg

Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Drivers Score Top-Six Finishing Positions and Seven of the Top-Nine in First Race for the Chevrolet Aero Kit ST. PETERSBURG (FLA) – March 29, 2015

Juan Pablo Montoya delivered the first win for the Chevrolet Aero Kit today in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The victory is the fourth consecutive win on the Streets of St. Petersburg for the Chevrolet IndyCar V6, and the 34th win in Verizon IndyCar Series competition since the Bowtie Brand returned to the series in 2012. The victory for Montoya comes in race one of his second year back in the Series after a 13-year hiatus, and is the 13th in his Verizon IndyCar Series career which includes an Indianapolis 500 victory in 2000.

Montoya’s Team Penske teammate and defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet, was second at the conclusion of the 110-lap race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Filling out the all-Chevrolet podium was Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet.

Helio Castroneves, who gave the Chevrolet V6 IndyCar its first-ever Verizon IndyCar Series win in 2012 in St. Pete, brought his No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet to the finish in fourth position. Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Team Penske Chevrolet, completed the top-five finishers. Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Team Hydroxycut-KVSH Racing Chevrolet, was sixth at the finish, and Luca Filippi, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet finished ninth to give Chevrolet seven of the top-nine finishers in the debut of the Chevrolet Aero Kit.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Honda) finished seventh, Jack Hawksworth (Honda) finished eighth and Marco Andretti (Honda) completed the top 10 finishers.

A total of 12 Chevrolet drivers started today’s race, and finished as follows:

12. Josef Newgarden, No. 67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet

15. Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

19. Sage Karam, No. 8 GE LED Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

20. Stefano Coletti, No. 4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet

21. Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

Next on the schedule is the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports in Avondale, Louisiana, on April 12, 2015.

Connect with Team Chevy on social media. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TeamChevy, follow us on Twitter @TeamChevy, and add +TeamChevy into your Google+ circles. Team Chevy racing photos are available at: http://media.gm.com/product/public/us/en/gmracing/photos.html  

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive & active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com. CONTACTS: Judy Kouba Dominick 317-408-1049 jkdracer@aol.com



Verizon IndyCar Series - Fontana, California


01 September 2014

MAVTV 500
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY


Tony Kanaan Won the Race; Will Power Won the Title for Team Chevy to Close the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Season at Auto Club Speedway

• Tony Kanaan scores 12th win of the season for the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 program
• Will Power captures his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship to become second Chevrolet IndyCar V6 driver to win the coveted title in three seasons
• Chevrolet won its third consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship, making it three for three as the Bowtie Brand returned to IndyCar competition on 2012


FONTANA, Calif.  (August 30, 2014) -  Team Chevy closed the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season with Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet capturing his first win of the season, and Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, being crowned the 2014 series’ champion.

Kanaan’s victory in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway is his 17th career win, and the 12th win of the year for Chevrolet, who clinched its third consecutive Manufacturer Championship after the 16th race of the 18-race season.  He was credited for leading twice for a total of 64 laps. 

Kanaan led a 1-2-3-4 Chevrolet driver finish in the 250-lap/500-mile race. Teammate Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished second followed by Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Premium Ultra Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet taking the third spot on the podium.  Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, was fourth.

Power’s title is the first of his career and the 13th for his team owner Roger Penske. He ended the season with three wins, four podium finishes and four poles.  It is the second drivers’ title in three seasons for Chevrolet.  Power also led a 1-2-3-4 finish in the final standings for Chevrolet powered drivers.  His Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, No. 3 AAA Southern California Chevrolet finished in the runner-up position with Dixon claiming third place in the standings. Montoya jumped to fourth in points when the checkered flag flew.



Gopro Grand Prix of Sonoma


26 August 2014

CHEVROLET RACING
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
SONOMA RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE RELEASE
AUGUST 24, 2014

Scott Dixon Scored Second Win of 2014 Season; Gives Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Engine 11th Trip to Victory Lane

SONOMA, Calif (August 24, 2014): Defending and three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon scored his second win of the 2014 season in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Dixon took the lead on lap 83 of the 85-lap/202.73-mile race and went on to score the 35th victory of his career and  second at Sonoma Raceway, the last trip to Victory Lane was in 2007. 

The win placed Dixon fifth in all-time Series victories, and he is tied with Bobby Unser. In addition, he moved to fifth in the Driver’s Championship standings, still mathematically in the title hunt with one race remaining in the season. In addition, he moved to fifth in the Driver’s Championship standings, still mathematically in the title hunt with one race remaining in the season.

The victory is the 11th of the season for the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine with seven different drivers taking a trip to Victory Lane.  Chevrolet clinched the Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship following Power’s win at Milwaukee, race 16 on the 18-race schedule.

Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finished fifth to give Team Chevy two of the top-10 finishers.

Points leader Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, started on the pole and led twice for a total of 33 laps, but a spin at approximately the half-way point of the race dropped him back to 19th in the running order.  Power fought his way back to the top-10, and leaves Sonoma with a 51-point lead over fellow Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves.

On lap one, Castroneves, who started sixth, was involved in a multi-car accident in turn two. The No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet team was able to make repairs on pit lane. Castroneves returned to competition at the back of the field. Contact again on lap 35 relegated him once again to pit lane for repairs.  He was scored with the 18th finishing position and remains second in the standings heading to the 2-mile oval in Fontana, California.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Honda) and Simon Pagenaud (Honda) completed the Sonoma podium.

Five drivers go into the final race in contention for the coveted championship.  Power, Castroneves, Pagenaud (third in the standings), Hunter-Reay (fourth in points) and Dixon.

The final race of the 2014 season will be the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, August 30, 2014.  Live TV coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. PT, 9:00 p.m. ET.  Radio Network will broadcast live on XM 209/Sirius 213 and on IndyCar.com with living timing and scoring.

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