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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2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship


26 August 2014

Chevrolet Wins 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturers Championship
Chevy IndyCar V6 Program Makes it Three in a Row

DETROIT (August 21, 2014) – With two races remaining in the 18 race season, the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine program has clinched the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship.

The Bowtie brand, which has won 10 of the first 16 races of the season with the 2.2 liter purpose-built engine, has won the Manufacturer championship in all three seasons since returning to the series in 2012.

The Chevrolet IndyCar V6 team and driver roster that contributed to the series’ manufacturers’ title are: Team Penske, with Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya; Chip Ganassi Racing, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Briscoe and Charlie Kimball; KV Racing Technology (KVSH Racing and KV AFS Racing), Sebastien Bourdais and Sabastian Saavedra; and Ed Carpenter Racing, Ed Carpenter and Mike Conway.

Chevrolet returned to IndyCar Series competition in 2012, winning the manufacturer championship and the driver championship with Ryan Hunter-Reay. In 2013 Chevy celebrated Tony Kanaan’s victory in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 and its second consecutive manufacturer championship. Previously Chevrolet competed in Indy-style racing as an engine manufacturer of V8 engines from 1986-93 and 2002-05, powering seven Indianapolis 500 wins and six driver championships.

2014 Victories: 10

Streets of St. Petersburg, Will Power
Streets of Long Beach, Mike Conway
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual 1, Will Power (2)
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual 2, Helio Castroneves
Texas Motor Speedway, Ed Carpenter
Pocono Raceway, Juan Pablo Montoya
Streets of Toronto Race 1, Sebastien Bourdais
Streets of Toronto Race 2, Mike Conway (2)
Mid-Ohio Sports-Car Course, Scott Dixon
Milwaukee Mile, Will Power (3)


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Milwaukee Mile


18 August 2014

Will Power Wins at Milwaukee Mile to give Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Ten Wins in 2014; Team Penske Driver Extends Lead in Driver Championship Battle

Chevrolet-powered entries score top four finishing positions, six of top nine at Milwaukee to extend lead in Manufacturer Championship Standings

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 17, 2014) – Will Power drove his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the third time this season, and the 24th time in his career at the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday. 

Power led four times for a total of 229 laps in the 250-lap/250-mile race. He took the lead for the final time on lap 193, and went on to win by a margin of 2.7949 seconds over his Team Penske teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya.

As a result of the dominating win, Power now holds a 39-point lead over teammate Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, in the 2014 battle for the 2014 for the Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Championship crown.

The win was the 10th Verizon IndyCar Series win for Chevrolet in the 16 races completed of the 18-race 2014 season. With two races remaining, the Bowtie Brand extended its lead the Series’ Manufacturer Championship contest. 

For the third consecutive year drivers powered by the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine swept the podium in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at the storied one-mile oval.  Montoya, No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, and Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Huggies Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet finished second and third respectively. Scott Dixon brought his No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet to the checkered flag in fourth place.

Giving Chevrolet six of the top-nine finishers were Ryan Briscoe, No. 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in the sixth finishing position, and Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet crossing the finish line in ninth place.

Josef Newgarden (Honda) completed the top-five finishers.


Round 17 of 18 for the Verizon IndyCar Series is set for Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California. Live television coverage of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday (1:00 p.m.PT) on NBC Sports Network. Live radio coverage will be on IMS Radio broadcast on XM Radio Channel 209 and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 213.

In addition, IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at indycar.com .



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