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.
20 July 2015
Josef Newgarden and Sage Karam Earn Podium Finishes for Team Chevy at Iowa. Juan Pablo Montoya Maintains Point Lead after Early Race Crash .
NEWTON, Iowa (July 18, 2015) – Josef Newgarden earned his third podium finish of the season piloting his No. 67 Wichita State University CFH Racing Chevrolet to a runner-up finish in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway. Fellow Team Chevy driver Sage Karam earned his first career Verizon IndyCar Series podium with a third place effort in the No. 8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Newgarden was leading late in the 300-lap/268.2-mile race in his Chevrolet Aero Kit with fully integrated V6 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, directed injected powered machine and looked to be on his way to his third victory of the season. However, the 24-year-old was unable to hold off a hard charging Ryan Hunter-Reay (Honda) on the final restart and had to settle for second to claim his third podium of the season. Verizon IndyCar Series rookie, Karam pitted under the final caution taking on fresh Firestone rubber. He charged up through the field in the closing laps to earn a career-best finish of third in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Veteran series oval track specialist Ed Carpenter earned a sixth-place finish in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Award-Winning Vodka CFH Racing Chevrolet. Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11Team Mistic E-Cigs – KVSH Racing Chevrolet, Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and Iowa pole-sitter, Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet finished ninth, 10th and 11th respectively – giving Team Chevy six of the top 11 finishers overall.
Juan Pablo Montoya entered the race at Iowa Speedway with a 54 point lead in the championship standings. On lap 11 an on-track incident ended the race early for the driver of the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. This is the first hiccup for Montoya since his championship campaign began as he hoisted the winner’s trophy on the Streets of St. Petersburg. However, as other championship contenders stumbled as the race progressed, Montoya emerges from Iowa with a 42 point advantage with only three races remaining. Montoya was not the only Team Chevy driver to experience disappointment at Iowa. Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, experienced a mechanical issue late in the race, but the team was able to find and eradicate the issue and return to the race multiple laps down and was relegated to a 18th-place finish. His teammate Tony Kanaan who led 70 laps, appeared to be one of the drivers to beat for the win in his No. 10 Fusion Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet but was forced to retire from the race early with a mechanical issue.
Next on the schedule will be Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 2, 2015. Live television coverage provided by CNBC. Fans can listen on the IndyCar Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR 15 app.