STREETS OF TORONTO
21 July 2014
STREETS OF TORONTO – EXHIBITION PLACE
Mike Conway Wins Race Two in Toronto to Give Chevy Doubleheader Victories
Tony Kanaan and Will Power Give Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Second Podium Sweep of Day
TORONTO (July 20, 2014) – Mike Conway along with team owner Ed Carpenter made the strategy call of Race Two on the Streets of Toronto for the Verizon IndyCar Series that took Conway and the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet team to Victory Lane. It was the second win of the season for Conway, the third win of the year for the team, the second win of the Toronto Doubleheader weekend for Chevrolet and the eighth IndyCar win of the season for the Bowtie brand.
Tony Kanaan brought the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to the checkered flag in second place to secure his second podium finish of the day. Giving Team Chevy the podium sweep was Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, who finished third to move within 13 points of the lead in the driver championship battle.
Giving the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 the top-four finishing positions in Race Two was Charlie Kimball in the No. 83Levemir FlexTouch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
In total, Team Chevy drivers scored six of the top-10 finishing positions in the 56-lap/80-minute race shortened due to rain in the early stages of the race that slowed the pace.
Inclement weather on Saturday forced Verizon IndyCar officials to run both races of the Streets of Toronto – Exhibition Place Race Doubleheader today.
Scott Dixon brought the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to the finish line in seventh position, and Sebastien Bourdais, winner of Race One in the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet was ninth at the checkered flag.
Helio Castroneves, No. 3 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, remains the points leader with his 12th place finish in Race Two. He is 13 points ahead of his teammate Power.
Next on the schedule is the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio on August 3, 2014. IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at www.indy.car.com .
14 July 2014
Tony Kanaan Leads Team Chevy with Podium Finish at Iowa Speedway; Helio Castroneves Takes Sole Possession of the Lead in the Driver Point Standings
NEWTON, Iowa (July 12, 2014) – Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, led the way for Team Chevy with a podium finish in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway for the Verizon IndyCar Series. His third-place finish topped a total of six Chevrolet IndyCar V6 powered drivers finishing in the top-10 in the 300-lap/262.5-mile race that was red-flagged for a 26 minute rain delay. The race resumed on lap 29, and completed the full distance with seven caution periods for 68 laps.
Kanaan started on the outside of the front row next to teammate Scott Dixon who was the pole winner. He was credited with leading three times for a total of 247 laps before having to settle for third in the final order.
Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet, was fourth and Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, was fifth.
Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, finished eighth and takes sole possession of the lead in the Series’ Driver Point Standings. Ryan Briscoe, No. 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, finished ninth and Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Levemir Flextouch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet finished in 10th position.
Next on the schedule is the final doubleheader of the season on the Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 19th and 20th.
07 July 2014
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES - POCONO RACEWAY
JULY 6, 2014
Juan Pablo Montoya Puts Chevrolet IndyCar V6 in Victory Lane at Pocono
Team Penske Teammate Helio Castroneves Finishes Second to Give Team Chevy Top-Two Spots on Podium
LONG POND, Pa. (July 6, 2014) – Juan Pablo Montoya crowned his return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition by driving his No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet to the victory in the Pocono IndyCar 500. It is the sixth 2014 win by a Chevrolet driver and extended the Bowtie brand’s lead in the Series’ manufacturer championship battle with seven races remaining in 2014.
Montoya’s Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet, was second to give Team Chevy the top-two rungs on the podium of the 200-lap/500-mile race on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, also known as the “Tricky Triangle”.
Starting from the pole, the win is the 11th IndyCar victory for Montoya, who last competed in the Series in 2000 before moving to Formula One and then to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He was credited with leading six times for a total of 45 laps in the race that went caution-free for 159 laps, before being slowed for the only yellow-flag of the race that lasted until lap 164.
The win moved Montoya from fifth to fourth in the point standings.
Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Ryan Briscoe, No. 8 NTT Data Chevrolet and Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chevrolet, finished fourth and fifth respectively to give the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine four of the top-five finishing positions in the 11th race of the 18-race season.
Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, was the point leader coming into the race. Power started in the middle of the front row alongside his Team Penske teammate Montoya and jumped to the lead at the start of the race. He led four times for a total of 69 laps before serving a drive-through penalty that put him back in the field. As a result of the penalty he was relegated to a 10th-place finish. As a result, Power and Castroneves are now tied atop the standings with 446 points apiece.
Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, led a race-high four times for a total of 78 laps and looked poised to capture his first victory of 2014, but fuel strategy forced him down pit lane with only four laps remaining for splash of fuel and had to settle for the 11th finishing position.
Carlos Munoz (Honda) completed the podium finishing third.
Next on the schedule is the Iowa Corn Indy 300 on Saturday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET. IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at www.indy.car.com..
Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
30 June 2014
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER SPEEDWAY
JUNE 29, 2014
CHARLIE KIMBALL LEADS CHEVROLET INDYCAR V6 CONTINGENT IN RACE NO. 2 AT GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, Texas – June 29, 2014 – Under blistering hot conditions at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Charlie Kimball carried the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 banner by fighting his way to his third top-five finish of the Verizon IndyCar season in his No. Levemir Flex Touch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
His fourth-place finish in enabled him to move up one position in the overall standings to 15th.
Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Team Mistic KVSH Racing Chevrolet, also notched his third 2014 top-five finish in Sunday’s race coming home fifth. His performance elevated Bourdais up two spots in the standings from 10th to eighth.
Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya was looking to put his No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet into victory lane after coming close in Saturday’s race #1. Montoya battled from 14th to the top-five but was shuffled out in heavy traffic late in the race. He finished 7th in the event, and remains fifth in points.
His Team Penske teammate and series point leader Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, suffered a suspension failure with just a few laps remaining and came away with a disappointing 11th place finish after making a valiant run to third place. Power still holds the overall point standings by 39 markers over Helio Castroneves.
Castroneves, who placed No. 3 Pennzoil Ultra Premium Team Penske Chevrolet on the pole, led twice for race-high 47 laps. His dominating run ended on lap 48 when on-track contract damaged his car beyond repair.
The next race on the Verizon IndyCar Series will be on Sunday, July 6th at Pocono Raceway.