Chevrolet, Most Notably Hendrick Motorsports Struggling So Far This Weekend In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Chevrolet has struggled as a whole during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. While the year started off as good as it could with Austin Dillon winning the Daytona 500 for them, unfortunately, they haven’t reached victory lane in the 17 races since. Yes, Chevy has one win in 18 races this year. With a 1.5-mile track this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway, the odds of them contending for a win already weren’t too high. But, after two practice sessions and qualifying to set the field…

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Taking A Look At The Racing That We Will See For Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), Will Honda or Chevy Dominate?

The Verizon IndyCar Series heads west of the Mississippi this weekend for the 12th annual Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). This year’s race has the potential to be a much different one than what we’ve seen over the last few years. The biggest question mark determining that is this new car and how it will race on Sunday. What will we see over the course of 300 Laps in Central Iowa?

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Chevy Teams Fast In 1st Cup Practice, Back To Normal In Final Practice/Qualifying

JOLIET, Ill – Chase Elliott hinted on Friday afternoon that the Chevrolet camp could be headed towards an upgrade in speed this weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway. After the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session on Saturday morning, it appeared that he was right. Hendrick Motorsports had three of their four drivers in the top five of the speed charts with Ryan Newman’s Richard Childress Racing entry sixth. 

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Chevrolet, Most Notably Hendrick Motorsports Strong This Weekend In Sonoma

Sonoma Raceway isn’t necessarily a horsepower race track. The road courses is more about finesse and track position rather than pure speed. That’s why despite a struggling season through the first 15 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series year, Chevrolet is shining this weekend in wine country. Through two practice sessions and qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, Chevy is looking like the odds on favorite to earn their first victory since the season opening Daytona 500. 

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Honda’s Have Better Fuel Mileage, Better Tire Wear In Dominating Chevy In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – This weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway was supposed to be about Chevrolet. 13 days ago, they led 150 of 200 laps for the Indianapolis 500 and finished 1-2. They also had nine of the top 11 starters that day as it was apparent that they had the superior package on superspeedways. The three Team Penske drivers started 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 and throw in Tony Kanaan in sixth and you had four Chevy drivers in the first three rows…

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Chevrolet Dominates 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Chevrolet showed last weekend in qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 to have the premiere power among the two Verizon IndyCar Series manufacturers. Chevy drivers had nine of the top 11 starting spots to start this race off with. But, would they remain there? See, this new car was supposed to take out any manufacturer advantage in terms of race pace. The cars were similar. The new 2018 car is a universal aerokit. It’s the same between Chevy and Honda teams. So,…

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Chevrolet Closes Out Strong Indy 500 Qualifying Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – It was a great Indianapolis 500 Time Trials weekend for the Chevrolet camp. On Saturday, they put seven cars in the Firestone Fast Nine and did something really rare, none of their fleet of drivers ended up going back out on the famed 2.5-mile track to make a second qualifying attempt. They didn’t need to either. They were the class of the field. But, with having just three cars start in the top 17 of last year’s race and having 11 this year, most notably seven in the top…

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Chevrolet Appears To Be Favorites For Indianapolis 500 Pole This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – The overall speed charts may tell one story, but the no tow charts tell a completely different one this week. Four of the top six drivers on the Fast Friday speed chart belonged to Honda drivers. That’s all good and well for the Japanese manufacturer, but this weekend is about single lap speed without a tow, not with it. The Honda laps were turned with a tow involved, as just three Honda drivers were found in the top 10 of the no tow list in Friday’s seven hour practice…

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Sunday’s AAA 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Could Come Down To Toyota’s Vs. Fords

Chevrolet hasn’t been anywhere close to their past strength during this entire 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They have only one driver not just in the top 10 in the overall points standings, but just one in the top 10 of lap leaders too. Their only win this year came back in the season opener at Daytona. They haven’t won a race since that February race and Kyle Larson earning the pole for this weekend’s race at Dover was the first Busch Pole Award since Daytona too. Also,…

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Chevrolet Has Decent Chance Of Win Sunday at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been dominated by the Honda camp so far. Through the races, Honda drivers sit 1-3-4-5-6-7-9-10 in the points standings, for eight of the top 10. They finished 1-2-3-4-5-6-8-9 in the season opening race at St. Pete, then 2-3-4-5-6 at Phoenix. Last weekend in Long Beach, they were 1-3-4-5-6 in that race too. Honda drivers have also led 318 of the 445 possible laps this season as well. As you can see, they’re the top dogs out of the gates. 

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