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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Common Theme Among NASCAR Teams Caught Cheating In Qualifying

FONTANA, Calif – I already wrote about the embarrassment that was formerly known as qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It was a bad look for the sport. But, when I took a deeper look at the teams that didn’t make it even to pit road from the technical inspection area in the Auto Club Speedway, a few themes were apparent. First off, from what I heard, most if not all the teams failed in one common area – the back of the car. That was…

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Chevrolet’s Much Faster So Far This Weekend in Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – It’s hardly a secret, but the entire Chevrolet camp has struggled out of the gates to start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. While they did win the season opening Daytona 500 back in February, they’ve struggled overall for most of the first three races of the season. In fact, the top Chevy drivers in the standings is Kyle Larson and he’s in sixth. The entire fleet of bowtie drivers have led just 37 total laps this season. 17 of those came by Ryan Newman in…

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Is Phoenix The Weekend To Get Chevy Drivers, Mainly Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports Going?

It’s no secret, the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been a trying time for Chevrolet as a whole. With a new car for this season, it was supposed to see a big uptick in results. Last year, Chevy didn’t have a single driver make the Championship 4 round in NASCAR’s premiere series. They’d struggle for much of the second half of the year. That’s why out went the old SS and in came the new Camaro. Instead of a bump, 2018 has seen even…

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Chevy’s Slow Start In 2018, Similar To That of Toyota’s In 2017

Last season, Chevrolet decided to make some changes for the future in NASCAR. Instead of moving forward with the current model SS, they decided to go with a Camaro for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and beyond. They felt they had an aerodynamical disadvantage with their SS, so using the wind tunnel and testing of a new model would be their best move in order to reclaim their glory on top of NASCAR’s premiere division. Last season, Chevy was shutout of the Championship 4 at the Cup level.…

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Chevrolet Closes Out Daytona Speedweeks With a Bang

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Chevrolet was hoping to make the 2018 NASCAR season better all around. They watched Toyota celebrate two championships, one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the other in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In fact, in Cup competition, they were shut out of the Championship 4 at Homestead. Luckily, they had all four participants in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. But, that led to a frustrating start to the offseason. On the Cup side though, they were ready to roll out a new car. The…

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JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Leads NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice on Friday at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers took to the race track for the first time of the 2018 season on Friday. 41 drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for two tame practices. But, at the end of the two sessions, one thing stands out to me – speed. Not long ago, the XFINITY Series laps around the 2.5-mile track was in the low 180 mph range. On Friday, Tyler Reddick paced the way with a speed of 196.190 mph in his No. 9…

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Weekend Test Shows Honda May Have Better Race In Return To Phoenix In April

With the new car that will debut for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season this year, the difference between cars and drivers won’t be aerokit dependent. It’s going to be resources, talent and which engine is best. See, now everyone has the same car, gone are the aerokit days. With that being said, most were saying the early leader out of the clubhouse would likely be Honda. While no one had real stats or data to prove that point to be true, word around the paddock was that Honda could…

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How Did The 1st Day of Daytona 500 Practice Shape Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for not one, but two practice sessions in preparation for next Sunday’s 60th Running of the Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). These practices were very tame though, as most of the time, teams decided to do single car runs, or run in draft with teammates. There were times late in both sessions that some drafting practice too place too. In the first of two 50 minute…

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Chevrolet Manufacturer To Watch For Daytona 500 Pole

While the main talk right now is of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) for this weekend’s race, another big part of Daytona Speedweeks will take place this weekend too. Qualifying to set the front row for next Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 as well as set the starting lineup for the Can Am Duels next Thursday night will directly take place preceding the Clash on Sunday afternoon. With that being said, who are the favorites to land on the pole? To me, you…

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