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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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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