· Team Chevy’s Will Power returns to The Milwaukee Mile as the defending winner
· Chevrolet looking to make it four consecutive wins at Milwaukee
· Chevrolet drivers have won eight of the first 11 races
· Chevrolet leads Series Manufacturer Standings with 11 of 16 races in the books
· Chevrolet-powered Juan Pablo Montoya leads his Team Penske teammate Will Power in the Driver Championship standings heading to race No. 12 at the Milwaukee Mile
DETROIT (July 9, 2015) –Chevrolet’s Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers now head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the home of one of the oldest operating motor speedway in the world - The Milwaukee Mile. The historic 1.0-mile oval opened in 1903 and has hosted open-wheel races for the better part of a century. The Wisconsin 250 is the 12th race in the 16-race 2015 Series’ schedule.
The 250-lap/253.75-mile race will be the first “short-oval” test for the Chevrolet Aero Kit with fully integrated V6 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct injected engine fueled by E85.
“The Milwaukee Mile is a unique circuit with extensive history in open-wheel racing,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, Verizon IndyCar Program. “Short ovals are a hybrid between a road course and a traditional oval, and IndyCar specifies we race with the engine’s mid-boost level (1.4 Bar). This will be the first use of our Chevrolet Aero Kit short oval configuration which is most like the road/street course setup, and fairly well understood, so our expectations for a good result are high. It will still require solid execution and focus which our Chevrolet drivers, teams and technical partners have shown all season. Looking forward to a packed house of enthusiastic fans in Milwaukee!”
Will Power, No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, is the defending race winner of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250. Last year, he joined an elite list of Milwaukee Mile winners that includes Verizon IndyCar Series legends named Unser, Andretti and Foyt, as well as active Team Chevy drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, both driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. Power’s success at Milwaukee contributed to capturing his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
As the 2015 season winds to a close, Chevrolet’s Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, and a former winner at the Milwaukee Mile, holds a 46-point lead over his teammate, Power. However, with five races remaining and 54 maximum points available in each race, Montoya does not have this season’s title locked down just yet. Team Chevy drivers occupy four of the top-five points positions heading into The Milwaukee Mile. Dixon, No. 9 Cottonelle Chevrolet, sits third in the standings and Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, is fifth in points.
In addition to the Driver Championship battle, Chevrolet is also seeking its fourth consecutive Manufacturer’s Championship since re-entering Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2012. On the strength of eight wins, including the prestigious Indianapolis 500, and 11 pole awards Chevrolet holds a 187-point lead heading into the season’s home stretch.
The ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 is set to start on Sunday, July 12 at 5 p.m. ET with live television coverage on NBC Sports Network. Live radio coverage will be on XM Radio Channel 209, and IMS Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 212. In addition, IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at www.indy.car.com.
Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Year-By-Year Results
Year Events Wins Poles Notes
2012 15 11 10 Engine Manufacturer Championship; Driver & Owner Titles (Ryan Hunter-Reay/Michael Andretti)
2013 19 10 11 Engine Manufacturer Championship; Indy 500 win (Tony Kanaan)
2014 18 12 13 Engine Manufacturer Championship; Driver & Owner Titles (Will Power/Roger Penske)
2015 11 8 11 Win and pole at St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Barber, Indy road course; pole at NOLA, Indy 500; pole at Detroit race #1; Detroit race #2; Texas; Toronto; Pole at Fontana
Totals 62 41 45
2015 Verizon IndyCar Championship
1. Juan Pablo Montoya – 407
2. Will Power – 361
3. Scott Dixon – 358
4. Graham Rahal – 334
5. Helio Castroneves – 330
6. Marco Andretti – 308
7. Sebastien Bourdais – 290
8. Tony Kanaan – 285
9. Josef Newgarden – 277
10. Simon Pagenaud – 256
1. No. 2 Team Penske – 407
2. No. 1 Team Penske – 361
3. No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Teams – 358
4. No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – 334
5. No. 3 Team Penske – 333
1. Chevrolet – 1108
2. Honda – 921
ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 (all times ET)
· Verizon IndyCar Series Practice #1: 6:15 p.m., Saturday, July 11
· Verizon IndyCar Series Practice #2: 10:15 a.m., Sunday, July 12
· Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying: 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 12
· ABC Supply Wisconsin 250: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, July 12
· TV/Radio: 5 p.m., Sunday, July 12 (NBC Sports Network, Sirius 212/XM 209)
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