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CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES – ABC SUPPLY 500 POST RACE REPORTS

POCONO RACEWAY IN LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP AND PODIUM FINISHERS TRANSCRIPT AUGUST 18, 2019 Chevrolet registers eighth victory of the season Will Power earns third win at Pocono; Josef Newgarden extends points lead LONG POND, Pa. (August 18, 2019) – Chevrolet drivers made it four for four in NTT IndyCar Series oval…

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Chevrolet seeks another superspeedway win

Chevrolet looks to add to Pocono Raceway success Chevrolet drivers have three wins, three poles at track Team Chevy drivers are first and third in championship standings Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud seek to increase points Familiar names behind the wheel of Chevy-powered cars Ed Carpenter, Conor Daly, Charlie Kimball back on track DETROIT (August 14, 2019)…

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CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT MID-OHIO: Team Chevy Race Recap

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE, LEXINGTON, OHIO TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP JULY 28, 2019 Three Chevrolet drivers finish in top 10 in Mid-Ohio race Will Power leads way with fourth place; Newgarden retains points lead LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 28, 2019) – Will Power drove the…

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CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT MID-OHIO: Will Power puts Chevrolet on Pole at Mid-Ohio

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE, LEXINGTON, OHIO
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFICATIONS RECAP
JULY 27, 2019
Will Power puts Chevy on Pole at Mid-Ohio
Chevy drivers claim three in top 4 for Mid-Ohio race
LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 27, 2019) – Will Power claimed his fourth NTT P1 Award at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and 57th of his career to lead three Chevrolet drivers qualifying on the first two rows for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Power posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 5.1569 seconds (124.757 mph) on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in the Firestone Fast Six session in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Power will start on the front row for the fourth consecutive year for the 90-lap race. He’s finished on the podium the past three races at the track.
Team Chevy drivers have secured the NTT P1 Award in seven of the eight races at the track – and 90 poles overall in 131 races — since the Bowtie brand’s return to NTT IndyCar Series manufacturer competition in 2012. Chevrolet has won the pole seven times, including the past three, in 13 races this season.
“So happy to get the pole. It’s great for confidence for me and for my guys,” said Power, who trails only Mario Andretti’s 67 in Indy car all-time poles. “I feel so bad for my guys. I’ve made some mistakes, so it was good to pay those guys back with some positive energy. I really want to win a race now.”
Power delivered the 270th pole for Team Penske in Indy car competition.
Team Penske teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud – the past two race winners — will start from Row 2. Newgarden, the NTT IndyCar Series championship points leader driving the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, qualified third at 1:05.7885. Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, recorded a best lap of 1:05.8958 in the final session.
Pagenaud has registered five top-five finishes at the track since 2012 — including a victory from the pole in his 2016 NTT IndyCar Series championship season. Newgarden won at the track in 2017 during his run to the driver title.
Other Team Chevy qualifiers:
13th – Spencer Pigot, No. 21 Autogeek Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
16th – Max Chilton, No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet
18th – Ed Jones, No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Cheverolet
21st – Matheus Leist, No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet
22nd – RC Enerson, No. 31 Lucas Oil School Carlin Chevrolet
23rd – Tony Kanaan, No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet
NBC will telecast the 90-lap/203.2-mile race live at 4 p.m. ET July 28.

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT MID-OHIO: Team Chevy Day One Recap

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO
MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE, LEXINGTON, OHIO
TEAM CHEVY DAY ONE RECAP AND DRIVER QUOTES
July 26, 2019
Two Chevrolet entries in the top three in Mid-Ohio practice
Simon Pagenaud, Will Power pace the Bowtie brigade on road course
LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 26, 2019) – Team Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power, who have had past success on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, were among the top three on the time sheet after two practice sessions for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet who has registered five top-five finishes at the track since 2012 — including a victory from the pole in his 2016 NTT IndyCar Series championship season — was second with a quick lap of 1 minute, 5.9313 seconds (123.292 mph) in the 45-minute afternoon session.
Power, who has earned three front row starts and three podium finishes the past three years at the racecourse in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, was third quick at 1:05.9935 (123.176 mph).
Championship points leader Josef Newgarden brought out a red flag late in the afternoon session when the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet spun and backed into a tire barrier. He was uninjured.
Matheus Leist, No. 4 ABC AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, and Spencer Pigot, No. 21 AutoGeek Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet both had solid practice sessions that landed them seventh and tenth respectively in the final order. NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta was quickest on the day at 1:05.7292 in the No. 88 Honda.
NBCSN will telecast the three rounds of qualifications at 2:30 p.m. ET July 27. NBC will telecast the 90-lap/203.2-mile race live at 4 p.m. ET July 28.
Team Chevy drivers have secured the NTT P1 Award in six of the seven races at the track – and 89 poles overall in 130 races — since the Bowtie brand’s return to NTT IndyCar Series manufacturer competition in 2012.
An interview with SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 22 MENARDS TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (2nd, 1:05.9313):
HOW WAS YOUR DAY?
“I’m really pleased with the No. 22 Menards Chevy. It’s really fast, comfortable and I love when we start the weekend like this so you can really work on the details and see how you can make it better, extract the most you can get out of the car. We were very good on black tires; the red tires were also a good surprise. Not much of an advantage here. I think I have a good snapshot of what we need to know, but tomorrow is the day that counts.”
WE’VE TALKED BEFORE ABOUT THE SWITCH TO ATTACK MODE. IS IT ATTACK MODE WEEKEND FOR YOU?
“Absolutely. I’ve been saying it’s time to go, time to be aggressive. We have to have performance to be in top form winning races and going for the championship. We’re definitely in attack mode. In the past, Mid-Ohio has been really good for me. That’s when I really switched the championship in my favor in 2016 and it’s time to do the same here. Be aggressive.”
WOULD A VICTORY THIS WEEKEND HAVE JUST AS MUCH IMPORTANCE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP?
“Absolutely. We’re very happy with the road course car these days and have been improving it throughout the year. As you can see, we kicked it into the next gear the last few races. It’s pretty exciting. I love this time of year, it’s so much fun. Just making sure I turn every stone.”
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUOTES:
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (3rd, 1:05.9935): “The Verizon Chevy is definitely getting there. We made some improvements from the morning session to where we wound up in the afternoon. We are still doing better on the (Firestone) black tires than we are on the reds, so we’ll keep working on that. We are headed in the right direction for qualifying tomorrow and hopefully we can earn a good starting spot for Sunday’s race.”
MATHEUS LEIST, NO. 4 ABC SUPPLY AJ FOYT RACING CHEVROLET (7th, 1:06.1627): “Overall, I think it was a good day here in Mid-Ohio. The first practice was decent. We did a pretty good setup when we came here to test for the Chevy day. We didn’t quite change the car for the afternoon because we knew the car was decent, so we just worked on the basics. Finishing the day in P7 was overall a pretty good day. The car is feeling good. It’s a tough track, everybody is so close to each other. Two-tenths from seventh you can be either third or you can be 15th. It’s just so close. We just have to focus on tomorrow’s qualifying.”
SPENCER PIGOT, NO. 21 AUTOGEEK ED CARPENTER RACING CHEVROLET (9th, 1:06.3491): “We made good gains with the Autogeek Chevrolet and it’s in a good spot. It’s a shame not to have been able to get a run in on the red tires with that red flag coming out, but we have a good baseline for tomorrow. We’ll make a few more adjustments in the morning session, then be ready to go for qualifying.”
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 PPG TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (11th, 1:06.5707): “I just lost the car and backed it in. I had been fighting it this whole session, I don’t know why. I feel disconnected. We’ll look at it tonight. These guys are great, so they’ll fix the PPG car and we’ll be good to go.”
RC ENERSON, NO. 31 LUCAS OIL SCHOOL CARLIN CHEVROLET (15th, 1:06.6699): “It’s my first time back with Carlin since spring training and my first INDYCAR race this season here at Mid-Ohio this weekend. It’s been awhile since I’ve been in a car, so both practice sessions were really just about taking baby steps back to getting comfortable with the No. 31 Lucas Oil School Carlin Chevrolet. The second practice session was even better than the first and we were able to finally throw the reds on and see the grip level there. I haven’t been on red tires in a very, very long time, so it was a bit of a surprise. We’re still working forward and every lap I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable in the car, so I think we’re making big steps forward already.”
MAX CHILTON, NO. 59 GALLAGHER CHEVROLET (18th, 1:06.7874): “It was a solid day in Mid-Ohio today and I believe that we have top-10 pace in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet. We showed it this morning with a 10th and again this afternoon, but unfortunately we didn’t get a time on the reds with that late red flag. We had a one-lap wonder at the end of that second practice where we were third-fastest overall and it was my fastest lap of the session with sort of stone cold tires. I think we definitely have the potential to get another good qualifying result for the team similar to last year’s.”
TONY KANAAN, NO. 14 ABCC AUPPLY AJ FOYT RACING CHEVROLET (19th, 1:06.9041): “We tried a different direction than the 4 (car) and obviously I think they found a better way. So that’s we planned to do this weekend to try to find something that works so now we’re going to what they have and be up there with them.”
ED JONES, NO. 20 ED CARPENTER RACING SCUDERIA CORSA CHEVROLET (21st, 1:06.9650): “We weren’t able to get a good lap in on the red tires, so the results don’t show the true speed of the car. We definitely need to make some improvements heading into tomorrow, but we have a good idea on what we need to do so I am feeling confident.”

Chevrolet aims for another Mid-Ohio victory

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES HONDA INDY 200 MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE LEXINGTON, OHIO TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE JULY 25, 2019 Chevrolet aims for another Mid-Ohio victory Chevrolet impressive on 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio road course Chevrolet drivers have three wins, six poles at track Team Chevy drivers are first and third in championship standings Josef Newgarden,…

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CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES – IOWA 300

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES – IOWA 300 IOWA SPEEDWAY TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP AND WINNER TRANSCRIPT JULY 20, 2019 Josef Newgarden Puts Chevy in Victory Lane at Iowa Victory is Fifth at Iowa, Seventh of Season for Chevrolet NEWTON, IOWA (JULY 20, 2019) – After waiting out a Midwest storm, Joseph Newgarden claimed…

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HONDA INDY TORONTO TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST RACE QUOTES

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES JULY 14, 2019 SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 22 DXC TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET (pole sitter and race winner; third victory of season and 14th of career): WHAT’S THE NERVES LIKE IN THE CLOSING LAPS? “It’s never easy with the lap traffic really difficult. I was just trying to pass them and I…

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HONDA INDY TORONTO TEAM CHEVY QUALIFICATIONS RECAP AND DRIVER QUOTES

CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES HONDA INDY TORONTO TEAM CHEVY QUALIFICATIONS RECAP AND DRIVER QUOTES JULY 13, 2019 Chevrolet extends pole streak to seven in Toronto Simon Pagenaud leads three Team Chevy drivers in top 6 Points leader Josef Newgarden, Ed Jones to start on Row 3 Newgarden resets track qualifying record for current…

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CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES ON STREETS OF TORONTO: Team Chevy Day One Recap with Driver Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY TORONTO
STREETS OF TORONTO
TEAM CHEVY DAY ONE RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES
July 12, 2019
Chevrolet tops first day of practice on streets of Toronto
Simon Pagenaud paces field on the technical temporary circuit
TORONTO (July 12, 2019) – With a race car “that’s doing exactly what I want,” Simon Pagenaud is looking forward to continuing a strong weekend in the Honda Indy Toronto.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion paced the 22-car field on the first day of NTT IndyCar Series practice with a quick lap of 59.8708 seconds (107.391 mph) in the No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit.
Pagenaud has a pair of top-five finishes the past two years and was the 2017 pole winner on the Exhibition Place course.
Spencer Pigot, driving the No. 21 Autogeek Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, was fourth quick at 1:00.0401 through two practice sessions. Josef Newgarden, a two-time winner on the streets of Toronto and the 2018 pole winner, was eighth on the time chart in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet (1:00.4509). Teammate Will Power was 10th overall in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet (1:00.4981).
Nine drivers powered by the 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected Chevrolet V6 engine will be on the racetrack July 13 for a 45-minute morning practice session preceding the three rounds of qualifications (NBCSN live at 2 p.m. ET).
Since returning to NTT IndyCar Series manufacturer competition in 2012, Chevrolet has won six of the nine races, secured six pole starts by six different drivers and accumulated 17 podium finishes on the streets of Toronto.
NBCSN and Sportsnet One in Canada will telecast the 85-lap/151.8-mile race live at 3 p.m. ET July 14.
An interview with SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 22 DXC TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET, who was quickest among the 22 drivers:
YOU FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT?
“It’s solid. I told the guys I’ve having such fun driving it around here. It’s doing exactly what I want. It’s easy to predict. You just have to keep pushing and it’s definitely time to shine; it’s the second part of the season and I want to win this championship more than anything.”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DAY.
“It’s been a really good day. I think it comes from a lot of preparation. I’m just happy with the DXC Technology Chevy. I love this track, it’s just a lot of fun. It reminds me of rallying in France. I like the rhythm. The car is really good; I just need to put a lap together. It seems good on every tire and every condition. I just have to get the job done.”
YOU HAVE TO HAVE SUCH GREAT CONCENTRATION AROUND THIS TRACK. TELL US ABOUT THAT.
“Yes, because the risk versus reward is so big. You really have to decide if that’s a good choice to go in solid or give some up. That’s what’s so much fun in qualifying here. You have to put it on the line and try as hard as you can. It’s a risky lap, but it’s a lot of fun because you know if you mess it up it’s going to be in the wall. That’s the thing with all the tracks and safety these days. You see some tracks that are very same but also get boring for the drivers and fans because there are such escape areas that you could try thing you would never try otherwise. Toronto you have to think about the risk versus reward. As a driver, that is one of the things that is a lot of fun to balance.”
HOW MUCH PRESSURE IS ON YOU THIS WEEKEND TO GET YOURSELF BACK IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP HUNT?
“After Indy it was a bit of a blur, honestly. Detroit was definitely not the best-prepared weekend for us just because of duties. It was time to recharge the batteries, rethink about what we needed going forward because there are three bog races coming up the next three weekends that you’re really going to know who’s in the championship for the end. We’ve got to score big here. But the biggest thing is to execute like we did at Indy. At the end of the day, you have to be in the top five to this point and now it’s time to shine.”
DRIVER QUOTES:
SPENCER PIGOT, NO. 21 AUTOGEEK ED CARPENTER RACING CHEVROLET (4th, 1:00.0401): “We made good improvements throughout both sessions and the Autogeek Chevy is in a pretty good spot right now. Thanks to all of the guys for their hard work since the last race! We’ll see what we can do tomorrow.”
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (8th, 1:00.4509): “It was kind of an up-and-down day. I think the Hitachi Chevy has a lot of potential. It seems like it’s fast, but we just haven’t extracted all of the speed out of it yet. We need to work on that tomorrow. That’s why you have practice. From the team standpoint I thought it was a flawless day. The guys always do a great job of executing, so we just need to get a little better overnight and refine everything and get ready for qualifying.”
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET (10th, 1:00.4981): “It’s definitely not good enough. It’s good to see my teammate Simon (Pagenaud) is up there so we’re going to take a good look at what he’s doing and try and replicate that. We’re just going to keep working away on our Verizon Chevrolet and see what we can figure out to find speed. We had a couple of issues with the engine too, so we have a few things we’re going to take a look at overnight.”
ED JONES, NO. 20 ED CARPENTER RACING SCUDERIA CORSA CHEVROLET (13th, 1:00.7419): “The results didn’t quite show as strong as we were. We weren’t quite able to optimize on the reds, but I’m still feeling confident about tomorrow. The field is pretty tight, so if we can find even a few tenths, it will make a huge difference.”
MAX CHILTON, NO. 59 GALLAGHER CHEVROLET (15th, 1:00.8572): “It felt really good to be back in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet after a few weeks away, especially here on the streets of Toronto. The first session was a bit all over the place with all the red flags and we had a harder time getting a good read on where we were, but everyone was in that same position. The second session was better for us even though I hit traffic on my fast lap, so we weren’t as high on the charts as we think we could’ve been without the traffic. Overall I’d say we had a fairly good day today – we just need to find some grip and get the car ready for qualifying tomorrow.”
TONY KANAAN, NO. 14 ABCC AUPPLY AJ FOYT RACING CHEVROLET (18th, 1:01.1068): “It was a positive day for us. I think we made some improvements over the past two weeks. We spent a lot of time trying to come here from scratch, so Eric and I have a lot of information from the past and we tried to put all of it together to try to make sense here. Lap timewise we’re much closer than we were anywhere else, and if we can improve a couple tenths it will put us in the top-12 which that’s the goal for here this weekend. We can’t pretend that we’re going to come here and try to win the race – we’ve got to take it one step at a time – so I’m pretty pleased with the day so hopefully we’ll be able to regroup tonight and move up tomorrow.”
MATHEUS LEIST, NO. 4 ABC SUPPLY AJ FOYT RACING CHEVROLET (20th, 1:01.4316): “Difficult day at the track today. I think we didn’t quite find the best setup for the car, but the important thing is that we’re going to work hard tonight and we’re going to figure something out for tomorrow. Anyway, it’s good to be back here. It’s a nice city and a nice track. Let’s see what we can do for tomorrow in qualifying.”
SAGE KARAM, NO. 31 SMARTSTOP STORAGE CHEVROLET (21st, 1:01.6066): “It was a pretty good day here in Toronto in the No. 31 SmartStop Self Storage Carlin Chevrolet. We were just constantly working on getting me more acclimated to the car and the track – that was really the biggest thing. The car didn’t really throw many surprises at me, it was more the track not having as much grip as I thought it would. I’m learning every lap of every session and we’re getting closer to the pointy end of the field. I really wanted to get in as many laps as I possibly could today and just keep learning. We’re doing well and we’ll just try to take another big chunk out tomorrow in practice three like we did in the two practices today and be ready for a good qualifying result.”
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