Team Chevy driver Kurt Busch claimed his first win of the season at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, outdueling brother Kyle in a thrilling two-lap shoutout.
White tire smoke lingers in the air and the scent of burnt rubber wafts skyward from two lanes of paved asphalt. It finds its way into the nostrils of those standing near the drag strip’s starting line and watching from the stands. Meanwhile, two cars roughly resembling their street counterparts with huge rear slicks sit a short distance behind the line, getting ready to stage. Crewmembers are feverishly opening and closing doors to rid smoke from the cockpit, the result of dual burnouts to create traction just seconds before.
As a teenager in Los Angeles, places like the Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive were Tomy Drissi’s playgrounds.
Each year, Valentine’s Day means the calendar is just that much closer to the Daytona 500 and the kickoff of the NASCAR season. That’s not to say we’re not romantic today though. Far from it. We’re very much in love with the LT4 -- the engine that comes under the hood of the road-going Camaro ZL1. Not coincidentally, that particular Camaro model is currently competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is one of the biggest drag races in the world not only for its prestige, but for the sheer scale. This year more than 850 cars and drivers made the trip to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the 64th annual edition of the event.
Chase Elliott is finally a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner. In his 99th start, the 22-year-old Team Chevy driver from Dawsonville, Georgia, reached Victory Lane for the first time at Watkins Glen International. He had finished second on eight previous occasions in his young career.
The 2019 COPO Camaro was introduced with a splash during this year’s SEMA Show, as the latest edition of the purpose-built drag car celebrates 50 years of legendary COPO style and performance.
The wins just keep coming for Chase Elliott. The young Team Chevy driver from Dawsonville, Georgia, scored the Monster Energy Cup Series win at Kansas Speedway this weekend to take his second checkered flag in the past three races.
Claudio Burtin’s success extends far beyond the racetrack, but his passion for motorsports is obvious.
Each Labor Day Weekend, many of the top drag racers from across the nation -- and some from around the world -- visit Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the ultra-prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Winning a Wally trophy at this NHRA-sanctioned event is the pinnacle of the drag racing discipline.