Team Chevy continued its tradition of success throughout 2018, claiming prestigious wins in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500, taking its third consecutive team championship in IMSA competition, winning the NHRA Pro Stock title, and locking down the year-end NHRA Manufacturers Cup for a record-extending 23rd time. All in all, it was a pretty good year for the Bowtie.
It seems like just last week the NHRA was crowning its 2018 champions at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, but in reality, close to three months have passed and it’s time to hit the drag strip once again. Chevrolet won the prestigious NHRA Manufacturers Cup for a record-extending 23rd time in 2018, and will look to achieve that distinction for a 24th time this year. However, Team Chevy has undergone some significant changes as it enters the year-long chase for championships and race wins.
The EATON Corporation revolutionized the Roots supercharged world when it released its Twin Vortices Series technology, applying it to both OEM and aftermarket applications. Their “twist” on efficiency made the TVS supercharger the right choice for high-performance applications and the on-track performances prove it, especially with its new TVS 2650 rotor package. To show off its capabilities, EATON and the NMRA/NMCA racing series have teamed up to throw a party during the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport the weekend of April 4-7, 2019, at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA.
A total of 45 COPO Camaros made the trip to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for this year’s edition of the NHRA-sanctioned Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. When the dust settled, you would be hard-pressed to find a COPO driver who had a better weekend than Jeff Myers.
At every event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar, John Force Racing and its drivers are some of the most popular attractions. The organization’s popularity is due just as much to the team’s and drivers’ accessibility as it is to their on-track success.
Kyle Larson turned around what had been a disappointing season in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series on Saturday, driving his Camaro ZL1 from Chip Ganassi Racing to a thrilling victory in the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With the victory, Larson also took a $1,000,000 dollar prize.
For most, Labor Day Monday is a day of rest. For drag racers, it represents the pinnacle of their sport: final elimination day at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. It is the culmination of six days of effort. When it’s over, only a select few get to celebrate. Perhaps that is why the sense of excitement and nervous anticipation is so palpable on Monday morning.
Justin Haley only led one lap en route to his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. But with that lap, the Team Chevy driver pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history during the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Team Chevy driver Alex Bowman had finished second three times this year heading into Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. At Chicago he would not be denied, re-taking the lead with six laps to go and driving on to score his first career victory.
Just like we recapped the 2016 race season last year, we’ve worked with Chevrolet teams to compile a comprehensive look at the Bowtie’s racing efforts in 2017. Last year, Team Chevy earned a total 16 championships – six manufacturer titles and 10 driver crowns – in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and IMSA. Chevrolet’s wins in 2017 came on road courses, ovals and drag strips. Here’s last year’s season highlights: