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Preliminary entry lists for Sonoma, Gateway

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This weekend sees the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series in action, with Cup competing at Sonoma Raceway in California and the Trucks at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside St. Louis.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for both races.

Cup – Toyota/Save Mart 350

There are 39 entries.

Trevor Bayne will make his first start in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford since the May 6 race at Dover.

Tomy Drissi is entered in StarCom Racing’s No. 00 Chevrolet. It will be his fifth career Cup start and his fourth at Sonoma.

NBC Sports analyst Parker Kligerman will make his second start this season in Gaunt Brothers Racing’s No. 96 Toyota.

Last year, Kevin Harvick won this race over Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski for his first Cup win at Sonoma.

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Trucks – Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200

There are 34 entries for the race.

There is no driver attached to the No. 50 Chevrolet for Beaver Motorsports.

John Hunter Nemechek won this race last year over Chase Briscoe and Johnny Sauter for his second win in a row.

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Entry lists for Xfinity, Trucks at Iowa Speedway

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With the Cup Series off this weekend, NASCAR’s two other national series have the weekend to themselves at Iowa Speedway.

The Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series will be at the .875-mile track in Newton, Iowa.

Here are the entry lists for each race.

Xfinity – Iowa 250 presented by Enogen

There are 40 cars entered for the race, none are full-time Cup drivers

Justin Haley and Riley Herbst will make their Xfinity Series debuts. Haley will drive GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevrolet and Herbst will be in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota.

Last year, William Byron won this race over Ryan Sieg and Tyler Reddick. Ryan Preece won the July race over Kyle Benjamin and Brian Scott.

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Trucks – M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store 

There are 35 entries for the race.

There are no drivers attached to Mike Harmon Racing’s No. 74 Chevrolet and Beaver Motorsports’ No. 50 Chevrolet.

John Hunter Nemechek won this race last year over Johnny Sauter and Brandon Jones.

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NASCAR’s preliminary entry lists for Michigan, Texas

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All three of NASCAR’s national series will be racing this weekend, but they’ll be doing it in different states.

Cup and Xfinity teams head to Brooklyn, Michigan, for the first trip of the year to Michigan International Speedway.

The Camping World Truck Series will compete at Texas Motor Speedway.

Here the entry lists for Cup and Xfinity. The Truck entry list has not been published yet.

Cup – FireKeepers Casino 400

There 39 entries for the race.

Garrett Smithley, who races full-time in Xfinity for JD Motorsports, will make his Cup debut driving the No. 99 Chevrolet for StarCom Racing.

Matt Kenseth will make the last of his initial five starts in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford.

There is not a driver attached to Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet.

Kyle Larson won both races at Michigan last year and has won the last three races at 2-mile track.

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Xfinity – LTi Printing 250

There are 41 cars entered for the race, including five full-time Cup drivers: Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard and Alex Bowman.

Bowman will drive GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevrolet, making him the latest Hendrick Motorsports driver to substitute for the indefinitely suspended Spencer Gallagher. Chase Elliott drove it at Charlotte and Pocono.

One entry will not qualify for the race.

Last year, Denny Hamlin won this race after making a last-lap pass of William Byron.

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Trucks – Rattlesnake 400

There are 33 entires for the race.

There is not a driver attached to the No. 74 Chevrolet owned by Mike Harmon Racing.

Last year, Christopher Bell won this race over Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger.

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NASCAR’s preliminary entry lists for Pocono Raceway

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NASCAR heads north this weekend for two races at Pocono Raceway with the Cup and Xfinity Series.

Cup teams will cap off the weekend with the Pocono 400.

Here are the entry lists for each race.

Cup – Pocono 400

There are 39 entries for the race, including Cole Custer.

The Xfinity Series driver is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet for the second time this season. He made his series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Derrike Cope is entered in StarCom Racing’s No. 99 Chevrolet.

Ryan Blaney won this race last year over Kevin Harvick for his first career win. Kyle Busch won the July race, also beating Harvick.

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TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE

POCONO 400
POCONO RACEWAY

POCONO, PENNSYLVANIA

JUNE 3, 2018

 

BOWTIE BULLETS

  • PROSPEROUS IN POCONO:
    Chevrolet established a winning tradition at Pocono Raceway in 1977 when Benny Parsons took the brand to Winner’s Circle for the first time at the ‘Tricky Triangle’.  Since then, Chevrolet has gone on to record 31 more victories for a total of 32, making the Bowtie Brand the most successful manufacturer at the 2.5-mile venue.
  • ROOKIE ROCKET:
    Chevrolet’s Kyle Larson set the Pocono track qualifying record during his rookie season (2014) by posting a lap of 183.438 mph in his Chevrolet SS race car.  Not only did he set the track qualifying record, which stands to this day, but it was also Larson’s first career Monster Energy Cup Series pole award.
  • CHEVROLET DOMINATION AT THE TRIANGLE:
    Not only does Chevrolet lead the way in the wins category at Pocono Raceway, career-long Chevrolet driver and 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Jeff Gordon, owns the most victories around the ‘Tricky Triangle’ with six wins to his credit.  Hendrick Motorsports, which has a 35-year partnership with the Chevrolet brand, has the most victories of any organization at Pocono with 17 wins to their credit.

  • TUNE-IN:
    The Pocono 400 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m., ET. with live coverage on FoxSports1, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Chevrolet has won 39 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturer Championships
  • Team Chevy drivers have scored 776 wins and 696 poles in MENCS competition
  • Chevrolet drivers have won 32 of 80 races at Pocono Raceway. Victories by current Team Chevy drivers are:
    • Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Camaro ZL1, has three victories at Pocono Raceway (’04 – TWICE & ‘13)
    • Kasey Kahne, No. 95 FDNY Foundation Camaro ZL1, has two wins at Pocono Raceway (’08 & ’13)
    • Ryan Newman, No. 31 Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Camaro ZL1, has gone to Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway once (’03)
  • A Chevrolet driver has won one of the last four races at Pocono Raceway
  • A Chevrolet driver has sat on the pole at Pocono Raceway 33 times
  • Team Chevy drivers have scored 163 top-five and 343 top-10 finishes at Pocono Raceway
  • A Chevrolet has led 6,572 laps (43.5% of possible 15,247 laps) at Pocono Raceway

FOR THE FANS:

  • Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing Display in the Fan Midway Area at Pocono Raceway
  • Fans can check out great a great assortment of Chevrolet vehicles at the Team Chevy Display including: Military-wrapped Camaro Coupe, Safety & Technology wrapped Equinox Premier, Traverse High Country, Silverado Centennial Edition, Corvette Grand Sport, Bolt EV Premier, Malibu Hybrid
  • At the Chevrolet Display, fans can view the No, 48 Lowe’s for Pros Camaro ZL1 show car and the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 used to unveil the 2018 race car in Detroit last season, as well as, a fully accessorized Camaro 2SS 1LE
  • Also, on display is a Chevrolet R07 racing engine complete with electronic fuel injection. Fans can also see a sample of engines, parts and accessories available for purchase from Chevrolet Performance at their local Chevrolet dealer
  • Other activities at the Team Chevy Racing Display include a variety of interactive games for adults and kids

TEAM CHEVY QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS AT THE DISPLAY:

  • Friday, June 1st
  • Saturday, June 2nd
  • Sunday, June 3rd
  • Chevrolet Display Hours of Operation: Fri. June 1st – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat. June 2nd – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sun. June 3rd – 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

QUOTABLE QUOTES:

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – 9TH IN STANDINGS
“Pocono has been a pretty solid track for our team over the years, and it’s a place I look forward to racing. The track has a lot of character with the three different corners, and I think it suits my style of being able to get in a rhythm and hit your marks lap after lap. With the Pennsylvania Posse fans around the area, there’s always a good showing of sprint car fans, so it’s cool to see those folks out supporting a NASCAR race.”


JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1 – 12TH IN STANDINGS
“With the three different style turns at Pocono, you really have to have your car handling right in all three to be successful there. It’s a wild track and we can hit speeds of 200 mph down the front stretch. Turn 3 is very important and can help with lap time significantly for qualifying. In the last few outings at Pocono we have had some really hard crashes so I’m hoping that is behind us.”

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CAMARO ZL1 – 14TH IN STANDINGS
“Pocono is very unique.  It’s one of a kind.  It’s kind of fun to go somewhere that is different than all the other places we go. I think the Tunnel Turn is pretty challenging.  Especially since they paved it, it has just gotten really fast.  It’s probably the most challenging corner.”

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 – 15TH IN STANDINGS
“I like Pocono. I enjoy Pocono.  It’s been another fun place and unique with the shifting and things that we do there we don’t do at other places.  I like that challenge, it’s something that we don’t do and obviously road courses we do, but it’s just different.  I enjoy racing there.

“The strategy at Pocono is a lot   like road courses and what not.  I don’t know that it’s any more strategy there than anywhere else.  Everywhere has kind of become a bit of a strategy game and playing the cards at all the tracks, even at a place like Bristol.  I think it can definitely be interesting to see how that plays out, but there are other places too that are the same way.”


Austin Dillon, NO. 3 DOW CAMARO ZL1 – 19TH IN STANDINGS
“Pocono is definitely unique it’s a place to kind of get you ready for the road course because you are going to be doing a little shifting there.  I enjoy Pocono, the high speeds, high paced track.  Turn 2 there is always tough.  You’ve got to carry some speed to set-up your entry to Turn 3, but the long straightaways are what matter.  So, if you can get off the corners with the long straights you will be running well.”

Jamie McMurray, NO. 1 GEARWRENCH CAMARO ZL1 – 20TH IN STANDINGS


RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 KALAHARI RESORTS AND CONVENTIONS CAMARO ZL1 – 21ST IN STANDINGS
“I think on the restarts at Pocono, you spend more time looking out the mirror trying to figure out what the guys behind you are doing to time themselves to lay back to get a gap, so they can get a run on you. Transmission wise, it’s not ideal … second, third and fourth gear there getting into Turn 1. A lot of guys are a little bit different so that make the timing on the restarts a challenge as well as getting caught up going four or five wide.”

William Byron, NO. 24 UNIFIRST CAMARO ZL1 – 22ND IN STANDINGS
“Pocono is a little different; I haven’t run there in the Cup car, so the shifting will be different from Xfinity. Pocono has always been a fun place to go to – I had a win there in the Truck Series, and it’s a different, unique racetrack – every corner is different. I’m looking forward to running there in the UniFirst Chevy for the first time, and hopefully having a good result with them.”

DARRELL ‘BUBBA’ WALLACE, NO. 43 CAMARO ZL1 – 23RD IN STANDINGS
“Hell, I’m not good at any of them (the three Turns at Pocono).  That is one of my worst tracks, but we had a good day that day.  We had a good weekend.  The atmosphere and just the moment making my debut in the top level here.  I remember that day very well. I remember every lap. I remember every speeding penalty I had.  I think it was about 15, but to be able to come away with it and fast forward it a year later and get to go back and revisit all that I’m excited about it.  We had a good balance, we had a good car for that weekend. My mistakes kind of took us away from what we really had.  We will go back there next week and see if we can better that program.”


AJ Allmendinger, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1 – 24TH IN STANDINGS
“With stage racing, the way the strategy works is really different. Pocono has always had a strange strategy, but the stage racing makes it a lot different. If you’re within a certain time with the leader, you can pit and stay on the lead lap. It’s a question of if you’re running up front, do you stay out for stage points or pit early enough to get back out there and be ahead in track position as the next stage starts. I think where you’re running on the racetrack to stay on the lead lap is one of the biggest challenges. You have to figure out what’s the most important thing to you. Like a lot of race tracks we go to, because the surface is so flat and it makes it harder to pass, track position is everything. If you can get up front in the first eight to ten laps, it makes the rest of the race a lot easier. We’ll definitely be focused on that in the Kroger ClickList Camaro ZL1.”

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 95 FDNY FOUNDATION CAMARO ZL1 – 26TH IN STANDINGS


Chris Buescher, NO. 37 LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE CAMARO ZL1 – 27TH IN STANDINGS
“Pocono Raceway is called ‘Tricky Triangle’ for a reason. Ideally, I want to be great in all three corners. However, if I’m not, I think Turn 2 is the one you can give up more than the others, just based on the straightaway after. Turn 3 is the one you really have to hit perfect every run. It’s a huge straightaway coming out of there.”


TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 – 29TH IN STANDINGS

 

Chevrolet NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Statistics

 

Manufacturers Championships

Total (1949 – 2015): 39

First title for Chevrolet: 1958

Highest number of consecutive titles: 13 (2003-2015)

 

Years Won: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Drivers Championships

Total (1949 – 2016): 31

First Chevrolet champion: Buck Baker (1957)

Highest number of consecutive titles: 7 (2005 – ’11)

 

Years Won: 1957, 1960, 1961, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016

 

Event Victories

            Record for total race wins in single season: 26 – (in 2007)

 

2018 STATISTICS:                                                                                                     

Wins: 1

Poles: 2

Laps Led: 524
Top-five finishes: 14

Top-10 finishes: 35

CHEVROLET IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP CUMULATIVE STATISTICS:

Total Chevrolet race wins: 776 (1949 – to date)

Poles Won to Date: 696
Laps Led to Date: 231,325

Top-Five Finishes to Date: 3,946

Top-10 Finishes to Date: 8,103

 

Total NASCAR Cup wins by Corporation, 1949 – To-Date

 

            GM: 1,111

Chevrolet: 776

Pontiac: 155

Oldsmobile: 115

Buick: 65

 

            Ford: 765

            Ford: 665

Mercury: 96

Lincoln: 4

 

            Chrysler: 466

Dodge: 217

Plymouth: 190

Chrysler: 59

 

Toyota: 116

 

 

 

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About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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Xfinity – Pocono Green 250

There are 41 entires for the race, meaning one team won’t qualify.

There are three full-time Cup drivers entered with Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Paul Menard, who will drive Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford in his first Xfinity start of the year.

Brad Keselowski won this race last year over Justin Allgaier.

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Entry lists for NASCAR’s All-Star weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway nears this weekend with the Monster Energy All-Star Race and a Camping World Truck Series race.

The field for the All-Star Race is made up of race winners in 2017 and 2018, former All-Star Race winners who are competing full-time and Cup champions who are competing full-time.

The drivers currently set to compete in the All-Star Race are: Ryan Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.

Kyle Busch is the defending winner of the race.

The All-Star Race is preceded by the 50-lap Monster Energy Open.

The Open is broken up into three stages of 20 laps, 20 laps and a 10-lap sprint. The winner of each stage will advance to the main event.

A fan vote will advance a fourth driver.

There are 21 entries for the Open.

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Truck Series – North Carolina Education Lottery 200

There are 36 entries for the race.

Kyle Busch will make his third start of the season. He will drive the No. 51 Toyota.

Brandon Jones is entered in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 46 Toyota.

Todd Gilliland, driving KBM’s No. 4 Toyota, makes his third start of the year. He turns 18 on Tuesday, allowing him to compete on all NASCAR tracks.

Last year this race was won by Busch. He won over Johnny Sauter and Christopher Bell.

Click here for the entry list.