Chevrolet watches – Corvette C5 http://corvettec5.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://corvettec5.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Chevrolet watches – Corvette C5 http://corvettec5.com/ 32 32 Watch a few muscle cars take on a Tesla Model S plaid on the drag strip https://corvettec5.com/watch-a-few-muscle-cars-take-on-a-tesla-model-s-plaid-on-the-drag-strip/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/watch-a-few-muscle-cars-take-on-a-tesla-model-s-plaid-on-the-drag-strip/ YouTube channel Wheels shows the EVs battle against a few gas-powered competitors, including a Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Via: YouTube – Wheels On YouTube channel Wheels, a blue Tesla Model S Plaid shows that while electric vehicles may be newer to the drag strip than traditional muscle cars, they are […]]]>

YouTube channel Wheels shows the EVs battle against a few gas-powered competitors, including a Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.


On YouTube channel Wheels, a blue Tesla Model S Plaid shows that while electric vehicles may be newer to the drag strip than traditional muscle cars, they are rapidly earning their place as legitimate racing competitors ‘acceleration.


In this video, the You’re here faces several more traditional competitors including a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.


Tesla Model S Plaid against Chevrolet Monte Carlo

First, the Blue Tesla Model S Plaid takes on a black 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. As the two line up, the Monte Carlo initially has a more aggressive take off from the start line and overtakes the Tesla at the very start of the race. While the Monte Carlo quickly takes the lead, its advantage doesn’t last long before the Tesla overtakes it.

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The Tesla overtakes the Monte Carlo and keeps its lead over the black Chevy coupe for the rest of the race. The Tesla eventually finishes in 9.72 seconds with a top speed of 146.79 mph while the Monte Carlo finishes in 13.82 seconds with a top speed of 98.25 mph. It’s Tesla’s victory this time around.

Tesla Model S Plaid against Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Next, the Tesla Model S Plaid takes on a Ford Mustang GT350. The Tesla squeals its tires off the start line more aggressively than the Mustang and the Tesla manages to stay ahead of the mighty Ford for the entire 1/4 mile strip.

The Tesla finishes in 11.26 seconds with a top speed of 86.03 mph while the GT350 finishes second with a finish time of 13.56 seconds and a top speed of 118.76 mph.

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In the final race, the Tesla goes up against a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in a single-cab configuration. The van takes off a little faster than the Tesla from the line and rolls coal but the Tesla overtakes it fairly quickly.

At the end of the 1/4 mile, the Tesla’s time does not appear on the chart but the truck’s time is 12.53 seconds with a top speed of 107.75 mph. Although the Tesla’s time is not recorded, it is evident that the Model S Plaid finished with a considerable lead.

It just goes to show that the lack of transmission changes and the instant electric power of the electric vehicle give the car a huge advantage, even over competing muscle cars from Chevy and Ford.

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The PS5 is still not in stock? Participate in these auctions organized by the State https://corvettec5.com/the-ps5-is-still-not-in-stock-participate-in-these-auctions-organized-by-the-state/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:35:40 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/the-ps5-is-still-not-in-stock-participate-in-these-auctions-organized-by-the-state/ If, even two years after its release, you’re still struggling to find a PS5 in stock, we might have a solution for you. As surprising as it may seem, the French State will soon put two models on sale. These are actually consoles confiscated by the courts, which will be presented at an auction. Credits: […]]]>
If, even two years after its release, you’re still struggling to find a PS5 in stock, we might have a solution for you. As surprising as it may seem, the French State will soon put two models on sale. These are actually consoles confiscated by the courts, which will be presented at an auction.

Credits: PS5

When the shortage of components landed in our daily lives, we were still far from imagining that it would still influence the availability of the PS5 two years later. However, it is clear that Sony still encounters great difficulty in manufacturing its console in sufficient proportions. Shops and merchant sites tirelessly display the same message: out of stock.

Never mind: if the store shelves are empty, there are still state reserves. You read correctly, you will soon be able to buy a PS5 directly from the French authorities. The opportunity will arise on October 4 and 5, in Lyon and Marseille, during an auction organized by the Agency for the management and recovery of seized and confiscated assets (AGRASC).

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Buy your PS5 directly from the French State

You guessed it, the PS5s presented are therefore models confiscated by justice, which it now redistributes to the population. They are obviously not the only ones since they will be accompanied by other tech products and luxury items, such as the Airpods Pro. “More than 200 goods of a very different nature will be offered at each sale: prestige vehicles (Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, etc.), jewellery, gold coins, diamonds and watches (Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, etc. ) , leather goods, paintings and many other lots,” the statement read.

Note that the two consoles are in very different bundles, since the first comes only with a DualSense controller, while the second is sold with two controllers and six games, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Watch Dogs: Legion. The chances are therefore quite slim, it must be admitted, but if you want to try your luck, it is by clicking on this link that it happens. The starting price of the first model is €400, but it should quickly reach Sony’s recommended price of €550.

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Things to watch for at tonight’s Bass Pro Night Race in Bristol https://corvettec5.com/things-to-watch-for-at-tonights-bass-pro-night-race-in-bristol/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:44:14 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/things-to-watch-for-at-tonights-bass-pro-night-race-in-bristol/ No playoff winner: Two races and two non-playoff drivers went on victory lane to kick off the playoffs, leaving 16 drivers, including four under the cut line all rushing for a win. Erik Jones kicked off the playoffs with a win in the Southern 500 and last week Kansas’ Bubba Wallace would visit victory lane […]]]>

No playoff winner: Two races and two non-playoff drivers went on victory lane to kick off the playoffs, leaving 16 drivers, including four under the cut line all rushing for a win. Erik Jones kicked off the playoffs with a win in the Southern 500 and last week Kansas’ Bubba Wallace would visit victory lane for the first time this season.

Locked in and cut: With tonight’s cut, only Christopher Bell locked in the next round. Meanwhile, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have had nothing but bad luck. Harvick’s car would catch fire in Darlington, which he spent time explaining why it keeps happening and how to fix it. In Kansas, he is caught up in another wreck, once again ending his day. Harvick’s only chance is a ninth-inning home run situation which he enters tonight needing a win.

Kyle Busch is closing in on the same position earlier this week it was made official that he would be leaving Joe Gibbs and Toyota to join Richard Childress and Chevrolet in the 2023 season if JGR failed to come to an agreement and to acquire the necessary sponsorship for next year after M&Ms decided earlier this year that they would also be quitting the sport.

Kyle is in a much better position though just two points from the cut line, giving him plenty of change to make up for in the race and even with help from others if they get knocked out. Kyle also leads all active drivers with eight wins at Bristol.

Clinch statistics by NASCAR:

Already picked up

The next driver has earned a spot in the 12-driver field for the next round: Christopher Bell.

Can pick up via points

If there is a win from a driver who cannot advance to the next lap, the following drivers could clinch ahead of the 13th driver without a win in the standings. The same point requirements listed below would be true if another win came from Christopher Bell, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain or Daniel Suarez.

  • William Byron: would clinch with 6 points
  • Denny Hamlin: would clinch with 6 points
  • Joey Logano: would clinch with 13 points (14 if Daniel Suarez wins)
  • Ryan Blaney: Would clinch with 18 points
  • Alex Bowman: would clinch with 23 points (24 if Daniel Suarez wins)
  • Chase Elliott: would clinch with 26 points
  • Kyle Larson: Would clinch with 27 points
  • Ross Chastain: would win with 28 points
  • Daniel Suarez: would clinch with 48 points
  • Tyler Reddick: would clinch with 51 points (52 if Daniel Suarez wins)
  • Austin Cindric: Would clinch with 52 points
  • Kyle Busch: would clinch with 53 points (54 if Daniel Suarez wins)
  • Austin Dillon: would win with 54 points (55 if Daniel Suarez wins)
  • Chase Briscoe: Could only stall with help
  • Kevin Harvick: Could only stall with help

The following drivers could pick up points with a win for Tyler Reddick or Austin Cindric:

  • William Byron: would clinch with 7 points
  • Denny Hamlin: would clinch with 7 points
  • Joey Logano: would clinch with 15 points
  • Ryan Blaney: Would clinch with 19 points
  • Alex Bowman: Would clinch with 25 points
  • Chase Elliott: would clinch with 27 points
  • Kyle Larson: Would clinch with 28 points
  • Ross Chastain: would win with 29 points
  • Daniel Suarez: would clinch with 49 points
  • Tyler Reddick: would win with 53 points
  • Austin Cindric: Would clinch with 53 points
  • Kyle Busch: Would clinch with 55 points
  • Austin Dillon: would win with 55 points
  • Chase Briscoe: Could only stall with help
  • Kevin Harvick: Could only stall with help

If there is a new Kyle Busch winner or another winless driver lower in the standings but still eligible to advance to the next round, subsequent drivers may stall by being ahead of the 12th-ranked winless driver.

  • William Byron: would clinch with 8 points
  • Denny Hamlin: would clinch with 8 points
  • Joey Logano: would clinch with 16 points
  • Ryan Blaney: would drop with 20 points
  • Alex Bowman: Would clinch with 26 points
  • Chase Elliott: would clinch with 28 points
  • Kyle Larson: Would clinch with 29 points
  • Ross Chastain: would win with 30 points
  • Daniel Suarez: would clinch with 50 points
  • Tyler Reddick: would win with 54 points
  • Austin Cindric: Would clinch with 54 points
  • Kyle Busch: Would clinch with 55 points
  • Austin Dillon: would win with 55 points
  • Chase Briscoe: Could only stall with help
  • Kevin Harvick: Could only stall with help

Can pick up via Win

The following drivers would claim their victory alone: ​​William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain, Daniel Suarez, Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Chase Briscoe and Kevin Harvik.

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Brandon Hartranft joins Pipes Motorsports for WSX 2022 https://corvettec5.com/brandon-hartranft-joins-pipes-motorsports-for-wsx-2022/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 22:48:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/brandon-hartranft-joins-pipes-motorsports-for-wsx-2022/ MONTEREY, Calif. — Josef Newgarden walked into the media center for the final post-race interview of the 2022 IndyCar season looking like he was in a trance. To make matters worse, he arrived early, as rival team owner Bobby Rahal and driver Christian Lundgaard were wrapping up a press conference about Lundgaard’s 2022 IndyCar Rooke […]]]>

MONTEREY, Calif. — Josef Newgarden walked into the media center for the final post-race interview of the 2022 IndyCar season looking like he was in a trance.

To make matters worse, he arrived early, as rival team owner Bobby Rahal and driver Christian Lundgaard were wrapping up a press conference about Lundgaard’s 2022 IndyCar Rooke of the Year title.

Newgarden looked exhausted. He gave everything he had behind the wheel from his No. 2 Dallara-Chevrolet to Team Penske in a bid to win the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Sunday and, possibly, the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series championship.

A mistake and a spin in the corkscrew in Saturday qualifying plunged him into a deep hole. He started 25e but quickly passed the cars as if standing still.

“I was just driving the old-fashioned way,” Newgarden said. “I was going back to the junior days. What happens, happens. I’m just going as hard as I can.

On lap 46, he passed teammate and championship leader Will Power for second place. If Newgarden can win the race and Power finishes outside the podium, Newgarden might have a shot at winning the championship.

But race winner Alex Palou was untouchable, opening an insurmountable gap with second place Newgarden.

Palou’s #10 Honda crossed the finish line 30.382 seconds ahead of Newgarden’s Chevy. Power finished third and clinched his second NTT IndyCar Series championship by 16 points.

Newgarden considers himself a perfectionist. He had an almost perfect race, but in his mind he should never have made the mistake in qualifying that forced him to start 25e in the 26-car field at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

When Newgarden took a seat alongside Palou in the post-race interview, his eyes looked as if he was a million miles away as Palou discussed his only win of the 2022 season.

One could only guess what Newgarden was thinking. At one point he lowered his head and rubbed his eyes.

That’s the pain that comes with finishing second in the IndyCar Series championship for the third year in a row. It’s also the pain that comes with winning four more races than the series champion in 2022 – five wins to one for Power.

But Power had nine podiums and Newgarden six.

“We just needed to have a more consistent season,” Newgarden lamented. “There’s no doubt about it. I think the peak performance has been there all year. We just didn’t have the consistency. That’s ultimately what put us at a disadvantage when we arrived here.

“If we can clean that up, I have no doubt we can fight for the championship again next year.”

Newgarden joined Team Penske in 2017 and was an instant success winning the championship in his first year with the team. Two years later, Newgarden had another championship in 2019.

Since that championship, Newgarden has been the strongest in IndyCar, but he could snatch the championship from the leader. In 2020, Scott Dixon built a huge lead at the start of a pandemic-hit season where the schedule included doubles at most venues and three races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in order to have a full season. .

Newgarden charged hard at the end of that year and won the season finale in St. Petersburg, Florida, but Dixon won the championship by 16 points.

Going into the 2021 season finale at Long Beach, Newgarden was third in points behind Palou and Pato O’Ward. After openly questioning why he was part of a pre-race media event for championship contender, Newgarden raced to a second-place finish as O’Ward crashed out on lap 43. Palou finished fourth and won the championship by 38 points over Newgarden.

Sunday at Laguna Seca, he finished 16 points behind Power on another strong closing performance.

“Well, we tried today for sure,” Newgarden said. “We did our best, as we always do. Alex was hard to catch today. I think he was just amazing, especially on the last two stints. He did a truly amazing job. It was going to be difficult to reach him.

For the second consecutive season, Josef Newgarden finished second in the IndyCar season finale and championship standings (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Images).

“We got as far as second place, we just need one more place, but Alex seemed a bit out of reach today. So great job from them.

“I’m happy that we were able to fight where we did. It was a tough day and we knew we had to fight. In the end, we missed this championship. We have to be in a different position next year and fight a lot harder so that we can hopefully be in a much better position heading into this weekend, and I think we can. TO DO.

“It’s been a really tough year. It was good in many ways, but it was also very negative in many other ways. I’m excited about a reset, excited to be back next year, and I know we have the team to get the job done.

With pain comes pride. There was no reason Newgarden couldn’t help but be proud of his effort, but an eighth in Portland on September 4 followed by his spin and failure to make it out of the first round of the qualifying at Laguna Seca was extremely expensive in a quest for a championship.

“I think it’s a different day if you start on pole for sure,” Newgarden said. “It gives us a very different picture. We are going to run a different race and we are going to run it without a deficit. We started this race last, so we started with a big deficit.

“It’s hard to predict. If we hadn’t had the deficit, I don’t know if we would have had enough to beat this guy (Palou) today. He was stellar, and there’s no doubt about that, so I don’t want to sideline what he did.

“But it’s a different day when you first start. We would not have had that deficit to make up.

“I don’t know how it would have turned out. I don’t know if that would have changed (Power’s) program somehow. Really, we win pole, we win the day, all I need is for Power to finish fourth, and that seems pretty doable.

“At the end of the day, rotation was almost the nail in the coffin this weekend. It was right. We didn’t need that to happen. It was also such a stupid thing to happen. It was not a grand problem. There’s a sidewalk you don’t want to touch, and I accidentally touched it, and it created a big problem.

“Yeah, hard to say how it would have gone if we put the thing in pole position, but I would have rather done that and seen what happened than having to come from behind today.”

Newgarden was proud of his team’s efforts. He praised Power’s championship team, because as they say at Team Penske, “A win for one car is a win for all of us.”

“Obviously we’re all competitive and we personally want to be the winners, but when we win as a team, it’s important for everyone,” Newgarden said. “I am filled with a lot of pride.

“But I’m also filled with a bit of relief. I’m pretty happy to go into this offseason reset, recharge, and then find a way to hit everyone harder next year, and I know we can do that.

“The other overwhelming positive in my mind is that I know we can do better than this year. I just know we can. When we put it together, I’m just saying to you, be careful, because when we put it together , it’s going to be great.

In a way, Newgarden should be proud of its efforts. He gave it his all, squeezed every last ounce of effort he could behind the wheel and pushed the race car as hard as he could, only to see the winning driver disappear into the distance and his championship hopes fade.

“That was all I had today,” Newgarden said. “We were finally short of Alex. We’re going to have to re-evaluate and figure out how to improve a bit on the deficit we’ve had on Alex in these last two stints. I already have some ideas, and I think if we were to do this race again, I already know what we would try, and if we do it again further, that will be a game changer as well. I’m hopeful for another shot.

“As far as what we put together today, that’s all we had.”

Follow Bruce Martin on Twitter at @BruceMartin_500

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Watch This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Shame A 550-Horsepower Honda Civic Type R https://corvettec5.com/watch-this-1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-shame-a-550-horsepower-honda-civic-type-r/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/watch-this-1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-shame-a-550-horsepower-honda-civic-type-r/ When it comes to automotive rivalries, one of the most famous is the JDM Vs Muscle car debate. Made famous by the last drag race of the first Fast and Furious movie, Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra challenged Vin Diesel’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T in the 1/4 mile to see who is the best. Ever since […]]]>

When it comes to automotive rivalries, one of the most famous is the JDM Vs Muscle car debate. Made famous by the last drag race of the first Fast and Furious movie, Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra challenged Vin Diesel’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T in the 1/4 mile to see who is the best. Ever since then, car enthusiasts have wanted to know if Japan’s best can compete with quality American muscle.


Whether you’re a fan of JDM or muscle cars, Hoonigan’s latest video has a bit for everyone. They pit a next-gen Honda Civic Type R against a 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 and it makes for one hell of a drag racing battle.


JDM vs. Classic American Muscle

Start on Hoonigan’s Honda against the haters series, the two cars get a quick comparison. When you look at these two vehicles, they couldn’t be more different. The Honda Civic Type R is an FK8 (for all Honda fans) and produces significantly more power than the stock 306hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

In fact, this example has around 550 hp on tap. Because it’s front-wheel drive, getting that much power to the front wheels without torque steering can be a challenge. It uses a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Switching to the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, the owner replaced the stock engine with a new 6.2-liter LS3 V8 from a Chevrolet Corvette C6. Not only that, but a massive supercharger helps the engine produce around 500 hp. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Just looking at the numbers, the Honda has a clear advantage with more power and less weight.

2 out of 3 wins

In typical Hoonigan fashion, the boys meet the owners of the cars before the race. Jake is the owner of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. To bring the power up to 550 hp, Jake added some base bolts and a big turbo.

Hoonigan starts talking to Beto, who owns the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28. You might recognize him if you’ve watched other episodes of Hoonigan. While Beto says the car makes 500hp, the guys don’t buy it and think it’s closer to 750hp.

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Moving on to racing, the Camaro quickly pulls away from the Honda. Race two is better for the Civic, with the JDM barely winning. The Hoonigan guys added a passenger to the Camaro, which helped a bit.

On the final run, the Camaro pulls away once more. However, the Civic is starting to gain momentum. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to win the race. It just goes to show that the Civic is much better at higher speeds while the Camaro really shines from a dig.

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MOVING FORWARD in the playoffs: Analyzing the field after Kansas https://corvettec5.com/moving-forward-in-the-playoffs-analyzing-the-field-after-kansas/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 22:49:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/moving-forward-in-the-playoffs-analyzing-the-field-after-kansas/ Meg Oliphant | Getty Images Following the second race of the NASCAR Cup Playoff Round of 16 at Kansas Speedway, here’s a preview of the updated playoff image. There is one race left in the round of 16 before the field is reduced to 12, with four drivers eliminated from the playoffs after the September […]]]>



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Following the second race of the NASCAR Cup Playoff Round of 16 at Kansas Speedway, here’s a preview of the updated playoff image. There is one race left in the round of 16 before the field is reduced to 12, with four drivers eliminated from the playoffs after the September 17 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Winner

Bouba Wallace. For the second week in a row, a driver outside the playoffs took the checkered flag. This time it was Wallace who won for the second time in his career and the second time for 23XI Racing. Wallace became the 18th different winner of the 2022 season while driving the No. 45 Toyota at Victory Lane in Kansas. Kurt Busch led the No. 45 to a win earlier this season at Kansas. With Busch injured, Wallace moved from #23 to #45 in an effort to give this car a better chance of competing for the owners’ championship.

RELATED: Unofficial Results | Photos on the track

who fired

Christopher Bell. Bell won Stage 1 and finished second in Stage 2 en route to third place and a big points day at Kansas. Bell clinched a berth in the Round of 16 and leads the playoff standings after a third-place finish at Kansas and a fifth-place finish at Darlington.

Denny Hamlin. Hamlin opened the playoffs with back-to-back second-place finishes, but this one must feel a bit better than the first. That’s because as co-owner of 23XI Racing, Hamlin at least got to see his team get the win even if he didn’t.

Who is not

Kevin Harvick. Harvick was racing in tight quarters with Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace during Stage 1 at Kansas when his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford broke loose and hit the wall. Harvick took the car to pit road but was unable to continue as the right front wheel was beyond repair. Harvick’s last spot in Kansas essentially puts him in a must-win situation next weekend in Bristol.

Tyler Reddick. Reddick hit the outside retaining wall with his #8 Richard Childress Chevrolet during Stage 1 at Kansas and was unable to continue after that. The poleman led 38 laps but could only complete 67 of the 267 laps scheduled for 35th place. Midwestern misfortune will put Reddick in the hot seat heading to Bristol.

BUBBLE WATCH

Rank Driver To cut
9. Ross Chestnut +26
ten. Daniel Suarez +6
11. Tyler Red Dick +2
12. Austin Cindric +2
——– ELIMINATION LINE ———-
13. Kyle Busch -2
14. Austin Dillon -3
15. Chasing Briscoe -9
16. Kevin Harvick -35

next race

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Night Race on September 17 (7:30 p.m. ET, USA Network, NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It will be the second race on the 0.533 mile track this season, but the first on the concrete surface in Bristol after there was a dirt race in the spring.

Who he favors

Kyle Busch. Busch has eight victories at Bristol, the most of any active driver. Its last victory there was in the spring of 2019. This will be the Next Gen car’s first race on concrete, so it will be difficult to predict whether past performance will be a good indicator of things to come.

Who it hurts

Alex Bowman. Bowman finished fifth in this race last year, but his overall track work is not favorable. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has finished 15th or worse in eight of his 11 career Cup Series starts at Bristol.

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Korean automakers quietly dominate the mainstream EV market https://corvettec5.com/korean-automakers-quietly-dominate-the-mainstream-ev-market/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:37:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/korean-automakers-quietly-dominate-the-mainstream-ev-market/ With regard to electric vehicles (EV), You’re here (TSLA 3.60%) is the big kahuna, selling the majority of electric vehicles in the United States. But it is by no means alone. Plenty of other automakers are getting in on the action. In Detroit, automakers are finally in the EV space. Ford (F -0.32%) offers the […]]]>

With regard to electric vehicles (EV), You’re here (TSLA 3.60%) is the big kahuna, selling the majority of electric vehicles in the United States. But it is by no means alone. Plenty of other automakers are getting in on the action.

In Detroit, automakers are finally in the EV space. Ford (F -0.32%) offers the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit. General Motors (GM 1.95%) sells the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, GMC Hummer and Cadillac Lyriq. The Cadillac Celestiq, Chevrolet Equinox EV, Chevrolet Blazer EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV are all waiting in the wings.

So there is Nissan (NSANY 0.79%)which has lost its lead in electric vehicles, but still sells the affordable Nissan Leaf. volkswagen is doing its best to generate more interest in its ID.4 crossover. The electrified future of Stellantide (STLA 2.60%) – which includes the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram brands – is just getting started, its electric vehicles won’t arrive until 2024.

But with a few exceptions, like the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf, most electric vehicles are expensive, costing well over the average price of $48,043 paid for a new vehicle in the United States in June, according to Cox Automotive.

Yet even as Chevrolet and other brands are poised to introduce more affordable electric vehicles, Korean automakers hyundai (HYMTF 0.52%) and Kia have quickly dominated the affordable electric vehicle segment, quietly registering a substantial number of sales in the United States this year. Let’s see how they succeed.

The numbers tell the story

A casual look at electric vehicle sales figures can be misleading. Tesla sold 259,700 vehicles in the first two quarters of 2022, with Ford coming second with 22,979. But Kia Motors America ranks third with 17,723 units and affiliate Hyundai ranks fourth with 15,857 units. General Motors ranks fifth with 7,674 vehicles.

But here’s what you might not know. Hyundai Motor Group owns 33.88% of Kia and is its largest shareholder. Hyundai bought the automaker after its bankruptcy in 1997. Together, the Korean pair have 33,323 units in the United States, second only to Tesla. In fact, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the first model in Hyundai’s new Ioniq EV sub-brand, and the mechanically similar Kia EV6 sold 26,260 units, outselling the scorching Mustang Mach-E by 8,585 units.

Both are built using Hyundai’s E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) architecture and share similar layouts: a base single-motor model with a 58 kWh battery and a dual-motor model with all-wheel drive with a 77.4 kWh battery.

Even so, the Hyundai and Kia models are not low-cost vehicles; their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) are, for the most part, north of $40,000. Still, these vehicles are some of the cheapest new electric vehicles you can buy. And while Hyundai will introduce a cheaper Ioniq 3, it’s not expected until 2026, according to Automotive News. But Kia is expected to launch the cheaper EV3 and EV4 in 2024.

Industry logic suggests that by capturing EV buyers now, Hyundai and Kia can build brand loyalty this year and next before competitors enter the market by 2024. But given the low share EV market share (6.1% of sales in July 2022), there is still plenty of room for other automakers to gain market share.

One electric vehicle manufacturer to watch is General Motors. The company plans to expand its electric vehicle lineup with the Chevrolet Equinox EV compact SUV priced “around $30,000,” according to GM. If it qualifies for the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit, its starting price would be less than $23,000. Similarly, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV, with an MSRP starting at $25,600, would cost $18,100 before destination charges, taxes and options. That could make the brand a low-cost leader in the United States, locking in buyers as they move up GM’s product line into more expensive vehicles.

Ultimately, monthly sales results will reveal which company attracts the most entry-level buyers, a key to sustainable growth. That said, Hyundai’s stock is down over the same period, trading at a P/E of around 4.5. That’s not much, even for a stock car. Given Hyundai’s transformation into an EV player and a declining share price this year, interested investors should watch for a bottom before taking the plunge. This stock might have some upside in the future.

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Dixon does more magic to stay in title hunt https://corvettec5.com/dixon-does-more-magic-to-stay-in-title-hunt/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 00:06:42 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/dixon-does-more-magic-to-stay-in-title-hunt/ It was Scott Dixon doing things like Scott Dixon on Sunday in the Portland Grand Prix. Dixon, a six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, put himself in position to claim his record seventh series championship – which would tie AJ ​​Foyt’s career mark – at the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. this weekend at WeatherTech […]]]>

It was Scott Dixon doing things like Scott Dixon on Sunday in the Portland Grand Prix.

Dixon, a six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, put himself in position to claim his record seventh series championship – which would tie AJ ​​Foyt’s career mark – at the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

From 16th start to third place in this race, to third in the standings with one race to go. That’s what Dixon seems to do year after year.

Dixon and trail series leader Josef Newgarden Will Power by 20 points, with Newgarden remaining second thanks to his five wins to Dixon’s two. Power can get his second series title by finishing third or better at Laguna Seca, but as often happens, Dixon is hiding as the tiger he’s been behind for so many seasons.

It’s the 11th time in 21 years that the series veteran driver has made it to the final race with a chance to win the championship. It’s remarkable, especially after overcoming a poor qualifying effort in this one.

“We have to stop having these ‘pluses’ in races,” Dixon said. “It’s just frustrating.

“In qualifying, we don’t know what happened. We were super fast on black (Firestone Firehawk tires), we were second in our session and couldn’t (make it to lap two). So it was tough.

“Starting 16th with the competition we have now and without any real precautions (in this race), we had to come through the peloton today. But we are still in the fight.

Dixon’s signature move on Sunday capitalized on a battle between Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi in Turn 2 after the race’s only restart on lap 88. A few turns later, Dixon had the opportunity to pass Pato O’Ward for third place after O’Ward got caught up in a damaging fight with Power for second. O’Ward blocked Dixon and race control ordered O’Ward to give the position to Dixon.

“This reboot was vintage Scott,” said longtime friend and former teammate Dario Franchitti with a big smile.

Dixon said he knew Newgarden “got deep” and this was his chance to pounce.

“He got the corner with (Rossi) and that allowed us to get both,” he said. “We tried as hard as we could on that last one.”

Now Dixon and his No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda are heading to Laguna Seca, a location where Chip Ganassi Racing tested last week with all four cars. He finished third there last year, 10 places ahead of Power and two ahead of Newgarden.

“Anything is possible,” Dixon said. ” We have seen it. We’ve won (championships) in the tiebreaker before.

“We’re in it and we’ll never give up as a team until it’s over. It will be interesting. It’s pretty tight I think between three or four cars, and ultimately if we can be there we’ll try everything we can do.

Title contender nuggets

Remember that moment: In the pit stop trade on lap 48, Power picked up a bonus point for leading a lap in the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, even though he wasn’t the leader.

Scott McLaughlin was leading the #3 Freightliner Team Penske Chevrolet, but his pit was in front of the start/finish line; Power passed McLaughlin and the score line to his pit, then came out of the pits behind McLaughlin. Nonetheless, it was a point to Power’s ledger.

McLaughlin earned the two bonus points for leading the most laps of the race at lap 60. He will head into the final race of the season 41 points off the series lead. He is one of five drivers mathematically eligible to win the title.

“It’s a hit,” he said.

Lundgaard slips at the end of the race

If the sign draped over Christian Lundgaard’s front wing late in Sunday’s race wasn’t bad enough, having to watch David Malukas overtake his car in peril was.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s #30 Lundgaard Mi-Jack Honda picked up the sign after passing Turn 1 on an attempt to pass Andretti Autosport’s Rossi in the #27 NAPA AUTO PARTS/AutoNation Honda. The sign was placed in the runoff area to deter cutting the corner, and Lundgaard could not avoid it. Then he couldn’t pull it off, a situation made worse by the fact that he had to drive most of the permanent 12-turn, 1.964-mile road course to get it removed.

It was a blow not only to Lundgaard’s chances of a good result – he was running eighth at the time after starting third and scoring as high as second – but also to his chance of winning the rookie award. of the year.

Lundgaard finished 21st, seven positions behind Malukas in Dale Coyne Racing’s #18 Honda HMD with HMD. Lundgaard was the last car in the lead lap.

These two rookies head to the season finale separated by just five points. Lundgaard leads.

Daly’s Burning Shoulder

A wild streak in the pits led to Conor Daly dropping out of the race.

Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 20 Chevrolet BitNile crew had trouble with refueling, and an abundance of it spilled over the rear half of the car. A fire broke out.

The fire appeared to go out as Daly rolled down pit road, but he wasn’t sure it was without incident.

“I felt like it was in the cockpit,” he said of the fire. “It was a little scary for a while. I said, ‘I think my shoulder is, like, hot.’ But I could see the fire was going out, so I was like, ‘Well, let’s keep going.’ I was hoping science and the wind would take care of the rest.

The fire burned the clutch, making it impossible to continue.

“Usually fire does damage, so that’s what happened,” he said.

Tips

  • Rinus VeeKay’s contact with Jimmie Johnson at the end of the front line immediately prompted the race’s first warning on lap 84 of 110. The last time an INDYCAR race at Portland went flag to flag without stopping, it was in 2007 when Sébastien Bourdais won.
  • Graham Rahal, who finished fifth in Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s No. 15 Quartz Engine Oil Honda, said he expects his wife, Courtney, to deliver their second child this week. Rahal’s finish was his second best of the season. He finished fourth in Toronto.
  • American Olympian sprinter Fred Kerley, silver medalist at the Tokyo Games in 2021, rode in the back seat of the Ruoff Mortgage Fastest Seat in Sports. The 27-year-old Texan did it well too, shouting “whoo” and “yeah” enthusiastically during the pace lap. Hometown Kerley won the 100 meter world championships this summer in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Next weekend’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES action begins Friday with the first practice at 5:30 p.m. ET, with live coverage on Peacock Premium, INDYCAR Live! and the INDYCAR radio network.
  • Indy Lights will conclude its season next weekend with a doubleheader at Laguna Seca. Saturday and Sunday races will be on Peacock Premium, INDYCAR Live! and the INDYCAR radio network.
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Deadly shooting on Priscilla Avenue https://corvettec5.com/deadly-shooting-on-priscilla-avenue/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 04:12:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/deadly-shooting-on-priscilla-avenue/ One person died after a shooting in Duquesne Friday night, police said. Watch Duquesne’s report in the video player above. Sky 4 flew over the scene on Priscilla Avenue, where the shooting was reported shortly before 5.15pm. the female victim died at the scene. She has not yet been identified. “Detectives learned the victim was […]]]>

One person died after a shooting in Duquesne Friday night, police said. Watch Duquesne’s report in the video player above. Sky 4 flew over the scene on Priscilla Avenue, where the shooting was reported shortly before 5.15pm. the female victim died at the scene. She has not yet been identified. “Detectives learned the victim was a passenger inside a burgundy-colored Chevy Cruze when the shooting occurred. The driver fled the scene,” Allegheny County Police said in a statement. . Detectives were unable to comment on the relationship between the driver and the victim. No word on arrests at this point. The shooting is being investigated by county homicide detectives, who are asking anyone with information to call 833-ALL-TIPS. Anonymous calls will be accepted. It’s a developing story. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.

One person died after a shooting in Duquesne Friday night, police said.

Watch Duquesne’s report in the video player above.

Sky 4 flew over the scene on Priscilla Avenue, where the shooting was reported shortly before 5.15pm.

Police say a female victim died at the scene. She has not yet been identified.

“Detectives learned the victim was a passenger inside a burgundy-colored Chevy Cruze when the shooting occurred. The driver fled the scene,” Allegheny County Police said in a statement. .

Detectives were unable to comment on the relationship between the driver and the victim. No word on arrests at this point.

The shooting is being investigated by county homicide detectives, who are asking anyone with information to call 833-ALL-TIPS. Anonymous calls will be accepted.

This is a developing story. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.

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Jewel of the junkyard: 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible https://corvettec5.com/jewel-of-the-junkyard-1989-chevrolet-cavalier-z24-convertible/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/jewel-of-the-junkyard-1989-chevrolet-cavalier-z24-convertible/ Detroit (and Kenosha) stopped selling new American convertibles after the last 1976 Cadillac Eldorado left the showroom. There was a lot of lamentation and gnashing of teeth about the end of a glorious era of American exceptionalism (keep in mind that the resignation of a president and the fall of Saigon had just happened) . […]]]>

Detroit (and Kenosha) stopped selling new American convertibles after the last 1976 Cadillac Eldorado left the showroom. There was a lot of lamentation and gnashing of teeth about the end of a glorious era of American exceptionalism (keep in mind that the resignation of a president and the fall of Saigon had just happened) . European manufacturers were still offering new convertibles here after 1976, of course, and then Chrysler started selling new ragtops again for the 1982 model year. . but this pause in the availability of new American-made convertibles made those cars special, if not a bit diabolical, for most of the 1980s. GM’s Chevrolet division resumed building Corvette and Camaro convertibles (for 1986 and 1987, respectively), more than a decade after the last 1975 Corvette and Caprice convertibles sold, but the humble Chevy Cavalier convertible beat them both into showrooms. Starting in 1983 and continuing through 2000, Americans and Canadians could buy a brand new open-top Cavalier, and I say the coolest of them all was the 1989 version. Here’s one such car, found in a graveyard in cars between Denver and Cheyenne.

The second generation Cavalier debuted for the 1988 model year, and only the Z24 hot-rod could be used as a convertible.

As far as I can tell, all Chevrolet convertibles sold in the 1980s had all their advanced hardware supplied and installed by the Automotive Specialty Company (also known as American Sunroof Company or American Specialty Cars) in Warren, Michigan. ASC also built Toyota Celica convertibles around this time.

I found what looked like Chevrolet-badged aluminum chessboards inside the car, stamped MADE IN BELGIUM. Did Chevrolet offer Belgian-made metal chess boards as an accessory?

These “chessboards” (which have the correct number of squares for playing chess or checkers) turned out to be the square center caps for the extraordinarily radiant 14″ Z24 aluminum wheels, standard equipment on the convertible. central squares!Naturally, I bought one of these for use in all the chess tournaments I hold in my garage.

The Lesser Cavaliers had a 2.0-liter four-cylinder as base equipment, but the Z24 got the fuel-injected 2.8-liter V6 engine. This one was rated at 125 horsepower when new.

GM made some good engine displacement badges in those days, the best being the 3.1 “Candyland Edition” badges on the early 1990’s Pontiac W25 Sunbird. No unique throttle bodies here, folks!

A surprising number of 1980s Z24 buyers opted for the five-speed manual transmission, although America’s slushboxing was well advanced by this time, but this car has the optional three-speed automatic. . The price: $415, or about $1,015 after inflation.

She appears to have started her career at Lynch Chevrolet in Burlington, Wisconsin.

This car has many options including power windows and locks.

The original buyer almost certainly bought the “Preferred Equipment Group 2” option package, which cost $1,426 ($3,488 in 2022 dollars) and included air conditioning as well as that nice Delco auto-reversing tape deck. with five-band equalizer. Without this radio, how would it have been possible to enjoy the hits of the time?

How much did the whole car cost? The MSRP before options on a 1989 Cavalier Z24 convertible was $16,615, or about $40,650 today. You could buy a new IROC-Z Camaro Coupe for just $14,145 that year, though the IROC-Z Convertible costs $18,945. Keep in mind that the Cavalier was Chevrolet’s least expensive new car on the US market in 1989 (the Suzuki-built Chevy Sprint, the Corolla-based Chevy Nova, and the Isuzu-built Chevrolet Spectrum had become the Geo Metro , Geo Prizm and Geo Spectrum that year, while the Chevette got the ax two years earlier), with the Hoi Polloi Edition Cavalier VL Coupe listing at just $7,375 (just over $18,000 now).

The last owner of this car decided that burning the front wheels until a tire burst would be an appropriate send off for such a capable machine.

Don’t drink or drive, folks. Please. And even if you are not while driving, as a matter of principle, avoid airline brandy bottles.

Only 155,834 miles on the odometer. The body is fairly straight, there is no significant rust, the top is quite nice and the interior is not trashed. There are Z24 aficionados out there, but none of them saved this car before it got here.

It was truly America’s heartbeat. I was driving a British Leyland product daily at the time, so maybe those adverts didn’t sit so well with me.

Just like okra, if it doesn’t burn… it’s not hot. Wait, are you supposed to burn okra?

This ad is for the previous-generation Z24, but the air guitar work (and the unfortunate fashion statement of the bandana around the wrist from the late 1980s) makes it a must-have watch anyway.

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