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January 25, 2008

Passionate Product Presenters

Chrysler’s Pete Misiak conducted the following interview at the North American International Auto Show. He's speaking with the lovely Heather Heughens, a Chrysler Product Specialist. Her knowledge of Chrysler products is pretty amazing… look for her at...



March 5, 2008

Petrol Preservation -- Guinness Record Holders Tell How

Helen Taylor just wanted to pinch a few pennies. But her fuel-saving driving grew to a passion – she eventually met her husband John while sharing tips, and the two have set several Guinness World Records together.

“I...



March 6, 2008

This week in Dodge Racing


After running the table at the Daytona 500, luck ran out in Las Vegas for the Dodge Boys.

This week in Dodge Racing, hear about results from last Sunday’s NASCAR UAW – Dodge 400...



March 10, 2008

The Challenges of restoring a '70 Challenger

 

 

AutoRama, now in its 56th year, is a celebration of the classic car with an
understated homage to the physical, financial and sometimes emotional
commitment of the owner and restorer.

Paul...



March 13, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing ... Treading Along in Atlanta

 
A wild weekend for Dodge drivers at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 500. Kurt Busch, Bobby Labonte and Ryan Newman scored top 15 finishes. But topmost on drivers' minds after the race was the...



March 25, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: March 25, 2008



With the New York auto show highlights last week and NASCAR taking a break over the holiday weekend, we're bringing you "This Week in Dodge Racing" a bit late. To hear about Dodge racing results, simply...



March 27, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Back to Business in Martinsville

After a break for the holiday weekend, the NASCAR Spring Cup Series resumes this weekend in Martinsville Speedway, in tiny Martinsville, Va. In This Week in Dodge Racing, you’ll...


April 3, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Texas Hopes and Craftsman Truck Victory


The “bullring” of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Martinsville Speedway, lived up to its reputation last weekend as a fender-bender track. At least in the Craftsman Truck Series, one Dodge driver raced to victory...



April 10, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Newman, Penske Racing Penalized

Sometimes NASCAR is a game of inches. Ryan Newman and the Penske Racing team found that out the hard way last weekend. Find out why by listening to the This Week in Dodge Motorsports podcast. Click on...



April 17, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish

The car transporter isn’t a good place to watch a race. But that’s where a couple Dodge drivers ended up before the checkered flag fell at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 last weekend. That and more are...



April 24, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Talladega, Here We Come!


The Dodge Boys head for the steep banks of the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama for the Aaron’s 499 this weekend after a break in the Sprint Cup Series. 

Ryan Newman, driver of the Penske Racing No. 12...



April 30, 2008

Lori Hamilton Raises Awareness of Head and Neck Cancer

Last week was Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week and the national spokesperson this year is Lori Hamilton, wife of the late NASCAR racing legend Bobby Hamilton and co-owner of Hamilton Racing - Virginia, Dodge's team in the NASCAR Craftsman...



May 1, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing:

Between a 12 car pile up at Talladega and Montoya's second place finish, not to mention the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the All-Star Circuit of Champions, it's been a busy week for Mopar Racing enthusiasts.

Catch up on all that excitement...



May 7, 2008

In Norway, Journalists Take Dodge Journey For a Test Drive

Oslo Boats
It’s called a “ride and drive”, a chance for groups of journalists to test drive a car for a first time, speak with engineers and designers about the car, against a beautiful backdrop to...



May 8, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Dodge Challenger 500 on Saturday


Three Dodge drivers were banged up in an 11-car mishap during the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway during another day of hits and misses last Saturday.

Hopefully, the next race, the Dodge Challenger 500...



May 15, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: May 15, 2008

It was a so-so showing for the Dodge Boys at Darlington; now the teams will have some fun Saturday night at the Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.



May 21, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing

Pete MIsiak wraps the latest in Dodge racing including Kasey Kahne's big win at NASCAR's All-Star event--the first time a Dodge driver has won the checkered flag in that event.  Pete's report includes Kahne's reaction to his...



May 28, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Kahne On a Roll

Kasey Kahne will shoot for a rare “threepeat” this weekend. The driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger won his second race of the year in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, just eight days after winning at Lowe’s...



June 5, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: June 5, 2008

In "This Week in Dodge Racing," Juan Pablo Montoya, the top Dodge driver in last Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race, talks about working with Brian Pattie, his third crew chief so far this season, and the challenges...



June 11, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: June 11, 2008

 

In "This Week in Dodge Racing," Kasey Kahne talks about his victory in last weekend’s Pocono 500, and 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman looks ahead to this weekend’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway.



June 16, 2008

"Miracle Girl" Lives Life to Fullest


Last week marked another big milestone in the life of Sarah McPharlin, the daughter of Jim McPharlin from Chrysler’s Product and Technology Strategy team.

Eighteen-year old Sarah was one...



June 17, 2008

American Vehicles for America's Military Heroes

Men and women in the U.S. military, serving in Iraq, Germany or elsewhere, don't have to wait until they return home to buy a Chrysler, Jeep® or Dodge. Through the Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC), military men and...



June 18, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: June 18, 2008

Dodge Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne’s second place finish at Michigan International Speedway helps to solidify his top-ten ranking in points among all NASCAR drivers. Hear what Kahne had to say about his remarkable string of five top-10 place...



June 25, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: June 25, 2008

In This Week in Dodge Racing, Juan Pablo Montoya and Ryan Newman finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in last Sunday's Save Mart 300 in Sonoma, California. Kasey Kahne started the race in the pole position, but led...



June 26, 2008

A Pickup Truck for the Ages

It’s the toughest truck, but it doesn’t ride like one. Among the many vehicles that reporters are driving or checking out at What’s New this year is the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram, coming to market this fall. Reporter Pete Misiak talks...



June 26, 2008

A Journalist's-Eye View of What's New

A day in the sun, driving muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger, eating a free lunch, and schmoozing with Chrysler officials. What a day at the office. That’s the job of Eric Morath, an automotive reporter with the Detroit News. Eric...



July 2, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: July 2, 2008

 

In the “This Week in Dodge Racing” podcast, Kurt Busch talks about his win in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and how his pit crew’s fuel strategy paved the way to victory.



July 9, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing

Pete Misiak has the lowdown on Dodge Charger capturing 6 of the top 16 spots in the Coke Zero 400, and some words from driver Elliot Sadler.



July 24, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: July 24, 2008

In less than two months, NASCAR begins its 10-race championship series called The Chase For The Cup. Pete Misiak takes a look at how it all works and what’s in store for the teams, the drivers and...



July 30, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: July 30, 2008

Six Dodge racers finish in the top 20 at Indy despite virtual stop-and-go conditions because of tire problems on the track. Hear more in the "This Week in Dodge Racing" podcast with Pete Misiak. Just click on...



August 6, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Aug. 6, 2008

Kasey Kahne remains in the running for the 12-driver field for the Chase for the Championship with his seventh place finish at Pocono Raceway. That and more news about the Dodge Boys in the "This Week in...



August 13, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: August 13, 2008

 

It was an uphill battle all the way, but Juan Pablo Montoya worked his way up from starting 25th to finish 4th at Watkins Glen. Kurt Busch came in 10th, giving Dodge Motorsports two Top 10 finishers. Check...



August 27, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Aug. 27, 2008

 Kasey Kahne is now on the outside looking in—he’s in 14th place, two spots removed from a berth in the Chase for the Cup—with just two races left to qualify. Hear more on the This Week in...



August 29, 2008

Under the Pentastar: August 29, 2008

Jeep and Dodge debuts at the Moscow International Auto Show and Dodge Charger police cars sold to Kuwait are some of this week's significant stories featured in Under the Pentastar.



September 3, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Sept. 3, 2008

 With one race remaining to qualify for the 12-member “Chase for the Cup” field, Kasey Kahne is still in 14th place. Kahne talks about how winning is the cure for all that ails in the This Week...



September 5, 2008

Under the Pentastar: Sept. 5, 2008

"Under the Pentastar" is a video wrap of a few significant stories at Chrysler over the past week. Stories in this week's edition include: August sales drop, lead weights on wheels are history, driver Cindy Lux visits Detroit,...



September 10, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Sept. 10, 2008

Kasey Kahne’s bid for a berth in the Chase for the Championship fell short as the 12-driver field is now set for the final 10 races of the 2008 season. Those 12 drivers will compete for the...



September 17, 2008

This Week in Dodge Racing: Sept. 16, 2008

Sibling support replaces sibling rivalry in the Busch family, as Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch talks with pride about his little brother Kyle and the pressure to stay atop the NASCAR pack.

 



August 16, 2011

The Dodge Boys are Giving Us A Reason to Cheer

It’s a great time of year to be a sports fan.

 

The baseball pennant races are heating up as the teams slug their way through the dog days of summer. Football, in all its forms – from the pro ranks to college...



September 9, 2011

Riding a Wave: Penske Racing’s Keselowski is on Quite a Roll

It must be pretty nice to be Brad Keselowski these days.


The 27-year-old Rochester Hills, Mich., native (left) and current NASCAR sensation seemingly has the motorsports world by the tail pipe. He’s coming off an amazing...



September 29, 2011

Plenty of Motorsports on TV -- You Just Have to Find it

Couch potatoes are being served a pretty good sports-watching buffet these days.


The baseball playoffs begin this weekend. College and pro football are settling in to their seasons, and the National Hockey League drops the puck on another campaign Oct. 6.

 

While...



October 6, 2011

Virginia Woman is Third Winner of ‘Search Engine for the Real World’ Contest

Melissa Sweeney has a whale of a tale to tell.

 

She’ll never again have to come up with idle chit-chat at public functions. She’ll never have to endure those awkward lapses in conversation at cocktail parties or around the office water cooler.

 

You...



October 6, 2011

Dodge Viper Celebrity Challenge Sunday on Versus

The late humorist Fred Allen once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of television,” meaning, I suppose, that you’ve got as good a chance of seeing something new on TV as you do, say, winning the lottery. But that is about...



October 8, 2011

Under the Pentastar: Oct. 7, 2011

We're charging forward this week as the Chrysler Group momentum continues, and we recap it all Under the Pentastar:



October 14, 2011

Busy Racing Weekend for Dodge, Mopar, Ram Motorsports

If you’re into high-speed, revved up, high-performance racing –have we got a weekend for you!

 

Drivers from Team Dodge, Mopar and Ram Truck will be in action on- and off-road across the U.S.

 

 

NASCAR

Tonight, Keselowski, the reigning...



October 19, 2011

Ram, Mopar Drivers Dominate 2011 Traxxas TORC Series

Ricky Johnson helped lead the way for Mopar® and Ram in the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series that finished Oct. 16, 2011, at Cycle Ranch MX in Floresville, Texas.


Johnson captured the title in PRO 4 in his Red Bull Mopar...



October 21, 2011

The Numbers Are In: 'Search Engine for the Real World' A Success

The numbers are in for the Dodge brand’s recent campaign for the 2012 Dodge Journey and they are impressive.


According to campaign figures compiled for the brand by agency Wieden+Kennedy:

  • More than 300,000 people tuned into the live camera feed and spent...


October 21, 2011

NASCAR's Cup, Truck Series & Dodge Viper Cup Highlight 'Sizable' Racing Weekend

 

 

Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race could also be dubbed “Anything Can Happen Day,” from the old Mickey Mouse Club TV show. If there’s a wild card in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup,...



October 27, 2011

Animal Charity a Winner in L.A. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

If life is giving you the Stray Cat Blues (a nod to the Rolling Stones) and everyone says You Ain’t Nuthin’ but a Hound Dog (thanks, Elvis), then you qualify (along with just about anybody else you can think of)...



October 28, 2011

Motorsports Preview: Sprint Cup, Camping World, NHRA

It's raining today in Martinsville, Va., site of Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500, the seventh stage of NASCAR’s “Chase for the Sprint Cup” Championship. The soggy conditions have affected practice schedules for the racers, including Dodge Boys Kurt Busch...



October 28, 2011

Under the Pentastar: Oct. 28, 2011

With more good news on Chrysler Group's financial stability, more awards for our cars, trucks and SUVs and more pickup truck options in the Ram lineup, it's been a plentiful week. Pete Misiak recaps it all and more only Under the Pentastar.

...


November 3, 2011

Everything's Big in Texas...Including NASCAR this Weekend

 

The center of the auto racing universe this weekend appears to be Fort Worth, Texas, as NASCAR will stage three events at Texas Motor Speedway beginning Friday.


But first, let’s preview the marquee event – the AAA...



November 4, 2011

Consumers Digest Says Dodge Offers Several 'Best Buys'

When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, it never hurts to do a little investigative work before you actually walk onto the dealership lot. How’s the mileage? Does it handle well in the city? The country? Will it fulfill...



November 10, 2011

SRT Colors November Yellow at L.A. Auto Show


I’ve always thought of November as the bland month of the year. You know, not quite autumn and not quite winter … the counterpoint to March, I guess. (Not quite winter and not quite spring.) November represents grey skies, fallen...


November 11, 2011

Dodge Still Has Hope as Chase Nears Finish





It's always darkest just before the dawn.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Choose any saying or cliché you want, but zero hour is coming on fast for the Dodge Boys...


November 18, 2011

Dodge Boys Hope to End Season on a High Note



All in all, 2011 was a pretty good year for Penske Racing and the Dodge Boys.

As the NASCAR season draws to a close Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Penske teammates Kurt Busch...


November 23, 2011

Automobile Magazine: Dodge Charger is an ‘All Star’



Author F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.”

F. Scotty obviously never sat behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger.

The new-look iconic muscle car...


November 29, 2011

NASCAR Celebrates its 'Champions'




Las Vegas: All the amenities of modern society in a habitat unfit to grow a tomato.
~Jason Love

Las Vegas is a town where “the house” always wins. But this week, “Sin...


December 2, 2011

Keselowski, Penske Sign Multi-year Pact


Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski will take to the stage of the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino tonight to be honored with the other top ten finishers in the 2011 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Series challenge. But, the...


December 7, 2011

2013 Dodge Dart to Debut at NAIAS in January


Thoroughly modern … and sporting a name from Dodge’s storied past.

Chrysler Group’s Dodge brand is putting the finishing touches on the launch of its all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car, which will be unveiled at the North American...


December 9, 2011

New TV Ad Highlights 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan’s ‘Intelligence’



Finding the right tool for the job can make life so much easier. With that in mind, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan — America’s most affordable minivan — will be spotlighted in a...


December 10, 2011

Under the Pentastar: Dec. 9, 2011


Chrysler Group and its brands remain on target this week, offering a tease or two, honors for Sergio Marchionne and Ram 2500 Power Wagon, and stepping up to help the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. And, there's only one place you can...


December 12, 2011

2012 Dodge Journey Selected in Latest AutoTrader.com 'Best Of' Survey





End-of-the-year lists flourish in December — the best films, the top news stories, favorite books and songs —and, not to be outdone, the editors at AutoTrader.com are in a list-posting mood, too....


December 14, 2011

Last Chance to Enter Online Dodge Dart Contest


Fans of the Dodge brand have the opportunity to share the excitement of an automotive world premiere by entering the “Revealed By You” online sweepstakes, celebrating the unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Dart at the North American International Auto Show...


December 15, 2011

2012 SRT Lineup Ready for a 'Test Drive'




Performance car enthusiasts who crave speed and power can enjoy an early holiday gift this weekend, courtesy of Chrysler Group LLC.

The Company’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) high-performance...


December 16, 2011

Mystery Chrysler Employee's Culinary Gift Still Popular Today



As you prepare to host your home holiday get-togethers, you may find that a little toddy-for-the-body is needed to satisfy your guests. And if you serve, say, frozen daiquiris, you can give a small salute...


December 20, 2011

‘Search Engine’ Winner Receives Her Prize – a 2012 Dodge Journey


It's a gift that wasn't gift-wrapped or placed under a Christmas tree, but Melissa Sweeney has no objections. Her well-earned present arrived just in time for the holidays, courtesy of the Dodge...


December 21, 2011

Penske Racing Names Allmendinger to Sprint Cup Series Team


The newest member of “The Dodge Boys” is a Dinger.

Penske Racing announced this morning that A.J. Allmendinger will be the driver of the team’s No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup...


January 6, 2012

Chrysler Group to Take Part in CES

You know that popular saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”? Well, that doesn’t apply to the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 10-13. Because in just a matter of days, the four corners of the world...



January 9, 2012

New Website Highlights Uconnect® Technology Available in Chrysler Group Vehicles

 

Chrysler Group LLC has launched a new website designed to provide its current and potential customers with a one-stop shop for Uconnect® -related information. Chrysler Group’s Uconnect systems help drivers easily stay connected, informed and focused on driving.

...


January 12, 2012

Chrysler Group Offers a Competitive Break at the Consumer Electronics Show

As tens of thousands of exhibitors and attendees of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas make their way through the maze of demonstration booths on the showroom floor, Chrysler Group LLC is offering a pleasant diversion for...



January 19, 2012

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Eases into 2012 Season



With little fanfare, more than two dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have completed three days of test driving at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the start of the 2012 season next month.

Called the Daytona...


January 20, 2012

Two Chrysler Group Vehicles Honored by Winding Road Magazine



In case you didn’t know, this is awards season for the entertainment industry – the Golden Globes were handed out last weekend, and the Academy Award nominations will be announced Tuesday – and it appears awards...


January 27, 2012

Under the Pentastar: Jan. 27, 2012


With an automaker like Chrysler Group, it's all about the "product." This week's Under the Pentastar captures the best of our products across the spectrum.


February 2, 2012

More Jobs, Big Investment at Belvidere Plant



There were big doings today in Boone County, Ill., specifically in the city of Belvidere, about 75 miles northwest of Chicago. For it was at Chrysler Group LLC’s Belvidere Assembly Plant that a ringing declaration of positive economic news was...


February 3, 2012

Optimism Prevails as 2012 NASCAR Season Approaches




Roger Penske is in a good mood today.

Or so he says.

Penske has always been known for keeping his emotions in check. Never getting too high, never sinking too low.

It’s...


February 4, 2012

Viper Ready to Restore the Roar


The SRT (Street and Racing Technology) team has good news for fans of America’s ultimate track-ready sports car – the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X – by announcing the race schedule and rule changes for the newly named SRT Viper Cup...


February 8, 2012

Allmendinger Says He’s Ready to Race for Team Penske




It’s been seven weeks now since A.J. Allmendinger’s life was forever changed.

It was just before Christmas – December 21st to be exact – that the man they call “The Dinger” was...


February 9, 2012

2012 NHRA Winternationals: Let the Competition Begin




The official start of the NASCAR season is the Daytona 500 on February 26. The IndyCar series and its Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg doesn’t get under way until March 25.

But...


February 13, 2012

Penske: Sponsors in Place for 2012 NASCAR Season




“NASCAR lovers love to drink beer.”

Hey, I didn’t say it. But it’s got to be true, because it WAS said late last month to the media by a spokesman for MillerCoors...


February 16, 2012

Woman Pays Tribute in Song to Her Jeep® Wrangler




“This old Jeep,
She’s been a good old girl.
She’s taken me to places
I’ve never seen before …”
                -- Donna Lee Holman

How much do you love your...


February 21, 2012

A Good Ol' Controversy



A 1969 Dodge Charger was once the star of one of network television’s most popular shows. Did you know that? The car, named the “General Lee” from The Dukes of Hazzard (1979 – 1985), was probably the most...


February 22, 2012

Dodge Motorsports Gets New Name, New NASCAR Entry for 2013


As final preparations are made for Sunday’s Daytona 500, the Dodge and SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brands are adding to the excitement of “The Great American Race” by announcing three significant events that will impact its place in NASCAR.

...


February 23, 2012

Penske Racing Drivers Ready for 2012 NASCAR Season




It’s a week of anticipation, a week where hope reigns supreme and every driver in the field sports a perfect record.

The 2012 NASCAR season is nearly upon us.

It’s the Daytona...


March 2, 2012

Street Technology Influences 2013 NASCAR Dodge Charger



Street cars often emulate race cars. That’s been going on for years. But a race car resembling a street car? Not nearly as common. However, that’s one of the features race driver Sam Hornish, Jr. finds attractive in the 2013...


March 6, 2012

SRT Team Call Center is Up and Running



The Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) brand team prides itself on embracing cutting-edge technology, power and performance in all SRT vehicles. Now, SRT owners and enthusiasts seeking insider knowledge and information can get their questions answered quicker than ever before...


March 8, 2012

UPDATE: The Unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Charger NASCAR Sprint Cup Car in Las Vegas



NASCAR fans (and those who just dream about going fast) took part in a unique event this weekend prior to the start of the Kobalt Tools 400 in Las Vegas.

Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) Motorsports team...


March 16, 2012

The 2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6: A New Mid-size Star






Fuel efficiency at a reasonable price is on practically everybody’s mind these days, and Dodge is hoping the newest addition to its fleet of mid-size sedans will out-perform the competition while saving...


March 20, 2012

Mopar® and NHRA Secure an Already Solid Relationship


What’s the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”?

That seems to describe the relationship between Mopar® and organizers of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), as the two groups have agreed to extend the title sponsorship...


March 23, 2012

Top Honors for Dodge Durango



Today’s new car buyers are a lot smarter than in the past. They have to be, because in this uncertain economy there’s more to buying a new vehicle than just miles-per-gallon on the highway. Resale value,...


April 4, 2012

Broadway on Wheels



New York is not traditionally known as a car town, at least when compared to Detroit or Los Angeles. But that reputation – deserved or not – doesn’t appear to...


April 4, 2012

Jaw-dropping 2013 SRT® Viper Makes a Splashing Debut at the New York International Auto Show



It’s been said there’s a broken heart for every light on Broadway, and starting today in New York City, the 2013 SRT® Viper is set to break the hearts of those wishing they could drive off...


April 6, 2012

Viper Returns to the American Le Mans Series



Fans of high-performance vehicles got two for the price of one at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday, as Chrysler Group’s SRT® brand unveiled the purpose-built, non-street legal and competition-ready SRT Viper GTS-R along with...


April 13, 2012

Top Five Reasons to Visit the New York Auto Show


As we head into the second and final weekend of the New York International Auto Show, it’s a good time to sit back and take stock of the many wonderful moments generated at this annual motorized wing-ding of glass,...


May 2, 2012

SRT Gearheads Ready for 'One Lap' Endurance Challenge



It’s been called “the ultimate gearhead road trip,” and SRT’s talented designers, engineers and drivers are making last-minute preparations to take part in the granddaddy of all endurance challenges, the...


May 2, 2012

2013 Dodge Dart 'Wraps' Itself Around Chrysler Group HQ



Motorists tooling along I-75 at Exit 78 near Auburn Hills, Mich., can now share in the launch of the 2013 Dodge Dart, as Chrysler Group LLC’s World Headquarters tower is “wrapped” with an image of the all-new...


May 4, 2012

UPDATE: Owners Show Their Generosity, Enthusiasm Over New Vipers




Viper owners sure know how to throw a party.

About 500 hale and hearty members of that special auto club attended a gala just hours after the 2013 SRT® Viper and its...


May 7, 2012

History-Making Day for 2013 Dodge Dart




There’s a prevailing attitude at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois. No matter where you go inside the nearly 5-million-square-foot facility, or who among the more than 2,700 workers you may talk to,...


May 9, 2012

Chrysler, Dodge Remember Mom on Her Special Day



“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”
                                                          -- Abraham Lincoln

What can you give to the lady who has given so much to you? Finding that perfect Mother’s Day card...


May 16, 2012

Dodge Continues to be a Major Player for NASCAR Canada



Just days before the start of the 2012 season, Dodge has been named the Official Vehicle of the NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES for the sixth year in a row.

"Dodge and Mopar are a major force behind one of the...


May 23, 2012

Mopar Drivers Dominate Traxxas TORC Series





Think of it as trench warfare … without the bullets.

The top Mopar Ram Truck drivers will defend their hold of victory lane this weekend for the third and...


May 24, 2012

Dodge Dart to Debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway




The “rocket ship” is ready for blast-off.

So says its “astronaut” -- four-time Rally America champion and action sports legend Travis Pastrana.

The “rocket ship” is the all-new Dodge Dart. It has its...


May 25, 2012

Product Design Team Looks to the Future



To inspire someone to dream beyond their existing horizons is a wonderful gift to give. That’s the motivation behind Chrysler Group LLC’s Product Design Office (PDO) High School Recruiting Team. The program is a way to...


May 31, 2012

Englishtown is 'Lucky Town' for Mopar Driver Allen Johnson




Allen Johnson is on a roll.

And for him, there’s no better place to be this weekend than New Jersey.

Johnson, Team Mopar Pro Stock driver, goes for back-to-back...


June 6, 2012

Top Honors for the 2012 Dodge Durango




When you’re in charge of a growing family, it’s important to have a dependable mode of transportation that offers safety and convenience to parents as they deliver the kids to school, to ballet class...


June 7, 2012

UPDATE: Welcome to the Viper Cafe




(For those who did not get to attend the grand opening of the Viper Cafe, here is an updated version of the blog that appeared before the ribbon-cutting, including pictures of...


June 13, 2012

A Special Public Debut for the All-new 2013 Dodge Dart




History is being made this weekend in sunny southern California, and the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart will be right in the middle of it.

The “SoCal Ride and Drive New Car Show” –...


June 13, 2012

Keselowski Looks Forward to New Track Surface Near Old Stomping Grounds





Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski says nothing compares to home cooking.

That’s just one reason why the suburban Detroit native is geeked about this weekend’s NASCAR racing events at Michigan International Speedway (MIS)...


June 14, 2012

The Ride & Drive Changes with the Times




Chrysler Group executives know that when people have firsthand experiences with the latest Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat vehicles, it helps sell vehicles. And, what better way to...


June 14, 2012

Make SRT Viper a Part of Your Father's Day Celebration




Father’s Day annually brings together families for a day of food, gifts and reminiscences with dear ol’ Dad.

This year, you can add a little eye candy to the mix.

The all-new 2013 SRT Viper...


June 16, 2012

UPDATE: All-new 2013 Dodge Dart a Hit at California Auto Show




Sports broadcasting legend Vin Scully has described a perfect California day as having “a Warner Bros. sky” – white, puffy clouds dotting an azure blue background. This more than describes the lovely community...


June 21, 2012

First 2013 SRT Viper to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Patients


A sunny day is in store this weekend for the 2013 SRT Viper, no matter what the actual weather is like. That’s because the iconic, hand-made supercar is helping to raise money (and awareness) for a most worthy cause even...


June 22, 2012

A Virtual Weekend Planned for First 2013 SRT Viper




If you are unable to attend this weekend’s charity auction of the first 2013 SRT Viper to roll off the assembly line, you can still share in the fun – electronically.

Let driveSRT.com place you right...


June 27, 2012

Chicago Dodge Dealers Sing, 'My Kind of Car, Dodge Dart Is!'


Chicago’s Soldier Field has been the site of some pretty impressive events over the years – a college football national championship game (Army vs. Navy, 1926); the “Long Count” heavyweight championship fight between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney (1927); the...


July 3, 2012

Brad's Glad of the Weekend He Had




We should all be so lucky to have weekends like Brad Keselowski.

The Penske Racing team driver entered all three weekend NASCAR events at Kentucky Speedway – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck –...


July 13, 2012

2013 Viper GTS-R to Make Its On-track Debut in August




Since its formal introduction at the New York International Auto Show in April, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R has been stealing hearts and turning heads wherever it’s been on display. And now, Street and Racing Technology...


July 17, 2012

Keselowski, Pastrana Earn Victories for the Dodge Brand


Brad Keselowski and Travis Pastrana.

They are known throughout the racing world as two of the most skilled and inventive drivers competing in motorsports today. And this past weekend Brad and Travis each chalked up victories, taking the checkered flag...


July 27, 2012

Hornish Hoping Indy is Lucky Again




This could be a watershed weekend for Sam Hornish, Jr.

The Penske Racing Team member will be driving the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger in place of A.J. Allmendinger in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis...


August 2, 2012

UPDATE: 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R to Make Its On-track Debut This Weekend



Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) Motorsports officials say two SRT Viper GTS-R race cars are ready to make their highly anticipated return to American Le Mans Series (ALMS) action this weekend at the


August 2, 2012

'Girls Only' Road Trip in a Dodge Grand Caravan




Sometimes the everyday challenges of life need to be countered with bold action – something different, or daring, even fun.

Like a road trip.

And that’s exactly what...


August 3, 2012

2013 SRT Viper GTS-R Tunes Up for Mid-Ohio Race




There's plenty of sunshine and a cloudless sky today in Lexington, Ohio, site of the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R's return to competitive racing in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012....


August 3, 2012

Stage is Set for Viper's Return to ALMS Competition



Today's time trials at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge have determined the starting lineup for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT race.

Jorg Mueller captured the pole for the timed-event race (2 hours,...


August 4, 2012

Vipers Cruise Through Morning Race Warm-up





The two 2013 SRT Viper GTS-Rs are undergoing last-minute tuneups after successfully completing warm-ups this morning prior to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race this afternoon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

There was...


August 5, 2012

Viper Makes Good Showing at Mid-Ohio




Bill Riley may have said it best.

The owner of Riley Motorsports and Riley Technologies says his expectations as the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R returns to competitive racing are simple and well-grounded.

“Our objective is to have a...



August 9, 2012

'Fast Jack' Beckman Honored Tonight



There are not many race car drivers that can say they’ve been given the “key to the dragstrip.”

After tonight, Jack Beckman can.

Beckman will be honored in front of thousands of fans, friends and family this evening...


August 20, 2012

Cruisin' ... on a Saturday Afternoon




They come from everywhere imaginable — from down the street and from crosstown, from out of town and out of state, from around the country and around the world — all descending on...


August 22, 2012

Hagan Needs Your Vote for Spot in Shootout


The national elections are a little more than 10 weeks away, but another kind of vote going on right now is heating up in drag racing circles. Fans have the opportunity to cast their electronic ballots for a champion Mopar...


August 30, 2012

Happy 75th Anniversary, Mopar!




From humble beginnings to worldwide notoriety, Mopar’s 75th anniversary is indeed a Diamond Jubilee success story. A simple parts line and service arm of Chrysler Group LLC, Mopar’s first product – anti-freeze –...


September 5, 2012

'Bold' Road Race Merger Includes SRT Viper GTS-R


A planned merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) for the 2014 season is already being called a historic move in sports car racing circles.

Under terms of the merger...


September 10, 2012

The Price of Excellence




Can you really put a price tag on power? How about performance? Craftsmanship? What about creature comforts? Or cutting-edge technology?
Chrysler Group’s Street...


September 13, 2012

Mopar Helps Keep Your Vehicle at Peak Performance




The long, hot summer of 2012 appears to be slowly winding down, and those of us still standing can look forward to approaching moderate temperatures and autumn-like conditions.

But what about our cars? The scorchingly high...


September 20, 2012

Mopar Continues Its Global Expansion



Do you remember the board game Risk?

It was also known as “the game of global domination,” as each player positioned his army to conquer new lands in a quest to rule the world.

That description might be a little...


September 26, 2012

The Mopar Challenge: Be a 'Top Eliminator'




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Avocation: a word that fits Mopar Nation...


September 27, 2012

Facebook App Designed to Honor TORC Driver




The final rounds of the 2012 Traxxas TORC Series will be run this weekend at Antelope Valley Raceway in southern California. But before the premier PRO 4x4 class competes, participants...


September 27, 2012

Seasons Change- Kes and Sam Remain Constant




As a lifelong New York Yankee fan, actor-comedian Billy Crystal doesn’t really acknowledge the seasonal change this time of year. Instead, he simply calls it “World Series weather.”

And, why wouldn’t he?

Growing up on...


October 16, 2012

Mopar Pays Homage to the Good, the Bad and the Baddest




So who’s got the biggest, baddest, boldest set of Mopar wheels around?

It’s time for the fans to decide.

Online voting for Mopar’s “Top Eliminator” program is open...


October 17, 2012

Mopar Drivers Set Sights on Championships



Next up for Mopar-powered NHRA competitors is a trip to Las Vegas for the 12th Annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Mopar’s Allen Johnson is locked in a race for the...


October 23, 2012

Autoweek America Adventure 2: It's Vegas or Bust!<br />


It’s one part road race, one part scavenger hunt and one part track race. It begins Oct. 24 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and ends in Las Vegas six days later. About 30 two-person teams are expected to enter, and the...


October 24, 2012

A Mopar/Jeff Dunham Collaboration? It&#039;s No Laughing Matter


Mysterious goings-on are taking place between Mopar, the SRT brand and one of the hottest comedians in show business.

No one’s saying much right...


October 26, 2012

'Home of Mopar' is Center Line, Mich.




Many U.S. cities are famous for their nicknames. Hershey, Pennsylvania is known as the Chocolate City. Battle Creek, Michigan is called Cereal City. New Orleans is the Crescent City.

And now, a new moniker enters...


October 29, 2012

Mopar Preview for SEMA


One of the biggest players at one of the biggest trade shows in the U.S. is about to flex some muscle, revealing more performance and more customization for its customers than ever.

Welcome to Mopar’s world.

At the...


November 5, 2012

UPDATE: Road Rally Team Wins Chrysler 300 SRT in Vegas


It’s one part road rally, one part scavenger hunt and one part track race. It began Oct. 24 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and ended in Las Vegas six days later. About 30 two-person teams took part, and the top prize...


November 8, 2012

Mopar Continues to Celebrate 'SEMA Season'



The song says “It never rains in California,” but that was not the case this morning in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, as a light but steady drizzle pushed through the region.

As if on cue, the...


November 15, 2012

Iraq War Vet Earns Mopar 'Top Eliminator' Award




Joshua Brack can finally exhale.

The veteran of the Iraq war is now the pride of Ozark, Missouri, if he wasn’t already. Brack is the winner of the 2012...


November 15, 2012

Keselowski on the Verge of Winning NASCAR 'Chase'





If you had to choose one word to describe Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski, it might be consistent.

Keselowski is the driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger on the NASCAR Sprint Cup...


November 19, 2012

Keselowski Crowned NASCAR Sprint Cup Champ





Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski didn't win the battle Sunday, but he did win the war.

Keselowski, 28, piloted his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger to a 15th place finish at Homestead -...


November 20, 2012

Mopar 'Top Eliminator' Winners Add Some Aftermarket Class to SEMA Show




Amidst the shimmering steel and chrome of Chrysler Group’s concept vehicles at the annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas earlier this month, three vehicles on display at the Mopar exhibit literally stopped...


November 29, 2012

Mopar Announces Hundreds of Accessories for the 2013 Ram 1500



Just in time for Christmas, Mopar is offering thousands and thousands of gift choices for the aftermarket car and truck tinkerer on your shopping list.

But this year, a new Chrysler Group product will share the Mopar spotlight with the...


December 4, 2012

Mopar Drivers Featured in NHRA 'Yearbook'



"He [Johnny Sain] used to say a pitcher had a kind of special feeling after he did really well in a ballgame. John called it the 'cool of the evening', when you could sit and relax and not...


December 24, 2012

To You The Fans -- Merry Motorsports Christmas



The holiday season is many things to many people. Some plan family reunions. Others travel. Still others use the time to reflect and give thanks for the many gifts bestowed on them.

That's the sentiment of the professional race car...


December 31, 2012

2012 Racing Season Review: Five Motorsports Champions



The year 2012 in motorsports may be remembered by Chrysler Group employees and fans as a year of champions.

Count 'em, folks. Five champs representing NASCAR Sprint Cup, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the Traxxas TORC Series (The...


January 4, 2013

Dodge Brand Revving Up for 2013 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Season



The start of the 2013 racing season is upon us, and Dodge is poised to enter its third year as a team sponsor of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Race this weekend in Anaheim, Calif.

...


January 14, 2013

2014 Jeep&reg; Grand Cherokee SRT: Built With Customers in Mind




In show business, the time-worn unwritten rule is you always save the best for last. Build to that crescendo, and end the presentation with a socko finish. That’s what happened this morning at the Jeep® reveal...


January 17, 2013

Mopar Garage is a 'Must See' at the North American International Auto Show




Now that media days have concluded at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the focus and the fun shifts to the public show (January 19 – 27). And...


January 25, 2013

Mopar Photo Entry Site Shares Customization Successes




The world has just gotten a little bit smaller.

And all the credit goes to Mopar.

Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand has just launched a way...


January 28, 2013

Ram Sponsored Hibbert Wins Gold at Winter X Games




The Ram Truck Brand sure knows how to spot a winner.

Tucker Hibbert, world-class snowmobile racer, permanently stamped his name in the record books Sunday afternoon by winning the...


February 4, 2013

New Mopar '13 Dart Will 'Turn Heads'




It has been said that when an Irresistible Force meets an Immovable Object, something’s got to give.

Not this time.

Not between Mopar and Dodge.

The Chrysler Group’s two brands have combined to produce something...


February 11, 2013

Mopar '13 Dodge Dart Introduced in Live Webchat at 2013 Chicago Auto Show




The location was fitting, the participants top-notch, and the vehicle simply stunning.Those components came together nicely Feb. 7 at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show as Mopar Brand President and CEO Pietro Gorlier and Head Designer for...


February 11, 2013

SRT Brand Touts 'Core' Values


Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology brand (SRT) is doubling its “Core vehicle strategy” efforts by offering new 2013 models of the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8.

These models now join...


February 12, 2013

Pacino, Walken, Arkin ... and Dodge Challenger SRT8




I recently had the opportunity to see the film Stand Up Guys at my local movie emporium. The film stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin...


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