Chevrolet Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship
2015 Title is 13th Consecutive and 39th Overall for the Bowtie Brand
DETROIT (November 16, 2015) – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the car loans for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday clinched the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship for Chevrolet. It marks the 13th consecutive year and 39th time overall that the Bowtie Brand has won the prestigious title in NASCAR’s premiere series. It is the third Manufacturers’ award for the Chevrolet SS race car.
“Winning the Manufacturers’ Championship is one of the goals we set at the beginning of every season,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “This award is the result of great teamwork by the owners, drivers, crew chiefs, crews and technical partners. Special thanks to the Chevrolet powertrain team, along with the engine shops at Hendrick Motorsports and Earnhardt-Childress Racing for delivering the right combination of power, fuel economy, and reliability throughout the entire season. Congratulations to everyone who has made this special achievement possible for Chevrolet.”
In the 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races run to date in the 2015 season, Chevrolet drivers and teams have captured 15 victories. Chevrolet won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship in 1958.
The Team Chevy drivers who have contributed so far this year to the Manufacturers’ points that achieved the title for Chevrolet are: Jimmie Johnson (five wins), Kevin Harvick (three wins), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (three wins), Kurt Busch (two wins), Jeff Gordon (one win), and Martin Truex, Jr. (one win).