CHEVY TO THE POWER OF THREE
Being the dominant manufacturer in one of NASCAR’s top divisions
is a huge achievement in itself, but to achieve that feat across all
three, against intense opposition, is more than noteworthy.
CHEVY’S MANUFACTURER SWEEP
The 2012 Manufacturers’ Championship was Chevrolet’s
10th straight in NASCAR’s top division and its 36th overall.
Points system: In each race, the winning manufacturer earns
9 points; second highest, 6; third highest, 4; fourth highest, 3.
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
CHEVROLET 249 PTS
contributed 10 wins,
Racing and Richard
adding 4 and 1,
In 2012, Chevrolet took the Manufacturers’ Championship for
the 15th time in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition.
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
CHEVROLET 216 PTS
Championship- eligible drivers took 7 of Chevy’s 13 2012 wins, with runner-up Elliott Sadler on 4, Austin
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Despite the gaudy stats, winning at this
“[Chevrolet ]does an awful lot
level isn’t easy. By their nature, racers are
selfish and secretive, which they almost have
to be if they want to be best of the best.
But Chevy works closely with its top
teams – including Hendrick Motorsports,
Richard Childress Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi
Racing with Felix Sabates, and Stewart-Haas
Racing – to create an environment of
cooperation first, then competition. Winning
requires a dedicated effort across the board,
with the manufacturer and the teams
working together, pulling in one direction.
It’s not something that comes naturally to
racers, but they understand it’s necessary
to win. And it starts with leadership from
Chevrolet’s racing executives.
“We look to the core teams in each series
to provide the Team Chevy key partner
approach,” says Pat Suhy, group manager
of Chevy’s oval track group. “I think what it
for us, and it’s an honor to be
racing with those guys”
doing that. They do an awful lot for us, and
it’s an honor to be racing with those guys.”
After Johnson’s two very significant wins,
Kevin Harvick put Richard Childress Racing
into Victory Lane for the first time all
season in the year’s penultimate race at
Phoenix International Raceway. And, finally,
four-time Sprint Cup champ Jeff Gordon
closed things out by winning for the first
time at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Chevrolet has a .500 batting average in the Truck Series, earning
nine Manufacturer Championships since its inception in 1995.
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES MANUF. STANDINGS
CHEVROLET 166 PTS
Buescher led the
series in wins,
taking 4 at the
wheel of his