CHEVY TAKES THE CROWN DUEL
When the competition is as tough and close as it was for the 2013
IndyCar Series Manufacturers’ Championship, coming out on top
is all the more satisfying. The battle between Chevrolet and Honda
went all the way to the final round and came down to just three
points, with Chevy retaining the title it had taken on its return
to the pinnacle of U.S. open-wheel racing just one year before.
Chevrolet’s turbocharged V6 engine powered 10 out of 19 race
winners in 2013, securing the title with a comprehensive 1-2- 3-4
finish in the finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
No less thrilling for Chevy was its first Indianapolis 500 win
since 2002. That was also clinched in dominant fashion, with the
first four cars home wearing the Bowtie on their engine covers.
“Chevy deserves all the praise it can handle!” says Team
Penske’s Helio Castroneves, who finished second in the Drivers’
Championship with Chevrolet power. “It builds a fantastic engine,
yes, but its reliability has also been truly incredible.”
Here, then, in 10 winning chapters is the story of how Chevrolet
earned its second consecutive IndyCar Manufacturers’ Championship.
It’s Chevrolet to the
four! Tony Kanaan’s
No. 11 KV Racing
entry leads a trio of
cars toward Indy’s
fabled yard of bricks
– as he would at the
conclusion of the
97th Indianapolis 500.