CHEVY NSCS AT DARLINGTON: Team Chevy Fast Facts

CHEVY FAST FACTS

SHOWTIME SOUTHERN 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

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May 7, 2011

  • · A total of 17 Team Chevy drivers will start the Showtime Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Darlington Raceway, round 10 of the 2011 season
  • · Team Chevy drivers captured two of the top-five and three of the top-10 starting positions for tonight’s 367-lap/500-mile race. Chevrolet drivers starting in the top-10:

o Ryan Newman, No. 39 Tornados Chevrolet, starts second (2nd)

o Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, will start fifth (5th)

o Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/ Mobil 1 Chevrolet, rolls off ninth (9th)

CHEVROLET ON THE TRACK-DARLINGTON RACEWAY:

  • A Chevrolet driver has won 38 of the 107 NSCS races at Darlington Raceway:

·                             Chevy has 19 poles at Darlington

  • Team Chevy drivers have scored 168 top-five finishes and 350 top-10 finishes at Darlington
  • A Chevrolet has 11,920 led laps (33.1% of possible 35,932) at Darlington
    • Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, has won seven (7) times at Darlington, more than any other active driver
    • Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, has two (2) trips to Darlington victory lane
    • Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet, has two (2) Darlington wins
    • Mark Martin, No. 5 CARQUEST/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, has two (2) win at Darlington

TEAM CHEVY IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (NSCS) COMPETITION:

  • Chevrolet has won 34 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Manufacturers’  Championships
  • Team Chevy drivers have scored 673 wins AND 614 poles in NSCS competition
    • 2011 wins – 4
    • 2011 poles – 5
  • In 2010, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team scored their unprecedented fifth consecutive drivers’ and owners’ NSCS championships

About Chevrolet: Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly to gas-free” solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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