Chevrolet Racing Captures 12 Championships in 2013

Chevrolet Racing Captures 12 Championships in 2013

Chevrolet was the most successful name in professional motorsports in the U.S. this season, grabbing 12 titles across five racing series.

The American automaker took three championships in NASCAR including the Manufacturers’ Championship for the 11th straight year. Jimmie Johnson claimed the Drivers’ Championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while Austin Dillon took home the Drivers’ Championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

In IndyCar, Chevy claimed the Manufacturers’ Championship for the second year in a row, taking 10 victories out of 19 races. For the second consecutive year, Chevrolet locked down the Engine Manufacturers’ Championship in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototype class. Both drivers Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor shared the Drivers’ Championship.

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The Camaro secured the GTS Manufacturers’ Championship in World Challenge. Lawson Aschenbach took home the GTS Drivers’ Championship while Blackdog Racing gave Chevrolet the GTS Team Championship. Lastly, Chevy took five championships in ALMS, claiming its 10th Manufacturers’ Championship. The American automaker also took home the GT Team championship for Corvette Racing. In addition, Chevy won the ALMS’ Green Challenge GT Championship while the number-three Corvette C6.R won the Michelin Green X Challenge, an award that goes to the leading GT and prototype teams.

“We had an amazing year in 2013, winning more championships in professional motorsport than any other manufacturer,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors’ U.S. vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Our success was the direct result of considerable preparation, strategy, teamwork and great drive from our teams, drivers, and partners in open wheel, stock car, and sports car racing. We are looking forward to continuing that momentum for 2014.”

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