At #Chevrolet, the year #2013 focused on performance. The division of General Motors won no less than fourteen championships last year. Chevy won championships in the NASCAR and IndyCar series, ALMS, Grand-Am and the Pirelli World Challenge.
This is the eleventh consecutive year that Chevrolet won the Manufacturers NASCAR championship trophy, with 37 wins. The drivers' championship was taken by Jimmie Johnson at the Homestead-Miami #race, despite his ninth place finish in the Sprint Cup event. This is the sixth time in eight years that Johnson, with his car number 48, grabbed the crown for Chevrolet in the twenty-ninth race, a driver's record. His Chevrolet SS, from the Hendrick Motorsports stable is easily recognizable with it's Lowe logo. In addition, Austin Dillon has secured first place in the Drivers' Championship Nationwide Series.
For the tenth time, Chevrolet won the constructors "Championship of the American Le Mans" (ALMS) while it's drivers Antionio Garcia and Jan Magnussen took away the drivers' championship. Corvette Racing has, for it's part, added a tenth grand touring cars championship to it's name, a record for the series. Chevrolet found itself at the head of the Green Challenge grand touring cars during this series too. The trophy is awarded to the builder who owns both the fastest, and the most energy efficient car. Corvette C6.R #3 also won the Michelin Green X Challenge based upon the same criteria.
More victories were to be had in IndyCar, where Chevrolet has won 10 times out of 19, including the Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet is also found at the head of the Daytona Prototype Rolex GRAND-AM series championship among engine manufacturers. Chevrolet also won the drivers' championship in the GTS global challenge. Lawson Aschenbach took home the drivers' championship, while GTS Blackdog Racing ended up leading the championship teams.
There is no doubt, 2013 was a good year for Chevrolet racing!
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca