Chicagoland: GM Racing preview

TEAM CHEVY IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES-'09: Has won nine (9) races in '09, more than any other manufacturer Has lead the most laps in '09 -- 2,386 of 5,194 (45.9% of all laps raced) Has had more top-10 finishes than any...

TEAM CHEVY IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES-'09:

Has won nine (9) races in '09, more than any other manufacturer

Has lead the most laps in '09 -- 2,386 of 5,194 (45.9% of all laps raced)

Has had more top-10 finishes than any other manufacturer in '09 -- 87

TEAM CHEVY ON THE TRACK -- CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY:

Chevrolet has won six (6) of the eight (8) points-paying races at Chicagoland Speedway - more than any other manufacturer

Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot Impala SS and Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Pennzoil/Shell Impala SS lead all drivers with two (2) Chicagoland wins each;

Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont/National Guard Impala SS, has one (1) win at Chicagoland

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Impala SS, has one (1) Chicagoland victory

Ryan Newman, No. 39 US Army/Haas Automation Impala SS, has won once (1) at Chicagoland

TEAM CHEVY - FROM THE CREW CHIEFS ON CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY:

CHAD KNAUS, ROCKFORD, IL NATIVE, CREW CHIEF FOR JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S IMPALA SS: "I always enjoy going to Chicagoland and back to Illinois for races. I don't get there very often with the busy schedule I have, but it's where I got my start in racing so I have a lot of good memories from the area. We still haven't gotten the win in Chicago, so we'll be going after it this weekend. We always run well there -- I think we've only finished outside the top five or so twice. But for some reason things haven't worked out for us yet to get to Victory Lane. We're taking a good car -- the one we had in Michigan (led 146 of 200 laps) when we ran out of gas. So maybe this is our year we can finally get a win near my hometown."

STEVE LETARTE, CREW CHIEF FOR JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT/NATIONAL GUARD PATRIOT ACADEMY IMPALA SS: "Chicago is dear to my heart. When I took over as a crew chief, there were four tracks that we had never won at with the 24 car. When you have a guy that has won 82 races, you try to give him something he's never had before, and those were the only things I could give him. Since then, we've won at Phoenix, we've won at Chicago and we've won at Texas. So we only have Homestead left. I keep my Chicago trophy in my office for a reason. That was the one that no one thought we could win, no one thinks we should win, and we went up there and won it that day in '06 -- my first full year as crew chief. So that was a huge confidence builder for me as a crew chief. So to go back there, it's going to be great."

TEAM CHEVY IN THE RACE TO THE CHASE: With eight (8) races remaining in the Race to the Chase, Team Chevy has five drivers in the top-12:
Tony Stewart -- leader
Jeff Gordon -- 2nd
Jimmie Johnson -- 3rd
Ryan Newman -- 7th
Juan Pablo Montoya -- 11th

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya