Bristol: GM Racing pre-race notes

CHEVY AT BRISTOL - FOOD CITY 500 Chevrolet is going for its 600th all-time NASCAR Cup victory today - more than any other manufacturer in the sport. Food City 500 marks the return of the legendary Impala nameplate to NASCAR Cup ...

CHEVY AT BRISTOL - FOOD CITY 500

Chevrolet is going for its 600th all-time NASCAR Cup victory today - more than any other manufacturer in the sport.

Food City 500 marks the return of the legendary Impala nameplate to NASCAR Cup competition

Impala has 60 NASCAR Cup wins to date

Last Impala victory was December 1, 1963 by Wendell Scott at Jacksonville Speedway, the only African-American driver to ever win a NASCAR Cup race

Chevrolet has won 39 of 92 NASCAR Cup races held at Bristol Motor Speedway - more than any manufacturer

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Impala SS, sits on the pole today for the 5th time in his Cup career.

Jeff Gordon has 5 career wins at Bristol (fall race in '02 and four consecutive spring races: '95, '96, '97, '98)

Jeff Gordon has led 2,429 laps at Bristol, more than any other active driver

Other Team Chevy drivers entered in today's race with wins at Bristol: Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Impala SS (1), Tony Stewart, No. 20 Home Depot Impala SS (1), Dale Earnhardt Jr., No 8 Budweiser Impala SS (1).

If Jeff Gordon wins today, he will tie Dale Earnhardt Sr. with 76 career Cup victories

If a Hendrick Motorsports driver wins today (Gordon, Johnson, Kyle Busch, or Casey Mears) it will be the 200th NASCAR (Cup, Busch, & Truck) victory for car owner Rick Hendrick.

18 drivers will start today's race behind the wheel of Chevy Monte Impala SS (Dodge: 11, Ford: 9, Toyota: 5)

Chevrolet currently leads the Manufacturers Cup standings with 33 points, 3 wins

Chevrolet has 8 drivers in the top 10 in points: Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, and Clint Bowyer

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Clint Bowyer , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin , Wendell Scott
Teams Hendrick Motorsports