Martinsville: GM Racing preview

Chevrolet guns for 100th Craftsman Truck Series win at Martinsville. MARTINSVILLE, Va. - April 11, 2003 - If a Chevrolet Silverado drives to victory lane in tomorrow's Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, it will give NASCAR's...

Chevrolet guns for 100th Craftsman Truck Series win at Martinsville.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - April 11, 2003 - If a Chevrolet Silverado drives to victory lane in tomorrow's Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, it will give NASCAR's most successful manufacturer its 100th win in one of NASCAR's top touring series.

Since the inception of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1995, Chevrolet has continually outperformed the competition. With a margin of 41 victories over the second-place manufacturer, Chevy Trucks have won more than 50 percent of all NASCAR Craftsman Truck races.

As the best-selling vehicle in GM's lineup and the most successful entry in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series, Chevy's Silverado continues to set the pace in full-size pickups over the long haul. Another win at Martinsville would be yet another example of how Chevy Trucks continue to shine.

After eight years in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Chevrolet holds the following records:

Most Race Victories: 99 (of 195 possible)
Most Manufacturers' Championships: 5 (1995-98, 02)
Most Consecutive Poles in Season: 12 in 1995
Most Poles in a Season: 17 in 1995
Most Driver Career Wins: 26 by Ron Hornaday
Most Drivers' Championships: 7 (1995-99, 2001-02)

Past Chevrolet Craftsman Truck champions:
* 1995 Mike Skinner
* 1996 Ron Hornaday
* 1997 Jack Sprague
* 1998 Ron Hornaday
* 1999 Jack Sprague
* 2001 Jack Sprague
* 2002 Mike Bliss

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Mike Bliss