Chevrolet clinches Bill France Performance Cup for Nationwide series
Manufacturers' championship win for 16th time.
With Kyle Larson’s third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet clinched the Manufacturers’ Championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The 2014 achievement marks the 16th time the Bowtie Brand has captured the prestigious Bill France Performance Cup.
It is also the first time Camaro has earned a Manufacturers’ award in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Chevy Camaro made its series debut at Daytona International Speedway in February of 2013 and has since made 19 trips to Victory Lane.
"Chevrolet is honored to win the 2014 Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the 16th time,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “This is the first-ever Manufacturers’ title for Chevrolet with Camaro in the Nationwide Series, which makes it even more special.”
En route to securing the Bill France Performance Cup, Chevrolet drivers have won 15 races this season in the Nationwide Series. The quest for the coveted 2014 Manufacturers’ title began at the first race of the season when Regan Smith piloted his No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro to the victory at Daytona International Speedway.
In addition to Smith, the following Team Chevy drivers contributed to this special award with manufacturers’ points-paying finishes: Kevin Harvick (four wins); Chase Elliott (three wins); Brendan Gaughan (two wins); Kasey Kahne (two wins); Kyle Larson (two wins); Ty Dillon (one win); Paul Menard (one win) and Regan Smith (one win).
“This award is the result of dedication and determination by our Nationwide Series team owners, drivers, and crew chiefs,” added Campbell. “We salute everyone for their tireless work in earning this honor for Chevrolet.”
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