Team Chevy Bowtie Bullets: 2023 NASCAR Championship Weekend

Chevrolet clinched three championship titles before entering NASCAR’s season finale race weekend at Phoenix Raceway – claiming its 42nd NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturer Championship; its 25th Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series; and its 11th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Manufacturer Championship. 

  • This marks Chevrolet’s fifth time sweeping the manufacturer championship titles across all three NASCAR national series – also accomplishing the feat in 2012, 2005, 1998 and 1996.
  • Chevrolet is the only manufacturer to sweep the manufacturer championship titles across the NASCAR national ranks in the same season on multiple occasions. 
  • This marks the third consecutive year, and 42nd time overall, that Chevrolet has won the manufacturer championship title in NASCAR’s premier series.

  • Chevrolet won its first manufacturer championship in the NASCAR Cup Series in 1958, later recording a streak of 13 consecutive titles between 2003 – 2015.
  • This marks Chevrolet’s series-leading 25th time receiving the Bill France Performance Cup.

  • Since the Camaro made its debut as Chevrolet’s flagship vehicle in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2013, the manufacturer has earned nine titles with 2023 marking its seventh consecutive title-winning season. 
  • Competing in the series since its inception in 1995, the Silverado claimed the manufacturer championship title in the series’ inaugural season, with Chevrolet going on to win four-straight.

  • This marks Chevrolet’s 11th time earning the manufacturer championship title in the series. 

Chevrolet is the only manufacturer in NASCAR history to sweep both the manufacturer championships and the driver championships in all three NASCAR national series in the same season – accomplishing the feat in 1998 and 1996. 

1996 Driver Champions:

  • NASCAR Cup Series – Terry Labonte (Hendrick Motorsports)
  • NASCAR Busch Grand National Series – Randy LaJoie (BACE Motorsports)
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series – Ron Hornaday, Jr. (DEI) 

1998 Driver Champions:

  • NASCAR Cup Series – Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports)
  • NASCAR Busch Grand National Series – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (DEI)
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series – Ron Hornaday, Jr. (DEI)

Chevrolet is heading into the 2023 NASCAR season finale race weekend at Phoenix Raceway with 33 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Championships, 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Championships and 14 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver Championships. 

  • Chevrolet is the only manufacturer to have two drivers represented in the Championship Four across all three NASCAR national series: 

NASCAR Cup Series

 

Kyle Larson

No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1

 

William Byron

No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1

NASCAR Xfinity Series

 

Sam Mayer

No. 1 JR Motorsports Camaro SS

 

Justin Allgaier

No. 7 JR Motorsports Camaro SS

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

 

Carson Hocevar

No. 42 Niece Motorsports Silverado RST

 

Grant Enfinger

No. 23 GMS Racing Silverado RST

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