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2014 Bristol: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Mar 12, 2014 - 07:25 AM
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2014 Bristol: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview


DID YOU KNOW? Chevrolet is building fuel efficient vehicles that fit our customers’ needs and lifestyles:

· 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road in U.S. by 2017

· 40 mpg highway or better models to double by 2017 (4 models currently)

· 15% reduction for average U.S. fleet CO2 emissions by 2016

· 2nd in terms of most U.S. clean-energy patents granted since 2002

· 24 models achieving at least 30 mpg highway

 

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TEAM CHEVY IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES (NSCS) COMPETITION:
· Chevrolet has won 37 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Manufacturers’ Championships

· Team Chevy drivers have scored 720 wins and 648 poles in NSCS competition

CHEVROLET ON THE TRACK—BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY:
Chevrolet drivers have won 43 of 106 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Victories by current Team Chevy drivers are:
Kurt Busch, No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, has five (5) wins at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) (’02, ’03 – TWICE, ’04 & ’06)
Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Axalta Coating Systems Chevrolet SS, has five (5) victories at BMS (’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 & ‘02)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS, has visited Victory Lane at BMS once (1) (’04)
Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, has one (1) trophy from BMS (’05)
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 KOBALT Tools Chevrolet SS, has made one (1) trip to Winner’s Circle at BMS (’10)
Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, has recorded one (1) victory at BMS (’13)
Tony Stewart, No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, has one (1) win at BMS (’01)

A Chevrolet driver has won two (2) of the last 10 races at Bristol Motor Speedway
A Chevrolet driver has sat on the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway 36 times
Team Chevy drivers have scored 188 top-five and 382 top-10 finishes at Bristol Motor Speedway
A Chevrolet has led 21,818 laps (41.6% of possible 52,474 laps) at Bristol Motor Speedway


TEAM CHEVY IN THE GARAGE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY– ALBA COLON, PROGRAM MANAGER, NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES - CHEVROLET RACING:
“This weekend the circuit heads to Bristol Motor Speedway. We will be celebrating the first short track race of the season, a race that is always full of a lot of excitement.
“Bristol Motor Speedway is a very demanding place on drivers, teams and equipment. This high-speed half-mile track offers its own unique set of challenges. Having a well-balanced car and staying out of trouble are the keys for success at Bristol. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes between the teams and Chevrolet racing engineers in looking for ways to make our race cars handle better. A good handling car is for sure a factor to a strong performance at this track.

“With three races under our belt this year and with the new NASCAR Sprint Cup rules package, we have been pleased with the performance of our Gen-6 Chevrolet SS Race Cars. There is still a lot of work to do, but we have developed a good base to work with.

“We are looking forward to some great racing at Bristol and to celebrating a great win on Sunday afternoon.”

TEAM CHEVY FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT:
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS – POINT’S LEADER
(ON THE TEAM’S STRONG START TO THE SEASON.): “This is a good start to the season for sure. Yeah, the confidence is up there. When we first got together we'd run our guts out to run in the top 15. Then the next year we'd run our guts out to run in the top 10, and you wondered when you'd get up to fifth and start running in the top 5 regularly. We started doing that last year, and so our team keeps stepping up this ladder. It just makes total sense to me how that process has went, having lived it and having seen the progression. So the sky's the limit for us, and if we are smart and keep our composure and don't get foolish and don't get too proud of ourselves, just keep it in perspective, we've got a great opportunity this year to be this competitive every week.”

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS – 3RD IN STANDINGS
“We had a rough race last time at Bristol and got caught up in a wreck. Bristol is going to be interesting for sure. Everyone is still trying to dial in their cars with the new rule packages. We’ve had a decent start to the year – as well as our teammates on the No. 88 - I’m really proud of the entire shop. It hasn’t been easy this year – we’ve been working really hard on these cars.”

JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – 5TH IN STANDINGS
"The groove at Bristol has changed the last few years. It used to be right around the bottom, then it moved to the middle and now it's at the top of the track. I think it makes for some of the most spectacular racing that we have on the circuit. That's what makes Bristol so special."

RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 QUICKEN LOANS BILLON DOLLAR BRACKET CHALLENGE CHEVROLET SS – 9TH IN STANDINGS
"I love Bristol Motor Speedway because Bristol is Bristol. There really isn't anything like it. I think it's really fun now that we get to run up against the wall and getting to do slide jobs. There is just so much good racing there. We've had two strong weeks and I don't see why we can't keep this momentum going in the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Chevrolet."

JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CHEVROLET SS – 11TH IN STANDINGS
“I am really looking forward to Bristol. This is one of the tracks that I really enjoy racing at and we have had some good runs there. With the new qualifying format it will be interesting and crucial to have a good starting spot for Sunday. It is pretty tough to pass at Bristol so track position will be important.”

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 BAD BOY BUGGIES/REALTREE CHEVROLET SS – 13TH IN STANDINGS
“I enjoy Bristol Motor Speedway. I enjoyed the last NASCAR Nationwide Series race there. I don’t know what to expect for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars because there is so much horsepower in that little bullring. In the Nationwide cars I felt like it took me about two years to get the hang of it. During my fourth race I felt like that was the best race I have had, so experience will be big at Bristol Motor Speedway. We’ll just have to learn. We have those rookie stripes on the back and it will be one of those places where you just have to stay in the race the whole time and fight until the end.”

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – 14TH IN STANDINGS
“Bristol is a track where I’ve had a lot of good results in the past. We’ve run well so far this year, other than a parts failure last weekend, but we’re still getting established as a team. Every week is a new page in the notebook for us and I’m looking forward to getting on the track Friday and seeing exactly where we are speed-wise, how the car feels and all of that.”

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 FARMERS INSURANCE CHEVROLET SS- 15TH IN STANDINGS
On winning at Bristol in March 2013: “It was pretty awesome to win a Cup race at Bristol. We were close for a while and to finally pull it off last year was pretty neat. We were really solid in both races last season so I look forward to going back there this weekend. I’m excited because it is a track that suits us pretty well, and it’s a track we can get some more wins at.”

CASEY MEARS, NO. 13 GEICO CHEVROLET SS – 17TH IN STANDINGS
"We had a bit of a tough weekend in Vegas, so we're anxious to get to Bristol and get back to work. We always enjoy racing at Bristol and we've done fairly well there, including starting on the Pole in August 2012. Also, my first race in the No. 13 GEICO car was at Bristol in 2010 and the team has made excellent strides since then, so I'm sure we'll have something for them this weekend in our new Chevrolet."

PAUL MENARD, NO. 27 RICHMOND/MENARDS CHEVROLET SS – 18TH IN STANDINGS
"We've put together some pretty good starts and finishes at Bristol in recent years. Qualifying is going to be interesting for the No. 27 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet team this weekend with the new format. We just need to be proactive during the first session and try to make it into the top-12 fast cars to get the pole, or at least a good starting position. For the race, this is a track where it's important to find a good rhythm early and keep that pace going for all 500 laps. It was a great race for us last weekend in Las Vegas, and we're hoping to keep that momentum going for this team."

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 BUSH’S GRILLIN’ BEANS CHEVROLET SS – 21ST IN STANDINGS
“Bristol (Motor Speedway) will always be a little bit special to me because it is the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race I made. I enjoy it, but like I have said before it is just a tough place. You fight for 500 laps around there. You can do everything right and still have something go wrong. It’s tough, but enjoyable. I did the first race there last year and had a decent run. Hopefully, we can keep building and learning going into that race and start off pretty good and have a good weekend.”

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS – 23RD IN STANDINGS
“I'm really looking forward to the race at Bristol this weekend. Our Target Chevy has been really fast the past couple weeks, and the crew has done a great job setting up the car. I had really good finishes last year in two Nationwide races, so I'm excited for my first time at Bristol in a Cup car.”

MARTIN TRUEX, JR., NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW CHEVROLET SS – 25TH IN STANDINGS
"I love Bristol I think everybody does. A cool short track. Actually I like it better since they redid the track. I love running the high lane and getting up against the wall. You can really fly up there. Going there with a new team (Furniture Row Racing) will present some new challenges. Hopefully what I used in the past there as far as feel and what I like in a race car will still work in their stuff since I’ve had some good runs there the past couple of years. I didn't think we got the finish that we deserved in Las Vegas, but the good news is that we made some good gains there and the performance showed."

REED SORENSON, NO. 36 CHEVROLET SS – 26TH IN STANDINGS

TONY STEWART, NO. 14 BASS PRO SHOPS/MOBIL 1 CHEVROLET SS – 27TH IN STANDINGS
“Bristol is one of those places where you’ve got to have everything kind of go your way. If you have one hiccup, it’s hard to recover from it. We’ve only won one race there and we’ve kind of been all over the board. It’s been feast or famine for us. It’s like if you have one problem in the first half of the race, it’s hard to recover from it. It makes for a very long day. We’ve had more long days than good days.”

KURT BUSCH, NO. 41 HAAS AUTOMATION CHEVROLET SS – 28TH IN STANDINGS
“Bristol is one of those tracks that when you hit the right set-up it will work for a little while. Some tracks you hit the set-up and you only get the one win out of it. Bristol to me is all about how you get the car to carve through Turn 4. If you are good in Turn 4, then Turn 2 the exit there should handle itself. Now (after the repave) Bristol is not that mean, tough and ugly track. It’s a very generous track now and doesn’t have the sharp banking transitions and it seems like the outside groove is the preferred groove.”

JUSTIN ALLGAIER, NO. 51 SEM PRODUCTS INC. CHEVROLET SS – 29TH IN STANDINGS
“Bristol is one of the races I look forward to all season. I really enjoy short-track racing and have pretty good statistics on them. I won the pole award at Bristol last year, but obviously everything is going to be different with new qualifying format. Qualifying well will be a big advantage this weekend because it’s a short-track and so easy to go a lap down. I have a new sponsor for this race, SEM Products, and I want to do well for them and hopefully put the No. 51 Chevy in victory lane.”

DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY CHEVROLET SS – 33RD IN STANDINGS
“It was huge. When things go bad, it can snowball quickly, but everyone kept their head up and kept working hard. And that can be hard to do when things get tough. The biggest thing I kept reminding myself was that we had really good cars; we just got taken out in accidents that we didn’t start. Our cars have been awesome all year and that’s a product of a lot of hard work by Tony Gibson and all the guys. I’m proud of their effort and I think we’ve got a lot of good days ahead. I’m excited for the next few races.”

MICHAEL ANNETT, NO. 7 PILOT FLYING J CONSTRUCTION CHEVROLET SS – 34TH IN STANDINGS
"Bristol is a really fun place to race when you have a good racecar. Everything seems to happen quicker -- the closing rates are fast. I'm optimistic about our chances of having a good race. As long as we have a decent qualifying run and have a solid initial run in the race, we can build from there and get a good result."

Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Statistics

Manufacturers Championships
Total (1949 – 2013): 37
First title for Chevrolet: 1958
Highest number of consecutive titles: 11 (2003-2013)

Years Won: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Drivers Championships
Total (1949 – 2013): 29
First Chevrolet champion: Buck Baker (1957)
Highest number of consecutive titles: 7 (2005 – ’11)

Years Won: 1957, 1960, 1961, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Event Victories
Record for total race wins in single season: 26 – (in 2007)

2014 STATISTICS:
Wins: 2
Poles: 1
Laps led: 471
Top-five finishes: 8
Top-10 finishes: 18

CHEVROLET IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP CUMULATIVE STATISTICS:
Total Chevrolet race wins: 720 (1949 – to date); (2,392 possible = 30.0%)
Poles Won to Date: 648
Laps Lead to Date: 214,131
Top-Five Finishes to Date: 3,623
Top-10 Finishes to Date: 7,399

Total NASCAR Cup wins by Corporation, 1949 – To-Date

GM: 1,055
Chevrolet: 720
Pontiac: 155
Oldsmobile: 115
Buick: 65

Ford: 719
Ford: 619
Mercury: 96
Lincoln: 4

Chrysler: 466
Dodge: 217
Plymouth: 190
Chrysler: 59

Toyota: 63

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