DETROIT (November 2, 2012) – Chevrolet has clinched the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturers’ Championship. With Nelson Piquet, Jr.’s third place finish in the WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, Chevrolet captured the prestigious title for the eighth time since the 1995 inception of the Series.
“It is exciting to clinch the Manufacturers’ Championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series here at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Each Chevrolet Silverado team contributed valuable points all season long to help us secure the championship. We appreciate the hard work of each Chevy team and driver who helped deliver this prestigious title for Chevrolet.”
With 20 of 22 races in the 2012 record books, Chevy Silverado drivers have gone to Victory Lane 11 times with James Buescher scoring a series-high four wins to this point in the season.
“The Chevrolet teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have worked diligently this season with the Chevrolet engineers as well as our technical partners,” said Pat Suhy, Chevrolet Racing NASCAR Group Manager. “It is their dedication, passion and focus that resulted in winning the Manufacturers’ Championship for Chevy. Thank you to everyone whose efforts played such a significant role in our on-track success.”
Nelson Piquet, Jr. (two wins), Ty Dillon (one win), Joey Coulter (one win), James Lofton (one win), Kevin Harvick (one win), Kasey Kahne (one win) and Ron Hornaday, in addition to Buescher, contributed valuable Manufacturers’ points to Chevrolet’s title-winning effort.
“I am very proud of the efforts put forth each and every race weekend by our teams,” said Dayne Pierantoni, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. “Though always focused on winning each race, they are also united in their dedication to delivering the best performance possible for Chevrolet. Congratulations to all of the Silverado teams as well as our technical partners on winning the 2012 Manufacturers’ Championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. We are looking forward to a strong finish to the season.”
With just two races remaining in the season, Team Chevy has three drivers in the top-five in point standings. Buescher leads Dillon by 15 points in the battle for the championship following the Texas race.
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