Will Power’s victory at Auto Club Speedway this past Saturday night marked Chevrolet’s second straight IndyCar Series Manufacturers Championship.
Drivers of a Chevrolet twin-turbocharged V6-powered IndyCar racked up 10 wins in 19 races in the 2013 IndyCar season, including Tony Kanaan’s win at one of the most competitive Indianapolis 500 races ever, which saw a record 68 lead changes throughout the race.
“We are proud of the teamwork and dedicated efforts of our drivers, teams and technical partners that culminated in Chevrolet’s second consecutive IndyCar Series manufacturers’ championship,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports
Chevrolet got off to a successful start in the 2013 IndyCar season, winning seven of the first 10 races. Honda quickly answered back, winning six of the last eight races. This left the two manufacturers tied going into the season’s final race, each with 135 points.
Chevrolet returned to IndyCar competition with the twin turbo V6 in 2012 after previously competing in the series from 1986-93 and 2002-05 as a manufacturer of V8 engines.