Chevrolet clinched the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturer championship just before the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, thanks to a combination of seasonal wins and strong finishes in last weekend’s race.
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado secured the brand’s ninth NCWTS manufacturer title following the completion of qualifying on Friday. Chevy has used the Silverado in the NASCAR Truck Series since its inception for the 1995 season. Along the way to its ninth title, the Bowtie Brand has racked up over 230 victories, including 11 trips to victory lane this season thanks to Johnny Sauter (6 wins), Justin Haley (3 wins), John Hunter Nemecheck (1 win) and Timothy Peters (1 win), plus considerable points finishes by Stewart Friesen.
“Adding a ninth manufacturer championship for Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a testament to all the hard work and dedication by the drivers, crews, engineers and team owners,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
Heading into the race, GMS Racing teammates Sauter and Haley had a chance to add a 2018 Driver’s championship to Chevrolet’s already impressive total. However, neither would end up being a factor in the race, with Haley coming home in eighth and Sauter, struggling with a loose-handling truck all night, came home in 12th. The championship ended up going to Brett Moffit and his 2018 Toyota Tundra.
Having competed in the series since 2014, Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead was the last scheduled appearance for the last-gen 2018 Silverado. Earlier this month, the brand announced it would be updating the look of its race trucks to match the all-new, 2.7L turbocharged L3B 4-cylinder 2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST. Look for the newly-formed upper front fascia, hood, tail, and fenders, along with requisite RST badging to appear on the Chevrolet Silverado race truck once the renamed 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season gets underway next February.