Chevrolet just had one of its most successful racing seasons in 2014, securing an amazing 11 different driver and manufacturer titles in IndyCar, NASCAR, NHRA, Pirelli World Challenge, and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
In IndyCar, driver Will Power of the No. 12 Chevrolet finished in the top ten in fifteen different races – including three first-place finishes. That earned the racer his first drivers’ championship, and helped Chevy nab its third straight manufacturer title.
Meanwhile, in NASCAR, Kevin Harvick of the No. 4 Chevrolet SS won the Sprint Cup championship, and helped propel Chevrolet to an incredible twelfth consecutive Manufacturer Cup. Eighteen year-old Chase Elliot piloted the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro to win the Nationwide series championship, being the youngest driver ever to do so. This helped Chevrolet win the manufacturers’ title in that series, as well.
In NHRA, Erica Enders-Stevens won the Pro Stock championship, becoming the first woman ever to do so. Camaros secured the top four positions in the class, earning Chevrolet its 20th Pro Stock manufacturer title. In the Stock Eliminator class, Bruno Massel won at the US Nationals, driving a fifth-generation COPO Camaro.
Finally, in road racing, the No. 5 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype rocketed Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi to win the Prototype drivers’ championship. That team, plus two others, helped earn Chevrolet the Prototype manufacturers’ title in the Tudor USCC series. And in the Pirelli World Challenge, Lawson Aschenbach and his Camaro SS scored four wins, securing the driver the Pirelli GTS class drivers’ championship.
It’s been a busy – and successful – year in motorsports for the manufacturer. We can’t wait to see what they manage in 2015.