Chevrolet is celebrating another successful year in motorsports after the automaker won six manufacturer’s titles and five driver’s titles across the NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge racing series.
A major highlight of Chevy’s 2015 racing season was the automaker’s fourth consecutive manufacturer’s championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With its newly designed aero kit and 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the automaker took 16 poles and 10 wins in 16 races over the course of the year. Additionally, Chevrolet driver Scott Dixon was able to lock down the driver’s championship, while Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Also of note in 2015 was Corvette Racing’s three endurance race wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Chevy also took the manufacturer’s championship in IMSA’s Prototype class while Chevy drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi nabbed the driver’s championship. Elsewhere on the road course the Camaro Z/28.R was enjoying success, winning its first-ever championship in the IMSA Grand Sport class and taking Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell to a driver’s championship win.
In NASCAR, Chevrolet won the Sprint Cup manufacturer’s championship for the 13th consecutive year and the 39th time ever and also the XFinity Series manufacturer’s title. Drag strip victories were also aplenty, with Chevrolet taking the NHRA Manufacturer Bowl for the second year in a row and 21st time overall and Erica Enders Stevens winning the Pro Stock Championship for the second year in a row.
“Winning championships and key races are two goals we have every season,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “What we learn on the race track helps us build better vehicles and powertrains for the showroom. Winning races and championships helps elevate brand opinion and image. Consumers are more likely to place our cars and trucks on their shopping list.”