TEAM CHEVY SILVERADO INSIDE THE GARAGE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY– DAYNE PIERANTONI, GM RACING SILVERADO PROGRAM MANAGER, NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES:
“We are really looking forward to taking our Chevrolet Silverados to the California Speedway this week. Overall, we qualified very well last week at Daytona and even though we will be going to our downforce trucks this week I expect to carry that forward in California. Last year we struggled a bit with aero balance at California during the race but our teams have worked really hard to address that over the last season.”
“The engines will be equally important as we push these trucks through the air on this high speed 2 mile track. PME has continued to make progress on our Chevrolet power plants so it will be up to the crew chiefs to get the chassis dialed in throughout the weekend. Kevin Harvick, Ron Hornaday and Matt Crafton are all California natives so I know they will be ready to put on a good show for their friends and family. It should be fun to watch.”
TEAM CHEVY SILVERADO CALIFORNIA CONNECTION:
Kevin Harvick – Bakersfield, CA
Ron Hornaday – Palmdale, CA
Matt Crafton – Tulare, CA
SILVERADO ON THE TRACK: AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY:
Silverado drivers have scored two victories at Auto Club Speedway
CHEVY RACING AT THE TRACK: AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY:
Chevrolet will pace all three NASCAR races at Auto Club Speedway. The Impala SS will lead the field to green in both the Stater Bros 300 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Auto Club 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Silverado will pace the starting field for the San Bernardino 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
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TEAM CHEVY SILVERADO AT DAYTONA REWIND:
Rookie J.R. Fitzpatrick finished fourth 4th in his first Daytona appearance
Ron Hornaday, Jr. finished fifth (5th), his Daytona career-best
Matt Crafton finished eighth (8th)
Chevrolet NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Statistics
After 14 seasons of competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (1995-2008), Chevrolet Silverado holds the following records:
Most race victories: 142 (of 342 possible 1995-2008 – 41.5%)
Most manufacturers championships: Six of 14 (1995-98, 2002, 2005)
Most drivers championships: Nine of 14 (1995-1999, 2001-03, 2007)
Chevrolet NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champions
1995 – Mike Skinner
1996 – Ron Hornaday, Jr.
1997 – Jack Sprague
1998 – Ron Hornaday, Jr.
1999 – Jack Sprague
2001 – Jack Sprague
2002 – Mike Bliss
2003 – Travis Kvapil
2007 – Ron Hornaday, Jr.
Chevy Silverado drivers scored 10 wins in the 25-race schedule
Ron Hornaday, Jr. – Six (6) wins
Matt Crafton – One (1) win
Kevin Harvick – One (1) win
Ryan Newman – One (1) win
Donny Lia – One (1) win
The battle for the championship came down to the final event of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hornaday finished second in the standings by a mere seven (7) points.
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