Chevrolet has clinched two of the three manufacturer championships in NASCAR’s top series after doubling up on wins Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Carson Hocevar in the No. 42 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports was victorious in the Craftsman Truck Series race. The victory was Hocevar’s fourth and locked him into the Championship 4.
For Chevrolet, that meant an11th manufacturer’s championship. Chevrolet has won 13 of 22 races with five different drivers.
“Winning the Manufacturer Championship title is a tremendous accomplishment for everyone involved in Chevrolet’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series program,” said Dayne Pierantoni, GM Racing program manager for the NASCAR Truck Series. “The dedicated and focused effort among Chevrolet’s teams, engineers, and technical partners throughout the season have resulted in this prestigious title. Congratulations to all on winning the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Manufacturer Championship, and we are looking forward to a strong finish to the season.”
Sam Mayer in the No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet capped off the day with his fourth victory to clinch his spot in the Xfinity Series championship race. It is the 25th time – a series high – that Chevrolet has claimed the manufacturer championship in the series, and the seventh in a row.
“It is a tremendous honor earning, the Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the seventh consecutive year,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “Thank you to the Chevrolet drivers, crew chiefs and teams for all of their hard work to contribute valuable points toward this special championship.”
Chevrolet has won 16 of 31 races with seven different drivers.
“Thank you to all of the Chevrolet teams who work hard each and every week to make this Manufacturer Championship possible,” said Shane Martin, GM Racing program manager for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. “Every point matters during the season to reach this accomplishment. I’m very proud of the team effort and contributions made by everyone involved in this program, and look forward to racing for a Driver Championship.”
Chevrolet also leads the manufacturer standings in the NASCAR Cup Series with two races remaining. Chevrolet has 17 wins in the series and is 74 points ahead of Toyota.