American Muscle

October 24, 2010


  • A total of 15 Team Chevy drivers will start the Tums Fast Relief 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Martinsville Speedway, race 32 of the 2010 season and the sixth race of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup


  • Chevrolet drivers starting in the top-10:
    • Ryan Newman, No. 39 Tornados Chevrolet, will start 4th in the 43-car field for the 500-lap/263-mile race
    • Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet starts 5th 
    • Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet,  starts 6th
    • Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, starts 9th



  • A Chevrolet driver has won 46 of the 123 NSCS races at Martinsville Speedway (MS)
  • Chevy has 48 poles at MS
  • Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, has one (1) win at MS
  • Bobby Labonte, No. 09 C & J Energy Chevrolet has won once (1) at MS
  • Team Chevy drivers have scored 223 top-five finishes and 414 top-10 finishes at MS
  • A Chevrolet has led 23,490 laps (42.3% of 55,587 possible) at MS
  • Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont/National Guard Families Appreciation Chevrolet, has seven (7) MS victories, more than any other active driver
  • Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, has six (6) victories at the .526-mile oval
  •  Mark Martin, No. 5 Motors Chevrolet, has two (2) MS victories
  • Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet has won twice (2) at MS



  • Race wins – 17 as of race 31 of 36
  • Poles – 14 as of race 31 of 36
  • Laps led – 4,692 (51.1% of possible 9,177)
  • Top-five finishes – 84 (54.2% of possible)
  • Top-10 finishes – 154 (49.7% of possible)
  • Team Chevy has six (6) drivers in the 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. After five (5) of 10 races, the order is:
    • Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet – points leader
    • Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet – 3rd in the standings
    • Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont/National Guard Families Appreciation Chevrolet – 4th in point standings
    • Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice  Chevrolet – 6th in the standings
    • Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet – 10th in the points order
    • Clint Bowyer, No. 33 BB&T Chevrolet – 12th  in points


  • Chevrolet has won a record 34 NSCS Manufacturers’ Cups and Team Chevy drivers have collected the coveted NSCS driver’s championship 26 times and won 668 races


  • In claiming the 2009 NSCS championship, Johnson became the first driver in the history of the NSCS to win four consecutive titles, ’06, ’07, ’08 and ‘09


About Chevrolet: Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. In the U.S., the Chevrolet portfolio includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly to gas-free” solutions including the Cruze Eco and Volt, both arriving in late 2010. Cruze Eco will offer up to 40 mpg highway while the Chevrolet Volt will offer up to 40 miles of electric, gas-free driving and an additional 300 miles of extended range (based on GM testing; official EPA estimates not yet available). Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at

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