Chevrolet Wins 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturers’ Championship
DETROIT (November 4, 2011) – With Kevin Harvick’s win in the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway tonight, Chevrolet clinched the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Manufacturers’ Championship.
“We’ve worked hard over the past several years to win as many races as we can,” said Harvick, driver of the No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Silverado. “We’ve been fortunate to win some championships and have come up short on the manufacturers’ end of it.
“To be able to win the Owner’s Championship, win the race and win the Manufacturers’ Championship in the same night is pretty cool because Chevrolet has been a huge part of KHI (Kevin Harvick, Inc.) since the beginning. To go out and score a bunch of points this year and win the Owner’s Championship and the Manufacturers’ championship says a lot about everybody who’s involved and Chevrolet has been a huge part of providing the assets to make that happen.”
This is Chevrolet’s seventh NCWTS Manufacturers’ title since the Series’ inception in 1995 and occurs one day after Chevrolet celebrated its 100th anniversary.
“Chevrolet is very proud to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturers’ Championship,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “This is one of the many reasons why we have been involved in racing all of these years. Thank you to all of the Chevrolet Silverado drivers, team owners, crew members and engineers. This achievement is truly a result of great teamwork and the collective efforts of many talented people.
“On behalf of Chevrolet, I would like to congratulate Kevin and DeLana Harvick and the entire Kevin Harvick, Inc. team for clinching the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Championship. It is a tremendous accomplishment for the organization and we are proud of our association with KHI.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series closes out its 2011 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18. Austin Dillon sits atop the standings, followed by fellow Silverado drivers Johnny Sauter (20 points behind the leader) and James Buescher (28 points behind Dillon).
Chevrolet drivers have won 10 NCWTS championships, with Ron Hornaday being the only four-time champion of the Series. Chevrolet’s first drivers’ championship was won by Mike Skinner in 1995.
Earlier this year, Chevrolet clinched the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Cup, its 35th, and ninth in a row (2003-11).
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