CHEVY FAST FACTS
October 15, 2017
A total of 18 Team Chevy drivers will start the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Talladega Superspeedway. The 188-lap/500-mile contest around the 2.66-mile venue is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., ET. Live coverage will be available on NBC, MRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS, will lead the field to the green flag at Talladega for the first time in 35 Talladega races
CHEVROLET PLAYOFF DRIVER STARTING POSITIONS:
Chase Elliott, No. 24 NAPA Chevrolet SS, will start 2nd
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevy SS, will take the green flag from the 8th starting position
Kyle Larson, No. 42 First Data Chevrolet SS, will roll off the starting grid from the 12th starting spot
Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS, will start 17th
TEAM CHEVY IN MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES (MENCS) COMPETITION:
· Chevrolet has won 39 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturer Championships
· Team Chevy drivers have scored 775 wins and 694 poles in MENCS competition
CHEVROLET ON THE TRACK—TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
· Chevrolet drivers have won 40 of 96 races at Talladega Superspeedway. Wins by active drivers are:
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, has six victories at Talladega (’01, ’02 – TWICE, ’03, ‘04 & ’15)
Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, has gone to Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway twice (’06 & ’11)
Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS, has two wins at Talladega Superspeedway (’09 & ‘13)
A Chevrolet driver has won one of the last five races at Talladega Superspeedway
A Chevrolet driver has sat on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway 35 times
Team Chevy drivers have scored 185 top-five and 348 top-10 finishes at Talladega Superspeedway
A Chevrolet has led laps 7,668 (42.2 percent of possible 18,192 laps) at Talladega Superspeedway
PRETTY IN PINK
In partnership with the American Cancer Society for the seventh consecutive season, Chevrolet is participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign (MSABC). This weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, Chevrolet hosted 25 survivors and their guests on Saturday morning, providing them hot laps around the 2.66-mile track with Chevy drivers Austin and Ty Dillon.
Chevrolet will once again campaign a pink Chevrolet SS pace car this weekend at Talladega. For every lap the pink pace car “leads” the field under caution, Chevrolet will donate $350 per lap, (up to $50,000) to the MSABC program.