TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
AAA TEXAS 500
FT. WORTH, TEXAS
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
CHEVROLET RIDING MOMENTUM INTO TEXAS
Tiebreaker Race for Manufacturer Dominance in the Lone Star State
DETROIT – (November 2, 2016) – After winning three of the last four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Chevrolet looks to cap off the 2016 season in championship style. In a tie for being the most successful manufacturer with 12 wins at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), a victory would move Chevrolet to manufacturer supremacy at the 1.5-mile venue in the Lone Star state, and continue their recent streak of trips to Victory Lane.
Chevrolet’s most recent victory came last weekend at Martinsville Speedway as six-time series champion, Jimmie Johnson punched his ticket to the Championship Four with a record tying ninth win at the paperclip-shaped oval. Johnson has enjoyed immense success at TMS winning the last four consecutive fall races. This weekend the pilot of the No. 48 Chevrolet SS looks to extend his record setting win history at TMS by wearing the winner’s cowboy hat for the seventh time at Texas.
The fate of the other two Chevy drivers in the Chase wan in the balance after they experienced struggles last weekend at Martinsville. Kurt Busch, a former Texas winner is on a quest to repeat his past Texas success and insure the No. 41 Chevrolet SS teams’ spot in the Championship four. Busch’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, a 35- time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner has never earned a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway. There is no time like the present for the 2014 Cup champion to drive into the flames of the track’s Victory Lane. Harvick finds himself below the cut line going into Texas and in need to a victory to propel him and the No. 4 Chevy SS team to a third consecutive appearance in the Championship Four under the current Chase format.
As the 2016 season sprints to a close those teams not in Chase contention hope to spoil the Chasers party and steal a victory to take momentum into the off-season. Everything is bigger in Texas they say, that famous saying rings true when it comes to the on-track, side-by-side racing and sheer speed at Texas Motor Speedway.
Who will lead the field at the checkered flag is unknown, but a Chevrolet SS pace car will lead the field to green to start 501 miles of racing in the AAA Texas 500.
The eighth race of the 10-race Chase playoff from Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled to begin Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. Live coverage of the 334-lap/501-mile contest will be available on NBC, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com.