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Chevrolet wins Manufacturers' Cup

DETROIT – (Oct. 10, 2010) – Hendrick Motorsports contributed six wins to the 16 that Chevrolet acquired this season en route to scoring the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Cup.

“I’m happy to hear that news for Chevrolet because I know how much they put into this racing program, the Cup program and really all the programs they’re involved with,” said Jimmie Johnson, who scored six wins this season. “I’m really proud to represent Chevrolet and carry the bowtie on the car.”

Tony Stewart won Sunday’s Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway to help Chevrolet secure the Cup for the 34th time since the inception of the award in 1950. Chevrolet won its first Manufacturers’ Cup honor in 1958; and this year’s win marks the eighth consecutive season that Team Chevy has captured the title (2003-‘10).

“Chevrolet is very proud of everyone who helped in achieving this championship - drivers and crew members and team owners, engineers and development teams, and all of the hard-working professionals who support and contribute to what we do,” said Jim Campbell, GM Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Every year this series gets more and more competitive, and that only helps make this championship even more satisfying.”

Mark Kent, Manager, GM Racing, also was pleased about this accomplishment. “Winning the 2010 Manufacturers’ Championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is a remarkable achievement for GM Racing and our outstanding teams and drivers,” Kent said. “The competition this season has been as intense as any time in the history of the sport.  Many men and women have spent countless hours maximizing the performance of every aspect of the Chevrolet race car. Their efforts have paid off with this special honor, and will continue to net excellent results as we move toward the end of the season.  Congratulations to all of our Team Chevy organizations, drivers, crews, GM Racing and everyone at General Motors who contributed to this championship effort for this much-deserved accomplishment.”

With six races remaining in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup tour, seven different drivers have contributed to Chevrolet’s 16 victories thus far this year: Jimmie Johnson (six), Kevin Harvick (three), Jamie McMurray (two), Tony Stewart (two), and Ryan Newman, Juan Pablo Montoya and Clint Bowyer (one apiece). Johnson, the four-time defending series champion, has a 36 point-lead in the standings as the Series moves to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for Saturday night’s event.