With the waving of the green flag over the Whelen 200 at ISM Raceway, Chevrolet clinched the Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The 2018 achievement marks the 19th time the Bowtie Brand has captured this prestigious honor, more than any other manufacturer.
The triumph marks the fourth time Camaro SS has earned the award since becoming Chevrolet’s flagship in the Xfinity Series in 2013. The Camaro has earned 67 NXS victories since its debut.
“Chevrolet is honored to win the 2018 Bill France Performance Cup in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the 19th time,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Every point matters during the season and this achievement is the result of a lot of dedication, hard work and persistence exhibited by all of the Chevy team owners, drivers, crew chiefs, engineers and team members.”
En route to securing the Bill France Performance Cup, Chevrolet drivers have won 14 races thus far in 2018 in Xfinity Series competition. Capping off the regular season, Chevrolet driver, Justin Allgaier earned the regular season championship and the Bowtie Brand placed more drivers in the Playoffs than any other manufacturer with seven drivers and teams in contention for this year’s title.
Team Chevy had a bevy of different drivers and teams contributing to this special award with victories: Justin Allgaier (5 wins), Kyle Larson (4 wins), Austin Dillon (1 Win), Tyler Reddick (1 Win), as well as, Spencer Gallagher, Ross Chastain and John Hunter Nemecheck all claiming their first career wins adding valuable points to the manufacturer championship race. Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, AJ Allmendinger and Justin Marks also contributed to the manufacturer championship triumph during the 2018 season with points-paying finishes.
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