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BY THE NUMBERS: Chevy stats at Daytona in Sprint Unlimited

Posted On Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00 Written by
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BY THE NUMBERS: Chevy stats at Daytona in Sprint Unlimited Photo courtesy of Chevy Racing

CHEVROLET ON THE TRACK—DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY:

-- Chevrolet drivers have won 20 of 36 Sprint Unlimited races. Wins by active drivers are:
o Tony Stewart, No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS, has three (3) wins in the Sprint Unlimited (’01, ’02 & ’07)
o Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS, has visited Victory Lane three (3) times in the Sprint Unlimited (’09, ’10 & ’13)
o Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, has two (2) Sprint Unlimited wins (’94 & ’97))
o Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, has two (2) trophies from the Sprint Unlimited (’03 & ’08)
o Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, has one (1) Sprint Unlimited win (’05)
o Kurt Busch, No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, has captured the checkered flag in the Sprint Unlimited once (’11)

-- A Chevrolet driver has won seven (7) of the last 10 Sprint Unlimited races

DID YOU KNOW?
Only five (5) times since its inception in 1979 has the winner of the Sprint Unlimited gone one to win the Daytona 500. The only Chevrolet driver to complete the feat: Jeff Gordon (1997)
15 Chevy SS drivers will compete in the Sprint Unlimited in 2015:
-- JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 MCDONALD’S CHEVROLET SS
-- AUSTIN DILLION, NO. 3 DOW CHEVROLET SS
-- KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS
-- KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 GREAT CLIPS CHEVROLET SS
-- DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY/TAXACT CHEVROLET SS
-- CASEY MEARS, NO. 13 GEICO CHEVROLET SS
-- TONY STEWART, NO. 14 MOBIL 1/BASS PRO SHOPS CHEVROLET SS
-- JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS
-- PAUL MENARD, NO. 27 PEAK/MENARDS CHEVROLET SS
-- RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS
-- KURT BUSCH, NO. 41 HAAS AUTOMATION CHEVROLET SS
-- KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS
-- JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS
-- MARTIN TRUEX, JR., NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW CHEVROLET SS
-- DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 NATIONWIDE CHEVROLET SS

BROADCAST INFORMATION:
TV: Saturday February 14, 2015 on FOX at 8:00 p.m., ET
RADIO: Saturday February 14, 2015 on MRN starting at 8:15 p.m., ET

-- Press release courtesy of Chevy Racing

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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