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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chevy fast facts for today's race at Michigan Speedway

BROOKLYN, MIch. -- A total of 17 Team Chevy drivers will start today's Cup race at Michigan International Speedway

Chevy drivers qualified in 5 of the top-10 starting positions
- Kevin Harvick, No. 29, second
- Kasey Kahne, No. 5, fourth
- Ryan Newman, No. 39, fifth (but goes to back to engine change)
- Tony Stewart, No. 14, ninth
- Jimmie Johnson, No. 48, tenth (but goes to back to engine change)


Chevrolet drivers have won 19 of 85 races at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Wins by active drivers are:

- Kurt Busch, No. 51, has two victories at MIS (’03 & ’07)
Jeff Gordon, No. 24t, has two (2) wins at MIS (’98 & ‘01)
- Ryan Newman, No. 39, has gone to Victory Lane twice (2) at MIS (’03 & ’04)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88, has one win at MIS (’08)
- Kevin Harvick, No. 29, has one victory at MIS (’10)
Kasey Kahne, No. 5, has one trophy from MIS (’06)
Tony Stewart, No. 14, has one victory at MIS (’00)

- A Chevrolet driver has won three (3) of the last 10 races at MIS

· -- A Chevrolet driver has sat on the pole at Michigan 23 times

· - Team Chevy drivers have scored 142 top-five and 293 top-10 finishes at MIS

· - A Chevrolet has led 6,090 laps (36.1% of possible 16,892 at Michigan International Speedway)

- Chevrolet has won 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Manufacturers’ Championships

· - Team Chevy drivers have scored 693 wins and 623 poles in NSCS competition


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