Jimmie Johnson’s victory of the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway clinched the 2008 Manufacturers’ Championship for Chevrolet in NASCAR’s premier division. With one race left in the season, Chevrolet has collected its 32nd Manufacturers’ crown since the inception of the award in 1950. Four different Impala SS drivers have contributed to the 11 victories thus far this year to bring Chevrolet this honor. Chevy drivers who posted wins during the season included Jimmie Johnson (7), Jeff Burton (2), Clint Bowyer (1) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1). This marks Team Chevy’s sixth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturers’ title for the Bowtie Brigade.
-- Team Chevy release