2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturer Standings & Stats

Updated 11-16-2014

  • Chevrolet Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers' Championship: With the conclusion of the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet clinched the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers' Championship. It marks the 12th consecutive year and 38th time overall that the Bowtie Brand has won the prestigious title in NASCAR's premiere series. It is the second Manufacturers' award for the Chevrolet SS race car.
    "Winning the Manufacturers' championship is one of the goals we set at the beginning of every season," said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "This championship is the result of great teamwork by the owners, drivers, crew chiefs, crews and technical partners. Special thanks to the Chevrolet powertrain team, along with the engine shops at Hendrick Motorsports and Earnhardt-Childress Racing for delivering the right combination of power, fuel economy, and reliability throughout the entire season. Congratulations to everyone who has made this special achievement possible for Chevrolet."
    In the 2014 season Chevrolet drivers captured 20 victories. Chevrolet won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers' award in 1958 and now with the 2014 Cup secured, Chevrolet has reached an unprecedented 38th title. The Team Chevy drivers that have contributed to the manufacturers' points that achieved the title for Chevrolet are: Kevin Harvick (five wins), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (four wins); Jeff Gordon (four wins), Jimmie Johnson (four wins), AJ Allmendinger (one win), Kurt Busch (one win), Kasey Kahne (one win); along with top finishers Landon Cassill, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart.(Team Chevy)(11-16-2014)

  • Manufacturers discuss winning the drivers championship and more: In NASCAR's Championship 4, the four drivers competing for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday, all three manufacturers are represented-Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota-as well as four different engine builders: Hendrick Motorsports (#4-Kevin Harvick), ECR Engines (#31-Ryan Newman), Roush-Yates Engines (#22-Joey Logano) and Toyota Racing Development (#11-Denny Hamlin). In the Homestead-Miami Speedway media center on Saturday, executives representing each of the car makers shared their perspectives on the value of one of their drivers winning the title on Sunday.
    Ford's success this season, with 14 victories in 35 Cup races, already has spurred interest in the brand, according to Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing. "We have generated 570,000 leads yet this year, up 60% from a year ago," Allison said. "We track sales, match to leads generated from on track activation, and our sales are up 90 percent versus a year ago. These are gigantic swings in engagement, gigantic swings in fan affinity, and it translates all the way down from awareness down to conservation to shopping to intention to buy. So success on the track translates into fan consideration and purchase intention. At the end of the day, we are here because of our fans, our fans of Ford, and what we race on the track increasing with relevance to what's being shown in the showroom as well as what's in people's driveway-there's that direct correlation. Whoever said 'Win on Sunday, sell on Monday,' it's absolutely true, because we're seeing it in the evidence of the data that we have."
    Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports, says the manufacturer starts each season with the same objectives. "For Chevrolet that's one of our goals every year is to help our teams win a driver's championship and collectively giving our teams the best opportunity to win enough races for us to win the manufacturer's championship. We have two opportunities out of the four (on Sunday), and if you look over the past number of years, eight of the last nine driver's champions have been Chevrolet drivers. We do see a lift in opinion, and when you get a lift of opinion on a brand, great things happen. Customers put you on their shopping list more quickly. It's a fact. So that's big."
    On Sunday, Hamlin could become the first driver to deliver a championship to Toyota in NASCAR's premier series. "For Toyota, it would simply be historic and unprecedented," said David Wilson, president and general manager of Toyota Racing Development USA. "We're still the new guys, so to speak, in the series. This is our... celebrating our 10th anniversary in NASCAR in their national series. We've won championships, multiple championships in the Camping World Truck Series, in the Nationwide Series. Cup, the Sprint Cup Series, that box hasn't been checked yet, so for Toyota it would be huge. It would be significant, I think, for the sport. It would be huge for TRD. Certainly Toyota, our engagement model is a little bit different than my colleagues', and I have 250 people that work their butts off, and they have for years and years, so it would be very emotional."(NASCAR Wire Service)(11-16-2014)

  • Chevy close to clinching 38th Manufacturers' Title: Chevrolet will clinch this season's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers' Title if its top finishing SS concludes the race 38th or better, giving Chevy its 38th Sprint Cup Series manufacturers' championship. It will be the 12th consecutive manufactures' trophy for Chevrolet and the second for the SS nameplate. Since its debut at the Daytona 500 in February of 2013, the Chevy SS had recorded 35 wins amongst 10 different drivers. Two of those drivers are #4-Kevin Harvick and #31-Ryan Newman, the final two Chevrolet competitors still in the running to earn the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Should Harvick or Newman earn this year's trophy, it would be the first championship for either driver; and it would mark Chevrolet's 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver's title since 1949. Not only can Chevrolet claim this season's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series manufacturers' championship the brand also has the opportunity to take home it's 16th Bill France Performance Cup, an award that recognizes the manufacturers' champion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Chevrolet can claim the title if its top finishing Chevy Camaro ends the race 26th or better. In 2014 Chevrolet Camaro drivers have visited Winner's Circle 15 times. Last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, 18 year-old Camaro driver Chase Elliott clinched Chevrolet's 18th driver's title.(Team Chevy)(11-12-2014)

  • NASCAR Simplifies Manufacturer Points System For 2014: NASCAR announced that it has restructured its manufacturer points system for 2014, simplifying it for fans, competition and the industry, while amplifying the already passionate rivalries between each auto maker. The new points system - which applies to all three national series - mirrors the owner championship points structure. Points will be awarded to the single highest finisher for each car manufacturer in each championship event according to the finishing position awarded for each race. Specifically, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, points will be awarded as follows (43-1, plus bonus points). Points will be awarded in a similar manner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (43-4, plus bonus points) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (43-8, plus bonus points).
    Three additional bonus points will be awarded to the manufacturer that wins the race. The single highest finisher for each manufacturer will receive one additional bonus point for leading a lap, and one additional bonus point for leading the most laps.
    Example: In a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, if a Toyota finishes in each of the top three positions and the winning Toyota leads the most laps, and a Chevrolet finishes in fourth position without leading a lap, Toyota will receive 48 points and Chevrolet will receive 40 points.
    "We have always focused on intensifying the natural rivalries between our manufacturers - both on the race track and in the showroom," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition and racing development. "We believe aligning the points system with the owner points will create better understanding for the entire industry, and bolster interest and excitement with our fan base, which has shown intense manufacturer loyalty throughout the sport's history."
    At the end of the season, if two or more manufacturers have the same number of points, the manufacturers' championship will be awarded to the manufacturer with the greatest number of first-place finishes. If there is a tie in victories, the greatest number of second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc. will break the tie. If a tie still remains, the manufacturer having the earliest win of the current season will prevail.(NASCAR), see how Manufacturer Points were awarded last season and previous season on the 2013 Manufacturers Championship page.(1-8-2014)

  CHEVY FORD TOYOTA
Race Highest
Finisher
(position)
Pts Highest
Finisher
(position)
Pts Highest
Finisher
(position)
Pts
1) Daytona #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (WON) 48 #2-Brad Keselowski (3rd) 42 #11-Denny Hamlin (2nd) 43
2) Phoenix #4-Kevin Harvick (WON) 48 #2-Brad Keselowski (3rd) 42 #18-Kyle Busch (9th) 35
3) Las Vegas #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (2nd) 43 #2-Brad Keselowski (WON) 48 #20-Matt Kenseth (10th) 35
4) Bristol #14-Tony Stewart (4th) 40 #99-Carl Edwards (WON) 47 #11-Denny Hamlin (6th) 39
5) Auto Club #42-Kyle Larson (2nd) 42 #99-Carl Edwards (10th) 34 #18-Kyle Busch (WON) 47
6) Martinsville #41-Kurt Busch (WON) 47 #22-Joey Logano (4th) 41 #20-Matt Kenseth (6th) 39
7) Texas #24-Jeff Gordon (2nd) 43 #22-Joey Logano (WON) 48 #18-Kyle Busch (3rd) 42
8) Darlington 4-Kevin Harvick (WON) 48 16-Greg Biffle (5th) 40 20-Matt Kenseth (4th) 41
9) Richmond #24-Jeff Gordon (2nd) 44 #22-Joey Logano (WON) 47 #18-Kyle Busch (3rd) 41
10) Talladega #47-A.J. Allmendinger (5th) 39 #16-Greg Biffle (2nd) 44 #11-Denny Hamlin (WON) 47
11) Kansas #24-Jeff Gordon (WON) 47 #22-Joey Logano (5th) 41 #20-Matt Kenseth (10th) 34
12) Charlotte #48-Jimmie Johnson (WON) 48 #99-Carl Edwards (4th) 41 #20-Matt Kenseth (3rd) 42
13) Dover #48-Jimmie Johnson (WON) 48 #2-Brad Keselowski (2nd) 43 #20-Matt Kenseth (3rd) 42
14) Pocono #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (WON) 47 #2-Brad Keselowski (2nd) 44 #11-Denny Hamlin (4th) 41
15) Michigan #48-Jimmie Johnson (WON) 47 #2-Brad Keselowski (3rd) 42 #15-Clint Bowyer (10th) 34
16) Sonoma #24-Jeff Gordon (2nd) 43 #99-Carl Edwards (WON) 47 #15-Clint Bowyer (10th) 35
17) Kentucky #31-Ryan Newman (3rd) 41 #2-Brad Keselowski (WON) 48 #18-Kyle Busch (2nd) 43
18) Daytona #41-Kurt Busch (3rd) 43 #43-Aric Almirola (WON) 47 #55-Brian Vickers (2nd) 42
19) New Hampshire #42-Kyle Larson (3rd) 42 #2-Brad Keselowski (WON) 48 #18-Kyle Busch (2nd) 43
20) Indianapolis #24-Jeff Gordon (WON) 47 #22-Joey Logano (5th) 40 #18-Kyle Busch (2nd) 42
21) Pocono #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. (WON) 47 #22-Joey Logano (3rd) 42 #15-Clint Bowyer (4th) 40
22) Watkins Glen #47-AJ Allmendinger (WON) 47 #9-Marcos Ambrose (2nd) 43 #20-Matt Kenseth (9th) 35
23) Michigan #24-Jeff Gordon (WON) 47 #22-Joey Logano (3rd) 43 #15-Clint Bowyer (6th) 38
24) Bristol #48-Jimmie Johnson (4th) 40 #22-Joey Logano (WON) 47 #20-Matt Kenseth (3rd) 42
25) Atlanta #5-Kasey Kahne (WON) 47 #99-Carl Edwards (5th) 39 #20-Matt Kenseth (2nd) 43
26) Richmond #24-Jeff Gordon (2nd) 42 #2-Brad Keselowski (WON) 48 #15-Clint Bowyer (3rd) 41
27) Chicago #24-Jeff Gordon (2nd) 42 #2-Brad Keselowski (WON) 47 #11-Denny Hamlin (6th) 38
28) New Hampshire #42-Kyle Larson (2nd) 42 #22-Joey Logano (WON) 47 #18-Kyle Busch (8th) 36
29) Dover #24-Jeff Gordon (WON) 47 #2-Brad Keselowski (2nd) 43 #20-Matt Kenseth (5th) 40
30) Kansas #42-Kyle Larson (2nd) 42 #22-Joey Logano (WON) 48 #18-Kyle Busch (3rd) 42
31) Charlotte #4-Kevin Harvick (WON) 48 #22-Joey Logano (4th) 40 #18-Kyle Busch (5th) 40
32) Talladega #40-Landon Cassill (4th) 40 #2-Brad Keselowski (WON) 47 #20-Matt Kenseth (2nd) 43
33) Martinsville #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (WON) 47 #22-Joey Logano (5th) 40 #20-Matt Kenseth (6th) 39
34) Texas #48-Jimmie Johnson (WON) 48 #2-Brad Keselowski (3rd) 42 #18-Kyle Busch (4th) 40
35) Phoenix #4-Kevin Harvick (WON) 48 #22-Joey Logano (4th) 40 #20-Matt Kenseth (3rd) 41
36) Homestead #4-Kevin Harvick (WON) 43 #2-Brad Keselowski (3rd) 41 #20-Matt Kenseth (6th) 38
  CHEVY FORD TOYOTA
Total
Points
(wins)
1615 (20) 1571 (14) 1444 (2)

Points awarded as follows: The points system mirrors the owner championship points structure. Points will be awarded to the single highest finisher for each car manufacturer in each championship event according to the finishing position awarded for each race. Specifically, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, points will be awarded as follows (43-1, plus bonus points). Three additional bonus points will be awarded to the manufacturer that wins the race. The single highest finisher for each manufacturer will receive one additional bonus point for leading a lap, and one additional bonus point for leading the most laps.
Example: In a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, if a Toyota finishes in each of the top three positions and the winning Toyota leads the most laps, and a Chevrolet finishes in fourth position without leading a lap, Toyota will receive 48 points and Chevrolet will receive 40 points.

Drivers/Teams with the most # of highest finishes for their manufacturer
CHEVY FORD TOYOTA
Team/Driver
(best finish)
# of best
finishes
(points)
Team/Driver
(best finish)
# of best
finishes
(points)
Team/Driver
(best finish)
# of best
finishes
(points)
#24-Jeff Gordon
(WON 4)
9 (393) #2-Brad Keselowski
(WON 6)
14 (625) #20-Matt Kenseth
(2nd)
14 (554)
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(WON 4)
5 (232) #22-Joey Logano
(WON 5)
13 (564) #18-Kyle Busch
(WON)
11 (451)
#4-Kevin Harvick
(WON 5)
5 (235) #99-Carl Edwards
(WON 2)
5 (208) #11-Denny Hamlin
(WON)
6 (249)
#48-Jimmie Johnson
(WON 4)
5 (231) 16-Greg Biffle
(2nd)
2 (84) #15-Clint Bowyer
(4th)
5 (185)
#42-Kyle Larson
(2nd)
4 (168) #43-Aric Almirola
(WON)
47 #55-Brian Vickers
(2nd)
1 (42)
#41-Kurt Busch
(WON)
2 (90) #9-Marcos Ambrose (2nd) 1 (43)    
#47-A.J. Allmendinger
(WON)
2 (87)        
#5-Kasey Kahne
(WON)
1 (47)        
#31-Ryan Newman
(3rd)
1 (41)        
#14-Tony Stewart
(4th)
1 (40)        
#40-Landon Cassill
(4th)
1 (40)        
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