Top 5 NASCAR Brands
What are the most popular NASCAR brands?
General Motors has been at the top of NASCAR since it began. Some of its older car brands like Oldsmobil and Pontiac no longer exist, but the biggest name and the only GM car that continues to race is Chevrolet. Chevrolet was and continues to be the best car brand in the game. They have won 791 races and 39 manufacturer's championships in its history, far more than any other brand. Chevy has also had many Hall of Famers drive their cars with Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson all got their Chevy cars inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Ever since 1954 the only tires to cross the checkered flag in a NASCAR race are Goodyear tires. This is the longest time a company has held a sponsorship with a major sport. Goodyear throughout the years has provided the most reliable and durable tires contributing to this relationship. Goodyear has been able to innovate year after year ensuring that the tires are going to keep the driver safe and on the track. The Goodyear logo is very familiar to most NASCAR fans and one of the big reasons for this is the Goodyear Blimp which will fly above many NASCAR races and supply the aerial coverage of the race.
For over 15 years, Sunoco has been the official fuel of NASCAR and its three national racing series: NASCAR Cup Series, The NASCAR XFINITY Series, and The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Since 2004, Sunoco has been innovating and improving their fuel to optimise fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness. They do this to ensure that the fuel they are making allows the cars to perform at their highest ability. Since the partnership began, Sunoco has been able to fuel over 15.5 million miles of racing and 1300 NASCAR wins and they plan on continuing to fuel NASCAR for years to come.
The second most successful car brand behind Chevy is Ford. They have tallied 701 race wins, but they have not been able to have as much success in recent years. They also have 16 Manufacturer Championships, which is given to the manufacturer that wins the most number of races in a given season. Since Ford's first race in 1950, 85 different drivers have won races while in a Ford car. Kevin Harvick was the driver that was able to win the company's 700th win and the driver who has won the most races is Ned Jarret with 43.
The manufacturer with the third highest wins out of the active companies racing is Toyota. They have a total of 150 wins, but they are newer to the NASCAR scene, winning their first race in 2008 with Kyle Busch. Once Toyota joined the Cup Series their cars and racers got right into the mix and during the 2016 season they won the Manufacturer Championship. Toyota did not stop there, as they have continued to display excellence on the track by winning three out of the last four Manufacturer Champampships, displaying that they are the hottest car brand in NASCAR.