|It was quite season for Chevrolet. Here, Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Charlie Kimball of the Bowtie Brigade celebrate a podium sweep in GM's hometown.|
Chevrolet clinched its third consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship with the 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 engine. Some factoids about the bowtie brand in the series:
12 – Chevrolet-powered cars won 12 of the 18 races during the 2014 season.
33 — Races won with a Chevrolet engine in the past three seasons.
78 – Percentage of Chevrolet-powered cars in the Fast Nine qualifying positions for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race since 2012.
100 – Man hours to assemble one race engine.
108 – Average distance in miles traveled by a piston in the Chevrolet race car engine cylinder during the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.
1,851 – Race laps led during the season by Chevrolet-powered cars.
9,500 – Individual parts in the race engine.
30,065 – Revolutions of Ed Carpenter's engine during his four-lap qualifying run in the Fast Nine to secure his second consecutive Indianapolis 500 pole start.
250,000 — Half a terabyte of data is collected by Chevrolet engineers throughout the course of the racing season, which is equivalent to about a quarter million pictures worth of data.