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For the most part of its 35 years, the All-Star race has been a Chevrolet and Ford event.
Toyota joined in 2007, but it took nearly a decade for the newcomers to win for the first time.
Here is a look at how this battle shapes up for the All-Star’s 35th edition.
Also check out these articles covering this weekend’s action at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
What: 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC
When: Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Motor Racing Network (Web radio)
The two manufacturers won every race between themselves from 1989 until 2007.
Overall, the All-Star has gone to either Chevrolet or Ford 29 times in 34 editions.
Chevy has a 50% win rate, taking the festive race 17 times.
Ford trails their rival manufacturer with 12 victories.
Now defunct GM brand Pontiac scored one All-Star win.
Dodge, which left the Cup Series in 2012, just before the Gen 6’s introduction, has two wins.
Chevrolet’s dominant run in the 2000s also shows in the All-Star’s results.
The manufacturer scored nine wins between 2000 and 2014, its most recent triumph.
Four of those came with Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time champion leading the all-time winners list for the event.
Chevy is also the only manufacturer to have won the event in back-to-back years more than once.
It happened on four different occasions, with two streaks of three wins in a row.
The most recent back-to-back sequence happened from 2012 to 2014.
Jimmie Johnson scored wins in 2012 and again in 2013, with Jamie McMurray taking the checkered in 2014.
McMurray’s win marked the most recent triumph for Chevrolet at the event.
Since then, the All-Star has seen an even split between Ford and Toyota.
Reflecting what has happened in the championship, Ford and Toyota have been the dominant forces at the All-Star race.
It took the Japanese manufacturer nearly a decade to win the event for the first time.
Toyota finally did it in 2015, courtesy of Denny Hamlin in his only win at Charlotte.
It didn’t take so long for the manufacturer’s second victory, with Kyle Busch winning his first All-Star 2017.
Ford, meanwhile, is the only manufacturer other than Chevrolet to have won the All-Star in back-to-back years.
The blue oval and Toyota have split every win at the event since 2015.
Ford is the defending winner, with Kevin Harvick scoring his second All-Star victory last year.
It was only their sixth win at the event since 2000.
Since the Gen 6’s introduction in 2013, however, Ford and Toyota are tied with two wins, while Chevrolet has done it once.
Looking at the recent trend, it’s fair to expect another fight between Ford and Toyota, with Chevrolet as a dark horse.
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