CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( TheStreet) -- During its 100-year history, Chevrolet has not only sold 209 million vehicles, but also it has established itself as one of the leading names in race car driving. In fact, 1911 is not just the year that Chevrolet began, but also the year that the Indy 500 began.
Since then, Chevrolet has been intimately involved with the sport of racing and, in particular with Dale Earnhardt, perhaps racing's greatest driver. Chevrolet has been a leader in both Indy racing and NASCAR racing. It has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series manufacturers' championship 35 times, and is the most successful name in that series' history. Of course, around headquarters, Dale is considered the no. 2 driver in the history of the world. A certain Mr. Louis Chevrolet gets the nod for the top spot. Here are the top three moments in Chevrolet racing history, as selected by the company.