Kyle Larson was Chevrolet’s only hope.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver ran in third place in the closing laps of the Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
When the checkered flag flew, Larson was one of two Chevy drivers in the top five, followed by Chase Elliott in fifth.
Had Larson found a way to get around Busch and Truex’s Toyotas, he would have delivered Chevy’s first – and only – win of the postseason.
The manufacturer went without a win in the Cup postseason for the first time since NASCAR changed how it crowned its Cup champion in 2004.
Toyota won eight playoff races and Ford claimed the other two.
Larson earned the last Chevrolet win in the regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway.
In all, Chevrolet visited Victory Lane 10 times in the first 26 races of the season. Toyota and Ford each won eight.
Here’s how many postseason races Chevrolet has won in each year of the playoffs.
2004 – Seven wins, all consecutively
2005 – Four wins
2006 – Eight wins
2007 – Seven wins
2008 – Four wins
2009 – Six wins, including five in a row
2010 – Five wins
2011 – Seven wins, five by Tony Stewart
2012 – Four wins in the last four races
2013 – Six wins, four in a row
2014 – Six wins, including final four races
2015 – Four wins, three in a row
2016 – Five wins
2017 – Zero wins
In 14 seasons, Chevrolet has won 73 of 140 playoff races.