EGR SET TO TAKE ON THE MONSTER MILE
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes
Race: Fed Ex 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks on Sunday, June 2
Drivers: @jamiemcmurray @jpmontoya
Cars: No. 1 Parade Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Energizer Chevrolet SS
Track: Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile Oval)
TV: FOX (1 p.m. ET)
Social: @EGRTeams #TeamGanassi
I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT
The Bunny Returns: The Energizer bunny is scheduled to make an appearance on the No. 42 Chevrolet SS this weekend as a primary sponsor at Dover International Speedway. Who doesn’t love the Energizer bunny? The endless energy is adored by millions and couldn’t be a better representative of their Energizer brand. But Energizer Holdings is much more than batteries. In fact, they’re made up of 30 established consumer brands the world over, from Schick and Wilkinson Sword shaving systems to Banana Boat sunscreens. The Target partnership with Energizer is one of the longest running relationships as they have been with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for 18 years.
Supporting Autism Awareness: In order to help raise awareness for Autism Speaks throughout the weekend, the No. 1 Chevy SS with Jamie McMurray and the No. 42 Chevy SS with Juan Pablo Montoya will run special Autism Speaks puzzle piece decals on their cars.
Join The Parade: Parade Magazine, distributed by more than 670 Sunday Newspapers nationwide, is the most widely read magazine in America.
Follow EGR on Twitter: Continue to follow Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (EGR) on their official team Twitter page. Find in-race updates and weekly news on the No.1 and No.42 teams throughout the 2013 season by following “@EGRTeams”.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
@jpmontoya – “Fun testing today with the @Target car at VIR. The gen 6 #NASCAR car is much better that the old one. Fun!!!”
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Parade Team
Charlotte Recap: Jamie McMurray rolled off from the ninth position on Sunday afternoon and would race the No. 1 Chevy among the top-10 until lap 320 of the 400-lap race. McMurray, while driving under caution, reported that he could see and smell smoke coming from the car. After bringing the car to the attention of the crew they discovered a small oil leak that required repairs and a new oil-line. McMurray would return to action five laps down to the leaders, but was able to pick up five more positions in the closing laps and bring the Bad Boy Buggies Chevy SS to a 19th-place finish.
McMurray at Dover: McMurray will make his 21st career NSCS start at Dover International Speedway this weekend. In his previous 20 starts at the Monster Mile, McMurray has accumulated one top-five, five top-10s and led 131 laps. The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has an average start of 16.8 and an average finish of 18.0 His best start was fifth in 2008 and his best finish was second in 2006. McMurray has zero DNFs (did not finish) and has completed 7,895 of 8004 laps (98.6%) at Dover.
Parade Magazine: Jamie McMurray will debut the Parade Chevrolet SS at the FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Parade is completely rebranding its print and digital assets, which are set to debut June 2 on the magazine and its website. The cover on the Sunday June 2 edition of the re-branded look for Parade will feature “America at its Best” with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, hosts of the Emmy-winning syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael."
Driving for a Cause: Jamie McMurray will pick up his golf clubs this week to participate in the Drive for Autism Celebrity-Am Golf Tournament. The 12th annual event will take place at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del. on Thursday May 31. McMurray participates in the annual event to help raise funds to create better lives for people with autism and their families throughout Delaware.
Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Energizer Team
Charlotte Rewind: Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted their annual Memorial Day weekend race on Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The 400-lap endurance race started during the day and ended in the late night hour. The No. 42 Target team started in the 16th position and Montoya made his way up to the seventh position before an on track incident sent the team to pit road for repairs. Team Target finished out the race in the 18th position.
Montoya at Dover: Montoya will make his 13th start at Dover International Speedway this weekend. In 12 starts at the “Monster Mile” the driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS has earned one top-five, two top-10s and led five laps. His average start is 19.6, while his average finish is 23.6. Montoya’s highest starting position is second (2007, 2009) and his best finish is fourth in 2009.
History with the Bunny: This weekend marks the fifth time Montoya has driven the No. 42 Energizer Chevy SS and the first time the paint scheme has raced at Dover International Speedway. In his previous four starts with the Energizer paint scheme, his best start and finish came at the 2010 fall Loudon race, fifth and 16th, respectively.
Short Track Stats: In his NSCS career, Montoya has made 39 starts on short tracks. He has accumulated one pole, three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. Montoya has led 170 laps and completed 98% of laps run on short tracks in his career. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has an average starting position of 18.8 and an average finishing position 18.2.
Hit the Bullseye: On the way to Dover International Speedway this weekend, stop by Target for all of your race-day essentials. Target is conveniently located within three miles of the track at 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, DE. Call ahead and make sure they have what you need at 302-741-0434.
WHO TO CONTACT
Jeff Dowling No.1 email@example.com (704) 906-8182
Shayna Keller No.42 firstname.lastname@example.org (704) 902-8381
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s Ave Start Ave Finish Pts. Pos./(Prev)
Jamie McMurray 12 0 0 0 3 16.5 17.5 14 / 15
Juan Pablo Montoya 12 0 0 1 2 16.4 22.2 23 / 22
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s Ave Start Ave Finish
Jamie McMurray 378 6 8 41 102 19.4 19.4
Juan Pablo Montoya 229 2 9 21 53 18.4 20.0
Max Jones – Team Manager
John Probst – Technical Director
No. 1 (NSCS) Hometown Hometown
Crew Chief: Kevin Manion Boylston, MA Rear Tire Changer: Jeremy Fuller Newnan, GA
Chief Mechanic: Rich Lavalette Agawam, MA Rear Tire Carrier: Doug Riepe Danbury , CT
Front Tire Changer: Bryan Jacobsen Honesdale, PA Gas Man: Benjy Grubbs Richmond, VA
Front Tire Carrier: Brett Morrell Windham, ME Spotter: Lorin Ranier Prestonsburg, KY
Jack Man: Mitch Lash Salisbury, NC
No. 42 (NSCS) Hometown Hometown
Crew Chief: Chris Heroy Angola, IN Rear Tire Changer: Chris McMullen Canton, MI
Chief Mechanic: David Bryant Concord, NC Rear Tire Carrier: Chip Goode Statesville, NC
Front Tire Changer: Dennis Terry Mooresboro, NC Gas Man: Ed Watkins Richmond, VA
Front Tire Carrier: Bob Dowens Holmdel, NJ Spotter: Derek Kneeland Windham, ME
Jack Man: Mark Jacobs Fort Walton Beach, FL
ONE TEAM, SIX CARS, THREE SERIES
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include three cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Overall his teams have 15 championships and over 150 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and five Rolex 24 At Daytonas. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.
For more information log onto: www.earnhardtganassi.com