EGR HEADED TO GRANITE STATE
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes
Race: Sylvania 300
Drivers: @jamiemcmurray @jpmontoya
Cars: No. 1 Linksys Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS
Track: New Hampshire International Speedway
TV: ESPN (2 p.m. ET)
Social: @EGRTeams #TeamGanassi
I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT
It’s a Shave-Off: Gillette has teamed up with the No. 42 Target team this weekend to help promote their Fusion ProGlide razor. It’s the No. 1 razor for sensitive skin and the Target crew will put it to the test. Juan Pablo Montoya and the Target pit crew will be out at the Gillette display space on Sunday at 10:15 am ET to take part in a shave-off.
Homecoming: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) is considered a homecoming for several Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (EGR) team members that hail from New England - No. 1 team: crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion (Boylston, Mass.), car chief Rich “Haskell” Lavalette (Agawam, Mass.), front tire carrier Brett Morrell (Windham, Maine), rear tire carrier Doug Riepe (Danbury Conn.) – No. 42 team spotter Derek Kneeland (Windham, Maine)
#NTTDATARacing Contest: NTT DATA is giving one lucky fan a trip for two to Texas Motor Speedway as Kyle Larson’s VIP guest for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Nov. 2. Aligned to NTT DATA’s “Think Smart, Act Fast, Flex Your Business” campaign, fans will be asked to share their real-life examples in a 140-character post on Twitter depicting a moment they’ve had to #ThinkSmart, #ActFast, or #FlexYourBusiness. The contest officially kicks off Thursday, Sept. 19 and end Friday, Oct. 4. Follow @EGRTeams and @NTTDATAAmericas on Twitter for more information.
Support SibTember: During the month of September, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams will be sharing pictures on social media of drivers and crew members wearing suspenders to help create awareness for SibTember. SibTember is an initiative that involves supporters wearing suspenders during September to start conversations about pediatric cancer’s significant impact on families—especially siblings of the child diagnosed with cancer. SibTember garners awareness for the types of support these siblings need and helps raise funds for programs that support siblings. For more information, visit www.sibtember.org
Chat with the President: Chip Ganassi Racing Teams President, Steve Lauletta (@SLauletta), will be participating in a live Twitter Chat with @EGRTeams on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Send your questions or follow the chat using #GanassiChat.
POST OF THE WEEK
From @TeamChevy prior to GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway – “Jamie McMurray is the only driver to complete at least 99% of laps run this season. (7,314 of total 7,384) – That’s awesome! #NASCAR #SprintCup #racing #fact #TeamGanassi”
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE SPEEDWAY
Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Linksys Team
Chicagoland Recap: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams headed to the “Windy City” and Chicagoland Speedway for the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The No.1 McDonald’s team would endure the rainy conditions that forced a five hour, 10 minute red-flag as weather pushed through the area on Sunday. Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team would persevere with an ill-handling race car to a lead lap and finish 19th.
McMurray at New Hampshire: Jamie McMurray has 21 previous starts at the NHMS in NSCS competition. McMurray’s best start of third came in 2003 and his best finish of third came in 2010. He has four top-10 and two top-five finishes with an average start of 21.6 and average finish of 22.8. McMurray has completed 5877 of 6270 (93.7%) laps of competition and has led 32 laps in the Granite State. On his first visit to NHMS this season, McMurray qualified 11th and finished 12th.
Going Wireless: The No. 1 Chevrolet SS driven by Jamie McMurray will sport a new look this weekend at NHMS. Linksys will be the primary sponsor on the car with a blue, white and black paint scheme. Linksys has pioneered wireless connectivity since 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem.
Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team
Chicagoland Recap: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series battled Mother Nature Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway as rain delayed the start of the race and then caused a five-hour red flag period before the halfway point. Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Target started in the third position and was running mid-pack when contact with the No. 30 changed the outcome for the team. Montoya would settle for a 32nd-place finish.
Annoying Orange: Montoya is quite the character; at least he is in the Cartoon Network show called The High Fructose Adventures of the Annoying Orange. He and fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Carl Edwards will be featured in the hit show on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8:00 pm ET. Montoya’s character, Juan Papaya, takes part in the adventures as he battles against Hero Carl, Orange, Nerville and other characters in a Cherr-iot race.
Montoya at New Hampshire Speedway: Montoya has made 13 career NSCS starts at NHMS which include two pole awards, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 16.4 and an average finishing position of 20.5 and has completed 3834 out of the 3862 possible laps (99.3%) at NHMS.
Hit the Bullseye: Leave something at home and need it in a pinch there’s no need to worry, Target has all of your race day essentials. Stop by the local Target by the track at 80 Damante Dr. Concord, NH 03301 or call ahead to see if they have what you need (603) 227-0809.
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s Ave Start Ave Finish Pts. Pos./(Prev)
Jamie McMurray 27 0 1 2 6 16.8 16.7 15/14
Juan Pablo Montoya 27 0 0 4 7 13.7 19.5 20/19
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s Ave Start Ave Finish
Jamie McMurray 393 6 9 43 105 19.4 19.3
Juan Pablo Montoya 244 2 9 24 58 18.0 19.9
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