VALLEY OF THE SUN AWAITS
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes
Race: AdvoCare 500
Drivers: @jamiemcmurray @jpmontoya
Cars: No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS
Track: Phoenix International Raceway
TV: ESPN (3 p.m. ET)
Social: @EGRTeams #TeamGanassi #TeamTarget
I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT
Target in Camo: The No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS will sport a special paint scheme this weekend for Veteran’s Day. The signature red paint scheme will go camo at Phoenix International Raceway to honor the veterans.
Follow EGR on Twitter: Continue to follow 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”.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Jamie McMurray and No. 1 Lexar Team
Texas Recap: The No. 1 McDonald’s team battled an ill-handling car through much of the AAA Texas 500 and fought hard to battle through long green-flag runs to maintain crucial track position. But in the end, Jamie McMurray would wheel the No. 1 Chevrolet SS home to a 31st place finish.
McMurray at Phoenix: McMurray will make his 21st NSCS start at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) this weekend. In his previous 20 starts, McMurray has accumulated two top-10 and one top-five finishes, in the Valley of the Sun. He has an average starting position of 16.4 and an average finishing position of 21.8. His best start was second on two occasions and his best result was a third place finish in November of 2008.
Lexar: This weekend at PIR the No.1 Chevrolet SS will feature the colorful paint scheme of long-time Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) partner Lexar. Lexar boasts one of the most comprehensive portfolios of high-performance, award-winning products in every major flash memory category, including memory cards, card readers, and USB flash drives. With more than 15 years of experience in the memory industry, the Lexar brand has long been synonymous with reliability and high performance.
Race With Insulin: Jamie McMurray will join his CGRT teammate, IZOD IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball, on Thursday at Cardon Children’s Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. on behalf of Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care. McMurray and Kimball, who drives the No. 83 Novo Nordisk Indy Car, will take part in a media event and autograph session for patients at the hospital. The visit is part of the “Race with Insulin” initiative with Novo Nordisk and CGRT to show that with the right management plan and ”team” support, people with diabetes can start to get their diabetes on track.
Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Target Team
Texas Rewind: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to the “Lone Star” State for 334-laps of racing action at Texas Motor Speedway. Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Target battled with handling early on and then a shredded tire with less than a 100 laps to go, to finish out the day in 20th position.
Montoya at Phoenix: Montoya has 13 career NSCS starts at Phoenix International Raceway which includes one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 21st and an average finishing position of 15.8. His best start is fifth which came at last year’s fall race and his best finish is fifth from the spring 2010 race.
Call Me Juan: Homestead-Miami Speedway, for a fifth consecutive year, is partnering with the Montoyas to create “Call Me Juan”— an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity for fans prior to the Nov. 17 NSCS Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The “Call Me Juan” package, available for $142 (a $187 value) will benefit the Formula Smiles Foundation. The package includes: a ticket to the NSCS finale race, private question and answer session with Montoya, pre-race pit pass, No. 42 Target Chevy SS hat and a $42 donation to Formula Smiles. Visit www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com for more information.
Hit the Bullseye: Be sure to stop by Target for all of your race day essentials this weekend. Target is just nine miles from Phoenix International Raceway, located at 1515 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395. Call ahead and make sure they have what you need at (623) 935-3510.
WHO TO CONTACT
Jeff Dowling No.1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayna Keller No.42 email@example.com
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s Ave Start Ave Finish Pts. Pos./(Prev)
Jamie McMurray 34 1 1 4 9 16.9 16.0 15/14
Juan Pablo Montoya 34 0 0 4 7 14.1 19.8 22/22
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s Ave Start Ave Finish
Jamie McMurray 400 7 9 45 108 19.3 19.1
Juan Pablo Montoya 251 2 9 24 58 17.9 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 17 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