LIFTMASTER TO SPONSOR JAMIE MCMURRAY
LIFTMASTER RAISES THE DOOR ON PLANS FOR 2012 PARTNERSHIP WITH JAMIE MCMURRAY AND NO. 1 EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING TEAM
CONCORD, NC – (Jan. 24, 2012) – Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and LiftMaster, the number one brand of professionally installed garage doors, announce today that LiftMaster will be the primary sponsor on the No. 1 Chevrolet driven by 2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray at the Sept. 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Additionally, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and LiftMaster also revealed the paint scheme that will adorn the No.1 LiftMaster Chevrolet for that race.
Notes of Interest:
LiftMaster and EGR:
LiftMaster began its partnership with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in 2011 as an associate sponsor on the No.1 Chevrolet. In addition to the one-race primary sponsorship LiftMaster’s branding will prominent on the c-post location of the No. 1 Chevrolet for the other 37 NSCS races in 2012, along with placement on Jamie McMurray’s firesuit and the No. 1 team uniforms
McMurray on the Track:
Jamie McMurray’s NSCS career includes 330 career starts, six wins, 41 top-five, 96 top-ten finishes and eight poles. 179 of his NSCS starts are with car owner Chip Ganassi – (four wins, 30 top-five, 64 top-ten finishes and seven poles). McMurray has 18 career starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with two top-five, and four top-10 finishes. His career best finish at the Granite State track came in the Fall 2010 race with a third-place finish.
Pat Rooney, Director, Marketing Communications, LiftMaster: “Taking this step forward with Jamie McMurray and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing is one fueled by passion and results: the passion that our employees, network of independent dealers, and extended family have for the LiftMaster brand and the results we’re seeing from our relationship with Jamie and EGR as they help us reach audiences for our products and services in a genuine and entertaining way. We can’t wait for the 2012 season to get started.”
Steve Lauletta, President, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing: “We are very excited to announce this extended relationship with LiftMaster. When one of our partners looks to increase their involvement with our team it means this is a valuable partnership for their business. We hope to continue that as we work together to drive awareness of the LiftMaster brand. We value the relationship and look forward to continued success together.”
LiftMaster is the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers and commercial door operators, as well as a major manufacturer of residential, industrial and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products. Driven by the access and security needs of the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace, the expansive lines of LiftMaster products are designed to fit any lifestyle or application, providing customers with the latest technology and innovations in safety, security and convenience. For inquiries on LiftMaster products please visit www.LiftMaster.com.
About Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Teams
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 four 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 14 championships and 145 victories, including three Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and four 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, Pa.