HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Road America Pre-Race Notes

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi News and Notes

RACE SETUP

Race:                     NASCAR XFINITY Series – Road America 180 – 45 laps / 182.16 miles
Track:                    Road America (4.048-mile road course)
Driver:                   Justin Marks
Car:                        No. 42 Ganassi Sound Garage Chevrolet Camaro
Television:           Saturday, Aug. 29 – NBC Sports Network (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Social:                   @JMarksDE @TeamHSMCG


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SETTING THE SOCIAL SCENE

Justin Marks on his No. 42 Sound Garage Chevrolet Camaro: My first ever purple racecar. #SoundGarage

TIME TO HIT YOUR “MARKS” AT ROAD AMERICA

Justin Marks will make his 13th career NASCAR XFINITY Series start and second for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi (HSMCG), this weekend at Road America. Although this is only his second start at the 4.048-mile road course in an XFINITY Series car, Marks is no stranger to the facility. He finished sixth in the GT-class of an American Le Mans Series, now the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, race in 2006. Marks finished 15th for HSMCG at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course two weeks ago.

MEET JUSTIN

On Friday, Aug. 28 from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EDT, Marks will sign autographs, along with several other XFINITY Series drivers, in front of the media center. Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 100 fans in line will receive wristbands.

ABOUT GANASSI SOUND GARAGE

On the heels of the wildly-popular and first-of-its-kind event for millennials last Fall, Ganassi Sound Garage will feature Big Machine Label Group’s recording artist A Thousand Horses. Ganassi Sound Garage will once again take place at the team’s Concord, N.C., headquarters on Monday, Oct. 5. The event will be hosted by a diverse sampling of the team’s millennial driver lineup, including HSMCG driver’s Kyle Larson and Brennan Poole, XFINITY Series and Chip Ganassi Racing development driver Dylan Kwasniewski and Chip Ganassi Racing INDYCAR driver Sage Karam. The event hosted over 200 social media savvy millennials and influencers last year, and expects to more than triple the turnout this year with a target audience that includes influencers, curators and heavy social media users.

BRISTOL RECAP

Kyle Larson was behind the wheel of the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro for the 300-lap race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). Larson started seventh and wasted no time driving inside the top-five, where he spent the remainder of the evening. Although he was very pleased with the handling of his car, the team made a small chassis adjustment on the final pit stop of the race with 100 laps to go. A late-race caution allowed Larson an opportunity to make a charge for the win. Larson restarted fourth on the lap 300 green/white/checkered restart and managed to gain two spots on the final lap, coming home second. This was Larson and HSMCG’s best finish-to-date of 2015 and his third second-place finish at BMS in five XFINITY Series starts.

MARKS ON ROAD AMERICA

“I’ve been able to compete in different types of race cars at this track, so I am really looking forward to racing at Road America. I had a great car last year and feel that we can have another very strong run. The Ganassi Sound Garage Camaro looks awesome and I know everyone on the team is working hard to prepare a great car to take to the track.”

CREW CHIEF MIKE SHIPLETT ON ROAD AMERICA

“Road America is very challenging. The track has a lot of elevation changes and races tend to have long green-flag runs there. Like with all road courses, especially for a track this size, fuel mileage will be important. The most important things for the driver is to keep the car on the track and not use up the brakes. Justin did a great job for our team at Mid-Ohio, so we’re really excited to have him back in the car this weekend.”

TEAM ROSTERS

Max Jones – Team Manager

John Probst – Technical Director

Tony Lunders – Competition Director

No. 42 XFINITY Series

Hometown

Hometown

Crew Chief: Mike Shiplett

Amherst, OH

Front Tire Changer: Nick Krizmanich

Kenosha, WI

Chief Mechanic: Ryan Shea

Tionesta, PA

Front Tire Carrier: Aaron Schields

Goodland, KS

Race Engineer: Davin Restivo

Asheboro, N.C.

Jack Man: Graham Molatch

Harrisburg, N.C.

Tire Specialist: Justin Grosser

Fort Atkinson, WI

Rear Tire Changer: Steven Tautges

Abbotsford, WI

Interior Specialist: Matt House

Fayetteville, N.C.

Rear Tire Carrier: Gene Cornwell

Rockwell, S.C.

Mechanic: Travis Young

Owensboro, KY

Gas Man: Ed Watkins

Richmond, VA

Mechanic: Jonathan Ellis

Hixon, TN

Spotter: Derek Kneeland

Windham, ME

Truck Driver: Dan Collins

Columbus, OH

Engine Tuner: Eric Meade

Thaxton, VA

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS WITH CHIP GANASSI

HScott Motorsports, which was established in 1989 as Phoenix Racing, is owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with technical support from Hendrick Motorsports. The team competes full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Justin Allgaier driving the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet and Michael Annett driving the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet. Scott also owns HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, which fields the No. 42 Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and is the co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which fields five entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. His vision is to build a championship contender by developing talented young drivers, partnering with dedicated sponsors and competing hard every week. For more information, visit www.hscottmotorsports.com.

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