HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi – Chicagoland Speedway Pre-Race Notes

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi News and Notes

RACE SETUP

Race:                     NASCAR XFINITY Series – Furious 7 300 – 200 laps / 300 miles
Track:                    Chicagoland Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Driver:                   Kyle Larson
Car:                        No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro
Television:           Saturday, September 19 – NBC Sports Network (6:00 p.m. EDT)
Social:                   @KyleLarsonRacin @TeamHSMCG @ENEOSUSA #ENEOSRacing


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SETTING THE SOCIAL SCENE

Larson on last week’s @racetheshowcase: The @racetheshowcase is in the books and a great success. Thanks to everyone who made the event possible and all the fans.

LARSON READY TO RACE IN THE WINDY CITY

Kyle Larson will make his 10th XFINITY Series start of 2015 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday. In four previous XFINITY Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Larson has two top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish in the fall race in 2014. He has an average finishing position of 12.2 and has led 27 laps at Chicagoland. Larson finished third in his only Sprint Cup Series start at Chicagoland in 2014.

HOME GAME

Team partner JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. and their premium synthetic oil brand, ENEOS, have their U.S headquarters just one hour north of the Chicagoland Speedway, in Schaumburg, III. ENEOS is a full-time associate sponsor and will serve as a primary sponsor for three additional XFINITY Series races (Chicago 9/19, Dover 10/3 and Phoenix 11/14) in 2015.

RICHMOND RECAP

Brennan Poole was behind the wheel of the DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro for the 250-lap race at Richmond International Raceway last week. This was the young driver’s first XFINITY Series start since early August at Iowa Speedway. Poole started 16th and over the first 125 laps slowly and methodically worked his way to a race-high ninth place. Poole’s car proved to be better on the long green flag runs compared to the short green flag runs. The race’s final cycle of pit stops saw Poole restart 10th and he finished the race in 11th position. This marked Poole’s ninth top-15 finish in just 14 XFINITY Series starts in 2015.

LARSON ON CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

“Chicagoland is a track that has multiple grooves, which is good for us as drivers. It’s one of my favorite tracks. Qualifying will be important because the race typically has long green-flag runs, so starting up front will be key. I am very excited to be back behind the wheel of an XFINITY Series car and especially in ENEOS’ backyard this weekend.”

CREW CHIEF MIKE SHIPLETT ON CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

“Chicagoland Speedway is a very bumpy track. Drivers are able to run the top and bottom grooves which makes for good racing for the fans and competitors. The turns are slightly different so it’s important to have a good balance for the car. The backstretch is also curved so the driver really never gets a break from turning around the track. Kyle’s record at Chicagoland in the XFINITY Series is very impressive, so we feel like we have a chance to win.”

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

Rock Hill, 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

ENEOS AND MOTORSPORTS

The largest oil company in Japan, ENEOS brand motor oil is developed to exceed the highest standards of the automotive industry and has had a long, successful history in numerous racing series around the world. ENEOS product ranges from motor oil that offers optimal performance protection under the most extreme temperature variations, to ecologically friendly motor oil that provides superior fuel saving capacity.

For more information, please visit www.eneos.us.

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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