HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi News and Notes
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
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.
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.
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.”
Max Jones – Team Manager
John Probst – Technical Director
Tony Lunders – Competition Director
No. 42 XFINITY Series
Crew Chief: Mike Shiplett
Front Tire Changer: Nick Krizmanich
Chief Mechanic: Ryan Shea
Front Tire Carrier: Aaron Schields
Race Engineer: Davin Restivo
Jack Man: Graham Molatch
Tire Specialist: Justin Grosser
Fort Atkinson, WI
Rear Tire Changer: Steven Tautges
Interior Specialist: Matt House
Rear Tire Carrier: Gene Cornwell
Rock Hill, S.C.
Mechanic: Travis Young
Gas Man: Ed Watkins
Mechanic: Jonathan Ellis
Spotter: Derek Kneeland
Truck Driver: Dan Collins
Engine Tuner: Eric Meade
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