Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes
Race: Sylvania 300 – 300 laps/317.4 miles #SYLVANIA300
Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058 mile oval) @NHMS
Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin
Cars: No. 1 FLIR Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Plaid Chevrolet SS
Television: Sunday, Sept. 27 NBCSN (2:00 p.m. ET)
Social: @CGRnascar #FLIR #TeamTarget #TeamGanassi
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Put a Bow On It: This weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), Chevrolet aims to break a 10-race winless streak dating back to July 5th at Daytona International Speedway. Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray will strive to earn the 750th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory for the Bowtie Brand. Chevrolet has 11 victories this season in the NSCS.
Follow CGR on Twitter: Be sure to follow CGR on the official team Twitter page. Find in-race updates and weekly news on the No.1 and No.42 teams throughout the 2015 season by following @CGRnascar. You can also connect in the social conversation throughout the season with team hashtags – #TeamTarget #FLIR #TeamGanassi #TeamJMac
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Jamie McMurray and No. 1 FLIR Team
Chicagoland Recap: Chicagoland Speedway hosted the first round of the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (Chase). Jamie McMurray, one of the 16 competitors in the Challenger Round of the Chase, started from the 13th position and managed an ill-handling car in the early running, to bring home a 16th-place finish.
McMurray at NHMS: McMurray will be making his 26th start at NHMS this weekend. In his previous trips to the “Magic Mile”, McMurray has four top-five and six top-10 finishes, which includes a fourth-place finish in last fall’s race. McMurray has completed 7,085 of 7,479 (94.7%) of the laps run at NHMS and has led 32 laps of competition.
A lot of FLIR: The sponsor on the No. 1 Chevy SS this weekend at NHMS, FLIR, is the world leader in the manufacturing of thermal cameras and imaging sensors. However, FLIR also designs, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR operates in several bushiness segments including, surveillance, instruments, original equipment manufacturers (OEM)/emerging markets, maritime, security and detection.
Kyle Larson and No. 42 Target Plaid Team
Chicagoland Recap: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) made its one and only stop at Chicagoland Speedway as the first round of the playoffs for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup officially began. Although the No. 42 Target team is not in the playoffs, they looked to play the spoiler role again this season during the Chase. Larson started Sunday’s race in 18th position and, after some early adjustments on the Clorox Chevy, steadily improved his running order to secure a seventh-place finish.
Larson at NHMS: The “Magic Mile” has resulted in several good finishes for Larson, who has competed in all but two race laps en route to an average finish of 12.0 at the track in three NSCS starts. Last season, Larson raced from starts of 13th and 10th to a third and second place finish, respectively. Larson’s most recent stop at NHMS resulted in a 31st place finish after starting from the 17th spot. Larson also has one win at the track, which came in 2012 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Let the Plaid Begin: This fall, as Target goes mad for plaid with tartan-themed items throughout the store, the No. 42 Target Team is getting the plaid touch as well. For eight of next nine races, various plaid-inspired designs will be featured on Larson, the crew and the No. 42 Chevy. Just in time for the cooler weather, the plaid touch begins with this weekend with a stylish buffalo plaid inspired paint scheme. Look for plaid patterned items at Target this fall, including the limited-edition Adam Lippes for Target collaboration featuring 50 items with the designer’s take on buffalo plaid.
Mr. Baseball: Prior to assuming his usual weekend duties, Larson is scheduled to take in some baseball with a trip on Wednesday to Minneapolis to catch a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field and a stop off at Fenway Park on Thursday to watch the Boston Red Sox. At the Twins game, Larson is scheduled to greet fans at an interactive Team Target display prior to the game, while members of his crew perform a pit stop demonstrations with the No. 42 Target Chevy. While at Fenway, Larson is scheduled to tour the ballpark and throw out the first pitch before the game. Previously this season, Larson has thrown out the first pitch at a Dodgers spring training game and led the crowd at a Giants game in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
A Shopping Bullseye: If you have made it to the race only to find out you’ve forgotten to pack a few necessities, there’s no need to worry. For all your last minute needs and forgotten items, Target has all of the essentials and more. The nearest Target is located at 80 D’Amante Drive, Concord, NH 03301 and can be reached at (603) 227-0809. Call ahead and make sure they have what you need.
Max Jones – Team Manager
John Probst – Technical Director
Tony Lunders – Competition Director
No. 1 (NSCS)
Crew Chief: Matt McCall
Rear Tire Changer: Kenyatta Houston
Chief Mechanic: Ryan Bergenty
Rear Tire Carrier: Art Simmons
Front Tire Changer: Daniel Kincaid
Port Byron, NY
Gas Man: Mike Metcalf
Front Tire Carrier: Ben Fetzer
Spotter: Lorin Ranier
Jack Man: Shane Wilson
No. 42 (NSCS)
Crew Chief: Chris Heroy
Rear Tire Changer: Steven Tautges
Chief Mechanic: David Bryant
Rear Tire Carrier: Gene Cornwell
Rock Hill, SC
Front Tire Changer: Nick Krizmanich
Gas Man: Ed Watkins
Front Tire Carrier: Aaron Schields
Spotter: Derek Kneeland
Jack Man: Graham Molatch
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 cars in the IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Prototype in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Overall his teams have 18 championships and over 160 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and six Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring. 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.
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