Concord, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2015) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that FLIR will be on the No. 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Chevrolet SS, driven by 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contender, Jamie McMurray. The No. 1 FLIR Chevrolet SS will compete in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Sunday, Sept. 27 (2 p.m. EDT, NBCSN).
FLIR is the world leader in the manufacturing of thermal cameras and imaging sensors. FLIR products are employed in a variety of capacities, including public safety, military and industrial industries. In addition to infrared imaging technologies for commercial and government applications, FLIR has extended access to those technologies to the general public with the FLIR ONE for use with hand-held devices and the FLIR FX for in-home monitoring and outdoor security.
Notes of Interest:
· FLIR: This is the first NASCAR sponsorship for FLIR and the company will be showcasing thermal images of the No. 1 car across its social media channels.
· McMurray at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: The Sylvania 300 will be McMurray’s 26th career NSCS start at NHMS. McMurray made his first start in July 2003 and has an average start of 19.3 and average finish of 20.7. He has a best finish of third-place. His best start of second-place came at last year’s Sylvania 300. McMurray is currently 12th in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings.
· Travis Merrill, Chief Marketing Officer, FLIR Systems, Inc.: “We are excited to sponsor Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 FLIR Chevrolet SS at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. FLIR technology has been used to enhance the performance in motorsports for several years and we look forward to sharing this technology and our brand with NASCAR fans.”
· Jamie McMurray, Driver No. 1 FLIR Chevrolet SS: “I’m really looking forward to having FLIR join us on the No. 1 team this weekend in New Hampshire. Not only is it valuable for us to bring new partners to the sport, but FLIR brings powerful technology products that we can use to continuously enhance our performance.”
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.
About Chip 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 cars in the Verizon 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 170 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, 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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