Lexar Shows-Off Its Colors in the Bluegrass State
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 30 June 2014
Release date- 27062014 - CONCORD, N.C.- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) and Lexar announce an extension of their continued partnership to be the primary sponsor on the No. 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Chevrolet SS driven by 2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner and former Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray.
Lexar, a long-time partner of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, began its relationship with the team back in 2001 when it became an associate sponsor with the organization.
The No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS will make an appearance at Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400 on Saturday June 28 (7:30 p.m., TNT), where McMurray was the runner-up finisher in the 2013 race at the 1.5-mile track located in Sparta, Ky.
Notes of Interest:
Lexar: Lexar JumpDrive USB 3.0 flash drives leverage SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to provide high-speed file transfer. Lexar JumpDrive S33 USB 3.0 flash drives, like those shown on the No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS, offer speeds up to 4 times faster than standard JumpDrive USB 2.0 drives. What's more, JumpDrive S33 drives feature a slim, swivel design with retractable connector, a key ring, and are available in a range of colors and capacities, including orange (8GB), teal (16GB), green (32GB), and purple (64GB). In addition to USB flash drives, Lexar also boasts a comprehensive, award-winning lineup that includes memory cards, card readers, and storage drives, all backed by outstanding customer support and industry-leading warranties. With more than 15 years of experience in the memory industry, the Lexar brand has long been synonymous with reliability and performance.
McMurray at Kentucky: Jamie McMurray has made three career NSCS starts at Kentucky Speedway since the venue was added to the NSCS schedule in 2011. The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet SS has completed 732 of 801 (91.4%) laps of competition where he has one top-five finish along with an average finish of 17.7. McMurray is coming off a pole and fourth place finish at Sonoma last weekend.
McMurray career numbers: McMurray who made his first NSCS start in October of 2002 at Talladega Superspeedway. The Joplin, Mo. native has 16 NSCS starts in 2014 including one pole, five top-10 and two top-five finishes. McMurray also captured the $1 million bonus with his victory in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Brad Anderson, Lexar, Vice President of World Wide Sales: 'When it comes to racing, superior, high-speed performance is key - an attribute also synonymous with the Lexar brand. We're excited to team up with Chip Ganassi Racing at the Kentucky Speedway - and watch Jamie McMurray lead the pack in the No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS.'
Jamie McMurray, Driver No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS: 'I am excited to have Lexar back on-board with our team again this season. Lexar has been a great partner to Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for many years and I am proud to have them join us at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. We had a strong run last season in Kentucky, so hopefully we can back that up again this weekend with Lexar.'
Lexar is a global brand of Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world. Lexar products include industry-leading memory cards for photography and video, card readers, high-performance USB flash drives, and memory cards for mobile devices. Lexar products are available worldwide at major retail and e-tail stores, and at www.lexar.com. For more information or support, visit www.lexar.com.
About Chip Ganassi Racing
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 17 championships and over 160 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, five 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.
Contact: Jeff Dowling at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, 704-662-9642
For more information log onto www.chipganassiracing.com
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