Lexar to Partner with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing

Will be Primary Sponsor on McMurray’s No. 1 Chevrolet SS at Phoenix International Raceway

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2013) – Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (EGR) and Lexar announce an extension of their continued partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT), to be the primary sponsor on the No. 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Chevrolet SS of former Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray.  Lexar, a long-time partner of CGRT, began its relationship with the team back in 2001 when it became an associate sponsor.

The No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS will make an appearance at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday Nov. 10 (3PM ET, ESPN).  The AdvoCare 500 is the next-to-last race in the 2013 Chase to the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Notes of Interest:

  • Lexar:  Lexar boasts one of the most comprehensive portfolios of high-performance, award-winning products in every major flash memory category, including memory cards, card readers, and USB flash drives.  Lexar products are backed by outstanding customer support, industry-leading warranties, and an ever-expanding selection of products that are designed to meet the growing needs of quality-oriented customers.  With more than 15 years of experience in the memory industry, the Lexar brand has long been synonymous with reliability and high performance.
  • McMurray at Phoenix:  Jamie McMurray has made 20 career NSCS starts at PIR since 2002.  The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has completed 5927 of 6321 (93.8%) laps of competition where he has one top-five and two top-10 finishes, and has also led 29 laps and has an average starting position of 16.4 and average finish of 21.8.
  • McMurray career numbers: McMurray who made his first NSCS start in October of 2002 at Talladega Superspeedway will make his 401st career start at PIR on Sunday Nov. 10.  The Joplin, Mo. native has 34 NSCS starts in 2013 including one pole, nine top-10, four top-five finishes, and one win at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 20.  McMurray also boasts the title of 2010 Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 Champion.

Quote Board:

Jeff Cable, Director of Marketing, Lexar: “We’re excited to extend our sponsorship with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and watch Jamie McMurray lead the pack in the No. 1 Lexar Chevrolet SS. When it comes to great performance, high speeds, and reliability, Jamie’s got all three, and these are the same attributes the Lexar brand supports, which is why we’re excited to team up with him and EGR this coming week.”

Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: “Lexar has been a great partner to Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for many years.  I feel the duration of our relationship is a reflection of a partnership that provides mutual value to each organization.  It gives us a great amount of pride to have them extend their allegiance to our team through this affiliation with Jamie and the No. 1 team in Phoenix”.

About 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 three cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.  Overall his teams have 17 championships and over 150 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and five Rolex 24 At Daytonas.  Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.   

Contact:  Jeff Dowling at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, 704-662-9642

For more information log onto www.earnhardtganassi.com