HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi News and Notes
Race: NASCAR XFINITY Series – Great Clips 250 – 125 laps / 250 miles
Track: Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval)
Driver: Kyle Larson
Car: No. 42 ParkerStore Chevrolet Camaro
Television: Saturday, June 13 – FOX Sports 1 (2:00 p.m. EDT)
Social: @KyleLarsonRacin @TeamHSMCG @ParkerStore #GreatClips250
SETTING THE SOCIAL SCENE
Larson on ParkerStore returning as a partner: Pretty cool to still be racing with @ParkerStore. Glad to have them back with @TeamHSMCG.
LARSON LOOKS FOR A STRONG RUN IN THE IRISH HILLS
After an off weekend for the XFINITY Series, Larson returns to make his fifth start of the season and third at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this weekend. In two previous starts at the 2.0-mile speedway, Larson has one top five and two top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 7.5 and average finishing position of 5.0. His best start was fourth in 2014 and best result was second in 2013.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
For the first time in 2015, ParkerStore will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro. In addition, ParkerStore will be the primary sponsor for Larson at Texas Motor Speedway in November and will continue to serve as a full-time associate sponsor of the No. 42 XFINITY Series team. ParkerStore is a global network of independently-owned Industrial Retail™ operations developed to support Parker customers in the MRO market, along with mobile solutions including ParkerStore Hose Doctor® vans and ParkerStore Onsite Containers.
While Larson is driving the ParkerStore Chevrolet Camaro this weekend, Brennan Poole was behind the wheel of the DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro two weeks ago in Dover. Poole started 18th and, within the first half of the race, made his way into the top 15. Poole was the beneficiary of a free pass back onto the lead lap early in the race. Within the final 50 laps of the race, Poole began to run some of his fastest laps of the day and fought his way up to 12th. This marked Poole’s fifth top-15 finish in eight XFINITY Series starts.
LARSON ON MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
“Michigan is a fast track that usually has multiple grooves, which is good for us as drivers. It’s one of my favorite tracks. Qualifying will be key because the race typically has long green-flag runs, so starting up front will be important. I am very excited to be back behind the wheel of an XFINITY Series car, especially with ParkerStore on the side this weekend.”
CREW CHIEF MIKE SHIPLETT ON MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
“Michigan is a challenging track. Races tend to have long green-flag runs with very few cautions. Fuel mileage will be important since the pace of the race is really fast. Since the track is so wide, you will see multiple-groove racing once the tires wear out. Everybody wants to do well in their auto manufacturer’s backyard, so the key will be finding the balance between straightaway speed and handling.”
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
Mechanic: Travis Young
Gas Man: Ed Watkins
Mechanic: Jonathan Ellis
Spotter: Derek Kneeland
Truck Driver: Dan Collins
Engine Tuner: Eric Meade
PARKERSTORE AND MOTORSPORTS
ParkerStore is a global network of independently-owned Industrial Retail™ operations developed to support Parker customers in the MRO market, along with mobile solutions including ParkerStore Hose Doctor® vans and ParkerStore Onsite Containers. In all, there are more than 3,900 service points around the world.
For more information, visit www.parkerstore.com.
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.