No. 1 GearWrench Chevrolet SS
Jamie McMurray will make his 30th start in MENCS competition at CMS this weekend. In 2002, he set the series record for the fewest starts before a first win, when he won at CMS in just his second start. Since then he has scored two wins and a total of seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, completing 9,840 of 10,320 laps and leading 279 circuits around the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
This Memorial Day weekend, as a part of the NASCAR industry-wide initiative, 600 Miles of Remembrances, the Chip Ganassi Racing cars will be honoring two fallen service members by having their names displayed on the windshield banners on the No. 1 and No. 42 race cars for the Coca-Cola 600. The No. 1 GearWrench Chevrolet SS will carry the name of U.S. Army Spc. Benjamin Moore.
“After running in the All-Star Race last weekend I feel really good about the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend. We had a really good car, especially on long runs, and I expect that we will have plenty of that on Sunday night. This is obviously a really long race so it is important to manage the equipment and try to maintain track position to be around at the end of the night. This is always a fun weekend full of racing. I wake up early on Sunday morning to watch the F1 race in Monaco, head to the race track, then we watch the Indy 500 before we get to work. It is also amazing to see the tributes that everyone in the industry does to honor Memorial Day and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”