The Crew Chief Club was founded in 1998 by Jimmy Makar, Larry McReynolds, Todd Parrott, Robin Pemberton and entrepreneur Danielle Randall-Bauer with the goal of providing fans with an insiderâ€™s look behind shop walls and into the NASCAR garage area. In 2000, the group expanded its membership by adding Tommy Baldwin, Jimmy Elledge, Ryan Pemberton and Greg Zipadelli.
Today the Crew Chief Club is a thriving company that prides itself on working with several of the top Crew Chiefs in NASCAR racing. With its headquarters just a half mile from Loweâ€™s Motor Speedway itâ€™s close to the action at the track as well as many of the race shops.
Together with its marketing partners, Crew Chiefs will be accessible to fans at races and special events, in the media and on the web which prominently spotlights their dedication to their drivers, teams and sport.
Congratulations to Kevin Manion, Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team on winning the 2010 Daytona 500.
Jamie McMurray Wins The 52nd Running Of The Daytona 500
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 14, 2010) - Jamie McMurray held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. during a second attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish to win the 52nd running of the Daytona 500 for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet. The win came in McMurrayâ€™s first race back with owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates, making Ganassi the only team owner besides Roger Penske to win the Daytona 500, the Indy 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Sundayâ€™s race was long, lasting over six hours, with two red flag delays lasting two and a half hours to repair a pothole in the asphalt between turns one and two and two attempts at a green-white-checkered flag finish. McMurray spun his tires on the restart on Lap 207 but got a push down the front stretch and through the first turn from third-place finisher Greg Biffle. Securing the top spot from Kevin Harvick on the backstretch, McMurray led the final two laps.
The win delivered Chevrolet its 21st victory in the Daytona 500, a record among manufacturers.
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