Target Team Fast Facts: New Addition: Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced last Friday John Fernandez, former Director of Dodge Motorsports, accepted a new position with the organization to serve as Managing Director of its...
Target Team Fast Facts:
New Addition: Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced last Friday John Fernandez, former Director of Dodge Motorsports, accepted a new position with the organization to serve as Managing Director of its Concord racing operation. Fernandez will manage all aspects of the organization's racing operation in North Carolina, including overseeing all four teams, as well as the engine, fabrication and paint shops. His move to CGRFS follows a long career with the DaimlerChrysler Corporation, where he served for 35 years. Fernandez is also an experienced racer himself, competing in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in which he claimed four championship titles. Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 and MBA in 1977 at the University of Detroit. He is originally from Gloversville, N.Y.
Road Course Results: Sorenson has one road course start in NEXTEL Cup Series competition, which came at Infineon Raceway on June 25. He started the event 41st and took the checkered flag in 29th. Sorenson has three road course starts in Busch Series competition, two at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City (14th and 36th) and one at Watkins Glen (41st). He suffered from engine problems in both finishes outside of the top 15.
Reed Sorenson on Watkins Glen...
"I don't have a ton of road course racing experience, but I do enjoy it. We had to overcome quite a few obstacles at Infineon, but the end result was respectable considering I had never seen the place prior to race weekend. I've got a race under my belt at Watkins Glen in the Busch car so at least I'll be familiar with the track when we get there Friday morning. It's a companion Busch and Cup weekend, so the extra seat time should benefit both programs.
"We had a rough go of it last weekend at Indy and it would be nice to bounce back with a good run this weekend. After Watkins Glen, there are a few tracks coming up where we ran really strong earlier in the season. I'm really looking forward to these races because I feel like the Target team is headed for a big turn around and some great things lie ahead."