Charlotte II: Spener to run new paint

Spencer to carry new Fujifilm paint scheme in Charlotte. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 8, 2002) - Target Chip Ganassi Racing will feature a new paint scheme for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 13. The recognizable green,...

Spencer to carry new Fujifilm paint scheme in Charlotte.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 8, 2002) - Target Chip Ganassi Racing will feature a new paint scheme for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 13. The recognizable green, white and red of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., will be the featured artwork on the No. 41 Dodge driven by Jimmy Spencer for this one event.

The UAW-GM Quality 500 will mark the first time that Fujifilm has had primary sponsorship on a NASCAR Winston Cup car. To support Target and Chip Ganassi Racing, Fujifilm will bolster its presence at Lowe's Motor Speedway with the FinePix "Picture of America(tm)" Tour truck and the famous Fujifilm blimp. Race fans can stop by the FinePix truck for a hands-on digital photography learning experience and catch a glimpse of the blimp overhead.

"Racing is the perfect outlet to match the advanced technology and endurance of Fujifilm products with the speed and reliability associated with Chip Ganassi Racing," said David Bailey, Vice President of National Accounts in Fujifilm's Consumer Markets Division. "Although Fujifilm's green boxes of film are recognizable around the globe, the company is about more than just film. We're excited to showcase these aspects of Fujifilm at this race."

Jimmy Spencer has competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series since 1989. He has 30 top-five and 83 top-10 finishes to date, including wins at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

"It's great to have a company like Fujifilm on board for our home-race in Charlotte," Spencer said. "It's a cool paint scheme and it will really stand out on the track. I'm hoping we'll drive it to Victory Lane and that all the photographers will be taking my picture with Fujifilm products."

Target Chip Ganassi Racing is the only team to field cars in all three major U.S.-based racing series: NASCAR, CART and the Indy Racing League. Over the last seven years, the team has won four consecutive CART championships from 1996 to 1999 and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000 with driver Juan Montoya.

Following a successful career as a driver, Chip Ganassi set his sights on ownership in 1988. The Target Chip Ganassi Racing team earned Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) championships in four consecutive years from1996 through 1999. In 2000, driving for the first time on the 2.5-mile oval in a different styled open-wheel car, Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Juan Montoya blew away the competition in the Indianapolis 500, claiming the title for his team, which had not raced at the famed brickyard since 1995. Ganassi entered NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing in 2000, and with Sterling Marlin currently battling for the championship, Ganassi appears to be building for continued success.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmy Spencer , Sterling Marlin , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing