Chip Ganassi Racing reactions on postponed event

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 13, 2001) - Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates supports NASCAR's decision to postpone the New Hampshire 300 in Loudon, N.H., which was originally scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2001. The race has been ...

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 13, 2001) - Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates supports NASCAR's decision to postpone the New Hampshire 300 in Loudon, N.H., which was originally scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2001. The race has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 23.

Sterling Marlin, driver, No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T:

"I think it's a good thing that NASCAR postponed the race because it would be hard to concentrate on racing this weekend. It reinforces what has happened in our nation and the circumstances that we are under. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims."

Tony Glover, team manager, No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T:

"I think everyone in the racing industry has to applaud NASCAR for standing up and honoring America and realizing that under the circumstances that the United States is in, it would be in our best interest not to have the race this weekend."

Jason Leffler, driver, No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T:

"I really wanted to race but considering the location of the event and all that happened to our country in the last 48 hours, I believe that NASCAR made the right decision."

Andy Graves, team manager, No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T:

"I think postponing the race this weekend was the most patriotic thing NASCAR could have done. I don't think anyone had their hearts set on racing this weekend. Our minds would have been somewhere else."

Matt Chambers, crew chief, No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T:

"I think it's the right thing to do. Everybody says that the country needs to keep going and do everything they still planned on doing but this is a big deal and I think we need to take a step back for a weekend and regroup before we continue on. I think it was a good choice on NASCAR's part to postpone the race."

-CGR

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jason Leffler , Sterling Marlin , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing