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Caymus Vineyards and Germain Racing Together for Third Year at Sonoma
Mooresville, NC (June 23, 2015) – Few stops on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit are as exciting for Germain Racing as when the team loads up the specially built road-course chassis and heads west to Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. What’s the buzz about? Driver Casey Mears, a California native, has a knack for road course racing and turning right and left yielded this GEICO Racing team its first top-ten finish in the highly competitive Cup Series ranks. And, for the third consecutive year, the Sonoma No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS is proud to sport the logos of Caymus Vineyards and Wagner Family of Wine.
“Germain racing proudly flies the Caymus banner throughout the season and we are particularly proud to showcase this wonderful Napa Valley wine brand and the Wagner family here at the road course in Sonoma. The Wagner’s put the kind of passion and detail into making their wines that the race team puts into building cars. Our relationship with Caymus Vineyards and the Wagner family has made Sonoma Raceway an even more special destination for the team,” said team owner Bob Germain, Jr.
Caymus Vineyards is located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, a short drive from Sonoma Raceway.
“We’re extremely pleased to continue our sponsorship of Germain Racing,” said Chuck Wagner, Owner/Winemaker of Caymus Vineyards. “Every race has its unique moments, and we’re excited to see the team in action at Sonoma Raceway and cheer on Casey Mears. We value the pursuit of excellence, whether in winemaking or pushing to achieve the best possible performance in the world of competitive racing.”
The Sonoma 350 is a 350K/218.9-mile,110-lap event which will be covered live from Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA, on Sunday, June 28th, starting at 3PM ET on FoxSports1 and on radio with PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90. The track has a Twitter feed @RaceSonoma and NASCAR keeps fans in the loop @NASCAR and @NASCARStats. Practice sessions will be live on FoxSports 2 from 3-4:55 PM ET and 6:30-7:55 PM ET on Friday, June 26th. Qualifying is live on FoxSports 1 on Saturday at 2:15 PM ET.
The Wagners come from a long line of grape growers and winemakers with a farming legacy that traces back to the 1850s in the Napa Valley. It's been over 40 years since Charlie and Lorna Wagner, along with their son, Chuck, founded Caymus Vineyards in Rutherford, Napa Valley and today the family is proud to showcase a collection of wine brands that have a reputation for quality and consistency, sourced from the premiere wine growing regions of California. Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is the only wine in the world to have been awarded the title “Wine of the Year” twice by Wine Spectator, an honor that the family has been working to live up to ever since.
From the family’s ranch property purchased in 1941, Charlie Wagner, Sr. quickly gained a reputation as a skilled grape grower and home winemaker, using grapes planted behind thefarmhouse. Today, Chuck Wagner continues to make world-renowned Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com and keep up with driver Casey Mears on Twitter @CJMearsgang.
To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com. You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing. Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing.