Brabham Takes Wraps Off Pirtek Team Murray Indycar
Matt Brabham joined the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) today to take the covers off his PIRTEK Team Murray Chevrolet that will start his Verizon IndyCar Series career this Saturday with the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
The 22-year-old rookie was joined at IFD Station 7 by team owner, Brett Murray along with Battalion Chief Rita Reith and Firefighter Ross Meyer, both of whom will join the CK Crew for the Tag Heuer Pit Stop Challenge on Miller Lite Carb Day, Friday May 27.
The CK Crew has been formed by the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to bring a unique feature to the nationally televised pit crew contest.
The CK Crew is bringing together seven military veterans and first responders from key markets around the country. While knowledgeable in their own fields of experience, they have never done a pit stop before. They will stay in Indianapolis during the lead up to the contest and train together with renowned IndyCar trainer, Jim Leo who has been working with Matt Brabham to prepare him for his two race program.
Third generation star Brabham was thrilled to have the chance to see a Verizon IndyCar Series car with his name on it in race trim for the first time and is ready for the challenges that lie ahead over the next three weeks - including the sellout Indianapolis 500.
"PIRTEK Team Murray and the crew at KV Racing Technology have built a terrific group of guys led by my engineer Andy Brown and Team Manager, Mitch Davis. The history these guys have at the Speedway is well known and they have been amazing in making sure that I am focused on the job at hand.