2012 Team Preview: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Owners: Chip Ganassi, Teresa Earnhardt, Felix Sabates (4 career wins, 0 career championships)
Drivers: Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray (Finished 21st and 27th, respectively, in 2011)
Crew Chiefs: Chris Heroy (Montoya), Kevin "Bono" Manion (McMurray)
Key offseason changes: Red Bull Racing's technical director John Probst was added in September to serve in the same role at EGR. Veteran Ganassi crew chief Brian Pattie, who took a sabbatical in July, was replaced by engineer Jim Pohlman during the season and then Chris Heroy was hired as the permanent crew chief in November. Former Roush Fenway Racing castoff Max Jones became the team manager in December.
Overview: Chip Ganassi's description of his organization's 2011 performance as "pathetic for a team with our ability and our resources" led to an overhaul in management late last summer as it became clear that neither the Nos. 1 nor 42 teams were liv...