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CHIP GANASSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

TUSCC: Ganassi Saves Enough Fuel To Take CoTA Race Win

AUSTIN, Texas — The tank ran dry halfway through the cool down lap, but that was the least of the worries in terms of veteran sports car racer Scott Pruett on Saturday afternoon as he managed to extend a near empty fuel tank, plus hold off two hungry competitors close behind him to claim the victory in the Lone Star Le Mans Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Starting third...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley Gilbert to sponsor Sage Karam’s Indianapolis 500 effort

Chip Ganassi Racing announced that country music entertainer Brantley Gilbert will be sponsoring rookie Sage Karam’s No. 22 Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing Chevrolet for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25. Gilbert is set to release his album JUST AS I AM slated on May 19 and is known best for his song “Bottoms Up”. Sage Karam...
Via On Pit Road
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sage Karam to run Indianapolis 500 thru Chip Ganassi-DRR Partnership

Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed 2013 Indy Lights Champion Sage Karam to a multi-year development deal. The deal will kick off with the Indianapolis 500 as Ganassi has created an alliance with Dreyer and Reinbold Kingdom Racing to enter the No. 22 entry with Karam behind the wheel. “I couldn’t be happier to join Chip Ganassi Racing’s Verizon IndyCar...
Via On Pit Road
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing captures victory at Twelve Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. -- Marino Franchitti, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas teamed to give Chip Ganassi Racing its first victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring, the oldest endurance sports car race in the country.   Franchitti made a pit stop in the No. 01 Ford/Riley DP just before a caution period Saturday night, allowing him to take the lead under a full-course caution when others pitted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi eyeing development program for Sage Karam

Chip Ganassi Racing wants to build a driver development program around Sage Karam and is close to putting together a second full-time entry in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship that could pair the Indy Lights champion with Marino Franchitti. Franchitti and Karam were both part of Ganassi's two-car program in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona. Ganassi team President Steve...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Karam completes a series of firsts at Daytona

Sage Karam had a race filled with firsts. Just not the one that mattered: finishing first. The Indy Lights champion competed in his first Rolex 24 at Daytona with the defending race winning car from Chip Ganassi Racing. He joked a win would give him a Rolex watch to wear to his prom. But the team was plagued with problems and eliminated from contention before Karam ever got behind...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi teams challenged at 24 Hours of Daytona

Chip Ganassi Racing typically goes into the Rolex 24 at Daytona every year as the heavy favorite. Not this weekend. Ganassi switched to Ford during the offseason, and a variety of issues have raised questions about the competitiveness of their two-car entry. A rule change ordered by IMSA cost Ford valuable horsepower and drivers have complained they are down as much as 5 mph on...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi and Penske change team names

Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske have both tweaked their team names headed into the 2014 seasons. Ganassi has dropped "Earnhardt" from the formal name of his NASCAR organization. His team will now be known as Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, the name it used before a late 2008 merger with Dale Earnhardt Inc. The signs at the shop have already been changed to drop Earnhardt...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi drops Earnhardt from team name

It was only a matter of time before Chip Ganassi dropped the Earnhardt name from his race team. The No. 1 and No. 42 cars driven by Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson will have new Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates logos on them in place of the Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing logos which had been on the cars in past years. It is not believed that Theresa Earnhardt, the widow of Dale Earnhardt...
Via Tireball.com
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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