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Chip Ganassi wants to keep rolling after 200th victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi likes to tell his drivers there is no such thing as accidents, all are preventable. Unless, of course, a meteor falls from the sky and destroys a race car. That’s the only true accident, according to the veteran team owner. His two cars had the GT Le Mans class well covered last weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which should have been a relief...
Via MyNorthwest.com
23 days ago

Chip Ganassi Racing snares 200th overall win

Veteran team owner Chip Ganassi was more interested in celebrating Sunday's GT Le Mans class victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona than on commemorating the fact it was the 200th overall win for his organization.
Via ESPN
25 days ago

Action Express, Ganassi claim Rolex victories

The Action Express team of Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove Cadillac to the overall victory Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing and GRT Grasser Racing took class victories.
Via ESPN
25 days ago

DC Solar to sponsor Chip Ganassi Racing in Cup, Xfinity races

DC Solar will sponsor Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray in select Cup races.
Via CSN Chicago
January 16, 2018

DC Solar to sponsor select NASCAR races for Ganassi drivers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has expanded its partnership with sponsor DC Solar, which will offer funding for both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray in the Cup Series. DC Solar has worked with Ganassi for the last three seasons in the Xfinity Series. The energy company will also be an associate sponsor in IndyCar for Ganassi drivers Scott Dixon and Ed Jones. Larson will...
Via MyNorthwest.com
January 15, 2018

Chip Ganassi named grand marshal for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Ganassi's teams have won the Rolex 24 seven times since 2006, including last year.
Via CSN Chicago
January 06, 2018

Chip Ganassi named grand marshal for Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Renowned car owner Chip Ganassi will serve as grand marshal for the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Ganassi will give the command, “Drivers, start your engines,” before the twice-around-the-clock endurance race at Daytona International Speedway. The road-course race begins Jan. 27 and ends the following day. Ganassi says “this is a really big honor...
Via MyNorthwest.com
January 05, 2018

Duchardt Named Chip Ganassi Racing’s Chief Operating Officer

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Long-time motorsports racing executive Doug Duchardt will join Chip Ganassi Racing as the team’s new Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Max Jones, who previously held that position has been promoted to the Managing Director of the teams’ NASCAR Operation, joining Mike Hull, the Managing Director of CGR’s INDYCAR operations. Duchardt will work...
Via Motorsports Tribune
January 03, 2018

Former Hendrick executive joins Chip Ganassi Racing

Doug Duchardt joins Chip Ganassi Racing as chief operating officer.
Via CSN Chicago
January 03, 2018

John Hunter Nemechek’s Christmas came early with Chip Ganassi Racing ride

John Hunter Nemechek moves to Chip Ganassi Racing after spending his entire career driving for his family.
Via CSN Chicago
December 16, 2017

John Hunter Nemechek Moves to Xfinity Series with Ganassi in 2018

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After running for his family’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team since 2013, John Hunter Nemechek will be moving on in 2018, taking over driving duties on a part-time basis in the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. About a week ago, Nemechek posted a video to Twitter showing him walking out of the NEMCO Motorsports...
Via Motorsports Tribune
December 12, 2017

John Hunter Nemechek to race part-time for Chip Ganassi Racing in Xfinity Series

John Hunter Nemechek will split time in the No. 42 Chevrolet with Kyle Larson.
Via CSN Chicago
December 12, 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew department wins Comcast Community Champion Award

The Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew department was awarded $60,000 for its philanthropic efforts.
Via CSN Chicago
November 17, 2017

NASCAR America: Ganassi Racing pit crews among Comcast Community Champion Award nominees

The Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew department joins Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson as nominees.
Via CSN Chicago
October 26, 2017

Ed Jones to Drive for Chip Ganassi in 2018

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After a rookie season in the Verizon IndyCar Series that rarely saw him put a wheel wrong, Ed Jones has been announced as the driver for the No. 10 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 2016 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion finished third at the Indianapolis 500 behind...
Via Motorsports Tribune
October 25, 2017

Ganassi hires rookie of the year Jones for 2nd IndyCar seat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has hired British driver Ed Jones to join its IndyCar lineup next season. The team is going from four cars to two, and Jones will be teamed with four-time series champion Scott Dixon. Jones will drive the No. 10 NTT Data Honda. Jones was rookie of the year in IndyCar for Dale Coyne Racing last season, and he won the 2016 Indy Lights championship...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 25, 2017

Alex Bowman to Drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2 XFINITY Races

Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that Alex Bowman will pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. HendrickCars.com will serve as the primary sponsor in Charlotte with additional support from Vannoy Construction. A sponsor for Phoenix will be announced at a later date. “I’m really excited to get back in a race...
Via On Pit Road
September 29, 2017

Bowman to Run Xfinity Charlotte, Phoenix Races in Ganassi’s No. 42

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer With Chip Ganassi Racing in a tight battle for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner’s Championship, the team has tabbed Alex Bowman for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. Ganassi’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro is already locked into the Round of Eight after Tyler Reddick scored his first career victory at Kentucky Speedway. In 50 career...
Via Motorsports Tribune
September 29, 2017

Alex Bowman to run two Xfinity races for Chip Ganassi Racing

Alex Bowman, who will take over Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Cup ride next season, will get a chance to run a couple of Xfinity races this year.
Via CSN Chicago
September 29, 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing to downsize to 2 cars in IndyCar in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to a two-car team in the IndyCar Series next season. Scott Dixon will return as driver of the No. 9, and the team said a driver for the No. 10 will be announced later. It is widely believed that New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley will take over that seat. Tony Kanaan is expected to move to A.J. Foyt Racing, and it is not clear what Charlie...
Via MyNorthwest.com
September 20, 2017

Ryan: Chip Ganassi perfectly suited for shepherding Kyle Larson’s career, and the Michigan win showed why

The Chip Ganassi Racing owner has formed a strong bond with the racing prodigy; also thoughts on dirt racing's impact on restarts and some curious strategy calls last weekend.
Via CSN Chicago
August 18, 2017

Close relationship between Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi pays dividends

The relationship between Kyle Larson and Chip Ganassi might not work with other drivers and team owners.
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2017

Kyle Larson wins A-main, will Chip Ganassi let him run for Knoxville Nationals title?

Larson hopes to win his first Knoxville Nationals Saturday night, the biggest race in sprint car racing.
Via CSN Chicago
August 10, 2017

Justin Marks returns to Chip Ganassi Racing to run Mid-Ohio, Road America

Justin Marks, who won at Mid-Ohio last year, will be back to defend his victory.
Via CSN Chicago
August 01, 2017

Target withdrawing sponsorship from Chip Ganassi Racing after this season

Target is ending its relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing, which began in IndyCar in 1989.
Via CSN Chicago
July 28, 2017
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