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NASCAR America: Struggles continue for Chip Ganassi Racing

Kyle Larson is running out of time to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Via CSN Chicago
10 hours ago

Will Kyle Larson upset at Bristol Motor Speedway?

Many people probably don’t realize that in the last 13 Bristol races, where we’ll be Saturday night, we’ve only had eight different winners. So the question becomes do we really have a chance to see a new winner Saturday night?I think the answer is yes we do. I think we should keep our eye on Kyle Larson. He should have won there before. He’s hanging on to make the Chase...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Target to leave IndyCar after 27 seasons with Chip Ganassi

Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories.The exit comes as Target is examining all of its marketing platforms under new chairman Brian Cornell. Target is also the primary sponsor of Kyle Larson in NASCAR's top Sprint Cup Series and will return to his car in 2017.Target...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR America: plenty of positives at Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing is looking for more good news this weekend at Pocono
Via CSN Chicago
26 days ago

VICS: Target To End IndyCar Sponsorship With Ganassi After 2016

It is difficult sometimes to sever ties after many years, but that is what will happen after the checkered flag falls on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series as major department store chain Target will part ways with its business relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing’s open wheel racing program. The partnership began at the same time Chip Ganassi split from former business associate...
Via On Pit Road
27 days ago

Target leaving IndyCar after 27 seasons with Chip Ganassi

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories. The exit comes as Target is examining all of its marketing platforms under new chairman Brian Cornell. Target is also the primary sponsor of Kyle Larson in NASCAR's top Sprint Cup Series and will return...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad Pit Strategy Costs Chip Ganassi Racing Victory in Toronto

Pit Strategy is key to the majority of IndyCar races but even more so on the tight road/street courses.  It was no different at the Honda Indy Toronto on the streets of Toronto this past weekend, either.   Strategies can sometimes be awesome and help a driver during the race, however, sometimes strategies can also bite the driver. Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and...
Via On Pit Road
July 20, 2016

NASCAR America: Breaking down Chip Ganassi Racing’s season so far

Kyle Petty believes Kyle Larson should have one win already in 2016.
Via CSN Chicago
July 06, 2016

Chip Ganassi to be inducted into Motorsports Hall Of Fame

Chip Ganassi receives another honor by being inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America today.  Ganassi is joined in the Hall of Fame class by fellow NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, NHRA announcer Dave McClelland and racer and broadcaster Sam Posey.Ganassi teams have made history having won the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours...
Via FOX Sports
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi admits it took until Tuesday for Le Mans win to sink in

Chip Ganassi owns a unique and impressive record: He’s the only team owner to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24.Ganassi’s fleet of Ford GTs triumphed in their class last weekend at Le Mans, a historic victory given that came 50 years after the first time Ford defeated Enzo Ferrari at the French endurance race.But Ganassi, who...
Via FOX Sports
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

What’s the word for Chip Ganassi? Clean language on team radios

Chip Ganassi wants his team members to keep their language clean.
Via CSN Chicago
June 25, 2016

Car owner Chip Ganassi calls ‘whole lug nut thing a silly thing’

In SiriusXM NASCAR Radio interview, Ganassi calls crew chief suspensions 'complete silliness' and says that the sport needs to be focused on more than lug nuts.
Via CSN Chicago
June 08, 2016

Month of May has been showered with trouble for Ganassi team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chip Ganassi Racing has run out of power in Indianapolis. First, the four-car team couldn't find enough speed to make Sunday's pole shootout. Then, after working overtime to fix Max Chilton's damaged car Saturday night, crew members were back in scramble mode Sunday afternoon when defending series champion Scott Dixon's engine developed a problem in practice...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Horrific crash launches car, driver 20+ ft. in air

In a Formula 3 race in Spielberg, Austria, a three-car crash resulted in one car launching and corkscrew at least 20 feet in the air before crash landing on the gravel trap below. The crash started when American Ryan Tveter spun out in the gravel trap and spun back on the track. Slowed down with a cloud of dust behind Tveter, caused terrible visibility from cars racing behind....
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Ganassi Speaks on Global Ford GT Program, Le Mans Debut

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's presence this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps has been strengthened by the man himself, Chip Ganassi, who is attending his first FIA World Endurance Championship event as a team owner.Ganassi, along with Managing Director Mike Hull, IMSA team manager Mike O'Gara and U.S-based staff from Ford and Roush Yates are on-site at the WEC Six Hours of Spa, as preparations...
Via FOX Sports
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Someone built their very own Batmobile for the Gumball 3000 race

The Gumball 3000 sounds like the name of children’s race at the local fair. In reality, it’s a annual 3,000-mile international motor rally that takes drivers all across Europe. This year, The Batmobile will be one of the participating cars. The car is actually a Lamborghini Gallardo that has been fitted with a whole lot of carbon fiber and add-ons to make it as much...
Via The Comeback
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

IMSA: Shank, Ganassi Take Surprise Wins At Laguna Seca

While a Ligier-Honda coupe won the opening two races of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the car-engine combination was not expected to win again, despite the full-time participation of Michael Shank Racing. With Daytona and Sebring winners Extreme Speed Motorsports now contesting the FIA World Endurance Championship in Europe, when MSR joins them to contest the...
Via On Pit Road
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

NXS: Statement from Chip Ganassi Racing Regarding Ryan Shea

CONCORD, N.C. (March 31, 2016) – Chip Ganassi Racing is sad to report that Ryan Shea, car chief on the No. 42 NASCAR XFINITY Series team, passed away last night at his home in Troutman, N.C. “It is a sad day for our team as we mourn the untimely loss of Ryan,” said Chip Ganassi, team owner. “Ryan was a dedicated worker and a great friend to those on our team, as well as others...
Via On Pit Road
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Family of late Chip Ganassi Racing car chief Ryan Shea creates GoFundMe account

The family of the late Ryan Shea has set up a GoFundMe account to help out his wife and children following his unexpected passing.  You can make a donation to the Shea family here: https://www.gofundme.com/8zwzb45wShea, a car chief for Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 42 NASCAR XFINITY Series team, died Wednesday night in his home in Troutman, N.C. He was 34. FOXSports.com extends our...
Via FOX Sports
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Chip Ganassi Racing Hoping to Crack Podium in Phoenix

  When looking at the final rundown for the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg, there was notably one team missing from the top-five – Chip Ganassi Racing. If there’s a place where they can make something happen, it’s this weekend at Phoenix. Only three of the series’ current drivers have raced on the Arizona oval before in IndyCar competition, and two...
Via On Pit Road
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing XFINITY team crew member dies

Ryan Shea, car chief for Chip Ganassi Racing's XFINITY Series No. 42 team, passed away Wednesday night at his home in Troutman, N.C. He was 34 years old."It is a sad day for our team as we mourn the untimely loss of Ryan," team owner Chip Ganassi said in a team statement. "Ryan was a dedicated worker and a great friend to those on our team, as well as others in the garage. Our hearts...
Via FOX Sports
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Ganassi team confident as Ford GTs gear up for 2016 WEC season

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing WEC team principal George Howard-Chappell has been pleased with the progress made at The Prologue, as the UK-based operation gears up for the start of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.The pair of Ford GTs made its European public debut last weekend at the official preseason test at Paul Ricard, completing more than 1,700 miles combined between...
Via FOX Sports
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Kimball Looks To Repeat Indy Success With Novo Nordisk Ganassi Team

After earning his best career Verizon IndyCar Series oval track finish at the 99th Indianapolis 500-mile race last year by placing third, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball, enters his eighth season in the premier North American open wheel racing circuit looking to continue to build on the momentum gained last year at the Brickyard. Although Kimball’s one career...
Via On Pit Road
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

NSCS: Chip Ganassi Racing Auto Club 400 Advance Notes

Chip Ganassi Racing Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race:                             Auto Club 400 #AutoClub400 Track:                            Auto Club Speedway (2.0 mile D-shaped oval) @ACSupdates Drivers:                        @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars:                             No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS,...
Via On Pit Road
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

NXS: DC Solar and Chip Ganassi Racing Bring Solar Technology to the Pit Lane

Team to Unveil Solar-Powered Generator Unit CONCORD, N.C. (Mar. 4, 2016) – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that NASCAR XFINITY Series team partner DC Solar is bringing its patented mobile solar technology to the race track. Beginning with this weekend’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) the No. 48 team will utilize a newly designed solar-powered generator...
Via On Pit Road
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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