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Ford GT at Le Mans: 'We want to be at the front,' says Ganassi

While having achieved victories in the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, Chip Ganassi Racing will attempt to add another iconic race to that list in 2016, by leading Ford’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi was confirmed Friday as the team that will campaign Ford’s factory GT program in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship...
Via FOX Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Announces Justin Marks to Compete in Two NASCAR XFINITY Series Road Course Races

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi (HSMCG) announced today that road-course racing veteran Justin Marks will be behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for two NASCAR XFINITY Series events this season. He will compete for HSMCG at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on Aug. 16 and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. on Aug. 29. Marks, 34, has competed in many...
Via On Pit Road
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chevy-powered Ganassi trio leads the way in opening Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a rough start to the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, rookie driver Sage Karam needed a confidence booster. The Ganassi Racing driver got it on Monday by topping the timesheets in the opening Indianapolis 500 practice. In fact, a trio of Ganassi drivers ended Monday's rain-delayed practice on top of the scoring pylon. Karam's fast lap of 225.802 mph on the...
Via FOX Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Chip Ganassi Racing Teams To Contend No. 8 Chevrolet with Sage Karam and Sebastian Saavedra in Upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series Races

INDIANAPOLIS (April 14, 2015) – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) unveiled its upcoming plans today for the No. 8 Chevrolet entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series, which includes races for both CGRT development driver Sage Karam and team newcomer Sebastian Saavedra– who will pilot the No. 8 AFS Chevrolet at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Saavedra will be backed by AFS...
Via On Pit Road
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ganassi to use both Karam and Saavedra for rest of season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chip Ganassi Racing will use Sage Karam and Sebastian Saavedra in its No. 8 Chevrolet the rest of the season, and Saavedra will drive a fifth entry for the team in the Indianapolis 500. Karam is a Ganassi development driver and has driven the first two races of the IndyCar season in the car. He will be replaced by Saavedra this weekend at Long Beach, the road course...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Karam, Saavedra to share driving duties in full-season IndyCar ride

The No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will compete in each of the remaining races in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, but with two different drivers behind the wheel, it was announced Tuesday. Twenty-year-old development driver Sage Karam has had two rough races in the No. 8 Chevrolet so far this season, with a 19th in St. Pete followed by an 18th at NOLA. Colombia-native Sebastian...
Via FOX Sports
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar rookie Karam gets ride with Ganassi for New Orleans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sage Karam will return to the No. 8 Chevrolet for team owner Chip Ganassi at the IndyCar race in Louisiana. Karam will make his second straight start for Ganassi this weekend at the Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park. He finished 19th in the IndyCar season opener at St. Petersburg. Karam finished ninth in his series debut last season at the Indianapolis...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Chip Ganassi Racing confirms Sage Karam for NOLA

Twenty-year-old Sage Karam will be back behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for round 2 of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, it was confirmed Tuesday. Karam was signed as a development driver for the Chip Ganassi Racing team for 2015, yet got to take part in the season opening Grand Prix of St. Pete where he registered a 19th place finish. “I’m honored to be...
Via FOX Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

GRC: Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Expands Into Red Bull Global Rallycross with New Partner Loenbro

CONCORD, N.C. (March 18, 2015) – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. (CGRT) announced today the formation of a two-car team in the Supercar class of Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) with new partner Loenbro and drivers Brian Deegan and Steve Arpin. CGRT joins the vibrant and growing series and looks to continue itshistory of on-track success while also complementing the team’s continued...
Via On Pit Road
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Expands into Red Bull Global Rallycross with New Partner Loenbro

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. (CGRT) announced today the formation of a two-car team in the Supercar class of Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) with new partner Loenbro and drivers Brian Deegan and Steve Arpin. CGRT joins the vibrant and growing series and looks to continue its history of on-track success while also complementing the team’s continued focus on reaching millennials...

Chip Ganassi expands into Global Rally Cross with 2-car team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chip Ganassi is expanding into Global Rally Cross this season with a two-car team that includes 13-time X Games medalist Brian Deegan. It will be the fourth major American motorsports series for the Ganassi organization. The team owner fields cars in IndyCar, NASCAR and the United SportsCar Championship, and has wins in every major American event from the Daytona...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Karam joins Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for IndyCar opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sage Karam will drive in the IndyCar season opener for Chip Ganassi. He'll drive the No. 8 Chevrolet on March 29 in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Florida. Karam finished ninth in his series debut last season at the Indianapolis 500. Karam turns 20 on March 5 and will become the youngest driver ever in the series for team owner Chip Ganassi. The former Indy...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Brennan Poole To Run 15 Races for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday February 10th that Brennan Poole will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for 15 XFINITY races in 2015. The 23-year-old will have sponsorship from DC Solar Solutions. “I’m thrilled to welcome Brennan Poole and DC Solar Solutions to our family at HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi,” HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi...
Via On Pit Road
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing's Joey Hand tops first day of testing at Daytona

Joey Hand was fastest at the end of the first day of testing for the Roar Before the Rolex 24, in his first official test day in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford. The former BMW factory ace took the Ford EcoBoost-powered entry to the best time of 1:39.397. "It feels like I never left this car," Hand said. "This team, I only did four races with them but felt like I know everyone...
Via FOX Sports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ganassi, Rojas part ways following difficult 2014 campaign

Memo Rojas will not return to Chip Ganassi Racing for next year's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the team having ended its relationship with him following a challenging 2014 season. Additionally, Rojas' Scuderia Telmex (Telcel) funding will not return to the team either in 2015. Rojas spent eight years with CGR and together with co-driver Scott Pruett, scored 30 wins, four...
Via FOX Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

BURTON’S BID FOR TALLADEGA VICTORY COMES UP SHORT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating the...
Via On Pit Road
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burton's bid for Talladega victory comes up short

Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating the Estes driver to a 16th-place finish...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters survives wild day to win 'Dega truck race

Timothy Peters used a last-lap shove from Tayler Malsam to power ahead of Ryan Blaney and win Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Malsam crossed the finish line second, followed by Spencer Gallagher, pole winner Tyler Reddick and Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Blaney. As is typical of races at Talladega, there was no shortage of excitement...
Via FOX Sports
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Chase Elliott, the Epitome of Class and Talent as he Closes in on Record Setting Championship

Chase Elliott stretched his points lead over teammate, Regan Smith, Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Drive for the Cure 300. Only three races remain in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and Elliott now has a solid 42 point lead in the championship standings. What makes this story even more impressive is the fact that last year Elliott appeared, for a short period of time...
Via On Pit Road
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Brad Keselowski Grabs Nationwide Series Victory At Charlotte

October 10, 2014   In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200. With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart on...
Via On Pit Road
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Takes Hit in Nationwide Point Standings

CONCORD, N.C. — Ty Dillon entered the night third in the point standings trailing the leader, Chase Elliott, by 40 points. In the second major wreck of the Drive For The Cure 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon was involved in a six-car accident that brought out the red flag. On lap 74, the red flag flew following an accident that included Dillon...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keselowski KO: Rest of NNS field can't catch BK at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski made a late pass of Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney and then held off the rest of the field in the closing laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.  It was Keselowski's fourth win in nine NNS starts in the No. 22 Ford this season.
Via FOX Sports
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Win-Tron Racing Signs Suarez for Talladega

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Win-Tron Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday that Daniel Suarez will pilot the No. 35 ARRIS Toyota Tundra next weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. Suarez, who is moving over to the Nationwide Series full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, plans to use this opportunity to get him adapted to the restrictor-plate racing. The Fred’s 250 will serve as...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Win-Tron Racing Adds Daniel Suarez To Driver Lineup At Talladega

Win-Tron Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Monterrey, Mexico native Daniel Suarez (@dnlsuarez) will drive the No. 35 ARRIS Toyota Tundra next weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in the freds’ 250 powered by Coca-Cola. Suarez, currently competing full time for Escuderia TELMEX in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, will utilize his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing FanFest This Friday, October 10 From 9 AM to 1 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held this Friday, October 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM at its team headquarters in Huntersville, NC. JGR drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Daniel Suarez are all scheduled to sign autographs at staggered times throughout the morning. In order to receive an autograph, fans must have a wristband...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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