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TUSCC: Dodge Viper Program In Danger of Elimination?

DETROIT — Just over three years into their current program, Chrysler’s Dodge Viper project in formally the American Le Mans Series and currently in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has had its share of success. The eight liter, V-10 powered muscle cars has claimed two victories in three years and is in prime position to challenge for Dodge’s first major sports car class...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Oak Tree Grand Prix Preview

DANVILLE, Va.- As the Prototypes take this race off, the focus of the 2014 Oak Tree Grand Prix TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race is on a pair of ever closing battles for the grand touring championships in professional GT Le Mans and the semi-pro GT Daytona classes. In GTLM, Corvette Racing’s control of the 2014 points race has started to take a back seat. After Antonio...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Schedule For Season Two Revealed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the first season of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is down to its final three events, the look ahead to season two in 2015 is underway with the schedule made public this past weekend. There are several noticeable changes to the layout as opposed to this year as equalizing the schedule and limiting travel costs for teams were focused on by...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Championship Standings (After Road America)

PROTOTYPE: With their second victory in succession, Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa take a commanding lead in the championship standings with only two events remaining in the 2014 season (the Prorotype division will not compete in the next event at Virginia International Raceway. After crashing out late at Road America, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Action Express Wins Yellow Plagued Road America Race

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – They did not dominate as they did two weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa played the strategy game perfectly in the final 40 minutes at Road America to claim their third victory of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season in Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Starting...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WoO: It’s A Win For Stewart On Night Two

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — On Friday morning, Shane Stewart and his wife found out that they will be expecting a new baby girl in a few months. On Friday evening, they were celebrating for a different reason, as the multi-time Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion outlasted several of the best sprint car drivers on the planet to claim the main event checkered flag on night two of the 2014 FVP...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Shank Poised For Road America Upset?

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It has not taken long for the first curve ball to be fired at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, as Michael Shank Racing with Curb & Agajanian’s Oswaldo Negri, Jr. unexpectedly topped the overall time sheets in Friday afternoon’s one hour practice session. Negri and his co-driver John Pew...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

David Higgins sets record in 2014 Climb to the Clouds win

GORHAM, NH – It has been three years since the last competitive hill climb up the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road, but it was well worth the wait. David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA picked up their third consecutive win on the Rally America Championship circuit at the Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” in Gorham, New Hampshire on June 26-29...
Via Mill City Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Climb to the Clouds 2014

David Higgins, Travis Pastrana and the Subaru Rally Team USA took to Mount Washington on Sunday, June 29 for Climb to the Clouds 2014. Higgins set a new record of 6:09.09, beating his old record by more than two seconds. CTTC 2014 was not only a classic Hill Climb, but an official Rally America event for the Rally America points. Climb to the Clouds 2014
Via Mill City Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing teams and PNC announce multi-year agreement

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), today announced a new multi-year sponsorship agreement.   The agreement is the second between Ganassi and PNC, which have also had a banking relationship that goes back 25 years.    With the wide range of racing that CGRT participates in across three national touring series of the NASCAR...

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

TUDOR: Ganassi Ford, Corvette dominate Long Beach

Chip Ganassi Racing picked off its second consecutive win, while the No. 3 GTLM Corvette scored the first Chevrolet GT win of 2014 in a caution-free race at Long Beach today.
Via FOXSports.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi ducks brush-back from Team Penske

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tension is high between the top two teams in IndyCar after Chip Ganassi Racing felt it had been slighted by the president of Team Penske.
Via FOXSports.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Sage Karam No 2014 Plans Yet but Ganassi May Have an Idea

  IndyCar’s Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- As of now, the 2013 Firestone Indy Lights champion Sage Karam doesn’t have any plans for the upcoming racing season. He has the scholarship money from IndyCar for winning his FIL championship, but has no where to go. That may be coming to an end though. Chip Ganassi and team president Steve Lauletta said that they could have a plan...
Via Race Review Online
February 13, 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

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
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