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IndyCar: Ganassi signs former F1 driver Max Chilton for 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Formula One driver Max Chilton will drive the full 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season for Chip Ganassi Racing.Team owner Chip Ganassi made the announcement Monday, saying Chilton will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet in 2016. Sage Karam and Sebastian Saavedra drove that car last year.The addition of Chilton means Ganassi will maintain a four-car lineup that includes...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ganassi signs former F1 driver Max Chilton for 2016 season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Formula One driver Max Chilton will drive the full IndyCar Series season for Chip Ganassi Racing. Team owner Chip Ganassi made the announcement Monday, saying Chilton will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet in 2016. Sage Karam and Sebastian Saavedra drove that car last year. The addition of Chilton means Ganassi will maintain a four-car lineup that includes defending...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

IWSC: Ganassi Leads After Eight Hours

Despite struggling for pace three weeks ago at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 open tests, Chip Ganassi Racing’s final effort in the Prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is so far a successful one as the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has reached the eight-hour mark. Approaching 10:40 pm eastern time, the No. 02 Riley-Ford DP of Tony Kanaan led...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ganassi giving Herculean effort at Rolex: 4 cars, 14 drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Chip Ganassi was asked during a meeting this week who was driving for him in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team owner grabbed a piece of paper and began to jot down the names. ''It took me a few minutes to write them all down to make sure I had all the drivers,'' he said Friday. Ganassi is putting forth a Herculean effort for this year's race. He is fielding...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Meet Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's WEC drivers for 2016

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has confirmed their driver linup for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season, which includes Marino Franchitti, Stefan Muecke, Olivier Pla and Andy Priaulx. Listen to the four drivers talk about the upcoming season during their Ford GT launch in Banbury, England.
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT driver lineup confirmed

Ford has confirmed the four drivers that will take part in its full-season FIA World Endurance Championship effort, naming Andy Priaulx, Stefan Muecke, Olivier Pla and Marino Franchitti as Ford Chip Ganassi Racing pilots in 2016.The quartet of drivers were revealed Tuesday during the launch of the team's European-based operations in Greathworth Park, UK.The Multimatic-run factory...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

NXS: HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Pre-Race Notes

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi News and Notes Race:                     NASCAR XFINITY Series – Drive for the Cure 300 – 200 laps / 300 miles Track:                    Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Driver:                   Brennan Poole Car:                        No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro Television:      ...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ganassi Sound Garage to be featured on No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro at Road America

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi (HSMCG) announced today that Ganassi Sound Garage will be featured on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America on Saturday, Aug. 29 (3:00 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network). The No. 42 Ganassi Sound Garage Chevrolet Camaro will be driven by road course specialist Justin Marks in the final road course race on...

Ganassi Sound Garage Social Media Concert Returns this Fall with Big Machine Label Group’s A Thousand Horses

On the heels of the wildly-popular and first-of-its-kind event for millennials last Fall, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today the return of the Ganassi Sound Garage featuring Big Machine Label Group’s (BMLG) recording artist A Thousand Horses at the team’s Concord, N.C., headquarters on Oct. 5. Ganassi Sound Garage will be hosted by a diverse sampling of the team’s...

LE MANS: Ganassi To Head Ford GT Program In 2016

Normally one would view a drop to a slower division as a potential step backwards in competition, but that may not be the case for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2016. The multi-time Rolex 24 at Daytona and Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class champions next season will join the increasingly competitive world of factory supported, grand touring sports car racing, as the leader...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

LE MANS: Ganassi To Head Ford GT Program In 2016

Normally one would view a drop to a slower division as a potential step backwards in competition, but that may not be the case for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2016. The multi-time Rolex 24 at Daytona and Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class champions next season will join the increasingly competitive world of factory supported, grand touring sports car racing, as the leader...
Via Rubbings Racing
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ganassi to make Le Mans debut as Ford returns to race

DETROIT (AP) Ford will return to Le Mans next year with Chip Ganassi Racing driving the automaker's new GT car. The return will come on the 50th anniversary of Ford GT cars placing first, second and third in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new GT car will run the full 2016 schedules of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and will continue to compete in the TUDOR United SportsCar...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Saavedra To Run 4th Ganassi Car This Weekend In Toronto

INDIANAPOLIS – In a somewhat unseen move, Chip Ganassi Racing has announced that Sebastian Saavedra will be back behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend on the streets of Toronto. Saavedra,...
Via Race Review Online
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rough Qualifying Session For Chip Ganassi Racing At Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – This morning, it looked like Chip Ganassi Racing would be the team to beat in qualifying this afternoon as we set the field for Saturday’s first Chevrolet Duel in Detroit....
Via Race Review Online
May 29, 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...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, A Penske/Ganassi Show

INDIANAPOLIS – I wrote for virtually every session this month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that it would be a Team Penske and/or a Chip Ganassi Racing show. That proved to be right when...
Via Race Review Online
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Juan Pablo Montoya wins 99th Running of Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t the “Spin and Win” but it was in the same ballpark in what Juan Pablo Montoya accomplished in today’s 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Montoya, outdueled his Team Penske...
Via Race Review Online
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Penske/Ganassi Shine On Carb Day Practice At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – I wrote a couple of weeks ago for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis that the pole and race in itself was going to be Chip Ganassi Racing’s and/or Team Penske’s...
Via Race Review Online
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing Team To Beat Right Now?

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a quiet yet dominating month for the entire Chip Ganassi Racing group so far for practice and qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the horrific crashes and drama surrounding...
Via Race Review Online
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ganassi Cars Quietly Strong All Week At Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing is always one of the top teams to beat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The organization has won the Indianapolis 500 four times since 2000 with three of them...
Via Race Review Online
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sage Karam/Chip Ganassi Racing Lead Day 1 Of IndyCar Practice For 99th Running Of Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – While dodging several interruptions from rain showers, it took nearly the entire Verizon IndyCar Series practice session before the days fastest lap was turned on Monday afternoon. 1,094 laps were turned in...
Via Race Review Online
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indy Penske vs. Ganassi?

INDIANAPOLIS – It seems like the time has been rewound back to the mid to late 2000s. Then, the Verizon IndyCar Series was dominated by Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing. Majority of the...
Via Race Review Online
May 08, 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...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Sebastian Saaveda to Run 4 Races With Chip Ganassi Racing in 2015 Including Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS- Some shocking news came out of the Verizon IndyCar Series world on Tuesday morning as Chip Ganassi Racing announced that Colombian Sebastian Saavedra will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend at Long Beach. It’s...
Via Race Review Online
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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