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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 On Pit Road
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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...
Via On Pit Road
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Justin Marks to Compete in Two Races With HScott Motorsports With Chip Ganassi Racing

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Wednesday that Justin Marks will compete in two NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2015. The road-course veteran will compete at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America. The 34-year old has numerous starts all across numerous forms of motorsports. “I am really looking forward to having Justin race the No. 42 Chevy Camaro...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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 Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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

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

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...
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

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

IndyCar: Despite Dominating Weekend, Rain/St. Pete Forces A Tall Task for Ganassi on Sunday at NOLA

Avondale, LA- The season opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series couldn’t have gone any worse for a storied organization like Chip Ganassi Racing. They only had one car finish in the top 10 and...
Via Race Review Online
April 11, 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: Sage Karam To Drive For Chip Ganassi Racing In New Orleans This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS- Earlier today, the entry-list for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana grew by one driver as Simona de Silvestro was named by Andretti Autosport as their fourth driver for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series...
Via Race Review Online
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...
Via Fox Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Brennan Poole Adds Two Races with HScott Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing

Concord, N.C. – HScott with Chip Ganassi announced Monday that Brennan Poole will pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet in both NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the Iowa Speedway. This will increase the total number of races with the team to 17. Poole has two career starts already this season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Phoenix International Raceway. In his debut at Las Vegas,...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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