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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
6 hours 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
17 hours 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
1 day 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
8 days ago

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
22 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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
February 01, 2016  |  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
January 30, 2016  |  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

Ganassi confirms Ford GT full-season IMSA lineup

Chip Ganassi Racing has formally confirmed its four-driver, full-season lineup for its two-car Ford GT effort in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend for its three series.Joey Hand, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Dirk Mueller will be the four full-season IMSA pilots, all of whom...
Via FOX Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Announce Generation Ganassi Driver Identification Program

15-Year-Old Karting Champion Devlin Defrancesco Named First Recipient CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2015) – There have been few bigger proponents of young racing talent anywhere in the sport than Championship race Team Owner Chip Ganassi. For over 25 years he has identified, hired and developed some of the best young racing talent from all around the world.  Subsequently, Chip Ganassi...
Via On Pit Road
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ganassi, Ford to scope out GT competition at COTA

The Lone Star Le Mans brings together two of the top sports car racing series in the world, and this time next year, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will be fielding factory Ford GT race cars in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races. That's why this weekend's event at Circuit of The Americas will prove to be a valuable...
Via FOX Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi recovering from cycling accident

Chip Ganassi is recovering from a bicycling accident that resulted in a broken clavicle. Ouch. Ganassi was riding near his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when the accident occured. He underwent surgery on Sunday and is expected to be in Richmond this weekend for Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race.
Via FOX Sports
September 09, 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 On Pit Road
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

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
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