2018 IndyCar Preview: Chip Ganassi Racing

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s).  Team: Chip Ganassi Racing...
Via Motorsports Tribune
9 days ago

NASCAR Cup: Chip Ganassi Racing President steps down

  Steve Lauletta is stepping down from his position as President of Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of March.   “Honored that @GanassiChip and the great people @CGRTeams let me be along for the ride for over 10 years but not done yet as I want to be aorund this year to still help and watch something special happen across all our teams #OneTeam,” Lauletta (@SLauletta) tweeted...
Via Auto Racing Daily
17 days ago

Chip Ganassi Racing President to step down

Steve Lauletta, who has been with Chip Ganassi Racing since 2007, will serve as a consultant to the team after relinquishing his duties in March.
Via CSN Chicago
18 days ago

Max Chilton to return to Ganassi for 2nd season in IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Max Chilton will return to Chip Ganassi Racing next season as the fourth IndyCar driver for the team. Chilton was a rookie last year with Ganassi in the No. 8 and had Dario Franchitti as his driver coach. The Englishman was 19th in the IndyCar standings and his seventh-place finish at Phoenix was his best of the season. Chilton spent two years in Formula One...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyler Reddick to run partial schedule for Chip Ganassi

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Tyler Reddick will leave Brad Keselowski's race team to drive a partial Xfinity Series schedule next year for Chip Ganassi Racing. Reddick will share the No. 42 Chevrolet with Kyle Larson. Reddick was the 2015 runner-up in the Camping World Truck Series championship driving for Keselowski. In 62 career Truck Series starts, Reddick has three wins, three poles...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Kyle Larson upset at Bristol Motor Speedway?

Many people probably don’t realize that in the last 13 Bristol races, where we’ll be Saturday night, we’ve only had eight different winners. So the question becomes do we really have a chance to see a new winner Saturday night?I think the answer is yes we do. I think we should keep our eye on Kyle Larson. He should have won there before. He’s hanging on to make the Chase by his fingernails...
Via FOX Sports
August 16, 2016

Target to leave IndyCar after 27 seasons with Chip Ganassi

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 to his car in 2017.Target...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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

IMSA: Shank, Ganassi Take Surprise Wins At Laguna Seca

While a Ligier-Honda coupe won the opening two races of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the car-engine combination was not expected to win again, despite the full-time participation of Michael Shank Racing. With Daytona and Sebring winners Extreme Speed Motorsports now contesting the FIA World Endurance Championship in Europe, when MSR joins them to contest the...
Via On Pit Road
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

NXS: Statement from Chip Ganassi Racing Regarding Ryan Shea

CONCORD, N.C. (March 31, 2016) – Chip Ganassi Racing is sad to report that Ryan Shea, car chief on the No. 42 NASCAR XFINITY Series team, passed away last night at his home in Troutman, N.C. “It is a sad day for our team as we mourn the untimely loss of Ryan,” said Chip Ganassi, team owner. “Ryan was a dedicated worker and a great friend to those on our team, as well as others in...
Via On Pit Road
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Chip Ganassi Racing Hoping to Crack Podium in Phoenix

  When looking at the final rundown for the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg, there was notably one team missing from the top-five – Chip Ganassi Racing. If there’s a place where they can make something happen, it’s this weekend at Phoenix. Only three of the series’ current drivers have raced on the Arizona oval before in IndyCar competition, and two of those...
Via On Pit Road
April 01, 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 victory...
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

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
January 29, 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 enter...
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 and...
Via On Pit Road
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi sets up program to help young drivers develop

Young race car drivers trying to make it big in motorsports face many hurdles along the way.Team owner Chip Ganassi has now created a program to help foster young talent and hopefully make their path to the top levels of racing a little easier.The Generation Ganassi (Gen G) program will help identify young racing talent and provide mentoring along the way. The program will work with...
Via FOX Sports
November 07, 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
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