Tag Archive: Chip Ganassi

Jan 05

Renowned champion car owner Chip Ganassi to serve as Grand Marshal for 2018 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA

“This is a really big honor for me to be recognized by a race that has meant so much to me over my career”

Chip GanassiRenowned champion car owner Chip Ganassi will serve as Grand Marshal for the 56th anniversary Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, giving the ‘Drivers, start your engines,’ command. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race will take place on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course Jan. 27-28.

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May 07

WEC: American legend Ganassi enjoying visit

One of the towering figures in American motorsport, Chip Ganassi, is in the paddock this weekend overseeing the Ford team which bears his name.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, running a pair of the turbocharged Ford GTs, has been one of the stories of the season with the stunning LMGTE Pro cars. Ganassi is seeing his first European action of the 3.5 V6 turbocharged cars after being at Laguna Seca last weekend where he witnessed the first victory for the Ford GT design which has so far captured the imagination of the motorsport world.

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Jan 31

Kanaan’s focus on title; Ganassi engineer switch

Todd Malloy will work with Kanaan and the No. 10 NTT DATA crew this season

Kanaan et Franchitti - photo IndyCar Series- Dan Boyd Twelve days separated Tony Kanaan becoming a father for the second time and earning a cherished timepiece for co-driving to the overall victory in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 03

Starworks shines at The GRAND-AM of The Americas

Starworks Motorsport is celebrating a second place podium finish in The Grand-AM of The Americas, Circuit of The Americas, Texas

Starworks Motorsport logoStarworks Motorsport #2 Ford Riley DP, Alex Popow and Ryan Dalziel, Second Place Podium, COTAGA Rolex Series March 3 2013Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow fought an epic battle in the DP class from qualifying in P7 in the #2 Generation 3 Daytona Prototype Ford Riley. In a dramatic second round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series the #2 Team Popow pairing showed their mettle as Alex Popow started from P7 on the grid and was up to P5 when a knock sent him in to a spin at turn 15 and set him back to P11 on lap 8. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 27

Chip Ganassi wins in Daytona (updated)

Hour 24: Scott Pruett makes history at Rolex 24 At Daytona
Chip Ganassi Racing Captures 51st Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona

Chip Ganassi BMW-Riley no 01Rolex 24 At Daytona logoScott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory in the 51st Rolex 24 Daytona on Sunday. Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in the No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing BMW/Riley 21.922 seconds ahead of Max Angelelli and the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 27

Rolex 24H at Daytona – Chip Ganassi Racing still at the front after 15 hours

At Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoChip Ganassi BMW-Riley no 01The 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona is on and we invite you to look at results on the Grand-Am official website by clicking on the banner. 

 Grand-Am Road Racing bannerLIVE RESULTS FROM GRAND-AM.COM

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Sep 21

Indy another option as Zanardi takes next step

Indycar could be another option as Alex Zanardi prepares to take his next step.

Alex Zanardi 2011-12-26Alex Zanardi portraitThe former F1 driver recently won double Paralympics gold in hand-cycling, revealing afterwards that he is now considering a return to his sport of choice. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 03

New addition to Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame featured in display at the CME

The Mazda stage will be a hive of activity at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

Mazda B-Spec car (Medium) Daytona Prototype in AIM liveryThe Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame will feature the latest addition to the Hall’s collection at its display during the Canadian Motorsports Expo. The three-day show runs February 10, 11 & 12 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

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Jan 25

Chip Ganassi rules out F1 team

Well-known US motor racing team owner Chip Ganassi has ruled out entering formula one.

Chip Ganassi RacingDario Franchitti - Chip Ganassi - Homestead - 02-10-2010His cars have been winners in Nascar, Indycar and US sports car racing. So with Austin joining the calendar this year, and New Jersey to follow in 2013, might it be the ideal time for Ganassi to look into running a F1 team?

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Dec 28

Ganassi offers support to Bernard

Team boss Chip Ganassi has spoken up in support of IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard

Dario Franchitti - Chip Ganassi - Homestead - 02-10-2010Randy Bernard IndyCarSince taking over as chief executive officer of the IZOD IndyCar Series at that start of 2010, Randy Bernard has faced intense scrutiny and criticism in the role. But long-time team owner Chip Ganassi has spoken up in support of Bernard and the work he’s been doing since he arrived. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 02

Riley makes history at Daytona once again

BMW-Riley won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona

Riley Technologies logoA thrilling finish completed a record-setting race weekend at Daytona International Speedway for Riley Technologies as the No. 01 Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates BMW-Riley won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Scott Pruett drove under the checkered flag just 2.4 seconds ahead the sister Ganassi team entry driven by Scott Dixon at the finish. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Montoya says ‘no chance’ of F1 return

He says NASCAR is “more fun” than F1

2010-08-08_02072010-08-08_0295Juan Pablo Montoya has played down the prospect of reversing his switch from F1 to America’s premier NASCAR series. During a difficult tenure at McLaren in 2006, the Colombian moved to NASCAR and today still races a Target-sponsored Chip Ganassi entry. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 01

Alex Tagliani will start from row 10 at Homestead-Miami (+result)

Twin Ring Motegi Qualifying Report

Canadian driver Alex Tagliani qualified 19th in Friday’s session held at the 2.414-km Homestead-Miami Speedway oval track located Southern Florida. The FAZZT Race Team driver posted timed-lap speeds of 338.921 and 338.676 km/h for an average speed of 338.798 km/h for his two-lap qualifying run. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 24

Indianapolis: Jacques Villeneuve last but happy

He will race the Brickyard 400

Just like Juan Pablo Montoya and Sam Hornish Jr, Jacques Villeneuve dreamt of racing the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Speedway after the famous Indy 500 during their open wheels racing career.



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Jun 06

Pruett and Rojas score third consecutive victory

In Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

Five days after a three-race GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series winning streak ended in a first-lap crash, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas turned in a solid performance and started a new streak Saturday in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW Riley by scoring their third consecutive victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 01

Angelelli helps Taylor score first Daytona Prototype victory

Rookies Edwards and Christodoulou take first GT Triump in New Mazda

Veteran Max Angelelli helped Ricky Taylor score his first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory in Monday’s Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park. The event also saw Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have their hopes of winning a record fourth consecutive race dashed in the first turn of the first lap. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 15

Out of the blocks strong

New challengers look to gain ground in title chase at VIR

Pruett and Rojas following road that led to 2008 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype title. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have established themselves as the drivers to beat one-quarter of the way through the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 15

Joe Stimola – RIP

 Stimola was a valued member of the junior formula car community for over four decades

Our friends at EFormulaCarNews.com are saddened to report the passing of junior formula car icon Joe Stimola. Stimola, who has been involved in racing for over four decades, particularly in the junior formula car ranks, passed away on February 13th, following complications from heart surgery. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 25

”Grand-Am 24 Hours at Daytona” season preview TONIGHT on SPEED

Telecast of program to air at 10 ET this evening on SPEED

A television special highlighting how drivers and teams prepare to compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona will air multiple times this week leading up to the 48th edition of North America’s premier endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 28

Dixon wins Richmond as Penske falters

Scott Dixon headed a Target Chip Ganassi 1-2 in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway

Dixon and Dario Franchitti made the most of early exits for both their Penske rivals. Dixon completed the 300 laps just three tenths ahead of Franchitti as another IndyCar Series race proved just how hard it has become to pass with the current spec of Dallara-Honda, but the Scot should have been first across the line, having been caught out by the timing of one of the race’s four accident-inspired cautions. Read the rest of this entry »


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