Chip Ganassi

Chip Ganassi

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Floyd "Chip" Ganassi, Jr (born May 24, 1958) is a former American racecar driver and current racecar owner.

He is currently the owner and president of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates which operates teams on both the IndyCar, NASCAR and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series circuit. His NASCAR operation is under the banner Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, after a merger with Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

His Indy team has won multiple Indianapolis 500 races and the CART championship.

On February 14, 2010, Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 in a Ganassi-owned car, and on May 30, 2010, Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 in one of Ganassi's cars, making him the first owner to win both races in the same year and joining Penske Racing as the only owners to win both races all time. On July 25, 2010, Jamie McMurray won the Brickyard 400, making Chip Ganassi the first team owner to win the "Triple Crown" of American auto racing.

IndyCar driver and race team owner

Ganassi began his CART (Champ Car) racing career in 1981 and competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times, with a best finish of 8th in 1983. His career was cut by a big crash that injured him at Michigan in 1984, although he returned to race briefly in CART and IMSA in 1986, Ganassi purchased an interest in Patrick Racing in 1988Wicker, Ned. IndyCar Champion - A Season with Target/Chip Ganassi...
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