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
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
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
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