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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In a time period where the world of American open wheel racing pushed the confines of danger, a series of life-changing accidents were always common. When certain accidents happen, action must be taken to prevent serious injuries or even death. It was the main focal point of the upcoming documentary Rapid Response, and right away you’ll get that feel as to why the professionally staffed safety team came to be. Without a shadow of a doubt, this documentary takes you on a dramatic trip to theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sunday’s Daytona 500 will mark the final start of Jamie McMurray’s NASCAR career, dating back to 2002, when he filled in for Sterling Marlin in the final six races of the season. Though it’s likely the final time he’ll climb behind the wheel, McMurray notes that he won’t have any overwhelming emotions about the day, due in part to having a farewell of sorts at last year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “This is super different than Homestead was, knowing that itRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing will shut down its No. 42 NASCAR Xfinity Series team that was scheduled to be driven full-time by Ross Chastain due to lack of sponsorship funding, the team announced Friday. “Due to a lack of sponsorship funding we will cease operation of the No. 42 Xfinity team in 2019,” said Ganassi in a press statement. “This was a difficult decision for me to make and it comes with much anguish as this is a championship caliber team (having won six races and finishedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After getting his break-out chance earlier this season, Ross Chastain will be rewarded with a full-time ride at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019. He will be the only driver of the team’s No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season. In his three-race stint with Ganassi this season, Chastain won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earned the pole at Darlington Raceway, and finished runner-up at Richmond Raceway. In those three races, he led 270 laps. Prior to his startsRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist SONOMA, California – Determination, resilience, humility. Those three words best describe five-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon has he hoists yet another Astor Cup. The 38-year-old New Zealander already etched himself into Indy car racing history this year by passing Michael Andretti for third on the all-time win list. The driver of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing started second in today’s race at Sonoma Raceway and ran in the tire tracks of race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay the entire day. ChampionshipRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There won’t be a playoff berth four-peat for the soon-to-be departing Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray. Needing a win to make the playoffs, McMurray was on the cusp of stealing a win, running inside the top-five, but had to settle for seventh in Monday’s Big Machine Vodka at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the highest among drivers who failed to qualify for the postseason. The regular season finale saw its turning point on Lap 145 when McMurray stayed out for valuable track position, afterRead More
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By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist The relationship between driver Scott Dixon and team owner Chip Ganassi has aged so well, they only want more of it. That was confirmed Monday when it was announced the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion signed a multi-year extension to remain at Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon was in a contract year and was a target of a handful of potential team owners, including a potentially lucrative offer from a proposed McLaren IndyCar team. The driver of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda noted that while someRead More

Posted On August 13, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon Signs Extension with Ganassi

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The first major domino of Verizon IndyCar Series silly season has fallen. Chip Ganassi Racing today announced that Scott Dixon has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the team in the No. 9 Honda entry. Dixon is the longest tenured driver in the teams’ history and is third on the IndyCar wins list with 44 wins. He is the current IndyCar points leader. “I’ve grown a lot as a person and as a driver throughout the years,” said Dixon. “It’s due to thanks and admirationRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Back in August 2016, the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Spedway came down to a battle of the young guns, with a first career win on the line for the victor. After coming up short on victory so many times in his career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kyle Larson finally had everything fall into place for himself and his No. 42 team as he held off a hard charging Chase Elliott for the win. Not only had Larson finally found his wayRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After a season that saw Chevrolet miss out on the top-four in the final championship standings in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in recent memory, a new car model for the 2018 season has the Bowtie Brigade energized for the season to come. Late last year, Chevrolet unveiled the Camaro ZL1 model that would be replacing the outgoing SS, marking the first redesign for the manufacturer since the Gen 6 was rolled out in 2013. RightRead More