Chip Ganassi Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor For 20 years, Chip Ganassi has been a mainstay in the NASCAR Cup Series, but after the 2021 season comes to a close, his NASCAR operation will be no more after Wednesday’s announcement that the team has been sold, with upstart team Trackhouse Racing acquiring all of the team’s assets. As a part of the acquisition, Trackhouse will gain control of Ganassi’s two charters for 2022, which will allow the team to move to a two-car operation. The team’s current driver, Daniel Suarez, will remain withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – The “Iceman” certainly melted the competition once again in the NTT IndyCar Series as Scott Dixon won his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole Sunday. His four-lap average of 231.685 mph certainly wowed the crowd, but also knew once again in order to win an IndyCar race, you’ll have to get through Dixon. Dixon went out first to qualify yesterday and went out last Sunday. Right out of the gate, Dixon set an opening lap speed of 232.787 mph and never looked back. Like yesterday,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been nine years since Chip Ganassi Racing has won the Indianapolis 500. Certainly, a long drought for the four-car organization that consists of Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Alex Palou and one Marcus Ericsson. After three days of solid progress in preparation for the 105th Indy 500, Ericsson continues to quietly build momentum. Not just for the Month of May, but this season as a whole. One of the key contributing factors is being with his No. 8 team for two straight seasonsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The rookie class for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Season is certainly an unconventional one, with the drivers making their series debuts not being fresh-faced drivers that have been climbing the open-wheel ladder, but decorated veterans from different facets of the motorsports world looking to try their hand at IndyCar. Included in the class is seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along Romain Grosjean, who brings 10 years of Formula 1 experience with him, and last, but not least, three-time V8 Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin. Sunday’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing has been all the rage when it comes to its 2021 NTT IndyCar Series lineup because they have quite the diverse lineup unlike any other team in the paddock. Their four-driver lineup will still have the newly crowned six-time series champion Scott Dixon and Marcus Ericsson, who wrapped up quite a noble debut season with the team. However, it’s the other two new signees and one leaving is what I’d like to dive further on how I feel about those changes. Obviously,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will soon be NTT IndyCar Series bound. Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednesday morning they’re exploring options of having Johnson paired up with five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and compete an entire road and street course campaign for the next two seasons (2021 and 2022). The 83-time Cup Series winner had his first IndyCar experience in July when he drove Felix Rosenqvist’s No. 10 NTT Data Honda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, which he has described as aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second time in the last three years, Matt Kenseth is coming out of retirement to climb back into the cockpit of a race car and compete at NASCAR’s highest level. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that for the remainder of the season, the 2003 Cup Series champion will be driving the No. 42 Chevrolet for the team, taking over the seat vacated when Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur two weeks ago. “I have always said that when we haveRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the fourth of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Chip Ganassi Racing. Coming Friday: Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 41 Years in Cup: 19 Career Wins: 31 Biggest Accomplishment: 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Champion The most experience full-time driver on the grid is entering his second season with Chip Ganassi Racing and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Kurt Busch entered 2019 with a yet another new team in the 2010s, but like eachRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Longtime motorsports owner, Felix Sabates, will be calling it a career with the end of the 2019 season and riding off into the sunset, Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Thursday. The 74-year old first entered the NASCAR ownership landscape with the founding of SABCO Racing in 1989, winning seven races with Kyle Petty and Joe Nemechek before joining forces with Chip Ganassi in 2001, when Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates was born. Fielding cars in NASCAR’s top two divisions, the duo won 43 racesRead More