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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
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Chip Ganassi Racing announced that PNC Bank will be the primary sponsor the No. 9 Honda, driven by Scott Dixon, for the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series season. The announcement brings an ease to lingering questions about sponsor woes, which began after longtime partner Target left their Indy car involvement with the team at the end of 2016. The full release can be seen below. — PNC Bank and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), today announced an agreement designating PNC as the primary sponsor of the Chip GanassiRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing is on the upswing and shows no signs of slowing down. For the second year in a row, the team made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray. The team was a threat to win the championship until a blown motor for Larson and a series of events took both drivers out of contention in the second round of the Playoffs. Ganassi’s drivers accounted for 30 top-five and 64 top-10s in the past two seasons.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Long-time motorsports racing executive Doug Duchardt will join Chip Ganassi Racing as the team’s new Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Max Jones, who previously held that position has been promoted to the Managing Director of the teams’ NASCAR Operation, joining Mike Hull, the Managing Director of CGR’s INDYCAR operations. Duchardt will work closely with both Managing Directors as well as team President Steve Lauletta. The ultimate goal is to increase collaboration, growth, and performance between CGR’s NASCAR, INDYCAR, and IMSA operations. “We are all soRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After running for his family’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team since 2013, John Hunter Nemechek will be moving on in 2018, taking over driving duties on a part-time basis in the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. About a week ago, Nemechek posted a video to Twitter showing him walking out of the NEMCO Motorsports shop for the final time, but his destination was still unknown at that point. On Tuesday, Ganassi made the move up to theRead More