Kyle Larson’s Runner-Up at Phoenix His 3rd Straight 2nd Place Finish

Avondale, AZ – No one in the entire Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is driving as well to start the season like Kyle Larson is. Larson, has only led 26 total laps in the first four races to 2017, three of which happened in Sunday’s Camping World 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway, but he’s right there in the end to win. On a hot Sunday afternoon in the Arizona desert, Larson was right up front when it counted. He was second in the closing stages, but a caution flag…

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Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda’s In General Strong This Weekend in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet dominated the Verizon IndyCar Series season putting eight drivers in the top nine of the final points standings, winning 14 of the 16 races and 13 of the 16 poles. With an aerokit freeze in the offseason, everyone pretty much assumed we’d see a repeat of that in 2017. If both Friday as well as Saturday at St. Pete is any indication though, maybe we better hold off on that judgement. Marco Andretti paced the 21 driver field in the first of two sessions…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Nab Top 10’s in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Hampton, GA – I wrote entering Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway that both Chip Ganassi Racing cars and Ryan Newman would be sleepers to watch in Sunday’s race at the 1.54-mile Georgia track. All three were extremely quick off the truck on Friday morning and they backed that speed up in the race this afternoon. Stewart-Haas Racing may have dominated with Kevin Harvick winning and Clint Bowyer nabbing a top five too, but Ganassi’s two cars had the most overall speed as far as…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Very Strong So Far This Weekend in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – How fitting would it be that Stewart-Haas Racing won the season opener at Daytona and Chip Ganassi Racing won the second race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? Lately, the victory trophies have been hogged by Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske. They’ve been dominating most victory lanes over the last several years. But, they could strike out twice to start the 2017 season and see teams like SHR and Ganassi win instead.

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Credit One Bank Expands Partnership With Kyle Larson for 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednesday that Credit One Bank will return to the team in 2017 with an expanded role on the No. 42 Chevrolet driven by Kyle Larson. Credit One will serve as the primary sponsor on CGR entries in eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events, one NASCAR XFINITY Series event and the non-points Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition at Daytona International Speedway. Credit One, which began a multiyear partnership last season as the Official Credit Card of NASCAR, joined the Chip Ganassi-owned organization in 2016 with a…

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Rico Abreu Would Be Perfect Fit for Ganassi in IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS – Motorsport.com revealed a bombshell on Wednesday that Rico Abreu won’t be returning to his ride with ThorSport Racing for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The article cited that the lack of funding will keep the talented youngster out of NASCAR. Abreu, is now going to be searching for a new home, and as I was thinking about that, the perfect scenario is awaiting him – Chip Ganassi Racing. Chip Ganassi is a great follow on social media, and his common phrase that he commonly uses is, “I like winners.” Well, Abreu…

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IndyCar Silly Season Year to Date Recap

INDIANAPOLIS – As we near the turn of the calendars toward 2017, most of the Verizon IndyCar Series seats are now filled. This year’s silly season went extremely quick compared to the previous years with several highly sought big named drivers being free agents upon the completion of the 2016 season. That allowed moves to quickly fall into place with most of these deals being worked out prior to the end of this past IndyCar season. The first dominoes to fall were going to be the destinations of Josef Newgarden,…

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