Ganassi Makes Championship Winning Move In Signing Ed Jones For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Almost everyone kept saying how a sports car driver who happened to make a Formula One start last weekend was going to race for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While I never bought that theory, it proved to be false anyways on Wednesday. Chip Ganassi Racing announced that they have signed defending series Rookie of The Year Ed Jones to a contract to drive the No. 10 Honda next season. That move makes a lot more sense than hiring an unproven driver who wouldn’t…

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Larson’s Playoffs Go Up In Smoke, He And Ganassi Teammate Jamie McMurray Eliminated From Playoffs at Kansas

Kansas City, KS – I think most of us automatically assumed that with a 29 point advantage over the playoff bubble, that Kyle Larson would easily have advanced to the third round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Larson, had been very good on 1.5-mile tracks this season, including four runner-up finishes. But, trouble found him early. Larson, hit pit road with just 15 laps left in the first stage as his No. 42 Chevrolet appeared to have lost a cylinder. The team went to work on his Chip…

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Alex Bowman To Make 2 Starts In the XFINITY Series In 2017 With Chip Ganassi Racing

Dover, DE – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that through their technical partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, Alex Bowman, 24, will pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 7) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 11). Hendrick Automotive Group’s HendrickCars.com, which features more than 43,000 new and pre-owned cars for sale, will serve as the primary sponsor in Charlotte with additional support from Vannoy Construction. A sponsor for Phoenix will be announced at a later date. “We’re excited to welcome Alex…

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Ganassi 1-2 Finish at Kentucky, Reddick Earns 1st Career Victory

It was a banner night for Chip Ganassi Racing at the Kentucky Speedway. For the first time ever, Ganassi landed a 1-2 finish in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as Tyler Reddick landed in victory lane for the first time of his NASCAR career. Reddick, inherited the lead on Lap 161 and never looked back in leading the final 39 laps in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 and taking his No. 42 Chevrolet to victory lane at the Northern Kentucky track. 

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Ganassi Getting Back To Their “Core Business” Why Scaling Back To 2 Cars Was The Right Move

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Wednesday that the organization will be scaling back from a four-car team in the Verizon IndyCar Series, down to a two car operation for 2018. It was a tough decision, one that Chip Ganassi said wasn’t “taken lightly” but for the storied team owner, it was one that had to be made. Ganassi, said it was an agonizing decision, especially with how many people that it affected, but it was time to get back to their “core business” again. “We will be returning to…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Scales Back With Just 2 Cars For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – The rumors that Chip Ganassi Racing would be scaling back for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series turns out to indeed be true. The team announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will field a car for Scott Dixon and a “driver yet to be determined” for the No. 10 Honda in 2018. That means that both Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton won’t be retained to go along with Tony Kanaan. “Chip Ganassi Racing has experienced much success so far in 2017,” a statement from the team read. “In the just…

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Dixon Strong, But Not Quite Good Enough So Far This Weekend at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – This weekend is shaping up to be a Team Penske show at Sonoma. That’s not good news for Scott Dixon. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship will be decided on Sunday, as the title is coming down to Dixon against the four Penske drivers. So far, the Penske drivers appear to be the class of the field. In the test on Thursday, they were 1-2-3 on the speed chart. Dixon, was sixth. In practice on Friday, Penske drivers were 1-2-3-8 in the first session and 1-2-3-4 in the…

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