McMurray Headed To Advisory Role With CGR, Why Ganassi Values That Role For His Organizations

With the news confirmed on Tuesday that Kurt Busch will be replacing Jamie McMurray with the Chip Ganassi Racing organization in terms of the No. 1 Chevrolet, that seals McMurray’s fate in terms of behind the wheel activity with the team. That’s not a surprise though. This was long rumored and one that McMurray has an offer to race the Clash and the Daytona 500 in February. After that, his new role that was offered to stay with the team was an advisory role. 

Read More

Busch Says Why He Left 4 Car Team For 2 Car Team As Ganassi Says “All That Stuff Is Available” For Busch With IMSA, Indy 500 Opportunities

The long kept secret that Kurt Busch would leave Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was since confirmed on Tuesday as Busch also brings with him his Monster sponsorship. But, some also wondered why Busch would leave a dominant four car team that put all four drivers into the Round of 8 of this past year’s playoffs for a team that has struggled in recent years.

Read More

Ganassi In No Hurry To Expand His INDYCAR Operation

INDIANAPOLIS – One tidbit of information that Chip Ganassi shared with us on a conference call on Monday was that he’s in no hurry to expand his Verizon IndyCar Series team past two cars in the near future. Chip Ganassi Racing expanded from a two-car operation to a four car team in 2011 and remained that way for 2012 too. Then, in 2013, they ran three full-time cars while expanding back to a four car team for the next four seasons. But, last offseason, they scaled back to a two car…

Read More

Ganassi Says Dixon Driving Better Now Than Ever Before, Details How The Whole Contract Negotiations Went Down

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that they have come to an agreement with driver Scott Dixon on a new contract extension which will keep the Kiwi in the No. 9 Honda for the foreseeable future. While the length of the contract wasn’t immediately made available, the wording states “multiyear.” Some are reporting that this is a one-year deal with clauses that could make it a longer contract, but team owner Chip Ganassi put those rumors to bed on a conference call later this afternoon. Ganassi, said that not…

Read More

5 Storylines For Chip Ganassi Racing For 2018 Cup Season

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season could have been labeled as a breakthrough year for several teams. One of which is Chip Ganassi Racing. It finally seemed as if the organization had finally turned the corner. They got both cars in the playoffs as both even made it past the first round too. Unfortunately, both also were eliminated in the second round. So, what more can they do in 2018? Here are my five storylines. 

Read More

Chip Ganassi To Be Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Grand Marshal

Renowned champion car owner Chip Ganassi will serve as Grand Marshal for the 56th anniversary Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, giving the ‘Drivers, start your engines,’ command. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race will take place on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course Jan. 27-28. “This is a really big honor for me to be recognized by a race that has meant so much to me over my career, both as a driver and an owner,” said Ganassi. “The Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of motorsport’s truly significant races. There are so many great…

Read More

Tony Kanaan Ready To Put Last Weekend Behind Him, Focus On Finishing Season Strong

Last weekend, Tony Kanaan was as frustrated as I’ve ever seen him. He hopped out of his No. 10 Honda and stormed past crew members and reporters and took off on his moped. The only words he offered us was “talk to Chip” as in his boss and team owner Chip Ganassi. See, Kanaan came down pit road and took off but no one knew why. The official scoring listed him as “out” with a “mechanical” failure. But we all knew that wasn’t why. He was parked and no one…

Read More

Chip Ganassi To Let Kyle Larson Race In Knoxville Nationals Saturday Night

We all know Kyle Larson’s passion is to be running sprint cars on dirt. I mean he’s won countless times in extra curricular activities the last few years when showing up and running one-off sprint car races throughout the season. His boss Chip Ganassi allows him to race from time to time on weeknights anywhere around the United States. But, when the weekend comes around, he wants his star driver to have his full focus on his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride. Well, what happens when the year’s biggest…

Read More

Dale Coyne Not Happy After Both Drivers Involved In Lap 151 Melee, Ganassi Blames Hinchcliffe

Fort Worth, TX – The Lap 151 melee sparked a new definition of “Indy Rivals.” James Hinchcliffe, Mikhail Aleshin and Tony Kanaan went three-wide down the backstretch of the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway and unfortunately, only one of them came out unscathed. Kanaan and Hinchcliffe made contact with one another causing an eight car melee behind. Fortunately, everyone was okay, but tempers were hot after.

Read More

Will Kyle Larson Run the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500? Chip Ganassi Weighs In

INDIANAPOLIS – We talk about it multiple times a year, but now that the motorsports world turns their focus on Indianapolis for Indianapolis 500 festivities the next two weekends. With that being said, the talk of Kyle Larson running in the race in the near future grows stronger. Especially so with Fernando Alonso, a Formula One driver doing a one-off this year too. Larson, a former USAC driver with a ton of talent has openly stated his intentions to run here. But, it’s always up to his boss Chip Ganassi. I…

Read More