Chip Ganassi Racing With a Chance To Star This Weekend in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is a star studded prestigious event. It’s fitting that Hollywood isn’t too far from the famed Southern California street circuit. That’s why using the word “star” is a good adjective for how to describe what Chip Ganassi Racing could do in Sunday’s race. See, CGR has been very quiet this season so far. Neither Scott Dixon nor Ed Jones qualified inside the top 10 for a race yet. Both could be considered off their game…

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5 Sleepers To Watch for Saturday Night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

AVONDALE, AZ – The second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season is upon us. If Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is anything like we saw at St. Pete, or even through all the practices and qualifying thus far, it could be very unpredictable. While picking five favorites is hard enough, try five sleepers.   The field is so deep and so talented, anyone can win on any given day. But, these five, four of which rookies, could earn trips to…

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Ganassi Teammates Ed Jones, Scott Dixon Confident Heading Into Qualifying on Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Chip Ganassi Racing has just one career Verizon IndyCar Series win on the streets of St. Pete. In fact, Scott Dixon wasn’t the one to bring home the win either. That went to Dario Franchitti. Yes, Dixon has never won on the 1.8-mile Florida street course before. But, that could change in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) though. 

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Chip Ganassi Racing Hoping For Addition By Subtraction For 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since 2010, Chip Ganassi Racing is back as a two car Verizon IndyCar Series team. They also brought in a new driver in Ed Jones too and paired him with veteran driver Scott Dixon. But, for 2018, Ganassi is hoping it to be a season of addition by subtraction. The team expanded to a four car organization for 2011 when they brought in Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball to complete the driver lineup. Unfortunately, in the seven seasons they ran four cars, it never really…

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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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Coyne And Ed Jones Close To Coming Back Together For 2018

Sonoma, Calif – Ed Jones was officially given the 2017 Sunoco Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Award on Saturday at Sonoma. Jones, may have won the award by default since he’s the only full-time rookie in the field, but even if there were other rookies competing against him this season, I still think he would have won it. His team owner Dale Coyne agrees. Coyne, said his driver didn’t even put a scratch on his No. 19 Honda until the seventh race weekend of the season. Prior to that,…

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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Madison, Ill – Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park is likely going to be pretty predictable. Unfortunately, this year’s race on the 1.25-mile short track is going to be very Chevrolet/Team Penske dominated. Penske, has won five of the last six races overall and both short ovals in 2017. Chevy, has led 98-percent of the overall laps on short ovals in 2017. Penske, was 1-2-3-4 in the first practice session as well as qualifying. They’re 6+ mph better than the rest of the field. 

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4 Big Crashes at Pocono on Saturday, Hunter-Reay’s Status For Sunday’s Race in Doubt

Long Pond, PA – For some reason, practice and qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series machines at the Pocono Raceway is always treacherous. It seems like every year that we come here that we have carnage in the two sessions. This year was no different. 

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Ed Jones, Dale Coyne Racing Honors Walter Payton With Tribute Helmet at Road America This Weekend

Plymouth, WI – A lot of people don’t know this, but former NFL great Walter Payton used to be a co-owner on Dale Coyne Racing’s team. In fact, Dale Coyne and Payton originally started DCR. In 1986, Coyne was the driver and co-owner while Payton was the other half of the team. Then, when Coyne stepped out of the drivers seat, the duo remained in a partnership while searching for other drivers. The connection? Coyne is from Illinois and Payton was a member of the Chicago Bears. 

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