Chip Ganassi Racing Still With “Work To Do” at Road America

Plymouth, WI – The Chip Ganassi Racing camp hasn’t visited victory lane yet this season. Five other teams have done so, but Ganassi isn’t among them. Despite that, one of their four drivers in Scott Dixon enters this weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) as the Verizon IndyCar Series points leader, heading to a track at Road America where he’s expected to contend. Dixon, led the way in all three practice sessions here a year ago, but a mechanical issue forced him out of the race very early…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Looks Strong This Weekend in Texas

Fort Worth, TX – We all knew that Chip Ganassi Racing would be strong this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Last year, Honda drivers led 488 of the overall 648 superspeedway laps, including all but 11 laps in this very race. They did that without Chip Ganassi Racing. Imagine that stat now with Ganassi on their side. At Indy, they led 181 of the 200 laps two weeks ago. Ganassi driver Max Chilton led a race high 50 laps that day. Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan had two of the better…

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Charlie Kimball Earns the Pole for Saturday Night’s Rainguard 600, Ganassi and Honda Strong In Qualifying

Fort Worth, TX – It should come to no surprise at all to see Charlie Kimball earn the pole for Saturday night’s Rainguard 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Kimball, saw his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate of Scott Dixon win the pole for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, a superspeedway. Today, another superspeedway, Ganassi was strong once again. Dixon and Kimball were 1-2 in the first practice, then swapped spots in qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway.

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101st Indy 500 Dominated By Former Formula 1 Drivers, Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – Lewis Hamilton made some preposterous comments in Monaco on Saturday basically calling out the Verizon IndyCar Series field. But, what Mr. Hamilton fails to realize is, IndyCar is a far deeper, more talented field from top to bottom than the current F1 crop of drivers. The real reason to why former F1 drivers are turning their sights on IndyCar now is due to the competitiveness and how much better it is to drive here. In F1, only two teams have a legitimate shot to win, that’s four out of…

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Takuma Sato Wins Thrilling 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, 6th Closest Finish Ever

INDIANAPOLIS – I wrote last weekend that Takuma Sato would be a factor in this year’s Indianapolis 500. He was now with a race winning team in Andretti Autosport and had a car that Carlos Munoz drove to a second place run in 2016. Sato, was in or near the top five in most speed charts all month and qualified his No. 26 Honda fourth. The only thing is he’d never finish in the top 10 in this race in seven previous tries.

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Max Chilton Turns Fastest Speed in Busy Monday of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s only a matter of time before the Monday afternoon practice session on race week becomes another big staple of the Month of May. The fourth year of this new added practice session, has grown rave reviews. The crowds are steadily growing in large numbers, as fans witnessed today 2,705 laps turned by the 33 starters in this Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). They ran those laps in just three in-a-half hours. 

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Indy 500 Battle Could Be Fight Between Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – It looks like it’s shaping up to be another Honda dominated Indianapolis 500. Last year, Honda drivers led 129 of the 200 laps in the 100th Running of the event, and with an aerokit freeze in the offseason, there wasn’t much Chevrolet could do to close the gap between the two manufacturers on superspeedways since. Also in 2016, Honda drivers won two poles and three of the 16 races. Both feats were on superspeedways. They led only 110 total laps away from Indy, Pocono and Texas last year. Obviously, how…

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