Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing is based in Concord, North Carolina team of former U.S. racer Chip Ganassi. The team is represented in the IndyCar Series, NASCAR and Grand- Am series, and was until 2002 in the Champ Car series successfully.
- 2.1 driver in the IndyCar Series
Ganassi created his own team in 1990 with the sponsor, Target. 1992, the company entered the Champ Car series, the highest U.S. single-seater racing series in which the team with four consecutive championships a record aufstellte ( Jimmy Vasser 1996, Alex Zanardi, 1997 and 1998, Juan Pablo Montoya 1999); the latter even as a rookie.
Driver in the Champ Car series
In 2000, Ganassi took the Champ Car drivers at the Indianapolis 500 in part. This race was won by Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmy Vasser reached during the seventh place. 2001 doubled to participation in the Indianapolis 500: While Jimmy Vasser, Bruno Junqueira and Tony Stewart, the positions occupied 4-6, Nicolas Minassian dropped out early with a gearbox failure. 2002 Ganassi Racing wrote then, a Jeff Ward as a driver, a vehicle for the entire Indy Racing League. Kenny Bräck, Bruno Junqueira and Jimmy Vasser, completed the one-car team at the Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Junqueira and Vasser were almost the same time because of damage to the transmission. Jeff Ward and Kenny Bräck achieved the ninth and eleventh.
2003 went Ganassi Racing then only with two cars in the series, which is now the IndyCar Series was said at the start, the drivers were Scott Dixon and Tomas Scheckter. While Dixon won three races and the championship, Scheckter was replaced by Darren Manning. After two less successful years in which several drivers took turns with the # 10 Ganassi at the wheel of the vehicle, joined the team since 2006 with the poached from Andretti Green Racing Dan Wheldon. In addition, they changed for the 2006 season of the Panoz G-Force on the now dominant in the series Dallara chassis. Scott Dixon drove continue in the car with the starting number 9
With the same driver Ganassi crew also went into the following two years. Dixon won his first Indianapolis 500 in 2008 and the second title in the championship. For the 2009 season, Wheldon was replaced by Dario Franchitti. Franchitti took both in his first season for Ganassi and in the coming two years the title in the IndyCar Series, winning in 2010 and 2012 and the Indianapolis 500 for Ganassi. He drove up to and including 2013 at Ganassi, in which he drew upon in an accident a serious injury in the penultimate race in Houston, the last race of the season left out and ended his career then. Dixon won this season for the third time the title in the IndyCar Series.
Since 2011, Ganassi is also two more vehicles that are supervised by a team which is independent of the two existing vehicles. In this 2011 and 2012 Charlie Kimball and Graham Rahal were used, which won a podium placement in these two years. 2013, drove only Kimball in this team and scored his first IndyCar victory.
Driver in the IndyCar Series
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The NASCAR division of Chip Ganassi Racing became the NASCAR Sprint Cup 2009 season with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. merged to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
In the Grand-Am series sets a Ganassi Riley - Lexus one with Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz. With a second car and the IRL drivers Dan Wheldon and Scott Dixon and Casey Mears NASCAR pilots Ganassi Racing won the 2006 24 Hours of Daytona. This success was the team in the following years 2007 and 2008 repeat.
* Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as