IMSA: Ford and Ganassi Reveal Four-Man, Two-Car GT Effort for 2016 Sports Car Season

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – official series release — IMSA photo — Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced the four drivers who will compete in the all-new Ford GT for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday. Drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs that will compete in …

INDYCAR: Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Creates “Generation G” Mentorship Program

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CONCORD, N.C. — official team release — Team owner Chip Ganassi and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced Friday the creation of the Generation Ganassi (Gen G) racing talent identification program, a mentorship program that will look to identify and assist North America’s young and talented race car drivers. The program identifies 13-18 year old drivers as “Ones to Watch” …

INDYCAR: Dixon Honored as 2015 Champion During Championship Celebration in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO – official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Less than 24 hours after claiming the fourth Verizon IndyCar Series championship of his career, Scott Dixon was officially minted as the 2015 series champion. Dixon, who won the 2015 crown with a come-from-behind win at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30, was honored along with …

INDYCAR: NTT Group to Sponsor Tony Kanaan at Texas Motor Speedway

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — CGRT photo — Former Verizon IndyCar Series champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will have NTT Group on-board as the primary partner of his No. 10 Dallara-Chevrolet this weekend at the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, with the company continuing their involvement with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) after running an …

INDYCAR: Kanaan Looking to Extend Consecutive Starts Streak With Second Texas Win

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Cote/IndyCar photo — For Tony Kanaan, the mile-and-a-half Texas Motor Speedway is a special venue. The track was the site of one of his three season victories en route to the IndyCar championship in 2004, and this weekend during the Firestone 600 (8 p.m. ET, …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Karam Uses Fast Start to Carry Momentum Into Indianapolis 500

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The following story is part of Race Chaser Online’s special ‘Month of May’ series both building up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and paying tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Audio, story and photo by Race Chaser Online Mazda Road to Indy …

INDYCAR: Saavedra Added to Ganassi IndyCar Squad; Will Pilot No. 8 Entry for Three, Fifth Car for Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) unveiled its upcoming plans today for the No. 8 Chevrolet entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series, which includes races for both CGRT development driver Sage Karam and team newcomer Sebastian Saavedra– who will pilot the No. 8 AFS Chevrolet at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long …

INDYCAR: Chip Ganassi Racing Confirms Karam for Second Start of 2015 at NOLA

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced Tuesday that development driver Sage Karam will join the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series lineup in the No. 8 Chevrolet for the second race of the series at the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park this weekend. Karam’s No. 8 Chevrolet will bear the …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Work in Progress; Karam Upbeat With St. Petersburg Start on the Horizon

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INDIANAPOLIS — Story, audio and photo by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Ryan Kent Jr. — Most 19-year-olds are worrying about their next college class, or getting homework done. Sage Karam, on the other hand, is more concerned about which helmet design to choose for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania native announced Tuesday at Indycar …

INDYCAR: It’s a Start; Karam to Drive Chip Ganassi Racing No. 8 at St. Petersburg

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Joe Skibinski photo — Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that development driver Sage Karam will join the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series lineup in the No. 8 GE LED Chevrolet for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. Karam’s No. 8 Chevrolet will bear the GE …

TUSC: Star-Power; Dixon, Larson, Kanaan and McMurray Claim Rolex 24 in Ganassi’s No. 02 Prototype

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — After 24 hours, 740 laps and 2,634.4 miles, the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona came down to an eight minute, 30-second dash to the checkered flag that saw the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley DP squeeze out a 1.333-second victory over the defending Rolex 24 …

INDYCAR: Kimball Returns With Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing In 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that Novo Nordisk and Verizon IndyCar Series race winner Charlie Kimball will return for their fifth season with Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing (NNCGR) to begin a new multi-year deal. “I am really excited to continue to be a part of this …