IMSA: Chip Ganassi Honored as Newest Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence Recipient

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Rolex/Tom O’Neal photo — Chip Ganassi Racing owner Chip Ganassi has won multiple road-racing honors. He can add the Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence to his list now as well. The announcement was made during the traditional prelude to the Rolex 24 At Daytona – the Grand Marshal Dinner – which was …

MSHFA: Ganassi, Childress Among Seven Inducted Into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official press release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced its 28th class of inductees Friday at Daytona Int’l Speedway, with legendary team owners Richard Childress and Chip Ganassi leading the latest class. The seven-person class of 2016 inductees includes Childress, Ganassi, Everett Brashear, Gary Gabelich, Dave McClelland, …

IMSA: Buckler, Ganassi, Rahal & Riley Nominated for Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar photo — Four sports car team owners – Kevin Buckler, Chip Ganassi, Bobby Rahal and Bill Riley – have been named as candidates for the 2015 Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence, presented by Gorsline Company. The recipient will be chosen by a panel of motor sports professionals and announced …

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: 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: 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 …

TUSC: Ganassi Fastest in Rolex 24 Test

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release – Chip Ganassi Racing photo – The 2015 season got off to a roaring start Friday as TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams hit the asphalt at Daytona Int’l Speedway for the Roar Before The Rolex 24. Joey Hand of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates was fastest overall …