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Chip Ganassi : biography

May 24, 1958 -

Floyd "Chip" Ganassi, Jr (born May 24, 1958) is a former American racecar driver and current racecar owner.

He is currently the owner and CEO of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing which operates teams on the IZOD IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex Sports Car Series. His NASCAR operation is under the banner Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, after a partnership with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in 2009.

Ganassi's team won the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona with an All-Star team of Scott Pruett, Juan Pablo Montoya, Memo Rojas and Charlie Kimball. In addition, his team is also won the 2012 Indianapolis 500 with Dario Franchitti.

His teams have won four Indianapolis 500 races and nine IndyCar Series championships, five Rolex 24 At Daytonas and six GRAND-AM championships Rolex Sports Car Series and a Daytona 500 [(NASCAR]).

On February 14, 2010, Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 in a Ganassi-owned car, and on May 30, 2010, Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 in one of Ganassi's cars, making him the first owner to win both races in the same year and joining Roger Penske as the only owners to win both races all time. On July 25, 2010, Jamie McMurray won the Brickyard 400, making Chip Ganassi the first team owner to win the "Triple Crown" of American auto racing. On January 30, 2011 his GRAND-AM team won the 24 Hours at Daytona, making Ganassi the first owner ever to win the Daytona 500, the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400, and the 24 Hours at Daytona inside a 12 months period.

Racing record

American open–wheel racing results

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CART

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1981 Brayton Racing USA}}PHX1 USA}}MIL1 USA}}ATL1 USA}}ATL2 USA}}MIS USA}}RIV USA}}MIL2 USA}}MIS2 USA}}WGL MEX}}MEX PHX2 NC -
1982 Rhoades Racing PHX1 USA}}ATL USA}}MIL1 CLE MIS1 USA}}MIL2 POC USA}}RIV USA}}ROA MIS2 USA}}PHX2 34th 10
1983 Patrick Racing USA}}ATL INDY USA}}MIL CLE MIS1 ROA POC USA}}RIV MDO MIS2 LVG LS PHX 9th 56
1984 Patrick Racing LBH PHX1 INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MIS1 USA}}ROA USA}}POC USA}}MDO CAN}}SAN USA}}MIS2 USA}}PHX2 USA}}LS USA}}LVG 20th 24
1985 A.J. Foyt Enterprises USA}}LBH INDY USA}}MIL USA}}POR USA}}MEA USA}}CLE 51st 0
Machinists Union MIS1 USA}}ROA USA}}POC USA}}MDO CAN}}SAN USA}}MIS2 USA}}LS USA}}PHX USA}}MIA
1986 Machinists Union PHX1 USA}}LBH INDY USA}}MIL USA}}POR USA}}MEA USA}}CLE CAN}}TOR USA}}MIS1 USA}}POC USA}}MDO CAN}}SAN USA}}MIS2 USA}}ROA USA}}LS USA}}PHX2 USA}}MIA 43rd 0
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