Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include two cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one car in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT’s competing as Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship. In 2012, Ganassi was named by Complex Magazine as one of the “50 most influential people in the Auto Industry”. His ranking of 17th was the highest rank for a person from North America from the racing industry.
Following a strong career as a driver, Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team in 1990. Through the years, his Indy car teams have amassed 11 championships and over 100 wins — including five in the Indianapolis 500 — while overall his teams can claim 18 championships and 200 victories. His NASCAR teams have 33 wins, including one in the Daytona 500, one in the Brickyard 400 and eight trips to the NASCAR Playoffs. His sports car teams have a record eight wins at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and wins at Le Mans at the 12 Hours of Sebring to complement their seven championships. He manages his teams from state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., and a corporate office in Pittsburgh.
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