Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto-racing industry for more than 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 four cars in the NTT IndyCar Series, two cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and one entry in Extreme E.
Chip Ganassi

In 2016, Ganassi was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the world of auto racing. In 2020, an exhibit titled “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success” debuted at the legendary Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in celebration of his team’s 30th anniversary.

Overall, Ganassi’s teams have won 21 championships dating back to 1990.  In addition, 2016 saw his team pick up its first-ever victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Overall, his teams have won six of the seven most iconic races in the world of motorsport, with wins at the Indianapolis 500 (4), the Daytona 500 (1), the Brickyard 400 (1), the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1), the Rolex 24 At Daytona (8), and the 12 Hours of Sebring (1). 

In 2010, Ganassi’s teams completed a historic season by setting an organization record with 19 wins across three touring series, including victories at the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, and the Brickyard 400, making him the only team owner in history to win all three crown jewels of racing, and he accomplished it in a single season. In addition, in early 2011 his sports car team finished off the “Grand Slam” by also winning the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Ganassi became the first owner to hold all four titles at one time.

Following a strong career as a driver, Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team in 1990 and established a partnership with Target, which he maintained as one of the longest-running relationships in motorsports history. Today, he can claim partnerships with Carvana, PNC Bank, Huski Chocolate, NTT DATA, Honda, and General Motors, among many others. Through the years, his Indy car teams have amassed 14 championships and over 100 wins, including four in the Indianapolis 500, while overall his teams can claim 21 championships and more than 235 victories. His NASCAR teams had 44 wins across the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, including victories in the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. He manages his teams from a state-of-the-art race shop facility in Indianapolis, with a corporate office in Pittsburgh.

The Duquesne University graduate was formerly part owner of his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates and is a strong supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2011, Ganassi received an honorary doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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