Activision has announced that it will sponsor Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 driven by Aric Almirola, and No. 1 driven by Martin Truex Jr. for an undisclosed number of Sprint Cup races in 2009. Activision will be primary sponsor on Aric Almirola’s No. 8 car for the Daytona 500. The paint scheme will feature the [...]
Ever since his somewhat suprising release from Petty Enterprises’ No. 43 car, 2000 Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte’s name has been linked to the newly formed Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, a marriage between Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing. And, this could be a perfect match. Even before Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s highly publicized departure from [...]
Chip Ganassi Racing is said to be looking to merge with another team to stay in NASCAR. The team shut down the Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 team, laying off 71 employees in the process. The team is also losing Reed Sorenson next season to Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Michael Waltrip Racing, which has already lost UPS [...]
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced that Dario Franchitti will drive the team’s No. 10 Target Dallara Honda in the IndyCar Series next year. The former IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner will become a teammate to Scott Dixon in the Indy Racing League.
Brad Keselowski capitalized on Clint Bowyer’s slip in Turn 2 to pass him in the closing laps, and drive away and win the Food City 250 from Bristol Motor Speedway. The victory is Keselowski’s second Nationwide win this season. Keselowski, Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Cale Gale, and David Stremme rounded out the top 5. Scott Wimmer, [...]
Following the Nationwide series’ Carfax 250 from Michigan International Raceway, NASCAR put 10 cars on the chassis dyno to check horsepower.
Carl Edwards passed Tony Stewart in the pits, then drove away from the field to win the Carfax 250 from Michigan International Raceway. Danny Efland crashed on the white flag lap, ending the race and securing Carl Edwards’ victory. Brian Vickers, finished second, Stewart finished third, and Mark Martin and Greg Biffle rounded out the [...]
Marcos Ambrose won the Zippo 200 from Watkins Glen International, earning his first Nationwide Series victory of his career. Ambrose took the lead when both Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton had to pit because they were out of fuel. Ambrose assumed the top spot and conserved enough fuel to make it to the checkered flag. [...]
Kyle Busch wins the Dollar General 300 from Chicagoland Speedway. The win is the 13th victory for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Busch’s fifth of the season. Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Brian Vickers, and David Reutimann rounded out the top 5. Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart, and Landon Cassill finished sixth through 10th, [...]
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that it was ceasing operations of its No. 40 team, driven by Dario Franchitti due to lack of sponsorship. In a press release, Ganassi said: This is a difficult decision for [co-owner] Felix [Sabates] and I that did not come without its share of anguish. In this [...]