Thursday, May 24, 2018

Chip Ganassi Born In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - May 24, 1958

May 24, 1958
Chip Ganassi
(Photo; chipganassiracing.com)
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ganassi is a former driver, current team owner and member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. He has been involved with the North American auto racing scene for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners ever. He is the only team owner in history to have won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and most recently the 24 Hours of Le Mans - six of the seven biggest races in the world.

He is currently the owner and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing which operates teams in the IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Tudor United SportsCar Championship, World Endurance Championship and in Global Rally Cross. Together, they have won 10 Open Wheel titles (4 in CART, 6 in IndyCar), 5 Grand-Am Road Racing championships, and wins in the Indianapolis 500 (Four times), Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and a 24 Hours of Le Mans class win. Their class victory in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona marked their 200th win in all of professional motorsports.

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