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Chip Ganassi to celebrate 25 years in motorsport

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) will celebrate its 25th year with the start of the 2014 season. CGRT, which began as Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 1990, is recognized as one of the most successful teams in the motorsports industry.

The organization has compiled historic victories in some of the most iconic races around the globe. CGRT has claimed five wins in the Daytona Rolex 24, four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500 and a Brickyard 400 victory. In total CGRT has claimed 17 series championships and more than 150 race victories.

Currently CGRT fields seven cars in three different series; four cars in the IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Prototype in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams

Here are some stats:

• First Win – Michael Andretti, March 20, 1994 (Surfers Paradise, Australia)
• First NASCAR win – Sterling Marlin, Aug. 19, 2001 – (Michigan International Speedway)
• First Grand-Am win – Scott Pruett, Max Papis, May 23, 2004 – (Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Canada)
• Indianapolis 500 wins (2000, 2008, 2010, 2012)
• Rolex 24 At Daytona wins (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013)
• Championships (CART 1996, 1997,1998,1999), (INDYCAR - 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), (GRAND-AM – 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
• NASCAR Daytona 500 – 2010
• NASCAR Brickyard 400 – 2010
• 100th win – July 7, 2013