Chip Ganassi is extremely busy this weekend. The racing team owner has 14 cars with 18 drivers competing across six categories of motorsports this weekend.
The Verizon IndyCar Series where Ganassi fields four cars is at Sonoma Raceway for the season finale and it is a busy one for the Ganassi organisation who are entertaining over 400 guests from Target who end their 27 year sponsorship of Chip Ganassi Racing in IndyCar.
Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull commented on the busy schedule by saying:
The logistics to be able to run multiple entries in multiple series is all about the people that manage and operate within the sphere of each of these programs, Each one has to be self-reliant and it’s a matter of having really good people in every position and having the people operate as one group of people.
Ganassi teams are also racing in the NASCAR Cup, the Xfinity Series, the World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of the Americas, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship.
Speaking about Chip Ganassi, former driver turned Ganassi driver coach in IndyCar, Dario Franchitti who won three of his four Verizon IndyCar Series titles and two of his Indianapolis 500 victories in the No.10 Target car alongside Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target car, commented by saying:
When you look back to where Chip’s business all started back in 1990 with a one-car Indy car operation, it’s very impressive to see the racing empire he’s built, Running 14 cars in six series across the globe doesn’t just happen overnight. You have to have strong partners and first-class team personnel supporting you along the way. Decent drivers don’t hurt, either.