The Start
Chip talks about he got his start in racing
We want to win them all
Chip challenges the saying, 'you can't win them all'
Racing Is Our Business
Chip talks about his focus seven days a week: racing.
Next Generation
Chip talks about the future of motorsports with the next generation of fans

About Chip


Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 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 two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, two in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two in the WeatherTech United Sports Championship and two in the World Endurance Championship.  In 2012 Ganassi was named by Complex Magazine as one of the “50 most influential people in the Auto Industry”.  His ranking of 17th was the highest rank for a person from North America from the racing industry.

Overall, Ganassi’s teams have won 17 championships in his 27 years of ownership.  In addition, 2016 saw his team pick up their first-ever victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and less than a year later, in early 2017, they picked up their seventh win in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.  Overall his teams have won six of the seven most iconic races in the world or auto racing with wins in the Indianapolis 500 (4), Daytona 500 (1), the Brickyard 400 (1), 24 Hours of Le Mans (1), Rolex 24 At Daytona (7) and the 12 Hours of Sebring (1).  

In 2010, Ganassi’s teams turned in an historic season by setting an organization record with 19 wins across the three touring series, including victories in 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 GRAND-AM 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 a new sponsor – Target and has maintained a long-standing relationship with them ever since.  In addition, he can now claim partnerships with Cessna, McDonald’s, Novo Nordisk, NTT DATA and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. among many others.  Through the years, his open wheel teams have amassed 11 championships, over 100 wins - including four in the Indianapolis 500 while overall his teams can claim 17 championships and over 160 victories.  His NASCAR teams have 24 wins, including one in the Daytona 500, one in the Brickyard 400 and four trips to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  He manages his teams from state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis, and Concord, N.C., and a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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, to which his teams have donated over half a million dollars over the years.

Highlights from Chip's Career



1982: Chip made his CART debut as a driver

 
1990: Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team and established a partnership with a new sponsor – Target and has maintained a long-standing relationship with them ever since.


1996: Target Chip Ganassi Racing won its first CART Championship with Jimmy Vasser


2010: Chip became the only team owner in history to win all three crown jewels of racing and he accomplished it in a single season