CGRT's All-Time Drivers List
Charlie Kimball – IndyCar/IMSA (2011 – Present)
Charlie Kimball won the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona race in his only GRAND-AM start for CGRFS. In IndyCar, Kimball has one win, four top-five and 18 top-10 finishes in the No. 83 NOVO Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar.
Graham Rahal – IndyCar /GRAND-AM (2011 – 2012)
Graham Rahal raced two seasons in IndyCar for Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing. Rahal had 32 starts, seven top-five finishes, and 13 top-10 finishes. Graham also raced in two Rolex 24 At Daytona races for CGRFS and won the 2011 race.
Joey Hand – GRAND-AM (2011 – 2013, 2015)
Joey Hand has raced in two Rolex 24 at Daytona races for CGRFS in 2011 and 2012 bringing home a win in the 2011 event with Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Graham Rahal. Hand also raced in the 2013 GRAND-AM race at Indianapolis with Tony Kanaan.
Kyle Larson – NASCAR (2013 – Present)
Kyle Larson was signed to development deal with CGRFS in 2012 and would ultimately win the 2012 K&N Pro Series East Championship and Rookie of the Year. 2014 is Kyle Larson’s first full season with Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the NSCS.Tony Kanaan – GRAND-AM/IndyCar (2013 – Present)
Tony Kanaan – GRAND-AM/IndyCar(2013 – Present)
Tony Kanaan raced with Joey Hand in the GRAND-AM race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July 2013. He joined Target Chip Ganassi Racing in December 2013 to drive the No. 10 Target Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Dylan Kwasniewski – NASCAR (2014 – Present)
In March of 2014, Dylan Kwasniewski was signed as a development driver for CGRFS. Kwasniewski claimed the 2013 NASCAR K&N East Series (NKNPSE) Championship to become the first driver to win both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and NKNPSE Championship titles.
Sage Karam - IMSA/IndyCar (2014 - Present)
In April of 2014, at just 19 years of age, Sage Karam was chosen as the team’s next IndyCar Development Driver. The 2013 Indy Lights Champion drove in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring with the team and participated in his first Indianapolis 500 as a Chip Ganassi Racing Teams’ driver with Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing where he finished a team-high ninth.
Dan Wheldon – IndyCar/GRAND-AM (2006 – 2008)
Dan Wheldon raced for Target Chip Ganassi Racing from 2006-2008 in IndyCar. He had 48 starts, 6 wins, 3 poles, 25 top-five finishes, and 35 top-10 finishes.
Scott Lagasse Jr. – NASCAR/ARCA (2006 – 2007)
Scott Lagasse Jr. made the most starts for Chip Ganassi Racing’s ARCA program. Out of 13 starts, Scott brought back one win, four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes. Lagasse Jr. also made two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts for CGRFS in 2007.
A.J. Allmendinger – NASCAR (2007)
A.J. Allmendinger ran the last seven races for CGRFS in the 2007 NASCAR Nationwide Series Season. Allmendinger’s best finish with the team was at Phoenix where he ran 13th.
Dane Cameron – GRAND-AM (2007)
Dane Cameron made his GRAND-AM debut with CGRFS in the last race of the 2007 season. Cameron shared the ride with Michael Valiante. Their team started 12th and finished 17th.
Michael Valiante – NASCAR/GRAND-AM (2007)
Michael Valiante drove for CGRFS in the 2007 GRAND-AM Season. Valiante shared the ride with Rob Finlay as the second driver. The team captured its best finish of second at Iowa Speedway. Michael also ran one NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Montreal filling in for Juan Pablo Montoya.
Rob Finlay – GRAND-AM (2007)
Rob Finlay drove for CGRFS in the 2007 GRAND-AM Season. Finlay shared the ride with Michael Valiante as the second driver. The team captured its best finish of second at Iowa Speedway.
Alex Lloyd – GRAND-AM (2007 – 2009)
Alex Lloyd ran several GRAND-AM races for CGRFS. Lloyd competed in the Rolex 24 At Daytona twice for the team, which resulted in an 18th place finish (2008) and a fifth (2009) place finish.
Bryan Clauson – ARCA/NASCAR (2007 – 2008)
Bryan Clauson raced for CGRFS in the ARCA Series in 2007. Out of Clauson’s six starts that year, he captured one win, one pole, four top-five finishes and four top-10 finishes. At the later part of 2007 and on into 2008, Bryan would make his way into the NASCAR Nationwide Series. His career in the Nationwide Series with CGRFS concluded with one pole, one top-five finish, and two top-10 finishes.
Dario Franchitti – IndyCar/NASCAR (2007 – 2013)
Dario Franchitti is a four-time IndyCar Series Champion (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011) and three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner. Since joining TCGR in 2009, Franchitti delivered three consecutive IndyCar Series titles in four years, including two wins at the Indianapolis 500 (2010, 2012). He is one of only five drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 and the series title in the same season more than once. The Scotland native had 265 starts under his belt in IndyCar racing resulting in 31 wins and 33 poles. He is the winningest driver in U.S. open-wheel history from Great Britain.
Kevin Hamlin – NASCAR (2007 - 2008)
Kevin Hamlin ran for CGRFS in the 2007 and 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Seasons. Out of Hamlin’s combined eight starts he finished in the top-10 twice.
Memo Rojas - IMSA (2007 – 2014)
Having won GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Championships in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Rojas went on to claim his fifth championship title in 2013. As part of the most successful driving pairing in GRAND-AM history, Rojas will rejoin Scott Pruett behind the wheel of the No.01 Telcel/TELMEX Ford Riley for the eighth consecutive season in 2014 when they enter the new IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. He holds the distinction of being the first Mexican driver to win a U.S. – based championship when he took the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series title with Pruett in 2008, before earning four consecutive titles 2010-2013.
Salvador Duran – GRAND-AM (2007 – 2008)
Salvador Duran won the 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona along with CGRFS teammates Scott Pruett and Juan Pablo Montoya. Duran ran two other races for CGRFS, the 2007 GRAND-AM finale race at Miller Motorsports Park and in the 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Kyle Krisiloff – NASCAR (2008)
Kyle Krisiloff ran six races in the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Season for CGRFS.
Kyle Busch – GRAND-AM (2009)
Kyle Busch ran in the July 4 race at Daytona International Speedway in 2009. Busch shared the CGRFS GRAND-AM ride with Scott Speed. The team started 10th and finished 10th.
Martin Truex Jr. – NASCAR (2009)
Following the Earnhardt-Ganassi partnership, Martin Truex Jr. drove for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season. Martin’s 2009 season resulted in three poles, one top-five finish, and six top-10 finishes.
Scott Speed – GRAND-AM (2009, 2012 – 2013)
Scott Speed ran in the July 4 GRAND-AM race at Daytona International Speedway in 2009. Speed shared the CGRFS ride with Kyle Busch. The team started 10th and finished 10th.
Justin Wilson – GRAND-AM (2010)
Justin Wilson ran in the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, and Max Papis as teammates. Their team started fifth and finish second.
Dorsey Schroeder – NASCAR (2001)
Dorsey raced in the NASCAR Sonoma road course race for Chip Ganassi Racing in June 2001.
Jason Leffler – NASCAR (2001)
Jason Leffler raced with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in 30 races during the 2001 season where he earned one top-10 finish and one pole.
Memo Gidley – CART (2001)
Memo Gidley drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2001 CART Season. Gidley concluded the season with four top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes, and 147 laps led.
Nicolas Minassian – CART (2001)
Nicolas Minassian piloted a car in CART for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2001. He ran seven races with the team that year where his best finish was 8th at Long Beach, CA.
Tony Stewart – CART (2001)
Tony Stewart joined Target Chip Ganassi Racing to run the 2001 Indianapolis 500. Tony started 7th in the race and finished 6th.
Bruno Junqueira – CART (2001 – 2002)
Bruno had three wins, 14 top-five finishes, 21 top-10 finishes, and six poles in the CART Series for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
Sterling Marlin – NASCAR (2001-2004)
Marlin had 137 starts, four wins, 17 top-five finishes, and 52 top-10 finishes.
Scott Pruett – IMSA/NASCAR (2001 – Present)
Scott Pruett will begins his 11th season of sports car racing for Telcel/TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in 2014 as part of the new IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Pruett ended the GRAND-AM era in 2013 as the most successful Daytona Prototype pilot ever - holding career records for most Driver’s Championships (five), most wins (41), most pole positions (32) and most podiums (86). He and Memo Rojas hold the distinction of being the most successful driver pairing in series history. Pruett’s racing resume boasts nearly every major racing series including NASCAR, CART, GRAND-AM GTO/GTU/GTP, SCCA Trans Am and IROC, where he accumulated 12 major championships over the years.
Jeff Ward – IndyCar/CART (2002)
Ward raced for TCGR for one season and amassed one win, two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes.
Jimmy Spencer – NASCAR (2002)
During the 2002 NASCAR Cup season, Spencer had 34 starts, two top-five finishes, and six top-10 finishes.
Kenny Brack – IndyCar/CART (2002)
Kenny Brack accumulated one win, one pole, six top-five finishes, and ten top-10 finishes in his only season with TCGR.
Mike Bliss – NASCAR (2002)
Mike Bliss covered one race for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in 2002 at Martinsville.
Jamie McMurray – NASCAR/IMSA (2002 – 2005, 2010 – Present)
Jamie McMurray returns for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season, as driver the No. 1 Chevrolet SS. Throughout his career, McMurray has 614 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Jamie has a total of 16 wins, 15 poles, 79 top-five finishes and 182 top-10 finishes. He is one of only three drivers to have won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in a single season (2010).
Scott Dixon – IndyCar/CART/IMSA (2002 – Present)
Scott Dixon is a three-time IndyCar Series Champion (2003, 2008, and 2013) and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner. The 2014 season will be his 13th in the series. It also marks Dixon’s 13th year with Target Chip Ganassi Racing – the longest tenure for a driver in team history (1990-Present). Dixon holds the distinction of being the winningest active IndyCar driver with 33 victories, which ranks him seventh on the all-time win list behind only drivers with names of Foyt, Andretti and Unser. The New Zealand native has 220 starts between the CART and IndyCar Series, producing 33 wins, 20 poles, 108 top-five and 153 top-10 finishes (2001-Present).
Tomas Scheckter – IndyCar (2003)
Tomas Scheckter raced for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2003 IndyCar Season. His 16 starts with the team in 2003 lead to two poles, four top-five finishes and ten top-10 finishes.
Casey Mears – NASCAR/ARCA/GRAND-AM (2003 – 2006)
Casey Mears raced in NASCAR for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates from 2003-2006. He had 144 starts, 6 top-five finishes, and 26 top-10 finishes in the NSCS. In the Nationwide Series, Mears had 11 starts, 1 win, five top-five finishes, and seven top-10 finishes. In ARCA, Mears had four starts, two poles, three wins, and one top-five finish. In 2005 and 2006, Casey raced for CGRFS in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team won the race in 2006.
David Stremme – NASCAR/ARCA (2003 – 2008)
David began racing for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the ARCA Series in 2003. In 2007, David drove full-time for CGRFS in the NSCS earning three top-10 finishes. Stremme also made seven starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2006 and 2007 where he earned one pole, one top-five, and one top-10.
Jimmy Morales – GRAND-AM (2004)
Jimmy Morales ran for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the 2004 GRAND-AM Season, the first season CGRFS fielded a full-time GRAND-AM team. Jimmy shared the ride with Luis Diaz. Their best performance of the season was third occurring at both Watkins Glen and at Mid-Ohio.
Darren Manning – IndyCar/GRAND-AM (2004 – 2005)
Darren Manning ran for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2004 and 2005 IndyCar Seasons. During his two seasons with the team, he ran 24 races with four top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes. Manning also ran the 2004 GRAND-AM season finale race at Fontana finishing third and the 2005 Rolex 24 At Daytona where his team ran seventh.
Luis Diaz – GRAND-AM (2004 – 2006)
Luis Diaz raced for Chip Ganassi Racing in the GRAND-AM Series from 2004-2006. Diaz had 3 wins and 6 poles and one championship.
Max Papis – GRAND-AM (2004 – 2010)
Papis had four wins, nine top-five finishes, 11 top-10 finishes, and 9 poles in his GRAND-AM career with CGRFS.
Cort Wagner – GRAND-AM (2005)
Cort Wagner ran for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the 2005 GRAND-AM Season with teammate Stefan Johansson. The team’s best finish was a second at Mont-Tremblant.
Stefan Johansson – GRAND-AM (2005)
Stefan Johansson ran for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the 2005 GRAND-AM Season with teammate Cort Wagner. The team’s best finish was a second at Mont-Tremblant.
Ryan Briscoe – IndyCar/GRAND-AM (2005, 2014)
Ryan Briscoe drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2005 IndyCar Season. Out of 14 races that year, Briscoe brought home one pole and three top-10 finishes. In that same year, Ryan joined Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz to run the 2005 Rolex 24 At Daytona for CGRFS where they finished seventh. In 2014, Ryan will be driving the No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Giorgio Pantano – IndyCar/GRAND-AM (2005, 2012)
Giorgio Pantano raced two road-course races for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2005. Pantano would finish 14th at Sonoma and fourth at Watkins Glen. In 2012, Giorgio also had one GRAND-AM G2 start for CGRFS and also raced the NOVO Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar for the injured Charlie Kimball at the Mid-Ohio IndyCar race.
Reed Sorenson – NASCAR (2005 – 2008)
Sorenson had 108 starts, five top-five finishes, 13 top-10 finishes, and one pole in his NASCAR career with Ganassi.
Alex Zanardi – CART (1996 – 1998)
Alex Zanardi raced from 1996-98 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in CART where he amassed 10 poles, 15 wins and claimed back-to-back championships in 1997 and 1998. He also become universally known for his victory celebration of a burnout or “donut” after wins AND also his 1996 pass of Brian Herta in the corkscrew at Lagun Seca for a win.
Juan Pablo Montoya – NASCAR/CART/GRAND-AM (1999 – 2013)
Juan Pablo Montoya is the only foreign-born driver to win multiple NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. In his stock car career (ARCA and NASCAR), he has three wins and nine poles. Montoya is also a three-time winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona (2007, 2008, and 2013). In 1999, Montoya was crowned as youngest ever CART champion at the age of 24 and additionally earned the CART Rookie of the Year award. He was also the 2000 winner of the Indianapolis 500.
Eddie Cheever – CART (1990 – 1992)
Eddie Cheever was the first driver to pilot a car in CART for Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR). Cheever had 12 top-five finishes and 29 top-10 finishes.
Robby Gordon – CART (1992)
Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 1992 CART Season, Robby Gordon brought back two top-10 finishes in his seven starts. Gordon’s best finish was 8th which came at both Toronto and Cleveland.
Arie Luyendyk – CART (1992 – 1993)
Arie Luyendyk had five top-five finishes, ten top-10 finishes, and the TCGR’s first pole position at the Indianapolis 500 during his time in the CART Series with TCGR.
Mauricio Gugelmin – CART (1994)
Mauricio Gugelmin drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 1994 CART Season. Out of his 16 starts, Mauricio would bring back one top-five finish and six top-10 finishes, with his best finish of 5th coming in Australia.
Michael Andretti – CART (1994)
In his one season with TCGR in the CART Series, Andretti had two wins, seven top-five finishes, and ten top-10 finishes.
Bryan Herta – CART (1995)
Bryan Herta had 17 starts with TCGR in the 1995 CART Season and had two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes, and one pole.
Jimmy Vasser – CART (1995 – 2001)
Jimmy Vasser drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in CART from 1995-2000. During that time he had nine wins, six poles, 75 top-10 finishes, 42 top-five finishes, and was the 1996 CART Champion.