CHIP GANASSI RACING PARTNERS WITH TSOVET
TIMING IS EVERYTHING: CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAMS AND TSOVET WATCHES PARTNER FOR LIMITED EDITION TIMEPIECE
New Hand Crafted Timepiece Celebrates Team’s 14 Championships, 145 Wins and Countless Memories
CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2012) – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. and TSOVET TIMING GAUGES, announced today they are launching the new TSOVET “Limited Edition” Chronograph watch that commem¬orates the team’s 14 championships and 145 wins. TSOVET has been a team partner since 2011 with logo placement on 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon’s No. 9 Target Honda and firesuit in the IZOD IndyCar Series and 2010 Daytona 500 Winner Jamie McMurray’s firesuit in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Precision and fine tuning are constants in both auto racing and timepiece development as it is necessary in order to obtain optimum performance. Because 1/1000 of a second matters, TSOVET and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams never quit when it comes to fine-tuning a watch or a race car. They both live to achieve optimum performance. TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
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• TSOVET CGRT 145W TIMEPIECE: TSOVET has always integrated the look of engineered industrial tools and motor gages to achieve unique but functional styling. The Ganassi SVT-GR44 is no different. The black face and watchband are accented with bits of “Ganassi-Red”, their team’s primary color. The rotor is inscribed with “Chip Ganassi Racing Teams – 145 wins”. The timepiece is driven by a Valjoux 7750 mechanical calibre’ and housed within a sophisticated gun metal - 44 mm aerospace-grade stainless steel case accented by diamond knurled pushers also with “Ganassi Red” Start/Stop function. Effortlessly observed under refined sapphire crys¬tal are sandwiched dial layers, distinct matte finish indicator hands with luminous time function and bold numerical representations. Each watch is limited and individually numbered 1 to 51. The timepiece will be available in May of 2012. For more information: www.tsovet.com
• CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAMS: With multiple cars competing in multiple series —the IZOD Indy Car Series, the NAS¬CAR Sprint Cup Series, and the GRAND-AM Series — Chip Ganassi Racing is familiar with victory lane: 14 championships and 145 victories, including three Indianapolis 500 wins, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, and four Rolex 24 at Daytona victories. Unable to overlook the dominance of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in 2010 — 19 victories and two championships—RACER Magazine named them “Team of the Year.” In 2011 it was more of the same as Chip Ganassi Racing brought home two more championships and another vic¬tory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
David Bonaventura, President, TSOVET: “We have always been inspired by objects that last and those that make a lasting impression. We believe our partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and this project in particular will do both. Chip Ganassi Racing’s tradition of excellence fits well with everything we strive to be as a company. I don’t know if we could find a more perfect partnership.”
Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: “Both us and TSOVET rely on precision, quality and performance so it is only logical that we partnered with them to build such a spectacular watch. We look forward to the debut of the watch during the month of May as we ready for the Indianapolis 500 and the Coke 600.”