Our History

Chip Ganassi Racing has won 22 championships dating back to 1990. In addition, 2016 saw the team pick up their first-ever victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Overall, Ganassi has won six of the seven most iconic races in the world of auto racing with wins in the Indianapolis 500 (5), Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona (8) and the 12 Hours of Sebring (2).

Today, Ganassi teams include five Honda cars in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and a Cadillac V-Series.R in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

About Chip Ganassi

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful and innovative owners in motorsports. Overall, his teams have 22 championships and more than 250 victories, including five wins in the Indianapolis 500, eight Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, and wins in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art facilities in Indianapolis, where INDYCAR, and IMSA teams are located, a race facility in Stuttgart, Germany, and a corporate office in Pittsburgh.

In 2010, Ganassi’s teams turned in an historic season by setting an organization record with 19 wins across 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 sports car 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 INDYCAR SERIES team in 1990 and established a partnership with Target, with whom he maintained one of the longest-running relationships in motorsports history. Today, he can claim partnerships with PNC Bank, The American Legion, Parkland Corporation, Honda and General Motors among many others. Through the years, his INDYCAR teams have amassed 15 championships and over 125 wins. His NASCAR teams had 44 wins across the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, including victories in the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400.

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. In 2011, Ganassi received an honorary doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University.