Photos from the winning circle are always good to see, but specially because of the stories behind them. And to be honest, this one has an excellent story on it.
The No. 02 Chip Ganassi Ford EcoBoost Riley DP isn’t the team’s full season entry on TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, but the nickname of “all-star” that the car received during the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well their achievement during this weekend,shows what Mr. Ganassi’s team is made of.
IndyCar Series drivers Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon, alongside NASCAR Cup drivers Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray, gave Chip Ganassi Racing to its sixth Rolex 24 overall win, after a whole day of an anybody’s race at the 3.81 miles circuit, as they had to deal with reigning champions Action Express Racing and their No. 5 Corvette DP, the No. 10 Corvette DP of Wayne Taylor Racing and even their team-mates in the No. Chip Ganassi Ford EcoBoost Riley DP.
Chip Ganassi Racing relied on their drivers from other championships more than never, which only adds weight to the fact that, in all of their six Rolex 24 triumphs there were always an active IndyCar or NASCAR driver on the squad, if not drivers from both series together.
But, this victory may be the last overall one Mr. Ganassi will have at Daytona, as their focus for 2016 may change entirely to the future Ford GT GTLM program in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship.
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