Chip Ganassi Racing has been a dominant player in motorsport for 30 years and continues to stay at the with its entries in various series. Racer turned team owner Chip Ganassi founded his own team in 1990. Back then he might not have expected such an all-round success, being the only team to grab the trophy at the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, the Rolex 24-Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, plus the only team to win the 24 Hours of Daytona three consecutive times. Now ten of the team’s triumphed race cars are on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Today Chip Ganassi Racing has 16 championships and 200 outright victories under its belt, many of them were achieved by one of the exhibits. Among these significant race cars are the Reynard 94I-Ford-Cosworth XB with Target-sponsored livery that won the very first race in 1994 and the Lexus-Riley that dominated the 24 hours of Daytona. One of the key moments of Chip Ganassi Racing is definitely the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans, though. The No. 68 Ford GT finished first in the LM GTE Pro class, marking the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first Le Mans and glorious 1-2-3 win.
The Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success exhibition will run through 31 January, 2021.