In an announcement that goes way beyond a change in ownership; Chip Ganassi Racing has sold its entire team to Trackhouse Racing. The sale includes the race shop in North Carolina and all of CGR’s assetts.
At the end of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, there will no longer be a Chip Ganassi Racing in NASCAR.
Speaking on the sale Chip Ganassi said, “he made me a great offer that required my attention.” Ganassi added that he is not out of racing…just out of NASCAR; adding, “I still have an IndyCar team. I still have an IMSA sports car team. I still have a Formula E team. I had an offer that I was required to consider.”
Trackhouse Racing primary owner Justin Marks noted that he called Ganassi out of the blue; saying, ‘I’m in the process right now, we’re at a point in time where I’m trying to identify opportunities to grow in this space and to a create a great future for Trackhouse.”
Trackhouse Racing will take over operation of Ganassi’s North Carolina shop. Trackhouse announced during the Nashville race weekend that they would like to open an interactive race shop on Broadway in Nashville where fans can visit and watch the crews at work.
Currently Trackhouse Racing fields only one car in the Cup Series – the number 99 car driven by Daniel Suarez. Included among the owners of Trackhouse Racing is Latin music star “Mr. Worldwide” Pitbull.
Suarez will continue as the driver of the number 99 car next season as Trackhouse looks to add to the stable of drivers.
Chip Ganassi has two Cup Series teams – the number one car driven by Kurt Busch and the number 42 car driven by “Watermelon Man” Ross Chastain.
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