INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 17, 2013) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) and NTT DATA announced today an addition to their partnership by fielding a second Daytona Prototype (DP) in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on Friday, July 26 (7:30 p.m. ET, SPEED-Tape Delay).
The No.02 NTT DATA Dinan-Prepared BMW will return to action for the first time since January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona but will now include drivers Tony Kanaan, the reigning Indianapolis 500 Winner, and Joey Hand. The second DP entry will run alongside the season-long effort (No.01 Telcel/TELMEX Dinan-Prepared BMW) driven by reigning Series Champions and Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, who hold the distinction of being the most successful driving duo in series history with 27 race wins.
John McCain, CEO, NTT DATA: “Chip Ganassi Racing and their teams have an exceptional track record at Indianapolis over the years with wins in both stock car and open wheel categories. We’re enthusiastic about this driver lineup, and look forward to working with both Tony and Joey for this special entry in this year’s GRAND-AM race at Indianapolis.”
Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: “After partnering with NTT DATA in May, we have continued a solid relationship with them across multiple racing platforms. Using our GRAND-AM program to partner them with two world-class drivers is another example of how we are able to add value to our partners across multiple series. Tony brings a wealth of experience to the car, and the addition of Joey to the lineup is sure to get the team off to a fast start as he’s been an integral part of the team as evidenced by his success with us in recent Rolex 24 At Daytonas. NTT DATA has been a great new partner and we look forward a long relationship with them.”
About NTT DATA
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About Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include three cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Overall his teams have 15 championships and over 150 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and five Rolex 24 At Daytonas. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.
For more information log onto www.chipganassiracing.com.