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FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo, Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, puts on his helmet before the start of the IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.   Kanaan has another shot at a proper IndyCar farewell tour as the co-driver with Jimmie Johnson the next two years at Chip Ganassi Racing. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and street course events, and Ganassi announced Monday, Nov. 23,  that Kanaan will complete the season in the No. 48 Honda.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kanaan to pair with Johnson to drive oval races for Ganassi

Nov. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EST

Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan will compete in the four oval events on IndyCar's 2021 schedule that Johnson does not plan to run. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and...

Ganassi to return to IMSA sports car racing with Cadillac

Nov. 16, 2020 9:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to IMSA sports car competition next season with Cadillac in the Daytona Prototype international class. Ganassi made its sports car racing debut in 2004 in the DPi class before it became a Ford factory GT Le Mans program from 2016 through 2019. Ganassi's...

Castroneves gets 6 IndyCar races next season with Shank

Nov. 10, 2020 2:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves will return to IndyCar for six races next season with Meyer Shank Racing. Shank will expand to a second car to accommodate Castroneves, the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner. The popular Brazilian has driven for Roger Penske for 20 years but has been in sports cars...

Jimmie Johnson, center, stands with his family on pit road prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Johnson finishes 5th in final race of NASCAR career

Nov. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EST

Jimmie Johnson strode into the final news conference of his NASCAR career wearing a black hat with “One Final Shot” on the front. Told he was the first driver in the room after Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway, the seven-time Cup champion had a quick response. “I won something this...

FILE - In this Friday, April 20, 2018, file photo, Jimmie Johnson, right, listens to crew chief Chad Knaus, as they wait for their car to get through inspection prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va. Johnson is retiring from full-time NASCAR competition in Sunday's season finale at Phoenix Raceway, leaving the sport as a seven-time champion ranked sixth on the all-time wins list with 83 career victories.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)

Johnson and Knaus, NASCAR's 7-time champions, exit together

Nov. 7, 2020 4:24 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There will never be another NASCAR combination like Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. They built the No. 48 together and dominated the sport for more than a decade. Johnson and Knaus won a record-tying seven championships, including a stretch of five straight, and Johnson’s 83...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo, Jimmie Johnson (48) sits in his car before the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Johnson is retiring from full-time NASCAR competition in Sunday's season finale at Phoenix Raceway, leaving the sport as a seven-time champion ranked sixth on the all-time wins list with 83 career victories. (AP Photo/Jason Minto, File)

Jimmie Johnson leaves indelible mark on and off race track

Nov. 6, 2020 5:55 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was the first one down the stairs in a diving competition at Tony Stewart's birthday party. He playfully tossed mini hamburgers across a suite Denny Hamlin had rented in Las Vegas and later wrestled Chad Knaus on the floor of the same casino. The two revealers were...

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Felix Rosenqvist, of Sweden, celebrates after winning the pole during qualifications for the Indy GP IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Rosenqvist has been hired by Arrow McLaren SP for the 2021 IndyCar season. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Rosenqvist hired by Arrow while Alex Palou moves to Ganassi

Oct. 29, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

Felix Rosenqvist was hired by Arrow McLaren SP for the 2021 IndyCar season Thursday and rookie Alex Palou moved to Chip Ganassi Racing to fill his seat. Rosenqvist spent two seasons driving the No. 10 Honda for Ganassi but his option was not picked up when Ganassi and the Swede could not agree on a contract...

Scott Dixon (9) races followed by Marcus Ericsson (8) during the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ericsson signs multi-year contract to return to Ganassi

Oct. 28, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson signed a multi-year IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi on Sunday celebrated his 20th overall championship in 30 seasons of competition across various motorsports series. Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar title in the season finale. ...

Team owner Chip Ganassi, left, congratulates Scott Dixon on winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winning

Oct. 26, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams. In this 30th anniversary season for Chip Ganassi Racing, the boss is celebrating another winner: Scott Dixon won his sixth...

Scott Dixon, left, and Chip Ganassi celebrate after winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Newgarden wins IndyCar finale but can't deny Dixon 6th title

Oct. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon controlled his own fate and simply needed a smooth Sunday drive to win a sixth IndyCar championship. He was a tactician as he followed Josef Newgarden around the streets of downtown St. Petersburg. So long as he kept Newgarden in his sight, Dixon would yank the...