Chip Ganassi Racing

History

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates was founded after Chip Ganassi bought a majority stake Team SABCO, which was announced on August 4, 2000 to start with the 2001 season. Sabates retained a minority stake in the team which was also changing to be one of the flagship Dodge teams when they returned to the Cup Series in 2001.

Jason Leffler drove the #01 Dodge and Sterling Marlin the #40 Dodge for the team. Leffler was replaced after one season and the 01 car changed numbers to 41. Jimmy Spencer was brought in as a new teammate with Marlin. After Marlin was injured during a crash at Kansas, Jamie McMurray replaced Marlin for the rest of the season, scoring an upset victory at Charlotte in just his second races.

The 2003 season started with a healthy Marlin back in the #40, McMurray in a new entry #42, and Casey Mears taking over for Spencer in the #41. This lineup lasted until 2006 when McMurray and Marlin left and Reed Sorenson (#41) and David Stremme (#40) were brought in to replace them. Mears was shifted to the #42 car. Mears was the next driver out as Juan Pablo Montoya replaced him in the #42.

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News

03/08/2019 – Global Poker will sponsor Kurt Busch and the #1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for multiple races in 2019 starting at Phoenix.

02/27/2019 – Star Nursey will be primary sponsor of Kurt Busch and the #1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet at Las Vegas.

02/19/2019 – McDonald’s will sponsor Kyle Larson and the #42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for multiple races in 2019, starting with Atlanta.

01/22/2019Chip Ganassi Racing will partner with Spire Motorsports to filed the #40 Chevrolet for Jamie McMurray in the Clash at Daytona.

01/18/2019Chip Ganassi Racing will partner with Spire Motorsports to filed the #40 Chevrolet for Jamie McMurray in the Daytona 500.

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