Bristol Motor Speedway has long been known as a track that produces some of the most exciting racing on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The facility, which held its first NASCAR race in 1961, is a fan favorite, as evidenced by its 53 consecutive sellouts. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix …Read More »
Juan Pablo Montoya and No. 42 Energizer Team It Keeps Going and Going… The No. 42 Chevrolet will sport the Energizer paint scheme this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Viva Las Vegas: JPM will be making his third NSCS start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. His best …Read More »
"Хочу сказать, что Target Chevy и все в EGR проделали отличную работу. Думаю, у всех быстрые машины. Я облажался при заезде на пит-стоп, зашёл слишком быстро. Я думал, в чем проблема, и понял - это все от вождения прототипов в 24 гонке. Я заехал, сбросил передачу на нейтраль, нажал на тормоз и - Ох! Я думал, что смогу остановиться, и как только заблокировал задние колеса, почувствовал себя идиотом, если честно. А вообще я счастлив. Мы вернулись. Мы сделали некоторые изменения во время коушена. У нас машина, которая позволяет бороться за победу в Дайтона 500, и это клево!"Read More »
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Felix Sabates asked for an Earnhardt Ganassi Racing shirt with color in it before leaving the race shop for Daytona International Speedway. He was tired of the white that was sort of a signature for Chip Ganassi Racing and wanted a change. So he was given a pink shirt, which seemed all right until he arrived for Sunday's qualifying for the Daytona 500 and saw co-owner Chip Ganassi. He was wearing pink as well. Coincidence? You bet. But maybe it's a sign that everybody's getting on the same page at the newly merged company. Having Martin Truex Jr. on the pole and three of the six fastest cars -- Juan Pablo Montoya was fourth and Aric Almirola sixth -- doesn't hurt, either.Read More »
The combined forces of what is now known as Earnhardt Ganassi Racing should be better than what each team produced last year as a separate entity.
But that's not saying a whole lot.
Both Chip Ganassi Racing and DEI suffered through a series of on-track and financial problems in 2008 that eventually led to the two entities merging. After the much-celebrated move of Dale Earnhardt Jr. from the DEI stable, the team started off last season on what looked like a positive note and solid foundation for the future. DEI boasted a four-car stable of fully sponsored drivers including Martin Truex Jr., Paul Menard, Mark Martin and Aric Almirola, splitting time in one ride, and rookie Regan Smith.