Chip Ganassi to be inducted into Motorsports Hall Of Fame

Chip Ganassi receives another honor by being inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America today. Ganassi is joined in the Hall of Fame class by fellow NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, NHRA announcer Dave McClelland and racer and broadcaster Sam Posey.

Ganassi teams have made history having won the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, the Brickyard 400, in addition to adding the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this month. In 2010 and 2011, his teams swept the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 followed by wins at the Brickyard 400 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

In open-wheel competition he counts 11 championships and more than 100 victories, including five in the Indianapolis 500. A stout record in NASCAR shows 17 victories including wins in the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400. In sports car events Gannassi teams have a record six Rolex 24 At Daytona victories to complement their seven WeatherTech Sports Car Series championships.