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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti to return to IndyCar Series

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:50:17 -0700

Jenna Fryer, of The Associated Press, reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti will leave NASCAR and return to IndyCar in 2009 as the replacement for driver Dan Wheldon at Chip Ganassi Racing.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti a candidate to replace Sorenson

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:02:48 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti is a candidate to replace Chip Ganassi Racing driver Reed Sorenson in the No. 41 car next season.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti to meat with CG

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:28:24 -0700

ESPNews reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti is expected to meat with Chip Ganassi Friday, July 11.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti fourth in Nationwide practice

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:36:16 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti was fourth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway. There was no time listed for Franchitti.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti to replace Clauson

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 10:52:08 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti is scheduled to replace driver Bryan Clauson in the team's NASCAR Nationwide Series entry in the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti undecided

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 16:45:42 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti has not decided what he will do now that the No. 40 team has stopped operations. He said he would love to get back running in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 40 car and crew chief Steve Lane.

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NASCAR | Franchitti feels he can succeed

Sat, 05 Jul 2008 15:42:08 -0700

Jim McGill, of Scotsman.com, reports driver Dario Franchitti is expected to confirm what his plans are for the remainder of the 2008 season. Sponsorship problems with Ganassi saw him lose his seat with the team. Franchitti, 35, has stressed he is unlikely to return to the IndyCar Series because he feels he can still succeed in NASCAR.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti nominated for ESPY

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:46:12 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti has been nominated for the "Best Driver" ESPY Award.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti's team shut down

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 14:00:53 -0700

The Associated Press reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates co-owner Chip Ganassi shut down driver Dario Franchitti's team because of a lack of sponsorship. Franchitti is 41st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series overall point standings after missing several races this season. He missed five races because of a broken ankle and he failed to qualify for two other races. His best finish this season was 22nd. " If I keep going I run the risk of dragging the other two teams down. I don't want to do that," Ganassi said. "There's no money. It makes no sense to be running this out of my pocket. I had to put a stop to it." Ganassi said Franchitti was disappointed but understood why he shut the team down and hopes that Franchitti will drive their Nationwide Series entry. Crew chief Steven Lane is still with CGR.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 38th

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:03:23 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 38th in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti to start in Row 4

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:39:01 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 in Row 4.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti entered in Nationwide race

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 15:04:47 -0700

Lee Montgomery, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti is entered in the Camping World RV Sales 200.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti has to qualify for Lenox Industrial Tools 301

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:45:38 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti will have to qualify for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Officials announce sponsor for No. 40 team

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:20:50 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates officials announced Wednesday, June 18, that "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" will sponsor the team's No. 40 Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dario Franchitti is the driver of the No. 40 Dodge. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 43rd in LifeLock 400

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:26:29 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 43rd in the LifeLock 400.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti to start LifeLock 400 in Row 21

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:57:34 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the LifeLock 400 in Row 21.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 41st in Pocono 500

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:04:19 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 41st in the Pocono 500.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti to start Pocono 500 in Row 7

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 16:05:10 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the Pocono 500 in Row 7.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti entered in No. 40 car

Thu, 29 May 2008 16:29:56 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti is entered in the No. 40 car for the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will not race in Coca-Cola 600

Tue, 20 May 2008 13:20:56 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti (ankle) will not race in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He will be replaced by driver Sterling Marlin.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti withdraws from all-star race

Wed, 14 May 2008 15:37:48 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti (ankle) and the No. 40 Dodge team have withdrawn from the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti entered in Sprint Showdown

Tue, 13 May 2008 15:32:56 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti (ankle) is entered in the NASCAR Sprint Showdown at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the No. 40 Dodge.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti could be out 3-4 weeks

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:30:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Brad Daugherty, of ESPNews, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti (ankle) could be out three to four weeks with an ankle injury.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will not compete at Richmond

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:30:09 -0700

Tom Kreager, of The Tennessean, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti (ankle) will not compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Franchitti injured his ankle in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway and has a slight ankle fracture, according to Dr. Kevin Scheid. Franchitti will be fitted with a carbon fiber ankle brace. Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Franchitti will be evaluated on a week-by-week basis.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti injured during crash

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 19:06:30 -0700

The Associated Press reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti (ankle) suffered a fractured left ankle and minor contusions after he was in a hard crash Saturday, April 26, at Talladega Superspeedway. He is expected to miss the Aaron's 499 on Sunday April 27. Driver David Stremme is expected to replace Franchitti in the No. 40 car.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti entered in Aaron's 312

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 13:02:45 -0700

Jenny Burzanko, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti is entered to compete in the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 32nd

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 10:55:32 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 32nd in the Subway Fresh Fit 500.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will start Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Row 11

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:37:02 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Row 11.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti posts second fastest lap at NNS practice session

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:03:29 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti posted the second fastest lap during the NASCAR Nationwide Series practice session at Phoenix International Raceway with a lap of 130.520 mph.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti guaranteed a spot in the Samsung 500

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 11:16:20 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti is guaranteed a spot in the Samsung 500 if qualifying for the race is cancelled.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 22nd in Goody's Cool Orange 500

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:39:23 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 22nd in the Goody's Cool Orange 500.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will start Goody's Cool Orange 500 in Row 22

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:01:26 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the Goody's Cool Orange 500 in Row 22.

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NASCAR | Qualifying may be cancelled due to rain

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:25:17 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports there is a possibility of rain canceling the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying scheduled for Friday, March 28, even though rain isn't expected until after the afternoon qualifying session. The National Weather Service reports there is a 60 percent chance of rain after 8 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. EDT. Drivers outside the top 35 in owner's points that would qualify are Jamie McMurray, Bill Elliott, Dave Blaney, Dario Franchitti, Aric Almirola, Kyle Petty, Joe Nemechek and Ken Schrader. There are 47 team's entered to compete in the Goody's Cool Orange 500, which means four will not qualify. Drivers that would miss the race are Mike Skinner, John Andretti, Patrick Carpentier and Tony Raines, if qualifying was cancelled. The forecast is clear for race day.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Kennametal will sponsor Franchitti for two races

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:18:54 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates officials announced Tuesday, March 25, that Kennametal Inc., will be the primary sponsor for driver Dario Franchitti and the No. 40 car for the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The company will sponsor Franchitti for the races at Martinsville Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. Financial terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed. Franchitti is currently outside the top 35 in owner's points and must qualify for the Goody's Kool Orange 500 scheduled for March 30.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 36th in Food City 500

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:39:51 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 36th in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 16.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will start Food City 500 in Row 13

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:17:05 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the Food City 500 in Row 13.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Team names sponsor for Franchitti

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 13:35:40 -0700

Jenny Burzanko, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti will be sponsored by The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The company will continue to sponsor Franchitti's No. 40 car for the remainder of the season. Financial terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti currently 38th in owner's points

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:44:14 -0700

Rea White, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti is currently in 38th place in the owner's points standings and 34 points behind the cutoff.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 33rd in Kobalt Tools 500

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:13:30 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 33rd in the Kobalt Tools 500 Sunday, March 9.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 33rd in UAW-Dodge 400

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:23:46 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 33rd in the UAW-Dodge 400.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 24th in Stater Bros. 300

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:14:21 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 24th in the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Monday, Feb. 25.

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NASCAR | 45 Nationwide Series cars entered for Sam's Town 300 at LVMS

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:18:08 -0800

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports 45 NASCAR Nationwide Series cars are entered to compete in the Sam's Town 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway scheduled for Sunday, March 1. 15 Sprint Cup Series drivers are entered in the race. Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving for JR Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing driver David Ragan, Gillett Evernham Motorsports driver Elliott Sadler, Penske Racing driver Sam Hornish Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Tony Stewart, Petty Enterprises driver Bobby Labonte driving for Richard Childress Racing, Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton, Braun Racing driver Brian Vickers, Roush Fenway Racing driver Kevin Harvick driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti, Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards and Michael Waltrip Racing driver David Reutimann.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 32nd in Auto Club 500

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:08:26 -0800

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 32nd in the Auto Club 500 Monday, Feb. 25.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will start the Auto Club 500 in Row 13

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:35:03 -0800

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti will start the Auto Club 500 Sunday, Feb. 24, in Row 13.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 33rd in Daytona 500

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:25:50 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti finished 33rd in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 17, after starting 40th.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti will start Daytona 500 in Row 20

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:51:21 -0800

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti will start the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 17, in Row 20.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti crashes during second Gatorade Duel

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:27:52 -0800

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti crashed during the second Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 14, but is in the top 35 in owner's points and will race in the Daytona 500.

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NASCAR | Four drivers crash during second Gatorade Duel

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:24:13 -0800

Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray, SKI Motorsports driver Stanton Barrett, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti and Bill Davis Racing driver Jacques Villeneuve all crashed during the second Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 14. Franchitti and McMurray are in the top 35 in owner's points and will race in the Daytona 500.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti entered to compete in Camping World 300

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:09:52 -0800

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Dario Franchitti, who competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is entered to compete in the Camping World 300, which is the first race of the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series.

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Chip Ganassi Racing | Franchitti finishes 39th in qualifying for Daytona 500

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 15:21:14 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti finished 39th in qualifying for the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 17.

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