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Petersen Automotive Museum To Open New Exhibit Honoring Pittsburgh’s Chip Ganassi

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Pittsburgh’s Chip Ganassi and his race teams will be the focus of a new exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success | 30th Anniversary Tribute” debuts on Saturday, December 14th in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Charles Nearburg Family Gallery.

“Chip Ganassi is an influential member of the automotive community and his team’s penchant for success is a reflection of his raw skill and passion for the sport,” said Terry L. Sarges, Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director.  “Complemented by a visually dynamic and compelling 180-degree video, ‘Chip Ganassi Racing’ will celebrate the team’s victories and tell its story while taking visitors on a trip down memory lane.”

The exhibit will feature several prominent race cars, trophies and more related to the team founder and racing legend.  A couple of the vehicles selected to be displayed include:

  • The 1983 Patrick Wildcat MK9B that Chip himself drove to his best finish of 8th in the Indianapolis 500.
  • The Lexus-powered 2006 Riley MK XI driven to a class win by Scott Dixon, Casey Mears and the late Dan Wheldon at the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
  • The 2010 Dallara IR-05 driven to victory in the Indianapolis 500 by Dario Franchitti.
  • The 2016 Ford GT that finished first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM GTE Pro category by drivers Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, 50-years after Ford’s iconic 1-2-3 podium sweep in 1966.
  • The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Kurt Busch in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Ganassi is widely considered one of the most successful, innovative and respected team owners in the sport of auto racing.  Ganassi started his own, one-car IndyCar team in 1990 and over 30-years has amassed an impressive trophy collection.  The team’s track record includes 19-Championships and over 220-victories.  Chip Ganassi Racing is the only team to win the Indianapolis 500 (four times), Brickyard 400, Rolex 24 At Daytona (eight times), 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans.    Ganassi’s team is also the only team to win three consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona and the only team to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 in a 12-month span.

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success | 30th Anniversary Tribute” will run through January 31, 2021.  The museum will host a ticketed preview and opening reception on December 13.  To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum visit www.Petersen.org.  To learn more about Chip Ganassi Racing, visit www.chipganassiracing.com.

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