Chip Ganassi Racing Joins GRC
Fans of Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) still have a couple more months until the 2015 season kicks off, but there is already some surprisingly big news coming from this action-packed racing series. That news comes courtesy of Chip Ganassi Racing, which announced that it will be fielding two Ford Fiesta ST racecars in GRC’s flagship Supercars series.
Chip Ganassi Racing brings a new level of racing experience to GRC, as it already competes in three of the most prominent racing series in the U.S.: IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA. In its brief but successful history, CGR teams have won at prestigious races such as the Daytona 500, 12 Hours of Sebring, Indianapolis 500 (four times) and the Rolex 24 at Daytona (six times). Both GRC race teams will be based out of the same shop in Concord, NC that houses Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR teams.
The Chip Ganassi Racing GRC teams will have solid drivers, with Canadian Steve Arpin running the full 12-race schedule and motocross star and X Games Champion Brian Deegan competing in seven events. Arpin has been a strong contender in GRC since his rookie season in 2013, and he will pilot the No. 00 racecar sponsored by ENEOS. Deegan will continue to drive his No. 38 car sponsored by RockStar energy drink (shown above). Arpin and Deegan shared the podium in last year’s season-opening race in Barbados.
The 2015 GRC season will commence on May 31 in Tampa, FL, and it will include two events in Detroit, LA and Barbados.
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Why it matters
In addition to the new GRC teams, Chip Ganassi Racing currently fields four Chevrolet-powered teams in the IndyCar Series, two Chevrolet SS racecars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and a Ford EcoBoost-powered Daytona Prototype in the United SportsCar Championship, which is coming off a big win at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.