Chip Ganassi named grand marshal for Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Renowned car owner Chip Ganassi will serve as grand marshal for the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.

Ganassi will give the command, "Drivers, start your engines," before the twice-around-the-clock endurance race at Daytona International Speedway. The road-course race begins Jan. 27 and ends the following day.

Ganassi says "this is a really big honor for me to be recognized by a race that has meant so much to me over my career, both as a driver and an owner."

Chip Ganassi Racing entered the IMSA series in 2004 and captured its first overall victory two years later. That 2006 triumph was the first of seven victories in the series opener, with subsequent wins coming in 2007, '08, '11, '13,'15 and '17.

Ganassi also fields race teams in NASCAR's Cup Series, NASCAR's Xfinity Series, the IndyCar Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

___

More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org

People also read these

IndyCar returns to The Glen; speeds rise on new...

Sep 2, 2016

IndyCar racing returned to Watkins Glen International on Friday after a six-year hiatus, and New...

Scott Dixon wins IndyCar pole at Watkins Glen

Sep 3, 2016

Scott Dixon won the IndyCar pole at Watkins Glen International on Saturday for the Grand Prix at...

Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy...

Sep 6, 2016

Canada's Enbridge is buying Houston-based Spectra Energy for about $28 billion, creating North...

NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over...

Sep 13, 2016

The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina could dramatically ratchet up...

Pagenaud wins pole as he closes in on IndyCar...

Sep 18, 2016

Simon Pagenaud to start from the pole in the IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway, where the...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com