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#42 Chip Ganassi Racing Team News

Team Info

OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Kyle Larson

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
McDonald’s
CreditOne
First Data

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
Cottonelle

SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER LINKS
Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR – Twitter
Chip Ganassi Racing – Twitter
Chip Ganassi Racing – Facebook
Chip Ganassi Racing – Instagram
Kyle Larson – Twitter
Kyle Larson – Facebook
Kyle Larson – Instagram

STATISTICS
Kyle Larson – RacingReference.info

MORE INFO about teams/drivers
2019 #42 Paint Schemes
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2019 sponsor schedule:
1) Daytona: CreditOne Bank
2) Atlanta: McDonald’s
3) Las Vegas: CreditOne Bank
4) ISM Raceway: McDonald’s
5) Auto Club: CreditOne Bank
6) Martinsville: CreditOne Bank
7) Texas: CreditOne Bank
8) Bristol: CreditOne Bank
9) Richmond: McDonald’s
10) Talladega: Clover
11) Dover: CreditOne Bank
12) Kansas: CreditOne Bank
Charlotte (All-Star): AdventHealth
13) Charlotte: CreditOne Bank
14) Pocono: CreditOne Bank
15) Michigan: CreditOne Bank
16) Sonoma:
17) Chicagoland:
18) Daytona:
19) Kentucky:
20) New Hampshire:
21) Pocono:
22) Watkins Glen:
23) Michigan:
24) Bristol:
25) Darlington:
26) Indianapolis:
27) Las Vegas:
28) Richmond:
29) Charlotte:
30) Dover:
31) Talladega:
32) Kansas:
33) Martinsville:
34) Texas:
35) ISM Raceway:
36) Homestead-Miami:

Contract Status: Driver: 2018+; Primary Sponsor, CreditOne: 2018?; DC Solar 2018?; First Data: 2018?;

#42 Team News

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F.B.I. raids home of DC Solar CEO: Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided the Martinez [California] home of Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, owners of DC Solar and the Martinez Clippers baseball club. Armando Gomez, the Carpoff’s lawyer, emailed a statement to the Gazette Thursday evening. “The Carpoff family was surprised and disappointed with the actions taken by the government earlier this week, which appear to relate to an ongoing tax dispute,” Gomez wrote. [More](12-21-2018)

Congrats to Kyle Larson and Katelyn Sweet: The couple was married Wednesday evening.[More](9-27-2018)

Larson wants win at hometown track: If the right attitude can translate into a break-through trophy then Kyle Larson should be ready to gulp his share of fine Northern California wine straight from the winner’s oversized chalice Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Larson has celebrated there before – dominating the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, leading every single lap in his first high profile NASCAR event at the scenic 11-turn road course. And he is the defending Busch Pole sitter for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Toyota/Save Mart 350.[More](6-22-2018)

Chip Ganassi Racing announces Digital Fan Fest: Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today the launch of their first-ever Digital Fan Fest surrounding the team’s activities leading into the biggest race weekend of the season. CGR will compete in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the longest and most grueling race on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the Coca-Cola 600 and also the NASCAR Xfinity race, the Alsco 300.[More](5-21-2018)

Larson’s car taken to NASCAR R&D Center: The No. 42 Chevy appeared to have a sag in the rear window area following the Kansas Speedway race.[More](5-13-2018)

John Hunter Nemechek on standby for Larson at Kansas Larson and fiancée, Katelyn Sweet, are expecting the birth of their second child soon. As a result, Larson shared that Chip Ganassi Racing has tabbed John Hunter Nemechek to be on standby for the No. 42 team next week at Kansas Speedway.(5-6-2018)
UPDATE: Audrey Layne Larson was born Monday morning, May 7.[More](5-7-2018)

Larson’s fast start to the season is feeding his competitive edge: Kyle Larson is one of the most even-keeled, happy-go-lucky drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – typically smiling, always willing to sign autographs and even popular with his competitors. But Larson’s runner-up showing to Kyle Busch in Monday’s rain-delayed race finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, stoked some real competitive frustration in the fifth-year Cup driver. [More](4-20-2018)

Felix Sabates no longer bidding for Carolina Panthers: Charlotte businessman Felix Sabates, who has been working for months to pull together a local group to potentially buy the Carolina Panthers, says he now won’t be involved with any bids. The Observer reported last month that Sabates, a long-time fixture on the Charlotte sports scene, was looking to partner with another bidder, rather than assemble his own group. Now he is dropping plans to invest in the NFL team at all.[More](4-9-2018)

Steve Lauletta leaving Chip Ganassi Racing: He has been serving at President of Chip Ganassi Racing for more than 10 years.[More](2-27-2018)

Kyle Larson embraces his role as a front-runner: Over it. Motoring on. Looking up. Kyle Larson conceded that while his shocking and abrupt departure from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs last Fall stung for a while, he’s over it. Ready to move on. Prepared to one-up the circumstance.[More](2-14-2018)

GT Le Mans class victory for Chip Ganassi one for history books: The class victory — considered a win in this form of racing — was Ganassi’s 56th sports car victory (and eighth in the Rolex 24). The organization has 103 IndyCar wins, 39 stock car wins and two rallycross wins.[More](1-28-2018)

DC Solar to sponsor McMurray and Larson: After partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) for three seasons in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), DC Solar is moving to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) for the 2018 season as a primary partner with both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray. Wasting no time getting on track with Larson, the #42 Camaro will feature DC Solar as the primary partner for ‘The Clash at Daytona’, the season opening non-points race. In addition to partnering with CGR in the MENCS, DC Solar will continue to be seen in the Xfinity Series for several races on the #42 Chevrolet with both Larson and McMurray behind the wheel.[More](1-16-2018)

Christopher Bell races to second consecutive Chili Bowl crown: Kyle Larson had hoped for another epic battle night with Christopher Bell, about seven weeks after they thrilled fans at “Turkey Night” in California, where Bell beat Larson in a major midget-car race. The stage was set Saturday night as they traded the lead at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, but a blown engine in Larson’s car with 13 laps remaining ended that drama, and Bell sped to his second consecutive Chili Bowl crown at the Tulsa Expo Center. [More](1-14-2018)

Ganassi not talking to Danica Patrick about 2018 races: An executive from Chip Ganassi Racing said Thursday night that the team no longer is in discussions with Danica Patrick to have her drive for the team in either the Daytona 500 or Indianapolis 500. Steve Lauletta, president of Chip Ganassi Racing, made the comments on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s “Dialed In” show.[More](1-12-2018)

Sabates interested in Carolina Panthers ownership UPDATE: Over the previous week, Felix Sabates’ name arose as a possible buyer for the Panthers. Sabates currently has minority ownership in Chip Ganassi Racing and a minority ownership role in the Charlotte Hornets, the region’s National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise.(12-23-2017)
UPDATE: Felix Sabates, a Charlotte businessman who is part of a local group exploring a bid for the Carolina Panthers, said Wednesday he is talking to the Smith motorsports family about joining his group. Bruton Smith is executive chairman of Speedway Motorsports, the Concord-based operator of Charlotte Motor Speedway and other tracks, and his son, Marcus, is the CEO. In the past, they both have expressed interest in buying Charlotte’s NFL team if it ever came up for sale.[More](1-11-2018)

Kyle Larson advances to main event of Chili Bowl Nationals: Kyle Larson went back to victory lane on the opening night of the Chili Bowl Nationals. The NASCAR star drove to a commanding victory in Tuesday night’s opening night of the Super Bowl of Midget Racing. The win automatically advanced Larson into the 55-lap Saturday night main event at the Tulsa Expo Center.[More](1-10-2018)

Chip Ganassi to Serve as Grand Marshal for 2018 Rolex 24: Renowned champion car owner Chip Ganassi will serve as Grand Marshal for the 56th anniversary Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, giving the ‘Drivers, start your engines,’ command. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race will take place on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course Jan. 27-28.[More](1-6-2018)

Doug Douchardt named COO at Chip Ganassi Racing: Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that long-time racing executive Doug Duchardt has been named Chief Operating Officer of the corporation. Duchardt begins the role effective immediately in preparation for the upcoming 2018 seasons while Max Jones is promoted to Managing Director of the team’s NASCAR Operation joining Mike Hull, Managing Director of the team’s INDYCAR and IMSA Operations. Additionally, a newly formed Corporate Office will include Team Owner and CEO Chip Ganassi, President Steve Lauletta, COO Duchardt, CFO Chuck Gottschalk and Vice President of Human Resources Rob Wilder. The Corporate Office will oversee all of CGR’s racing and commercial activities globally.[More](1-3-2018)