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FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo, Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, puts on his helmet before the start of the IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Kanaan has another shot at a proper IndyCar farewell tour as the co-driver with Jimmie Johnson the next two years at Chip Ganassi Racing. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and street course events, and Ganassi announced Monday, Nov. 23, that Kanaan will complete the season in the No. 48 Honda. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 23, 2020 - 9:48 am
Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan will compete in the four oval events on IndyCar's 2021 schedule that Johnson does not plan to run. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo, Jimmie Johnson (48) sits in his car before the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Johnson is retiring from full-time NASCAR competition in Sunday's season finale at Phoenix Raceway, leaving the sport as a seven-time champion ranked sixth on the all-time wins list with 83 career victories. (AP Photo/Jason Minto, File)
November 06, 2020 - 5:54 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was the first one down the stairs in a diving competition at Tony Stewart's birthday party. He playfully tossed mini hamburgers across a suite Denny Hamlin had rented in Las Vegas and later wrestled Chad Knaus on the floor of the same casino. The two revealers...
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Team owner Chip Ganassi, left, congratulates Scott Dixon on winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
October 26, 2020 - 3:45 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams. In this 30th anniversary season for Chip Ganassi Racing, the boss is celebrating another winner: Scott Dixon won his...
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Scott Dixon, left, and Chip Ganassi celebrate after winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
October 25, 2020 - 10:46 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon controlled his own fate and simply needed a smooth Sunday drive to win a sixth IndyCar championship. He was a tactician as he followed Josef Newgarden around the streets of downtown St. Petersburg. So long as he kept Newgarden in his sight, Dixon would yank...
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Chip Ganassi speaks about driver Jimmie Johnson joining his IndyCar team for next season at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
October 24, 2020 - 6:27 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The coronavirus seemed so far away from the downtown streets of St. Petersburg and teams poured into the city eager to shake off six months of rust and race again. The NBA suspended its season...
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October 24, 2020 - 5:18 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power won his fifth pole of the season and flirted with the St. Petersburg track record Saturday in qualifying for the IndyCar season finale. Power will start from the pole Sunday on the downtown temporary street course for the ninth time in his career. Power is in...
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October 24, 2020 - 1:46 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2020, file photo, Scott Dixon gets ready for qualifying for an IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Chip Ganassi knew Scott Dixon as a quiet kid in a paddock full of superstars when he hired him four races into the 2002 season. The pairing has since produced the most celebrated driver of his generation. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
October 23, 2020 - 2:21 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon has controlled IndyCar’s title race since the start of this disrupted start-and-stop season. Reigning champion Josef Newgarden remained undeterred and slowed Dixon's runaway rout. The American has whittled 85 points off of Dixon's lead and turned Sunday's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, driver Scott McLaughlin, right, jokes with his crew and visitors during IndyCar Series auto racing testing in Austin, Texas. McLaughlin has nothing left to accomplish in Australia after wrapping up his third consecutive Supercars championship last weekend. He boarded a plane immediately after his final race and headed to the United States for his long-awaited IndyCar debut. McLaughlin was supposed to race for Team Penske in May but the pandemic pushed his tryout to Sunday's season finale on the streets of St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 22, 2020 - 4:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin completed the Bathurst 1000 in Australia, collected his third consecutive Supercars championship, then hopped on a plane headed to the United States to start his IndyCar adventure. The grueling itinerary took McLaughlin first to Sydney to catch a connection...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, file photo, team owner Chip Ganassi, left, and 2003 IRL champion Scott Dixon, right, celebrate following the IRL Chevy 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Ganassi knew Dixon as a quiet kid in a paddock full of superstars when he hired him four races into the 2002 season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 19, 2020 - 6:02 pm
Scott Dixon was a quiet kid with rosy red cheeks when he left New Zealand looking for a career racing cars. He had little to say off the track and relied on performance to separate himself in a paddock full of superstars. He won his third career CART Series start at tricky Nazareth Speedway but...
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