News - (2017)

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Takes Spa Podium Finish

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Takes Spa Podium Finish

SPA, Belgium (May 7th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The GTE Pro cars came in two-by-two at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium today. This time it was Ferrari that took the win and second place, closely followed by two Ford GTs in third and fourth, then two Porsches and two Aston Martins. It was the No. 66 Ford GT crew of Stefan Mücke (GER), Olivier Pla (FRA) and Billy Johnson (US) that stood on the podium after six hours of hard racing.  After starting the race in second place they looked like strong contenders...

Ford Aiming High for FIA WEC at Spa

Ford Aiming High for FIA WEC at Spa

GREATWORTH, UK (April 28th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team travels to Spa, Belgium, next week for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, leading both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships following a season-opening victory for the #67 Ford GT and fourth-place finish for the #66 Ford GT at Silverstone, UK. The Ford team is aiming to maintain its momentum as all of the teams start to turn their attention to the Le Mans 24 Hours race just over a month...

Ford GT Wins First Race of WEC Season

Ford GT Wins First Race of WEC Season

SILVERSTONE, UK (April 17, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team has dealt the first blow in the battle for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship by taking victory at Silverstone. Briton Harry Tincknell was first past the chequered flag in the No. 67 Ford GT at the season opener, sealing the first win of the year.  The sister No. 66 Ford GT was in contention for the win until a safety car period in the second half of the race switched the order. They fought back hard but the trio of Mücke, Pla and...

Maxwell, Buford Earn Ford’s 50th CTSC Win

Maxwell, Buford Earn Ford’s 50th CTSC Win

SEBRING, Fla (March 19th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The Ford Mustang GT4 has earned its first checkered flag, just one race after its debut, as Scott Maxwell carried the No. 60 NanoProMT/Ford Performance Ford Mustang GT4 to the win with a commanding drive for KohR Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway. Maxwell drove the second half of the race after his teammate Jade Buford started on pole.  It marked Ford’s 50th win in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series and first for KohR Motorsports with Ford. “The...

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to Field Three Cars for Sebring

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing to Field Three Cars for Sebring

SEBRING, Florida (March 1st, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will send three Ford GTs to the 12 Hours of Sebring March 18, 2017 as the team attempts to sweep three of the most legendary endurance sports car races in the world within nine months. It’s also a chance to continue the valuable face-to-face, cross-development the drivers and crew enjoyed at the Rolex 24 At Daytona that ultimately benefits Ford’s effort at the Le Mans 24 Hours. “We wish we could send all four cars like we did at the Rolex...

Full Squad of Ford GTs for 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

Full Squad of Ford GTs for 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

LE MANS, France (Feb. 2, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) today announced that the full squad of four Ford GTs will compete at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, one year on from the marque’s triumphant return to the endurance race that everyone wants to win. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team’s 2016 victory came 50 years after an historic 1-2-3 finish for Ford at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours. Ford also won the race in 1967 when Dan Gurney (US) and A. J. Foyt (US) piloted the Ford GT40 to victory,...

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Wins GTLM at Daytona 24

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Wins GTLM at Daytona 24

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 30, 2017)  – Courtesy of Ford Performance – It didn’t seem the 55th-annual Rolex 24 could get any more exciting for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. All four Ford GTs were united, competing together on one track for the first time since the Le Mans 24 last year. The team qualified p1-2-3 in GTLM. Then came the final 30 minutes of the race. After starting on pole, the No. 66 Ford GT led much of the early hours. Then came the overnight stints and some of the most challenging conditions, between wet and the cold...

Mustang Makes Exciting CTSC Debut at Daytona

Mustang Makes Exciting CTSC Debut at Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 28, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The second day of the competition life of the newest Ford Mustang in the sports car racing stable was as exciting as its first. Defending Grand Sport champion Scott Maxwell took command from the start of the race, passing Mustang teammate Dean Martin for the lead at the green flag. What ensued afterward was a race filled with more plot twists than a best-selling cliffhanger novel. The No. 59 JDRF Ford Mustang, expertly qualified by driver Dean Martin on pole the day before...

Daytona Qualifying: Ford GT Sweeps GTLM Top 3

Daytona Qualifying: Ford GT Sweeps GTLM Top 3

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 27th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing swept the first three starting positions in GTLM of the 55th-annual Rolex 24 At Daytona in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Driver Joey Hand earned his first p1 in the Ford GT with a 1:43.473, while Richard Westbrook and Olivier Pla qualified p2-3 in the No.’s 67 and 68. The No. 69 Ford GT starts p6. “I have a great team,” Hand said. “It’s fun to be part of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. They really know how to do this...

New Mustang Qualifies 1-2 for CTSC Season Opener

New Mustang Qualifies 1-2 for CTSC Season Opener

DAYTONA, Fla. (Jan 26, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The newest Ford Mustang to take on the sports car scene shut out the front row in qualifying for the season opener of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona International Speedway. Driver Dean Martin drove the KohR Motorsports JDRF Ford Mustang to a hard-fought p1 position in the Grand Sport class, passing defending Continental Tire SportsCar champion Scott Maxwell in the final minutes of the session. “I just started getting after it, waiting for my Continental...