Chip Ganassi is an American businessman and previously he used to be a racing car driver.
He is the owner and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing, which has teams competing in the IndyCar Series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and Extreme E. He is the only team owner in history to have won the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Rolex 24 at Daytona, Sebring 12 Hours, and, most recently, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Early Life and Biography
Chip Ganassi hailed into world on 24 may,1958 in Pennsylvania, United States to parents Marie Moia Ganassi and Floyd Ganassi. In year 1978 and 1982 he completed his graduation from Fox Chapel Area High School and Duquesne University in Finance stream. In 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University.
In year 1982 he began his CART racing career. Ganassi qualified first with the fastest speed of 197 mph and competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times, finishing eighth in 1983. In 1983, he was named the Most Improved Driver and finished ninth in the CART standings.
The following season, he finished a career-best second in the 1984 Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland, but his career was cut short by a massive crash at Michigan involving Al Unser, Jr. In a race full of huge accidents, his car tumbled multiple times and broke apart; while Unser Jr. was unharmed, Ganassi suffered head injuries and was unable to race for 9 months; he never raced full-time again.
In 1986, he raced briefly in CART and IMSA. Ganassi’s best sportscar result came in the 1986 Kodak Copies 500 at Watkins Glen, where he won the Camel Light class with race partner Bob Earl.
Marriage and Kids
Chip Ganassi was married to Cara Small Ganassi, businesswoman and author, on May 24, 1995, but after 9 years of marriage they divorced. He has one daughter, Tessa Ganassi.
Age, Height, Weight
Chip Ganassi is 64 years old as of today’s date 30 May 2022. His height is 1.62m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
Net Worth of Chip Ganassi
Ganassi earned money from competitions and racing events. Following that, he turned racing into a business, assembling an exceptional team of car racers and escorting them through the various trails of the IndyCar Series, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and others.
Ganassi’s net worth is $40 million, derived from both his professional racing career and the establishment of Chip Ganassi Racing. In short, he employs 18 race drivers across multiple championship series, including Kyle Petty, Joe Nemechek, Jimmy Spencer, Jamie McMurray, and Sterling Marlin.