Ganassi: Every bit Penske's IndyCar equal

Ganassi: Every bit Penske's IndyCar equal

As the dust settles on a third consecutive victorious IndyCar campaign for Ganassi, John Oreovicz argues that it may now have moved ahead of Penske in terms of bragging rights as the team to beat in the series

It's absolutely natural to compare Chip Ganassi to Roger Penske. After all, Penske is the most successful Indycar team owner of all time, with 159 race wins and 11 series championships under USAC, CART and IndyCar Series sanction, and Ganassi is the obvious heir apparent.

But maybe it already would be more appropriate to compare Penske to Ganassi instead. A little more than two decades into the history of Chip Ganassi Racing, the team boss has emerged as the leading owner of his era, with Dario Franchitti this year completing a 'Ganassi Slam' of four consecutive series championships, for the second time since 1996.

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