NASCAR fans received big news on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, when Chip Ganassi announced he will be selling his team over to Trackhouse Racing.
“He made me a great offer that required my attention,” Ganassi told The Associated Press.
“I’m not out of racing, I’m just out of NASCAR,” Ganassi said. “I still have an IndyCar team. I still have an IMSA sportscar team. I still have a Formula E team. I had an offer that I was required to consider.”
The sale was announced in a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte North Carolina. Ganassi told reporters, “If I was trying to sell my team, I would have talked to everybody that was looking for a charter or looking for a team or looking to get involved in the sport. I did not. I talked to one person.”
Trackhouse owner Justin Marks told the Associated Press that his team next year will field two cars, one for Daniel Suarez and one for a driver to be named later. He then finished by recognizing the many years of hard work and dedication that Ganassi put into his team:
“Chip has built an iconic motorsports empire and the Ganassi brand is globally recognized as a winner in the auto racing industry. It is truly an honor that we can build from that foundation.”
For more details, watch the press conference in the video below.