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Target Chip Ganassi Racing Wins First Firestone Pit Performance Award
Posted by: newsla on Apr 10, 2014 - 06:27 AM
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Target Chip Ganassi Racing Wins First Firestone Pit Performance Award

The Target Chip Ganassi Racing team of Scott Dixon claimed the first Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season.


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Dixon's No. 9 crew, led by chief mechanic Blair Julian, posted a cumulative pit time of 95.36 seconds during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The top three teams in St. Petersburg registered total pit times less than two seconds off the winning time. Chip Ganassi Racing had a strong showing with three of its teams among the Top 10 pit times.

"Firestone's recognition of Target Chip Ganassi Racing with the St. Petersburg Grand Prix Pit Performance Award validates teamwork," said Mike Hull, Managing Director of Target Chip Ganassi Racing.

"The Verizon IndyCar Series' competitive pit lane requires over-the-wall excellence at the highest level. Winning on the track combines the statistically measured performance in the pit box to the track position gained at pit exit. Multiplied over a race distance, that's the difference between the steps on the podium."

At every race this season, with the exception of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, the Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award will recognize the team with the least amount of accumulated time in pit lane with a $10,000 award. INDYCAR will determine the recipient at the conclusion of each race. Teams must run at least 95 percent of the scheduled laps in order to be eligible.

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