IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing hires Chris Weiller

Chip Ganassi Racing Hires Chris Weiller as Vice President of Business Development CONCORD, N.C. (September 6, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc., announced today the hiring of Chris Weiller as Vice President of ...

Chip Ganassi Racing Hires Chris Weiller as Vice President of Business Development

CONCORD, N.C. (September 6, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc., announced today the hiring of Chris Weiller as Vice President of Business Development.

Weiller will be based out of the team's Concord, N.C. race shop and will be responsible for creating and implementing new business and marketing opportunities for the team and its drivers across NASCAR, the Indy Racing League and the Grand Am series.

"Chris brings a tremendous amount of sports experience to our race teams," said Team Owner Chip Ganassi. "He has a vast knowledge of sports marketing and we look forward to him helping grow and expand our business. We're very fortunate to have him join our team."

Weiller joins Chip Ganassi Racing from the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats where he served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He was one of the first employees hired in the front office for the newly-formed NBA team. Prior to the Bobcats, Weiller worked for the NBA as vice president of events and attractions and previously spent nine years at Madison Square Garden ending his tenure as vice president of communications for the New York Knicks.

The native of New York is a graduate of Ithaca College. He and his wife Leslie have two children and reside in Charlotte, N.C.

-credit: cgr

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Series GRANDAM , INDYCAR , NASCAR