Chip Ganassi Racing will be honored with the first Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award of the 2014 season during pre-race ceremonies for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 9, 2014) – Firestone Racing, a brand known for performance and innovation, congratulates the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing team on winning the first Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
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. Firestone Racing will announce each Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award recipient via social media (@FirestoneRacing) and pre-race advance with a photo opportunity and award presentation taking place at the following race.
The No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing team 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.
“The goal of the Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award is to recognize all members of a team for their contributions throughout the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season,” said Lisa Boggs, Director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. “Racing is a team sport and we want to reward teams who demonstrate excellence at the highest level.”
Firestone Racing will present Target Chip Ganassi Racing with their award during pre-race festivities at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from April 11-13 in Long Beach, California.