IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Renna losses life

Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Renna dies following crash in testing. INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 -- Family, friends and the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team are mourning the loss of Tony Renna following an accident...

Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Renna dies following crash in testing.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 -- Family, friends and the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team are mourning the loss of Tony Renna following an accident during testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

After the accident, Renna was immediately taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was pronounced dead on arrival. The exact cause of death has not been determined .

26-year old Tony Renna was making his debut with Target Chip Ganassi Racing during the test. He was named Oct. 1 to drive the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz G Force/Toyota/Firestone in the 2004 season as teammate to 2003 IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon. Renna and Dixon were teammates in Indy Lights in 2000 when Dixon won the championship and Renna finished fifth.

"Obviously, we're mourning the loss of our driver, friend and colleague," said team owner Chip Ganassi. "On behalf of our whole team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Tony Renna."

Information regarding funeral arrangements and memorials are pending at this time.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Tony Renna , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing