TARGET CANCELS 'HALO 3' EVENT AT DOVER NEXTEL CUP RACE DOVER, Del. -- September 22, 2007 -- Due to yesterday's tragic shooting at the University of Delaware, Target Corporation and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates have cancelled a ...
TARGET CANCELS 'HALO 3' EVENT AT DOVER NEXTEL CUP RACE
DOVER, Del. -- September 22, 2007 -- Due to yesterday's tragic shooting at the University of Delaware, Target Corporation and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates have cancelled a previously scheduled Halo 3/NASCAR media event originally taking place at the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 23.
"The victims and of yesterday's shooting have our deepest sympathies," said Target Senior Buyer, Troy Peterson. "Although we were looking forward to hosting the event for Microsoft's Halo 3 launch, in light of the recent events we felt strongly it was best to cancel the press event."
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About Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
With 13 wins already in 2007, including the company's best stretch in history with six victories in 30 days, CGRFS continues to add to its tally of 89 trips to victory lane. Chip Ganassi created his own one-car IndyCar team in 1990 and established a partnership with a new sponsor, Target. Today, his teams include two IRL IndyCars, one Indy Pro Series car and along with Felix Sabates he has three cars in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, two entries in the NASCAR Busch Series and two Daytona Prototypes in the world of Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series racing. Ganassi's IndyCar teams have amassed five Championships and 56 wins since 1994; his NASCAR teams have 12 wins and a Rookie-of-the-Year title; and the Grand American team has won two of the last three Rolex Series Daytona Prototype Championships and are the two-time defending Champions of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Chip Ganassi Racing operates out of state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis, Ind., and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pa.
About Halo 3
"Halo 3," the final chapter in the groundbreaking "Halo" trilogy, is set to shatter day-one entertainment sales records when it is released worldwide beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25. Created by legendary developer Bungie Studios and exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, "Halo 3" will set a new standard for interactive storytelling and social gaming by engaging consumers worldwide in the epic battle of Master Chief to save humankind.