Mike Accavitti statement on Dario Franchitti

STATEMENT BY MIKE ACCAVITTI: AUBURN HILLS, Mich.(Oct. 3, 2007) -- Responding to the announcement by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates that Dario Franchitti will drive the No. 40 Dodge Avenger in 2008 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Mike...

STATEMENT BY MIKE ACCAVITTI:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.(Oct. 3, 2007) -- Responding to the announcement by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates that Dario Franchitti will drive the No. 40 Dodge Avenger in 2008 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Mike Accavitti, Director -- Dodge Brand and SRT Marketing and Communications, issued the following statement:

"We are elated that Dario Franchitti will be joining the Dodge Motorsports family and competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008. Chip Ganassi has succeeded in pulling off another motorsports coup, bringing the defending Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Series champion to NASCAR to drive the No. 40 Dodge Avenger for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. Dario is a tremendously talented driver. He has been very successful in open wheel racing and we are confident that he can effectively make the transition to stock cars. We're also excited about the visibility for the Dodge brand in the international community that the Scottish-born driver brings.

"We share common goals with all drivers and teams in the Dodge family -- win races and compete for the championship. We welcome Dario and look forward to working toward our mutual goals."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing