CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: Ganassi Racing adds local sponsor

Scott Dixon to carry new paint scheme in Denver; No. 44 Toyota to become the Coors Light "Silver Bullet". INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Target Chip Ganassi Racing will feature a new paint scheme for the Shell Grand Prix of Denver on September 1.

Scott Dixon to carry new paint scheme in Denver; No. 44 Toyota to become the Coors Light "Silver Bullet".

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Target Chip Ganassi Racing will feature a new paint scheme for the Shell Grand Prix of Denver on September 1. Colorado-based Coors will be the featured artwork on the No. 44 Toyota/Lola driven by Scott Dixon. The familiar silver and black paint scheme will be featured on Dixon's car. Dixon, the second-year pilot in CART, became the youngest winner in major open-wheel racing last year in Nazareth, PA. Steve Saunders, Director of Event Marketing for Coors, is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the colors of Coors Light this weekend.

"Coors has been a long time sponsor of racing. We are proud to call Denver home. What better way to show our support than to feature a Coors Light car in our hometown race - the Shell Grand Prix of Denver," Saunders said. "Scott is a talented driver and we're excited to have him pilot the Silver Bullet car this weekend."

Dixon is in his sophomore year in CART. The 22-year old from New Zealand won the 2001 Jim Trueman CART Rookie-of-the-year and finished 8th in the championship point standings last year. So far this season, Dixon has recorded 7 top-10 finishes in 10 races. Dixon is proud to carry the colors of Coors Light this weekend.

"It's great to have a company like Coors on board for the Denver race," Dixon said. "The car just looks fast, even when it's standing still. I'm proud to carry their colors next weekend to show our appreciation. I can't wait to get this thing out on the streets of Denver and bring home a victory for Team Target and Coors."

Coors Brewing Company is also a proud sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 40 Coors Light Dodge driven by NASCAR driver Sterling Marlin. So far this season, Marlin has captured victories in Las Vegas and Darlington and sits atop the Winston Cup championship point standings with 14 races left on the schedule. Last season, Marlin finished 3rd in the championship in his first season with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing is the only team to field cars in all three major U.S.-based racing series, NASCAR, CART and the Indy Racing League. Over the last 7 years, the team has won 4 consecutive CART championships from 1996 to 1999. The team also captured the Indianapolis 500 in 2000 with driver Juan Montoya. So far this year, the team has captured two victories and two pole positions.

Adolph Coors Company, founded in 1873, is ranked among the 500 largets publicly traded corporations in the United States. Their principal subsidiary is Coors Brewing Company, the nations third-largest brewer. The company also owns the second-largest brewer in the United Kingdom, Coors Brewing Limited. Based in Golden, Colorado, Coors Brewing Company's products are available in more than 30 International Markets. Their portfolio of products includes Coors Light - the fourth largest selling beer in the country, Coors Original and nearly a dozen other malt-based beverages, primarily premium and superpremium beers.

The Shell Grand Prix of Denver can be seen live on Speed Channel on Sept. 1 beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing