Elledge Extends Contract with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates CONCORD, N.C. (April 26, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today Crew Chief Jimmy Elledge has signed a multi-year contract extension with...
Elledge Extends Contract with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
CONCORD, N.C. (April 26, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today Crew Chief Jimmy Elledge has signed a multi-year contract extension with the organization. Elledge is currently the crew chief for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup rookie Reed Sorenson and the No. 41 Target team.
"Jimmy has been instrumental in the development of our young drivers," said Team Owner Chip Ganassi. "He has incredible patience and leadership skills which are an asset to any organization. I'm pleased to have him as part of the present and future at Chip Ganassi Racing."
"I'm excited about extending my relationship with Chip and Felix (Sabates)," said Elledge. "There are a lot of good people here committed to seeing this team succeed, and if we continue to keep building and working together as one team we'll get there. I'm very pleased with the direction this organization is heading and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.
"Also, the relationship between Reed and I, and everyone on this team is developing at a rapid pace. We're right on the verge of something very special."
Over the past three seasons Elledge worked with CGRFS driver Casey Mears who piloted the red and white Dodge Charger from 2003 to 2005. Elledge led Mears to consecutive pole positions in 2004 at Pocono and Indianapolis, and to five top-10 finishes over the final nine races of 2005.
About Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (www.chipganassiracing.com), based in Concord, N.C., currently operates four full-time race teams in two of NASCAR's national touring divisions; three in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series with drivers Casey Mears (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge), Reed Sorenson (No. 41 Target Dodge) and David Stremme (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge and No. 40 Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon Dodge), and one in the NASCAR Busch Series with Sorenson (No. 41 Discount Tire Dodge).