No Sponsorship Available At Earnhardt Ganassi
CONCORD, N.C. — At a time when many NASCAR teams are scrambling to find sponsorship, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has no primary sponsorship available for the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi congratulated his sales staff as the team’s key members met the media to open day two of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Media Tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday morning.
The sold-out sign came after the announcement the team has added Belkin, LiftMaster and Banana Boat to its list of sponsors with each taking the primary sponsorship role on Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 for one race, while serving as associate sponsors throughout the season.
As well, Banana Boat will serve as an associate sponsor on the Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar wheeled by three-time series champion Dario Franchitti.
Ganassi was joined by drivers McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya and co-owner Chip Ganassi.
“We were 21st and 27th in the points and that is pathetic for a team of our ability and resources,” Ganassi said of the 2011 season.
Ganassi said he’s ready for the season to begin.
“I am a race car guy,” he said. “I like being at the race track. I like being with our drivers. I have had about enough of the off-season. I’m ready to get back to racing.”