Things are heating up amongst the 2 teams
By: Autoweek Workers on 3/28/2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Chip Ganassi and Tim Cindric share a laugh back in 2008. They are not laughing now. The 2 have traded barbs in advance of the first IndyCar race of the season.
A feud or a spat? At least there’s some thing to talk about in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and it’s only Day 1.
Thank Team Penske president Tim Cindric for this 1. His quote to USA Nowadays, published Thursday, in contrast Roger Penske’s team to the New York Yankees, but he likened Chip Ganassi’s staff to the Florida Marlins, rather than the Boston Red Sox.
Whether or not or not the baseball information line up effectively for the purpose of these comparisons, the actuality is that the comment was taken as a slight to Ganassi’s team.
It is honest to point out, as the Ganassi team said Friday, that it–and not Crew Penske–has won 5 of the previous 6 series championships. Ganassi explained even Penske himself “recalled” that to him.
Additional Ganassi: “Let’s just say, from time to time, Tim probably cashes a whole lot of various checks in diverse currencies that Roger does not like cashing.”
Dario Franchitti, who won 3 titles with Ganassi, took the conflict a stage additional.
“I believe it is been a great rivalry,” he said. “I feel it’s been going on for 25 years now.
“I consider Roger Penske is a class, class operator. He’s initial class. I believed Tim’s remarks weren’t, in any way. I believed they have been, yeah, I think they type of summed him up a tiny bit. If I had the resources that he’s had in his hands, I would be a little upset with the accomplishment ration they have had not too long ago.”
Group Penske hasn’t won an IndyCar Series title since 2006 while only capturing the Indianapolis 500 as soon as in the past 7 many years. In that span, Ganassi’s drivers have won 5 series titles and 3 500s.
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