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  • Ganassi gets reacquainted with Honda on famous Indy oval
    Mar 26

    Ganassi gets reacquainted with Honda on famous Indy oval

    Via IndyCar.com It’s been four years since Scott Dixon drove a Honda-powered Chip Ganassi Racing car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and he’s nine years removed from winning the Indianapolis 500 with that engine manufacturer. So while the setting was familiar on an unseasonably warm Friday in March, this wasn’t just another test session for Dixon or Ganassi teammates Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton. The much-publicized offseason engine switch from Chevrolet means Chip Ganassi Racing has been playing catch-up. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3829" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Friday's test session at IMS open to public
    Mar 22

    Friday's test session at IMS open to public

    On Friday, March 24, Charlie Kimball and the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Team will join several other Verizon IndyCar Series teams for a test day on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's oval track. The test day is free and open to fans from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The public is invited to watch from the Turn 2 mounds, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum parking lot, and the South Terrace infield grandstands. [caption id="attachment_3812" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR FANswers: Charlie Kimball
    Mar 22

    INDYCAR FANswers: Charlie Kimball

    Via IndyCar.com Chip Ganassi Racing driver Charlie Kimball answers fans' social media questions, including what spirit animal he would be and what was his first race. Click here to watch the full video. [caption id="attachment_3817" align="aligncenter" width="626"] CLICK TO PLAY[/caption]

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  • Kimballs show off Hoosier hospitality in adopted hometown
    Mar 18

    Kimballs show off Hoosier hospitality in adopted hometown

    Via IndyCar.com Verizon IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary when he and his and his wife Kathleen dined at Indianapolis’ Bluebeard on Friday. They are regulars at the restaurant headed by James Beard Award-nominee Chef Abbi Merriss and about a dozen others in Indianapolis – a city they moved to because of its proximity to the racing industry and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as a place becoming well-known for its food scene, something the Kimballs enjoy almost daily. To read more, please click here

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  • Live from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
    Mar 12

    Live from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    SUNDAY, MARCH 12 RESULTS Warm-up: P11, 1:03.1608 Race: P18 RACE STATS Finishing position: 18th Starting position: 9th Pit stops: 4 Fastest lap: 88 of 110 Average speed: 90.938 mph Cautions: 2, for 8 laps total Lead changes: 8 among 5 drivers Championship standing: 19th IN CK'S WORDS "I’m really frustrated. I think when you get run into the wall on the start like that it doesn’t help your day. It’s just disrespectful, but I’m glad to see the No. 83 crew fight back like they did – they never gave up. We came in and changed a tow rod and only went down about three laps I think and caught back up. We were able to get a couple laps back with all that pit stop change-over. The pace of the No. 83 Tresiba Honda was really good. All weekend the car has been quick. Balance was pretty good in the race – even with all the mayhem and damage we had. It’s frustrating to end up where we did – we had a much better car and weekend than that. A lot of what we dealt with, though, was out of our control from poor driving to disrespectful driving, but I think it was a learning experience that we can take a lot from. We’ll do some testing in the next few weeks and then get ready to head to Long Beach." FROM PIT LANE Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. SATURDAY, MARCH 11 RESULTS Practice 3: P12, 1:02.0345 Qualifying: P9, 1:01.6066 IN CK'S WORDS "I’m disappointed with qualifying ninth. I think coming into the weekend, my goal was to qualify in the top 10 and finish in the top five. We’re obviously already hitting that goal with starting ninth, but after the last couple of days I think we’ve been faster than where we’re starting tomorrow. We had a problem with the first set of tires we were going to run in Q2 so I didn’t get a run on that. We had a little too much fuel and I didn’t get the lap. I feel badly for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys because the car was better than ninth. These things happen and as Dario says, ‘it’s all in the recovery,’ so tomorrow we’ll be smart, have good clean pit stops, and go forward when we can." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0301 Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. FRIDAY, MARCH 10 RESULTS Practice 1: P8, 1:04.4071 Practice 2: P4, 1:02.8748 IN CK'S WORDS "That’s a solid first day here on the streets of St. Petersburg. I’m pretty happy with P8 and P4. We need a little bit to catch our teammates. The Honda cars are obviously working really well, so we’ll how it goes tomorrow afternoon when the times really count during qualifying. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys were solid all day – quick on the changes here in pit lane. Eric (Cowdin) is doing a really good job giving me what I need to drive the car. This track is always a lot of fun, but I think it’s especially enjoyable this year with the repaving." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0298 Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR.

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  • Consistent Kimball looks to win more on IndyCar circuit
    Mar 10

    Consistent Kimball looks to win more on IndyCar circuit

    Via Ventura County Star The final race of the 2016 IndyCar Series season, marked Camarillo native Charlie Kimball’s 100th start on the circuit. Reaching the magic 100 number, capped off a big season for Kimball where he posted 11 Top 10 finishes, propelling him to finish ninth in the season points standings. It marked the third consecutive season the Rio Mesa High graduate improved his points ranking, demonstrating the kind of consistency Kimball has become associated with since joining the Chip Ganassi team in 2012. Coming off perhaps the strongest season of his career, Kimball heads into Sunday’s 2017 season-opening event in St. Petersburg, Florida, with both momentum and optimism. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3803" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Tune in: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
    Mar 8

    Tune in: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    WATCH All times local/Eastern Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, March 10 11:15 a.m.-noon Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3-3:45 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 4:30-5:30 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series driver autograph session (INDYCAR Fan Village) Saturday, March 11 10:50-11:35 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2:55-4:10 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications and Firestone Fast 6 > Live stream Sunday, March 12 Reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. 9-9:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up Noon Race broadcast begins on ABC 12:30 p.m. Green flag for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (110 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @GPSTPETE @IndyCar @CharlieKimball @RaceWithInsulin #FirestoneGP #IndyCar > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile app: INDYCAR Mobile by Verizon Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit (clockwise) through downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. > Race distance: 110 laps / 198 miles > Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate > Push-to-pass: 150 seconds of total time with a max time of 15 seconds > Qualifying lap record: 1:00.0658; 107.882 mph (2016) > Entry list > Spotter guide > Pit lane assignments > Track map > Past driver performance > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "Overall I was really happy with how the test went last week in Sebring. It was our last chance to make any big changes before the season begins, and I think we made some good progress with the Honda package. I’m absolutely stoked to get to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg! Off-season testing helps keep us sane during the winter, but getting back to the Verizon IndyCar Series race track for a competitive race weekend is what motivates me as a driver. The entire Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team is looking for a strong start to the season, and from the race shop to the gym, we’ve all spent the last five months working toward that same goal. Now it’s finally time to put that plan into action." [caption id="attachment_3769" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Count down, follow and win!
    Mar 3

    Count down, follow and win!

    We are now just seven days away from the first on-track session for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season! As we count down the days (and hours... and minutes...) until we arrive at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Charlie wants to share some of the fun with you. From Saturday, March 4 through Thursday, March 10, Charlie will give away a signed item to a lucky winner daily via Instagram. How to win: 1. Follow @charliekimball on Instagram. 2. Check out our rules and terms below. 3. Look for Charlie's daily posts on Instagram tagged with #CKsCountdown. 4. "Like" the photo tagged with #CKsCountdown. That's it! Good luck--and thank you for your support all year long! RULES AND TERMS

    • Per Instagram rules, this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.
    • Only followers of @charliekimball on Instagram are eligible to win.
    • Prizes include hats signed by Charlie Kimball.
    • Entries/"likes" must be received by 8 p.m. Eastern each day, March 4-March 10.
    • Winners will be chosen at random daily, March 4-10.
    • Winners will be notified via tagged Instagram comment by @charliekimball.
     

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  • Ganassi Hondas take top four spots at Sebring test
    Feb 28

    Ganassi Hondas take top four spots at Sebring test

    Via RACER.com Chip Ganassi Racing and Honda flexed their muscles Tuesday at Sebring, Florida in the final open test before IndyCar's season opener on March 12 at St. Pete. Scott Dixon turned a lap of 51.13s, which was just a couple tenths better than teammate Charlie Kimball's 51.42, who was a tenth better than Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan, who was fourth fastest of the 16 cars with a 51.75-second lap. "Scott ran a low 51 in the afternoon and we think it was about four-tenths quicker than Will [Power] and we really don't know why," said Mike Hull, the managing director of Chip Ganassi Racing, whose team switched to Hondas this season. "Chevrolet may have been playing games, who knows, but they're always a little conservative in this environment so I wouldn't read a lot into it. And it was [Simon] Pagenaud, Dixie and Power this morning and they were all within a tenth of each other. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3754" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Train like an INDYCAR driver with Charlie Kimball
    Feb 27

    Train like an INDYCAR driver with Charlie Kimball

    Chip Ganassi Racing driver Charlie Kimball takes Indy Eleven goalkeeper Jon Busch through a typical gym workout that helps the Verizon IndyCar Series driver prepare for the season. See how Busch holds up and what he learns about the athleticism of INDYCAR drivers. Click here to watch the full video. [caption id="attachment_3750" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Click to play.[/caption]

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  • Set an anchor at the Boat Show with Charlie
    Feb 20

    Set an anchor at the Boat Show with Charlie

    Charlie will visit the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show on Saturday, February 25 at 1 p.m. with Mid-Indiana Marine. Stop by booth W-402 in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds to say hi and grab a photo with Charlie!

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  • Kimball looks to build on consistency
    Feb 13

    Kimball looks to build on consistency

    Via IndyCar.com Coming off a Verizon IndyCar Series season in which he equaled his best championship finish, Charlie Kimball feels that he can do even better in 2017. The driver of the No. 83 Tresiba Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing ended the season ninth in the standings on the strength of 11 top-10 finishes, including season-best fifth-place showings in the two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the road course and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on the 2.5-mile oval. Consistency was a key theme in Kimball’s season. He finished 15 out of 16 rounds – contact knocked him out of the season opener a lap short of the finish – and led all drivers in laps completed with 2,066 of a possible 2,070. He also celebrated his 100th career series start in the season finale at Sonoma Raceway. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3741" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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I spy some new No. 83 / CK gear, including a cool New Era Cap hat. Check it out... more coming soon!

10 hours ago

Charlie Kimball

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Good day in the office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday for a Honda Racing/HPD test with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. Thanks to the fans who came out to enjoy the day, too! More photos (courtesy of IndyCar Series) at: http://bit.ly/2nU0lsD

2 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

The weather forecast looks great for testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway tomorrow. And it's open to the public! I'm not saying you should fake a sick day... but if you happen to have a fever that's only cured by the sounds and sights of Verizon IndyCar Series cars, then I know just where to go:

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

A couple of testing pics from yesterday's sessions at Barber Motorsports Park. With a few weeks "off" before we head to race two at Long Beach, it's always great to be back in the No. 83 checking things off our to-do list! [photos via: IndyCar Series]

5 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Happy first day of spring! We left Indy for Birmingham, Alabama this morning... on track tomorrow for testing at Barber Motorsports Park! [photo: LAT Photo USA]

7 days ago

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8 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Happy Friday! Looking forward to hosting guests of my friends at Visit Indy for dinner tonight at some of my favorite Indy restaurants (The Libertine Liquor Bar, Bluebeard and Cerulean Indianapolis). Then I'm headed out of town for a quick weekend trip to test out our new at-track "home away from home." Have a great (and safe) weekend!

10 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Not planning to head into the boxing ring any time soon, but it's definitely quite a workout!

11 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

It's Indianapolis Motor Speedway Night at the Indiana Pacers game! I'll be signing autographs in the main concourse area at 6 p.m. Come out before the game to say hi!

12 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

It makes for a long race when you're run into the wall on lap one. But the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Teams crew recovered really well and we made the most of it. Thanks for the support! http://bit.ly/2muNbQW [photo: LAT Photo USA]

15 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Good morning... it's RACE DAY! So good to say that again. We're on track at 9 a.m. ET for warm-up (RaceControl.IndyCar.com). Then tune in for the Firestone Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg live on ABC at noon ET! [Photo: LAT Photo USA]

15 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Coming into the weekend, I would have been happy with a top-10 qualifying position. But knowing the speed we had in the car during practice, I'm disappointed we didn't get to take advantage of it. We'll just work hard moving forward after the green flag tomorrow! More #FirestoneGP photos from LAT Photo USA & IndyCar Series: http://bit.ly/2nr3v2G

16 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Rolling out for #FirestoneGP practice 3 at 10:50 a.m. Eastern... qualifying starts at 2:55 p.m. Eastern! Tune in to both sessions via IndyCar Series Race Control: RaceControl.IndyCar.com.

16 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Solid first day on track at the #FirestoneGP, finishing P8 and P4. We're happy with the pace of the Honda Racing/HPD cars, and I think we can get a little more out of the No. 83 before qualifying tomorrow. http://bit.ly/2muNbQW

17 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Good morning from the Firestone Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg! A bit of music from our Honda Racing/HPD engines before we're on track at 11:15 a.m. Eastern. Tune in: RaceControl.IndyCar.com.

17 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Hello from St. Pete! Track walk, media interviews, engineering meetings... it's great to be back! Click below for Firestone Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race weekend details and tune-in info:

18 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Plans this weekend? I heard there is something going on in St. Petersburg...

19 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

It's RACE WEEK! Roll call... who will we see at the Firestone Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg? Who is cheering from home?

21 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Are you following me on Instagram?! Some fun ahead for the next 6 days before we hit the track at the Firestone Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg! https://www.instagram.com/p/BROShcEA-CV/ http://bit.ly/2mpB9sU

23 days ago

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