Chip Ganassi’s father dies (2nd Update)

UPDATE #2 We at AJ Foyt Racing are so sorry to hear of Floyd Ganassi’s passing. Throughout his years in motorsports, he showed his kindness in so many ways. Our deepest sympathy to Chip and his entire family, including everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing.

A.J. Foyt: “I’ve known Floyd for quite a few years–he was a real gentleman. I always looked forward to seeing him at the track. I know it’s going to hit Chip like it did me when my father died because Chip and Floyd were very close too. He was a great person and I thought the world of him."

08/19/13 Statement from Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, on the passing of Floyd Ganassi:

Our condolences to Chip Ganassi for the loss of his father – Floyd Ganassi

"We are saddened by the passing of Floyd Ganassi, a very genuine man and a true friend to racing. He always had a smile on his face. Floyd will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chip and the entire Ganassi family."

“It is with heavy hearts that everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing Teams offers our condolences to Chip Ganassi and the whole Ganassi family on the passing today of Chip’s father, Floyd Ganassi. Everyone that knew Floyd knew that he was beloved at racetracks all across the country and leaves a long trail of great friends. Floyd Ganassi will be sorely missed by us all."

Information on arrangements will be forthcoming.

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