Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) and co-drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas will run a Cessna-sponsored Daytona Prototype in this weekend’s GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle (Saturday, 5:00pm on SPEED) – Round 5 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. They enter the weekend as the series’ point leaders with a seven-point advantage over their nearest competition (Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney- 121).
In January, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced a multi-year partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to sponsor cars across all three series in which CGRT competes. The world’s leading general aviation company will sponsor multiple races on the No. 1 Chevrolet SS of Jamie McMurray in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) sharing assets with sister Textron companies Bell Helicopter and E-Z-GO golf cars and light transportation vehicles. Cessna will also sponsor one race on the No. 10 Honda with Dario Franchitti in the IZOD IndyCar Series in addition to this weekend’s race with Pruett and Rojas in the No. 01 Cessna Dinan-Prepared BMW/Riley.