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Ep. 183: Chip Ganassi

By Nate Ryan, NASCAR on NBC Sports

The NASCAR and IndyCar team owner on a famous scooter ride at Long Beach with Roger Penske and his longtime rivalry with the fellow auto racing titan (1:15), Ganassi’s approach to Twitter and his reasons for promoting American skier Mikaela Shiffrin (4:30); his longtime love of newspapers and journalism and how it was sparked (6:30); the Chip Ganassi method for reading a newspaper and why he believes words are powerful and should be chosen carefully (8:30); reflecting on three decades of success for his team (11:30); on whether the golden age of IndyCar is returning (13:30); the pride in his Pittsburgh roots (15:30); assessing his NASCAR team’s fortunes in 2019 with the addition of Kurt Busch and his impact on teammate Kyle Larson (18:00); assessing his IndyCar team this season (21:00); on the team’s knack for scouting young talent (22:00); the legacy of Scott Dixon as an IndyCar great (24:00); some memories of Alex Zanardi and seeing him again this year at the Rolex 24 (25:30); on the hopes of having NASCAR and IndyCar work more closely together (27:00); the increased interest of manufacturers in auto racing as the bloom fades from autonomous cars (28:00).

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