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    Honda to power Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in 2017

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    Kimball to remain at Ganassi for 2017

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  • Meet Charlie at PRI on Dec. 10
    Dec 2

    Meet Charlie at PRI on Dec. 10

    Charlie Kimball will join tens of thousands of fellow members of the global racing industry as they gather for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, December 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center. Kimball will be on hand for autographs and photos at the Racing Optics booth (number 4333) on Saturday, Dec. 10, noon-2 p.m. The No. 83 Chip Ganassi Racing car will also be on display at the booth. Click here for a floor plan of the PRI Show.

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  • Giving thanks on a Tuesday
    Nov 29

    Giving thanks on a Tuesday

    I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! I was lucky to spend it in California with family and friends this year. After all of that turkey, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping (if that's your thing), and plenty of leftovers, Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to support others. Whether it's a monetary donation or time spent as a volunteer, there are many ways we can give back. Here are some of my favorites:

    • JDRF and ADA, two organizations close to my heart... and pancreas!
    • Nine13sports, a nonprofit focused on improving the health and wellness of children through innovative cycling programs
    • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, helping Hoosiers with their next meal
    • Indy Family Foundation, a fund assisting those in need within the motorsports community
    • FIRST, inspiring young people to get involved in science, engineering and technology through fun programs like robotics
    What are some of your favorite charities and organizations to support year-round? Tell me on my Facebook page!

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your support all year long.

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  • Where in the world . . .
    Nov 15

    Where in the world . . .

    Last night as I boarded my 11th flight of 15 total this month, I had to laugh to myself a little about the notion of an "off-season." It's true, we're not in a race car every weekend or even suiting up for test days very often. And believe me, we wish we were! But the days of just showing up at the track, racing and then going home (hopefully after a victory celebration) are over. From physical training to speaking engagements, and last season's data review to community events, it seems like we're constantly on the move. Yes, I've been lucky enough to sneak in some fun since the IndyCar finale, too! Going on seven countries and 17 states in 2016, I think I've earned some airline miles and passport stamps this year for sure. Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my travels!  

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  • Colts tailgate with IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball
    Nov 6

    Colts tailgate with IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball

    Via WRTV-6 Charlie talked with Brad Brown at WRTV-6 while tailgating for an Indianapolis Colts game on October 30. Click here to view the video.

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  • INDYCAR 2016 Driver Review: Charlie Kimball
    Oct 24

    INDYCAR 2016 Driver Review: Charlie Kimball

    Via RACER.com Just when you thought that the Verizon IndyCar Series had run out of ways to surprise, 2016 came along. The championship was won by a guy who looked all at sea 12 months earlier, his closest rival didn't even participate in the first race, and the winner of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 was a recent F1 refugee who apparently figured out how to make a car work without fuel. Twenty-four drivers made at least three starts during the 2016 season, and each one is a story. Join RACER each day as we retrace their journeys. CHARLIE KIMBALL NO. 83 CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET 2016 Best result: 5th (IMS road course; Indianapolis 500) 2016 Championship position: 9th (433 points) Kimball equaled his career-best championship finish this year: ninth. Is there more to come? MILLER: There could be, because surprising people appears to be Charlie's forte. He wasn't rated by many when he joined IndyCar and had that field-filler look the first two seasons before scoring his victory at Mid-Ohio. Qualifying can still be hit or miss (except at Mid-Ohio, where he's always quick), but the guy always seems to go forward in the races. And those charges (16th to fifth at Indy 500, 16th to sixth at Texas and 14th to sixth at Watkins Glen), and keeping his nose relatively clean, are what propelled him into the Top 10. Getting higher than ninth might be a stretch - but maybe not. PRUETT: It's something I've started to wonder as well. Chuck has two ninth-place finishes in six seasons, he's made progress - steady progress - since Dario Franchitti transitioned into his role as coach and analyst, and with a couple of years of intensive effort, Kimball has become a reliable performer. Eleven finishes inside the top 10 last season tells us this is true, but what we don't know is if there's significant speed still waiting to be unearthed. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3588" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • 2016 review: by the numbers
    Oct 14

    2016 review: by the numbers

    The 2017 IndyCar season-opener at St. Pete is 149 days away... and I can't wait to get back into the No. 83 car and go racing! But in the meantime, we have photo shoots, data to analyze, test days and some downtime with family. I've had almost a month to reflect after the 2016 season finale, and I could have written a lengthy post-season report on my sixth year in IndyCar. However, I like numbers a lot more than I like words. So, please enjoy my "by the numbers" season review. Thanks for all of the support!

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  • IndyCar 2016 driver review: Charlie Kimball
    Oct 13

    IndyCar 2016 driver review: Charlie Kimball

    Via NBC Sports/MotorSportsTalk MotorSportsTalk continues its look through the driver-by-driver recaps following the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with a look at Charlie Kimball, who finished a career-best tied for ninth this year. Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet - 2015: 12th Place, Best Finish 3rd, Best Start 6th, 2 Podiums, 3 Top-5, 5 Top-10, 21 Laps Led, 13.3 Avg. Start, 13.1 Avg. Finish - 2016: 9th Place, Best Finish 5th, Best Start 2nd, 2 Top-5, 11 Top-10, 5 Laps Led, 10.9 Avg. Start, 9.2 Avg. Finish “Super Chuck” drove what I thought was his best season yet in six full-time campaigns. Where he drew the ire of the paddock was with how hard he raced, but that spoke to a driver growing in confidence and not afraid to mix it up because he was at a higher position in the field than where he used to be. To read more, please click here [caption id="attachment_3584" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Drivers deciding their favorite circuit corners is no easy turn
    Oct 10

    Drivers deciding their favorite circuit corners is no easy turn

    Via IndyCar.com Ask a Verizon IndyCar Series driver about his favorite racetrack on the schedule and it won't take long to get an answer. Whether it's the fast and challenging Road America in Wisconsin or the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, every driver has a track he couldn't live without. But what if you narrow it to one corner on one track that they love more than any other? The decision gets more difficult. “Man, that's like saying who is your favorite girlfriend,” said No. 28 Andretti Autosport DHL Honda driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. “People can tell you their favorite racetrack, but a favorite corner is very specific. I am thinking Road America, but I can't really lay out a corner. I can't give you one.” While choosing a single turn isn't an easy task, the most memorable corners on any racetrack are the ones where the drivers are on the ragged edge between glory and disaster. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3566" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • With 100 starts down, Kimball wants many more to go
    Oct 9

    With 100 starts down, Kimball wants many more to go

    Via IndyCar.com Charlie Kimball basked in the sunshine of the Golden State for a milestone homecoming in his 100th career Verizon Indy Car Series race. “Best coast, West Coast,” he said at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sept. 18. The son of a Formula One and Indy car designer grew up in California with dreams of a long, successful racing career. At 31, after concluding his sixth season in such a competitive series where drivers often come and go, he’s modestly established himself in terms of longevity. Now Kimball just hopes he can win more races if he makes another 100 starts. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s lone series victory came in 2013 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “It’s been way too long,” he said. “You get antsy. There’s times when it’s harder to keep the faith internally that, yeah, I’m still a winner, I can still do this. At the same time, when you’ve got a good team, you know you have it. You know you’re going to be successful. It’s just a question of when.” To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3563" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Chip Ganassi Racing Teams to be powered by Honda in Verizon IndyCar Series
    Oct 7

    Chip Ganassi Racing Teams to be powered by Honda in Verizon IndyCar Series

    Via ChipGanassiRacing.com Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced that its Verizon IndyCar Series program will be powered by Honda beginning with the 2017 season as part of a multi-year deal. Honda Performance Development (HPD) and CGRT have a long history together dating back to 1996 where the two combined to win CGRT’s first INDYCAR championship with driver Jimmy Vasser. The renewed relationship will see the duo take aim at adding to the INDYCAR record books where they have combined to win nine of CGRT’s 11 championship titles, and 77 of the team’s 102 victories over 12 years of partnership. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3549" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via @CGRindycar[/caption]

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  • Interview: Charlie Kimball on his improving 2016 season
    Sep 23

    Interview: Charlie Kimball on his improving 2016 season

    Via FanSided/Beyond The Flag Charlie Kimball got a new paint scheme – and a new outlook – in the 2016 IndyCar season, and joined Beyond The Flag to look back on the year for the No. 83. Charlie Kimball had an interesting IndyCar season. The No. 83 Chip Ganassi Racing driver cracked the Top 10 in the championship, tying his best career finish. He never completed a race lower than 16th. But he also found himself fighting hard with other drivers and not quite breaking through to that next level. So how does he evaluate his 2016 campaign? Kimball sat down with Beyond The Flag just ahead of the season-ending 2016 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma to discuss how he’s fared and what he needs to do to push his career forward next year. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3555" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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I had a blast watching the Indianapolis Colts win last night at New York! Even more excited to be back on "home turf" and head to Bullseye Event Group's #ColtsVIP Tailgate on Sunday... Come hang out with me! Tickets at: bit.ly/coltsVIP

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Some inspiration for #MotivationMonday and your week... the always hard-working No. 83 crew! Can't wait to be back on track Friday for testing with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams! [photo: LAT Photo USA]

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TUNE IN! Heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway tonight ... make a cup of hot cocoa and join me via Facebook Live around 7 pm ET!

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Are you attending the Performance Racing Industry #PRIshow next week? Mark your calendar... I'll be at booth 4333 with Racing Optics Laminated Tearoffs on Saturday, Dec. 10, noon-2 p.m. Stop by and say hi!

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Happy December! Winter has arrived in Indy... #TBT throwback to sunnier days at the HondaIndyToronto in the No. 83! [Photo via LAT Photo USA]

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Having the post-holiday weekend blues? Well, here's some good news for #IndyCar fans...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

13 days ago

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Good luck to a friend, fellow competitor, minister, Mayor... looking forward to cheering you on in LA tomorrow! But for now, it's time to vote, IndyCar Series fans!

15 days ago

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Answering trivia questions on a road trip to West Virginia! Tune in to help me.

18 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

#ThrowbackThursday side-by-side pics from my 2002 Formula Ford days and this year's IndyCar Series races in Detroit. My helmet design has evolved, yet stayed the same... much like data review from the cockpit!

19 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

I'm back on the Query & Schultz radio show today at 4 p.m. ET! Check it out in Indy on Fox Sports 97.5 or stream online at: http://bit.ly/2dp50ZK. We won't tell your boss if you listen at your desk...

20 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

We're in month two of the IndyCar Series "off-season," but I've been "on!" http://bit.ly/2fTEB8c

21 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Very cool to see so much support for #WDD!

22 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Thank you to all who have served our country, including the veterans now working with the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams! [Photo via IndyCar Series] #VeteransDay

25 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Start of the second period here at Munn Arena. Let's go Michigan State Spartans Hockey!

26 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

It's been "fun" doing exercise physiology testing here at Michigan State University this week... but I hope watching tonight's Michigan State Spartans Hockey game will be a bit less taxing! Thanks to Dr. Ferguson, his students and fellow team members for the pains and gains.

26 days ago

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This is very impressive!

27 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

We're 200 days out from the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500! Who will be watching (and cheering) from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? [Photo via LAT Photo USA]

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