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CHIP GANASSI RACING:
Chip Ganassi Racing: Chip Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team in 1990. Today, his racing empire includes entries in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR Cup Series. Chip Ganassi Racing's open-wheel teams have amassed 12 total championships and more than 100 wins, while overall his teams can claim 19 championships and more than 220 wins.
Chip Ganassi Racing solidified its place in open-wheel racing history, becoming the first team to amass four consecutive CART championships with Jimmy Vasser (1996), Alex Zanardi (1997-98) and rookie Juan Pablo Montoya (1999). MP Racing team co-owner Mark Plourde has also driven for Chip Ganassi Racing during his time in the CART / Champ Car World Series during the 1990's and early 2000's.
Following a switch from CART to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2003, Ganassi and driver Scott Dixon captured the championship. Dixon claimed his second title for Ganassi in 2008, while Dario Franchitti won three straight series titles from 2009-11, allowing the team to amass another four consecutive Indy car titles. Dixon won his third title with a dramatic rally in the final third of the 2013 season, claimed the 2015 title on a tiebreaker after claiming a win in the season finale, and solidified his legendary status with his fifth championship in 2018.
In 2010, Ganassi was responsible for the first American auto racing "Triple Crown" (Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 wins) and added the first-ever "Chip Slam" of motorsports to his resume with a victory in the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona (holding all four major titles at one time).
New for 2020 Mark Plourde returns to Chip Ganassi Racing for the first time in well over 19 years, this time as a team partner on Scott Dixon's #9 car and Felix Rosenqvist's #10 car in the NTT IndyCar Series.
DALE COYNE RACING:
Dale Coyne Racing is a long-standing staple in open-wheel racing. Starting in 1984 as a driver/owner, Dale Coyne ran several seasons of Indy car / CART races. For several years the team raced with a stock block engine, making Coyne a fan favorite. With the technical expertise of Mr. Coyne, the team built its own chassis in 1986, known as the DC-1.
Stepping out of the cockpit in 1990, Dale Coyne turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to recruit and coach drivers has shown well for drivers who have competed with this seasoned team.
Before making the transition to the Verizon IndyCar Series full time in 2008, the team competed in the Champ Car World Series with drivers such as Oriol Servia, Cristiano da Matta, Katherine Legge, Bruno Junqueira, Alex Barron and Michel Jourdain Jr. During the 1990's NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton was part owner of what was then called Payton-Coyne Racing. After Walter Payton's death, the team was renamed back to Dale Coyne Racing. In 2017 Dale Coyne Racing joins forces with MP Racing in a partnership to field a car for four time champion Sebastien Bourdais in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Dale Coyne Racing recorded its first victory in July 2009 at Watkins Glen International with Justin Wilson behind the wheel.
The Gaudin Motor Company is a Ford dealer serving Las Vegas, NV and is a long time business partner to the Plourde family and MP Racing, LLC. Gaudin is a nationally recognized leader in automotive sales and service since 1923. We are a family of employees who are committed to unequaled excellence and total customer satisfaction.
Our Mission is to achieve customer loyalty by continuously improving the way we make the customer the focus of everything we do.
Our team takes great pride in demonstrating integrity and professionalism so as to exceed our customer’s expectations and stand alone in our industry as the role model for others to follow. Partnering with MP Racing has allowed us to expand and further understand the automotive industry from the "racing" side of the fence and we are extremely grateful to RJ Plourde, Mark Plourde and everyone at MP Racing for a continued partnership.
Gaudin Ford is the back to back repeat winner of the President’s Award from Ford Motor Company and Nevada’s only Top 100 Ford Dealer. What does this translate to for you? Simple. When it comes to Customer Satisfaction you will not find another Dealer that compares.
Findlay Chevrolet has been a long time dealership serving the Las Vegas area for over 25 years. Findlay Chevrolet has also been a long standing partner with MP Racing since joining MPR in March of 2010. This partnership with MP Racing is very important not just because of the Findlay Family's close ties to the community but also because it's further helped Chevrolet's IndyCar engine development and auto racing involvement. Findlay Chevy has excellent community partnerships and we are determined to create more: it's all about giving back.Whether it is delivering quality products or service they are committed to exceeding expectations. They make the most of every opportunity to prove that they are the best in the business. Being the #1 Volume Chevrolet dealership in Nevada, Findlay can offer the largest selection of trucks that win Truck of the Year, cars that win best of the best - plus their technology is absolute cutting edge. Findlay Chevrolet has the most highly trained, professional, courteous and ethical staff in Nevada.
JR Motorsports, now in it's 17th year is the professional race team and management company for retired Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 15-time Most Popular Driver and winner of 50 NASCAR-sanctioned races. The company is based in Mooresville, North Carolina, and operates out of a 66,000-square-foot facility that serves as the nucleus of Earnhardt Jr.’s racing, marketing and business interests. A long term partnership was formed between JRM and IndyCar team MP Racing in February of 2017 to help grow Earnhardt's marketing and expand it's sponsorships base beyond Nascar.
ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Truck Series team, and NASCAR’s only full-time team based in Ohio. ThorSport Racing has competed in the Truck Series annually since 1996, entering the 2018 season, its 23rd season, with 1,017 starts to the team’s credit. ThorSport Racing has been a technical partner with MP Racing and the Plourde racing family since 2015 and provides support to MPR's IndyCar program while MPR provides sponsorship and marketing assistance to ThorSport Racing's Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series #88 program and driver Matt Crafton. In 2017, ThorSport Racing’s quartet of driver’s – Cody Coughlin, Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton and Grant Enfinger – led 574 laps, and accumulated two poles, two wins, 21 top-five, and 46 top-10 finishes. Additionally, ThorSport Racing placed both Crafton and Rhodes in the NCWTS Playoffs. Crafton, who made it into the Final Round of the Playoffs, finished fourth in the championship point standings, and Rhodes, who clinched his first Playoff berth, made it into the Round of Four, finishing fourth in points. Since its inception, ThorSport Racing has wheeled into Victory Lane 28 times in the NCWTS with Terry Cook, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, and Ben Rhodes. Its drivers have finished within the top 10 in points 22 times, including 11 consecutive seasons in the top 10 by Crafton (2007-2017). Crafton also became the series’ first back-to-back champion, winning titles in both 2013 and 2014.
KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS:
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Truck Series, CARS Tour, ARCA/CRA Super Series, and the Southern Super Series. The team currently fields three Toyota Tundras trucks. The No. 4 full-time for Rapheal Lessard, the No. 18 full-time for Christian Eckes, and the No. 51 full-time for Chander Smith and team owner Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch Motorsports is the parent company of Super Late Model chassis constructor Rowdy Manufacturing. MPR is thrilled to be a partner with Kyle Busch and his KBM team moving foward from 2020 and beyond.
Sponsors & Partnerships
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Mark Plourde Racing, LLC (MPR) delivers powerful marketing solutions that extend far beyond the boundaries of just auto racing. Driven by success on and off the racetrack with a driver lineup responsible for victories and championships in open wheel racing, Nascar and Sportscars. MP Racing offers a wide range of custom tailored opportunities that will fit most any budget. MP Racing offers an array of sponsorship opportunities from primary-level to associate-level. Packages may include premium business-to-business or retail-partnership programs. No matter the size or scope of the program, MP Racing will deliver definitive return on investment to your company in the marketplace.
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