“Ganassi Unplugged” is currently running as a weekly online series on GanassiTV and can be accessed on UTube. The product is a short video – you could call it a Chip Clip – where the championship team owner and RRDC member gives his take on a number of topics.

At last! Reality TV for racers! [GanassiTV screen grab]

At last! Reality TV for racers! [GanassiTV screen grab]

Launched on Sept. 26, the weekly video clips so far include a preview, Chip’s take on the current generation of fan, contending for championships, team communications, Scott Dixon as a team member and person and Jaimie McMurray as a stock car competitor and family man.

“It is hard to find any other team owners, especially as involved as Chip, sharing their passion and personal views of the sport with the public,” said Steve Lauletta, President of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

This weekly series will continue through the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Click on any of the above links to view the latest editions of “Ganassi Unplugged”.

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Amos Johnson joins the second class of inductees into the newly incorporated American Motors Hall of Fame, dedicated to recognizing individuals, innovations and vehicles of AMC and its subsidiaries from 1954 to 1987.

Amos Johnson joins Mark Donohue in the American Motors Hall of Fame. [Team Highball image]

Amos Johnson joins Mark Donohue in the American Motors Hall of Fame. [Team Highball image]

Johnson was recognized in the second of five categories – individuals not employed directly by AMC but known for their contribution to the company’s legacy. He joins Mark Donohue as the second member of this category of inductee.

Johnson’s citation reads as follows: “Along with racer Dennis Shaw, Johnson operated North Carolina-based Team Highball, campaigning factory sponsored AMC Gremlins, Pacers and Spirits in IMSA races throughout the 1970’s and early ’80s. The team saw much success including placing first and second in class at the 1979 24 Hours of Nurburgring race in Germany, driving a pair of 304-powered Spirit AMX’s for co-sponsor BF Goodrich.”

Amos was elected to RRDC membership in 1984.

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