Unintentional tin top humor

Posted by Iannucci | 11/12/2008 | 9 comments »
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Admittedly this news isn't directly related to Indy Cars, but it does involve Classy Chip Ganassi and the most amusing racing team nickname ever.

Teresa Earnhardt and Chip Ganassi will combine their sponsorship-strapped race teams next season, an effort to stabilize their organizations in a tough economic time.

The combined team will be called Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and will field cars for Martin Truex, Aric Almirola, Juan Pablo Montoya and a driver yet to be named.

Both teams said details of the new organization will be announced later.

(MORE from AP)
Did you catch that? Chip Ganassi's team is merging with the late Dale Earnhart's team? Chip, Dale. I know Disney owns ESPN, the new network of the N-Word, but...You gotta be kidding me!



Incredibly, there's even an official racing game for the team.

9 comments

  1. Bash // November 12, 2008 10:10 PM  

    Oh, too funny... :)

  2. chrisestrada // November 13, 2008 10:42 AM  

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woxP8Ak-nbc

    This Chip and Dale cartoon got major play at my house when I was little...I guess Donald Duck is Hendrick Motorsports? hehe...

  3. Migue // November 13, 2008 11:35 AM  

    I haven't followed NASCAR ever since 1999, anyone mind sharing the joke with me? ;)

  4. Mark // November 13, 2008 11:59 AM  

    Nice catch!

  5. mmack // November 13, 2008 12:06 PM  

    So Jeff, are you saying that Chip N' Dale Racing is going to end up being a really Mickey Mouse outfit?

    (rimshot)

    Now that's just a Goofy idea.

    (rimshot)

    :^P

    Thanks folks, I'm here all season, remember to tip your waiters, waitresses, and our host.

  6. Doug // November 13, 2008 1:48 PM  

    LOL! OMG, I think I just peed myself from laughing so hard!

  7. ganassiboy // November 13, 2008 8:37 PM  

    Oh great, let me guess, Darios going back to NASCAR now ! All this Chip n' Dale stuff has given me a hankerin' for some acorns for some reason. Chip you're nuts.

  8. Nan S // November 16, 2008 12:26 PM  

    So I was just watching Race Day on Speed and Kenny Wallace just talked about the merger and how they were going to use the new nickname of "Chip and Dale" for the team. Apparently Kenny is pretending to have made that up.

  9. Bash // November 16, 2008 9:14 PM  

    Captain Thunder just repeated it on Speed Freaks and credited Kenny Wallace with it, as well...