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Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Tony Kanaan will join drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Müller in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 68 Ford GT at the Le Mans 24 Hours next month as the team looks to defend its 2016 GTE Pro Class victory
Dirk Mueller was masterful in the final 35 minutes of the 55th running of the Rolex 24 as he took the lead and then held off a fierce challenge from Patrick Pilet to win the GT Le Mans class for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ford GT program.
With only two races left in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, just seven points separate the leading No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R team of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner from the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT team of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe.
In a 15-minute session that saw the entire IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class qualify within less than seven-tenths of a second, Richard Westbrook earned his second pole position of the season in the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.