Despite Indy gut-punch, Ganassi’s core strength will prevail
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Despite Indy gut-punch, Ganassi’s core strength will prevail

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A few days after losing out on an Indy 500 triumph that seemed in the bag for most of the race, Chip Ganassi Racing has moved on and has refocused on the championship. David Malsher-Lopez catches the last glimmers of Indy reflection from Scott Dixon’s race engineer Michael Cannon.

How does it feel for a team and driver to do everything right and still miss out on Indianapolis 500 glory? I put the question to Michael Cannon, Scott Dixon’s race engineer, a couple of days after the Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda ace lost the chance of a shootout to the checkered flag with now two-time Indy winner Takuma Sato.

“In Chip’s team, we just say, ‘OK, let’s move on. Let’s go and win the championship,’” he replies. “It’s unfortunate how things transpired, but we can’t change it now. Takuma Sato and Rahal Letterman Lanigan won the Indy 500. That’s it.”

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