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Kimball Has Career-Best Finish at Sao Paulo

Monday April 30, 2012


Results (with starting pos.) from Sao Paulo
1. (1) Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet)
2. (5) Ryan Hunter-Reay (No.28 Honda)
3. (25) Takuma Sato (No.15 Honda)
8. (15) Charlie Kimball (No.83 NovoLog FlexPen Honda)
Kimball Has Career-Best Finish at Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO (April 29, 2012) – Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing (NNCGR) driver Charlie Kimball had a career-best finish of eighth in the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 on the Streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The finish came in his 21st career IZOD IndyCar Series start and second at Sao Paulo, besting his previous career-best finish of 9th (St. Petersburg 2012, New Hampshire 2011.)
The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi team ran an aggressive race, starting from 15th position and withstood incidents that caused five cautions totaling 15 laps on the 2.536-mile, 11-turn street circuit.  Kimball held a top-10 position for 11 laps and ran as high as fourth.  Kimball was forced into the wall on lap 30 by an on-track incident he was not involved in, which took the race to a full-course yellow and Kimball to the 19th position.  With eight laps to go Kimball would advance four positions from 12th where he would hold his final position of eighth.
As a result, Kimball is now 15th in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings with 68 markers, -112 points behind the leader.
Up next, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Indianapolis 500 from Indianapolis on Sunday, May 27 (12:00 pm ET on ABC).
NNCGR Quoteboard
Charlie Kimball:  “What a fun race.  No corner went without some sort of contact.  This was some very exciting racing.  The Novo Nordisk team did a fantastic job today.  We had an early set back but everyone kept focused and kept working.  We had great pit stops and I'm happy to have the day we had here in Brazil.  Now it is time to turn our attention to Indianapolis."
About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful and innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world.  Today his teams include four in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.  Overall his teams have 14 championships and 145 victories, including three Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and four Rolex 24 At Daytonas.  Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.    
For more information log onto chipganassiracing.com

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