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Chip Ganassi Racing switches to the Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype

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Chip Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost Daytona Prototype

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced yesterday at Ford’s SEMA press conference that it will field a Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship (USCC). CGRFS is the second team to commit to the new Ford-Riley car, behind Michael Shank Racing (which has already used the racecar to break a 26-year-old top-speed record at Daytona International Speedway).

“Over the last 10 seasons we have been able to experience a great deal of success in Grand-Am,” Chip Ganassi says, “and now with the dawn of the new United SportsCar Championship we feel that Ford power will be a key ingredient to writing the next chapter of our sports car program.”

In the last Grand-Am season, CGRFS raced a BMW-Riley Daytona Prototype. The team has won seven Daytona Prototype championships, all in the past ten years. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas return as the team’s prototype co-drivers, and will attend their maiden race in the Ford-Riley at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.

To mark the announcement, CGRFS brought the racecar in all its blue-and-white glory to SEMA’s show floor, where one of our photographers stumbled upon it. Enjoy the photo gallery of CGRFS’s slick new ride, and feel free to visit the press release below for more information.

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