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August 20, 2013 | By IMS
A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about Floyd Ganassi, who died Monday, Aug. 19 in Pittsburgh at age 87. Floyd Ganassi was the father of Chip Ganassi, who made five starts in the Indianapolis 500 as a driver and has won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” five times as a team owner.
“Everyone at IMS is saddened to learn of the loss of Floyd Ganassi. He was such a kind, approachable man who took the time to enjoy the company of drivers, officials and fans. The photographs he took at the racetrack and sent to so many friends and acquaintances will provide lasting, fond memories of his love of people and racing. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are extended to the Ganassi family and everyone at Chip’s racing teams.”