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Chip Ganassi Headlines PRI Grand Opening Breakfast

Superstar team owner joins MAVTV’s Dave Despain at 30th anniversary Performance Racing Industry Trade Show event.


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Motorsports legend Chip Ganassi, owner and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing, will help kick off the world’s premier event for motorsports professionals by headlining the Grand Opening Breakfast at the trade-only Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hosted by MAVTV’s Dave Despain, the Breakfast takes place immediately before the exclusive 30th anniversary PRI Show opens for the three biggest business days in racing, December 7-9. Despain will interview Ganassi in a casual and intimate stage setting, sharing personal stories and experiences for a captive audience of more than 3,000 industry professionals, who will be treated to breakfast while enjoying the talk show-style program.

"Chip Ganassi is truly one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking team owners in racing today," said PRI General Manager Bill Miller, "and we couldn’t be more pleased to open PRI’s big 30th anniversary Trade Show with what promises to be a lively and highly entertaining program led by the one and only Dave Despain."

Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 fielded two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, two in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two in the WeatherTech United Sports Championship, and two in the World Endurance Championship. Overall, his teams have won 17 championships and over 160 races, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, a 24 Hours of Le Mans, seven Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

"I’m excited to be a part of the 30th anniversary of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show," said Ganassi. "Having the opportunity to be interviewed by Dave Despain and share some stories with industry professionals to kick off the trade show will be fun. I’m really looking forward to it."

The Grand Opening Breakfast is open exclusively to PRI attendees and not to the general public. The Breakfast takes place in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom. Doors open at 7 a.m., and the program begins at 8 a.m. PRI attendees may attend the Breakfast free of charge, but guests are advised to arrive early, as seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,400 booths, showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 4. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, log on to www.pri2017.com.

About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit www.performanceracing.com.

Chip Ganassi Headlines PRI Grand Opening Breakfast

Widely considered one of auto racing’s most successful and innovative owners, Chip Gannassi has led teams to 17 championships and over 160 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, a 24 Hours of Le Mans, seven Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring.


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