Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Driver to Mark Sponsor Target's 50 Years

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Driver to Mark Sponsor Target's 50 Years

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Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will use the No. 50 for the Indianapolis 500 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of sponsor Target Corp.

Target and Chip Ganassi Racing have one of the longest running relationships in auto racing. The team was established in 1990, making this season the 23rd year of partnership between the organizations.

"It's the most important relationship in my life, personally and professionally. It's just way more than a sponsorship," Ganassi said Thursday. "It's obviously their 50th year in business, and I've been there almost half that time. It's about racing for sure, but at the end of the day, our relationship goes much deeper than just a sponsor-team relationship.

"It's been my growth. As well as it fueling my business' growth, it's fueled my own personal growth even further."

Franchitti, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner who regularly uses No. 10, will have a new paint scheme that puts the trademark Target bull's-eye in place of the zero in his number. …

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