A look at some of the highs and lows for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
-- David Newton
- July 1, 2000: Chip Ganassi takes controlling interest in Sabco Racing, owned by Felix Sabates. Ganassi's CART teams had won the previous four titles.
- Aug. 19, 2001: Sterling Marlin gets the team's first Cup win, at Michigan International Speedway.
- Sept. 2, 2002: Marlin has points lead with 10 races remaining in the season.
- Oct. 5, 2002: Marlin's season ends with neck injury after crash at Kansas with six races remaining and him fifth in points.
- Oct. 13, 2002: Jamie McMurray, subbing for injured Marlin, wins the first race of his career, at Charlotte.
- 2003 Casey Mears is added to a three-driver lineup.
- 2005: Marlin's contract is not renewed, and McMurray leaves for Roush Fenway Racing at season's end. Reed Sorenson and David Stremme are in.
- 2006: Mears leaves for Hendrick Motorsports. Juan Pablo Montoya runs the final race of the season and is announced as full-time driver for 2007.
- June 24, 2007: Montoya earns the team's first win since McMurray's nearly five years earlier. Montoya's Sonoma road course victory is the sixth, and to date final, win in team history.
- Aug. 7, 2007: Kyle Busch opts to sign with Joe Gibbs Racing over Chip Ganassi Racing, Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt Inc.
- 2007: Stremme is released at the end of his second season. Dario Franchitti is announced as his replacement.
- April 15, 2008: Ganassi flips crew chiefs between Montoya's team (Donnie Wingo) and Sorenson's team (Jimmy Elledge).
- May 20, 2008: Montoya gets his third crew chief in two months after Elledge is released.
- July 2, 2008: The No. 40 team of Franchitti is shut down, and 71 employees are released.
- Aug. 19, 2008: Texaco Havoline announces it will not return as co-primary sponsor of the No. 42 team of Montoya.
- Aug. 26, 2008: Sorenson, the driver of the No. 41, announces he will leave for Gillett Evernham Motorsports after the season.