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Ganassi arrives for NASCAR race after Indy victory

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - About four hours after making history with Dario Franchitti's Indianapolis 500 victory, car owner Chip Ganassi has arrived for the NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Ganassi flew from Indianapolis to Charlotte on a private plane, then made his way to pit road. He climbed atop Jamie McMurray's pit box, still beaming after becoming the first owner to win Indy and NASCAR's Daytona 500 in the same year.

Ganassi says "it's unbelievable."

McMurray congratulated his boss over the radio, saying he's glad Ganassi was able to get back to see part of NASCAR's longest race Sunday.

McMurray was running near the front of the field when Ganassi arrived, but teammate Juan Pablo Montoya crashed early and was about 70 laps behind the leaders.

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