Indianapolis Monthly Magazine - Indianapolis Restaurants, Shopping, Concerts, Events and more. Class Photo: Legends of the Indy 500 - Chip Ganassi Starts: 5 Best finish: 8th (1983) Claim to fame: Ganassi was mostly a middle-of-the-pack driver. But that’s not why you’ve heard of him. As an IndyCar team owner, he had nine top-five finishes in the 500 from 2000 to 2011, including two wins (see: Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon).