Ganassi to make Le Mans debut as Ford returns to race

DETROIT (AP) Ford will return to Le Mans next year with Chip Ganassi Racing driving the automaker's new GT car.

The return will come on the 50th anniversary of Ford GT cars placing first, second and third in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The new GT car will run the full 2016 schedules of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and will continue to compete in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Ford will debut the GT at the Rolex 24 in Daytona next January.

Ganassi is now the one owner represented in nearly every form of motorsports. He fields Chevrolets in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series, Fords in IMSA's sports car program, and made his debut this year Red Bull Global Rallycross with Ford.

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