Marks bypasses charters to buy entire Ganassi NASCAR team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Marks is a former race car driver who just bought a seat at the table with NASCAR’s biggest powerbrokers. The 40-year-old this week announced he had purchased Chip Ganassi’s NASCAR team to expand Trackhouse Racing and become a legitimate player in the nation’s top stock car racing series. Marks tells The Associated Press he’d been positioning himself from a capital standpoint for several years to make a big move in his growing motorsports portfolio. The bombshell sale has created anxiety for the current Ganassi employees, but Marks told them he’s determined to retain as many as possible.