Happy Chip Ganassi Day!

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The banks are closed and the kids have a day off from school. It’s Chip Ganassi Day in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Alright, so I’m exaggerating. The banks are open in Pittsburgh(those that are still around, anyway) and the kids had to go to school. But it really is Chip Ganassi Day.

The NASCAR team owner earned the honor today as the Pittsburgh City Council proclaimed that today be named for Ganassi, in light of his historical NASCAR accomplishments this year. Ganassi became the first car owner to win racing’s “triple crown”, taking NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, along with Indycar’s Indianapolis 500.

Happy Chip Ganassi Day, everybody!

Want a day named after you in your hometown? It’s easy. Just go out and make some historical achievement in the world of sports. If you want a National holiday named after you, however, you’ll have to do something a little more drastic. Such as become America’s first president or lead a Civil Rights movement.*

*WARNING: Doing the latter may get you badly hurt or ridiculed; especially if you do it at a NASCAR track.

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