The Penske Files: Chris Gantner, Electronics Department
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- Named Organization
- Delco Electronics
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Marlboro Team Penske
- Max 97
- Mi Speedway
- Mid Oh Sports Car Course
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Milwaukee School of Engineering
- New Yankee Workshop
- Raising Az
- Road America
- Team Rahal
- This Old House
- Univ of in
- White Lightning
- Y 102
- Named Person
- Abraham, N.
- Bush, G.
- Clancy, T.
- Deshazo, C.A.
- Gantner, C.
- Mccluskey, G.
- Mears, R.
- Murray, W.
- Papis, M.
- Reynolds, B.
- XX Kate
- XX Lisa
- Yount, R.
- Master ID
- 2080724048 Status Report Project: Marlboro Team Penske
- 2080724049 The Usually Loquacious Darrell Waltrip Gets Choked Up Talking About His Final Season as a Driver in 20000000. // Moreno Makes Living as Supersub
- 2080724050 Prix-Pared
- 2080724051 Tracy Grabs Provisional Pole at Detroit GP Over Montoya
- 2080724052 Team Penske Drops Al Unser JR.
- 2080724053 Roger and out: Little Al's Gone // Montoya Edges Tracy for Pole at Belle Island
- 2080724054 Cart Not Staying Still
- 2080724055 Al Unser JR. Shrugs Off Penske Divorce
- 2080724056 Rookie Sensation Montoya Takes Cart Pole in Detroit // Franchitti Wins Chaotic Detroit
- 2080724057 Moore on the Move // Switches Flip Mid-Ohio Race
- 2080724058 Cart Teams
- 2080724059 Moore, De Ferran Don't See Gamble With Penske
- 2080724060 Unser to Go it Alone for 3 Races
- 2080724061 . About Roger Penske and Al Unser JR. // Unser to Go it Alone for 3 Races
- 2080724062 Little Al, Tossed by Penske, Vows He's Not Done Yet
- 2080724063 Roger Vows Commitment to Team Penske
- 2080724064 Roger Vows Commitment to Team Penske
- 2080724065 Fran-Tastic! Teamwork Key to Kool Green
- 2080724066 De Ferran Anxious to Answer 'the Call' for Penske
- 2080724067 Tracy Has Lost That Rainy Day Feeling // Miller Lite 200 Starting Grid
- 2080724068 Montoya Is Brash, But He Backs it Up
- 2080724069 Montoya Is Brash, But He Backs it Up
- 2080724070 Another Bad Day for Team Penske
- 2080724071 All About Cart, From a (Andretti) to Z (Zimbabwe)
- 2080724072 Everything You Want to Know About Championship Auto Racing Teams the Abcs of Cart
- 2080724073 Cart From a to Z Indy Racing Easy to Learn, Hard to Master
- 2080724074 Advice From Cart Veterans Prove Invaluable to Driver
- 2080724076 Duffy Working on Plan to Bring Petty Driving Experience to CMS
- 2080724077-4078 Still the Boss. Roger Penske Still Committed to Racing With Best in the Sport
- 2080724079 Juanderful Showing as Montoya Wins Target Race
- 2080724080 Kenseth Scores Bristol Victory
- 2080724081-4082 Auto Racing Spotlight Wired Wheels Computers Play Crucial Role in Today's Race Cars
- 2080724083 'Life in the Pits' With Al Unser JR.'S Marlboro Team Penske Crew
- 2080724084 Team Penske Picks Reynard
- 2080724085 Cart Notebook // Turn the Page
- 2080724086 Driver Killed in Practice at Laguna Seca
- 2080724087 Racers Use High Tech to Create High Speed
- 2080724088 Al Unser JR.
- 2080724089-4090 Fast Food Penske Chef Creates a High-Octane Buffet
- 2080724091-4095 On the Byte Track
- 2080724096 Penske Dumps Unser From Team
- 2080724097 Down But Not out
- 2080724098 On the Move
- 2080724099 'Little Al' Vows He's Not Done Yet
- 2080724100 Little Al Leaving Penske Team With Few Regrets
- 2080724101 Little Al Vows He's Not Done Yet
- 2080724102 Little Al Vows He's Not out of Fast Lane for Good
- 2080724103 Little Al Vows He's Not Done Yet
- 2080724104 Big Setback
- 2080724105 Unser JR. Reaches Crossroads
- 2080724106 Al Unser JR.: Will Work for Speed
- 2080724107 Little Al Isn't Ready to Give Up on Racing Yet
- 2080724108 Little Al Unser Hopes Change Will Bring Victories
- 2080724109 Lil' Al's Head in a Swirl
- 2080724110 Al Unser JR. Soldiering on
- 2080724111 Little Al Not Done Racing Yet
- 2080724112 Little Al Not Ready to Ride Off Into the Sunset
- 2080724113 Unser JR. to Leave Penske Team in 20000000
- 2080724114 Unser Hopes to Revive Dynasty
- 2080724115 After Long Victory Drought, Unser JR., Penske Will Part
- 2080724116 Little Al Goes Back to Basics
- 2080724117 Unser JR., Penske Decide to Go Their Separate Ways
- 2080724118 Unser JR. Looks for New Start
- 2080724119 Unser Offering No Apologies
- 2080724120 Little Al Vows He's Not Done Yet
- 2080724121 Qualifying for Cart Shell 300 Cancelled After Driver Killed in Crash
- 2080724122-4123 Little Al Blues
- 2080724124 Competition 990906 Shakeup at Penske?
- 2080724125 Penske Builds All-New Superteam
- 2080724126 Marlboro Team Penske
- 2080724127 Fedex Championship Series Notes & Quotes
- 2080724128 Following the Tide
- 2080724129-4130 The Gang of Four
- 2080724131 Unser's Slow Progress
- 2080724132 Moore Magic
- 2080724133 Tarso on His Marks
- 2080724134 Many Ponder Unser's Future as: Little Al Visits Ppir.
- 2080724136 Competition 990920 Dark Day
- 2080724137 Al Unser JR. - Marlboro Team Penske Lola / Mercedes / Goodyear
- 2080724138 Fedex Championship Series Chicago Round 15
- 2080724139 Franchise Players
- 2080724140 Race Car Drivers Choose Designer Wear Off the Track
- 2080724148-4149 Greg Moore and Gil De Ferran
- 2080724150 Penske Serves Notice
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Reading. PA Eagle a.am,t Mel lo.e 6undaY SUN 1911C9 AUG 22. 1989 By Mike Berres F-shrnm<. With more than 150 electronic parts to manage on each car, Chris Gantner knows that almost any- thing can and will go wrong whether it's before, after or on race day That happened at Michigan Speedway in July. Gantner breathed a sigh of relief when it wasn't him, but he could em- pathize with his Team Rabal counterpart. That was the day Max Papis, on the verge of his first CART victo- ry,ran out of fLel. "That would be my worst night- mare," admitted Gantner, head of the electronics department for Reading-basectMarlboro Team Penske. v Gantner hasn't had anything quite so auspicious and devastat- ing happen during his first two seasons. He would love to think it might never happen, but he's a bit more realistic than that. "On each car there are 154 dif- ferent parts we're responsible for," he explained.'I'hey can get damaged by any number of ways." That includes everything from a crash - "You'll lose some parts in any kind ofcrash;'said Ganmer- to the wear and tear of any race. That has become a way of life for Ganiner, who is a second cousin of former major leaguer Jim Gantner. "I never met him," he said of the longtime Mi Iwaukee Brewers player. "But I know Robin Yount. IIe comes to a lot of races." Gantner, who lives in Sinking Spring, went to a few races when he was younger, but said, "I was not a true raeec" Just to carry the point further, Gantner said he grew up just 15 minutes trom Road America in El khart Lake, Wis., "but I didn't get to the track until I went with Team Penske." Growing up, he attended races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the MtdOhio Sports Car Course, but Gantner never envi- stoned himself working in the business. He set a course as a fairly typi- cal young man with certain aspi- rations. He studied electrical en- Eegk/"1'Inwa: Chae A. DeShuo Team Penske's Chris Ganiner knows a champ car can look like a dream, but - with so many etec- tronic parts - it can also be a nightmare. THE FACTS ^ NAME: Chris Gantner, electronics department ^ AGE: 35. ^ RESIDENCE: Sinking Spring. ^ PERSONAL: Marned (wife's name is Lisa) with one daughter (Kate, 4). ^ YEARS W ITH TEAM PENSKE: Just under two years. ^ FAVORITE DRIVER: Rick Meare. "I lived in Indiana for 10 years and watched him as a fan. He was impressive then and he is now' ^ PERSONAL VEHICLES: 1993 GMC pickup; 1999 GMC Jimmy. ^ RADIO STATION ON IN HIS CAR: Y-102. "I used to listen to Max-97 (in Philadelphia), but they changed their formaG" ^ FAVORITE MOVIE: "Raising Arizona"Crany Gaturr McCluskey (Burt Reynolds movies called'While Lightning' and'GatoY) movief ^ FAVORITE BOOK: "Red Storm Rising," by Tom Clancy. ^ GOLF FOURSOME: Former President George Bush, Bill Murray ("If you're going to go golfing, you've gotta take Bill!), Norm Abraham (of'This Old House" and 'New Yankee Workshop" fame) and himself. gineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, then went on to get a masters of business ad- ministration from the University of Indiana From there it was nine years at Delco Electronics in Kokomo, Ind. Sounds like the all-American dream. During the 1996 racing season, though, Gantner was moved onto the racetrack when Delco was handling engine control for Penske and Mercedes. Gantnerenjoyed his first taste of motor sports. "That's the competitiveness you don't get at the office," he said, admitting that he never dreamed of working for a major league sports franchise. "I always thought of it as sonte- thing that was unattainable," Gantner said. "But things fell into place and here I am." And it's where he hopes to stay for a long time. "I like it," he said. "It's all con- s um i ng. I l i ke the co m pe ti t i o n. "You've also got the ultimate team goal - to win a race. That's where this is truly a team effort," Being one of the newer mem- bers of Team Penske, Gantner has not yet tasted victory. "We might never return to the day ofdominating," he said of Team Penske, which has 99 champ car vir toeies. "There's a lot of well-Nnded, wellorganized teams. "But I don't see why we can't win."