Chip Ganassi Racing will expand to a third NTT IndyCar Series car in 2020, adding the No. 8 Honda for Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson.
“I think Marcus brings a lot of unique experience with him having competed in several championships around the world,” said team owner Chip Ganassi. “When you have someone with that type of background, it gives him other points of reference that helps his ability to develop and add to the overall racing program. We’re looking forward to seeing what Marcus can do alongside Scott and Felix.”
The 29-year-old competed in 16 NTT IndyCar Series events in 2019 for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, scoring his first-ever podium with a career-best finish of second in Detroit. The former Formula 1 driver also had six laps led on the season and completed 88.5 percent of the laps run.
“First of all I’m extremely happy and proud to get the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing, said Ericsson, who will team up alongside five-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion, Indianapolis 500 and 46-time winner Scott Dixon of New Zealand, and 2019 Rookie of the Year and fellow countryman Felix Rosenqvist.
“It’s a team of winners and their history speaks for itself. I’m very thankful that they believe in me and I will do everything I can to make 2020 another successful year for the team. I’m also very excited to work with two of the best drivers in the series in Scott and Felix. I’m looking forward to putting what I’ve learned this year to use in my second year in the NTT IndyCar Series.”