Linus Lundqvist

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Aug. 31 that the team has signed Linus Lundqvist to a multiyear contract.

Swedish driver Lundqvist is set to bring his championship credentials to CGR for his first full season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2024.

“Joining Chip Ganassi Racing is an absolute dream come true for me,” Lundqvist said. “Stepping up to race full time in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and to do so with one of the most successful teams in the history of the championship, is the moment I’ve been working for throughout my career. It is hard to explain how much this means to me. I am incredibly grateful to Chip, Mike and to everyone who has backed me on this journey, including, of course, my family.”

Lundqvist, 24, won the INDY NXT by Firestone championship in 2022 with HMD Motorsports, winning five of the 14 races and seven poles.

“It’s terrific that the opportunity to hire Linus, a proven winner, plus the reigning 2022 Indy NXT by Firestone champion, is now a reality at Chip Ganassi Racing,” said Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull. “He has shown that his on-track performance creates the racecraft separation that’s required in INDYCAR today. Growing together with Linus is what comes next.”

Lundqvist made three NTT INDYCAR SERIES starts this season with Meyer Shank Racing, serving as a substitute for the injured Simon Pagenaud. He wasted no time showing his talent, as he turned the fastest lap of the race overall in two of those three starts.

“I have dipped my toes into INDYCAR racing in recent weeks, which will give me a little bit of a head start going into 2024,” Lundqvist said. “Coming up through Indy NXT by Firestone has provided me with some important experience that will help me get up to speed.

“Having said that, this is an entirely new challenge as I prepare to join an established top team at the highest level of the sport. I know there is a lot of hard work ahead, but having a team like Chip Ganassi Racing put their trust in me is the greatest motivator I could ever have. I intend to do everything in my power to grab this opportunity, and I look forward to all the moments ahead, next year and beyond.”

Lundqvist also won the 2020 Formula Regional Americas Championship, the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the 2016 Formula STCC Nordic Championship.

In preparation for 2024, Lundqvist will be embedded with the CGR team for the final two races of the season, the BITNILE.COM Grand Prix of Portland on Sept. 3 and the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Sept. 10.