Marcus Ericsson (8) leads Felix Rosenqvist (10) throughout the IndyCar auto race at World Extensive Know-how Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Sick. (AP Picture/Jeff Roberson)

Marcus Ericsson signed a multiyear IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing.

INDIANAPOLIS: Marcus Ericsson signed a multi-year IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ganassi on Sunday celebrated his 20th total championship in 30 seasons of competitors throughout varied motorsports sequence. Scott Dixon received his sixth IndyCar title within the season finale.

Consideration then turned to finishing the rest of the Ganassi lineup, which is able to embrace Ericsson and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Felix Rosenqvist shouldn't be returning to a fourth IndyCar entry however may very well be changed by Spanish rookie Alex Palou in 2021.

Ericsson might be again for a second season within the No. Eight Honda. In his first 12 months with the workforce, the Swede completed 12th within the IndyCar standings.

Ericsson spent 5 years in Components One with a complete of 97 begins earlier than transferring to IndyCar in 2019.

I wish to thank Chip and the entire CGR group for his or her belief in me, Ericsson stated. Chip Ganassi Racing is likely one of the finest groups in motorsports and Im proud to be a part of the workforce. The season weve simply completed has been filled with potential and I really feel assured that with what weve discovered collectively this 12 months will assist us reach 2021.

Mike Hull, managing director of Chip Ganassi Racing, credited Ericsson with contributing to the group’s success this season.

That features being unselfish to his teammates, particularly with Scott Dixon who received the IndyCar championship, Hull stated. “Hes an ideal foundational piece of our total program and he matches properly inside our group. That interprets into success on the monitor, and had been glad to have him proceed to develop and transfer the workforce towards into the long run.


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