|Scott Dixon was never going to McLaren. Why would he?|
UPDATE Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that four-time INDYCAR Champion, 44-time Winner and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon has signed a multi-year deal with its Verizon IndyCar Series team that will see the 38-year-old Kiwi begin a CGR record 18th season in 2019 behind the wheel of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda.
Chip Ganassi, Team Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing:
- “I think when you mention the name Scott Dixon, the numbers and the records start to speak for themselves. We have achieved a lot together, but there are no signs of him slowing down. He’s still the guy the championship goes through, and you know you have to beat him to get on the top step. He’s a driver that’s always thinking about the next race and how he’s going to approach it, attack it and ultimately win it. I’m very happy that we have the opportunity to continue this relationship and look forward to many more successful years together."
Scott Dixon, Driver, No. 9 PNC Bank Honda:
- “I have always said I have a massive amount of respect for Chip and what he’s done in this sport. This is not an easy business. His resume speaks for itself, and he’s the type of team owner any driver would want to drive for. He gives you the tools you need to go out and get the job done, with the right group of people. This team has been like a family to me since way back in 2002, and I’m glad I’ll be here trying to fight for more wins, championships and Indianapolis 500s for years to come."
Scott Dixon, the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion who leads the 2018 standings after 13 of 17 races, will be the guest on an INDYCAR media teleconference scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Monday, Aug. 13 where it is expected he will announce he is staying with Chip Ganassi's team for 2 more years.
Does this also mean McLaren is NOT coming to IndyCar as reports out of Europe said weeks ago?