Linus Lundqvist

IndyCar: Chip Ganassi Racing Signs Lundqvist to Multi-Year Contract

As expected, Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that the team has signed Linus Lundqvist to a multi-year IndyCar contract.

Ganassi now has two drivers that qualify for a F1 Superlicense – Alex Palou and Linus Lundqvist.  Michael Andretti, who wants to have a team in F1, has none.

Linus Lundqvist
Linus Lundqvist

Lundqvist is set to bring his championship credentials to Chip Ganassi Racing for his first full season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2024.

“Joining Chip Ganassi Racing is an absolute dream come true for me,” said Lundqvist. “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.”

“It’s terrific that the opportunity to hire Linus, a proven winner, plus the reigning 2022 INDY NXT 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.”

After winning the 2022 INDY NXT championship, Lundqvist made the jump to compete in three INDYCAR races this season with Meyer Shank Racing.

Lundqvist wasted no time making his mark, setting the fastest lap time among all drivers in two of his first three races in the series.

“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,” said Lundqvist. “Coming up through INDY NXT 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 dominated throughout the 2022 INDY NXT season, clinching the championship by a margin of 92 points after earning five wins, nine podiums and seven pole positions. He made his series debut in 2021, where he finished third in the points standings with three wins, 11 podiums and three pole positions

2024 IndyCar Silly Season Page Updated

Last Updated August 31, 2023

2024 IndyCar Silly Season Page
Team Engine No. Driver Primary Sponsor Rating Comments
AJ Foyt Racing
11 Benjamin Pedersen Sexton Properties Speculation
14 Santino Ferrucci Sexton Properties Strong Expected to be back

Andretti Autosport

Colton Herta Gainbridge/Group101 Fact Signed
27 Kyle Kirkwood AutoNation Fact Signed
TBD Marcus Ericsson TBD Fact Signed
29 David Malukas HMD Strong Rumored
Arrow McLaren
5 Pato O’Ward Arrow Fact Signed
6 Alexander Rossi Arrow Fact Signed
7 Felix Rosenqvist NTT Data Speculation Might go to MSR or RLL
17 Kyle Larson Fact Indy Only
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8 Linus Lundqvist DHL? Fact Signed
9 Scott Dixon PNC Bank Fact Signed
10 Alex Palou American Legion Strong Expected to sign
11 Marcus Armstrong American Legion
Honda Ridgeline
Strong Expected to sign
Dale Coyne Racing w/HMD Motorsports Honda 18 TBD Speculation
51 Sting Ray Robb TBD Speculation
Dreyer Reinbold & Cusick Motorsports
24 Stefan Wilson TBD Strong Indy 500 Only
23 Speculation Indy 500 Only
Ed Carpenter Racing
21 Rinus Veekay Sonax Fact Signed
Ryan Hunter-Reay BitNile Speculation May be back
33 Ed Carpenter TBD Fact Ovals Only
Juncos Hollinger Racing
Chevy 77 Kyle Kaiser TBD Speculation Will he return?
78 Agustin Canapino Visit Argentina Fact Signed full season
Meyer Shank Racing Honda 60 Felix Rosenqvist AutoNation and SiriusXM Speculation
TBD Tom Blomqvist AutoNation Fact Signed
06 Helio Castroneves AutoNation Fact Indy 500 Only
Paretta Autosport Chevy 16 Simona De Silvestro TBD Strong Indy 500 Only
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 15 Graham Rahal Various Fact Signed
Christian Lundgaard HY-Vee Fact Signed
30 Callum Ilott TBD Speculation Looking around
Team Penske Chevy 2 Josef Newgarden Hitachi Fact Signed
3 Scott McLaughlin Shell, PPG Fact Signed
12 Will Power Verizon Fact Signed


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