INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing has announced that four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon has signed a multi-year deal to remain with the organization.

The 38-year-old Kiwi will start his team-record 18th season with Chip Ganassi Racing next year, driving the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda.

Often referred to as the best Indy car driver of his generation, Dixon holds the distinction of having the most wins of any active Verizon IndyCar Series driver with 44 and ranks third all-time, behind only A.J. Foyt (67) and Mario Andretti (52).

Dixon is currently leading the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings by 46 on the strength of a series-best three wins, with just four rounds remaining this season.

He recently became just the ninth driver to compete in 300 Indy car races – the youngest to reach the milestone – joining Andretti, Foyt, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr., Johnny Rutherford, Michael Andretti, Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves.

“I think when you mention the name Scott Dixon, the numbers and the records start to speak for themselves,” noted team owner Chip Ganassi. “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.”