Ericsson Joins Ganassi IndyCar Series Program

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Marcus Ericsson will join Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. (IndyCar Photo)
Marcus Ericsson will join Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. (IndyCar Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third full-time NTT IndyCar Series entry next season for 29-year-old Swede Marcus Ericsson.

Ericsson, who drove for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports this year during his rookie IndyCar Series campaign, will drive the No. 8 Honda as a teammate to Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist.

“I think Marcus brings a lot of unique experience with him having competed in several championships around the world,” said team owner Chip Ganassi. “When you have someone with that type of background, it gives him other points of reference that helps his ability to develop and add to the overall racing program. We’re looking forward to seeing what Marcus can do alongside Scott and Felix.”

In his rookie year in the NTT IndyCar Series, Ericsson scored his first podium with a career-best finish of second in Detroit, Mich.

Prior to his rookie season in IndyCar in 2019, Ericsson most recently completed his fifth year in Formula One in 2018. The Kumla, Sweden native won the 2007 Formula BMW UK championship and the 2009 Japanese Formula Three championship. He has claimed the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year award twice.

“First of all I’m extremely happy and proud to get the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing,” said Ericcson. “It’s a team of winners and their history speaks for itself. I’m very thankful that they believe in me and I will do everything I can to make 2020 another successful year for the team. I’m also very excited to work with two of the best drivers in the series in Scott and Felix. I’m looking forward to putting what I’ve learned this year to use in my second year in the NTT IndyCar Series.”