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Chip Ganassi Racing Adds Marcus Ericsson for 2020

Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar team will grow by one next year, as the team has added current Arrow Schmidt Peterson driver Marcus Ericsson to its roster.

He joins Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist on the Honda-backed team.

Ericsson has recorded three top-10 finishes in 2019, his best result a podium finish at the second Detroit event.

Ericsson, who hails from Sweden, will drive the No. 8 for CGR. He made 97 starts in Formula 1, running partial and full schedules from 2014-2018.

“I think Marcus brings a lot of unique experience with him having competed in several championships around the world,” team owner Chip Ganassi said in a statement. “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.”

“…I’m extremely happy and proud to get the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing,” Ericsson said in the statement. “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.”

The 2020 IndyCar Series season will get underway on March 15 at St. Petersburg.

About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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