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Ganassi Switches To Honda

| , RacinToday.com Friday, October 7 2016
Scott Dixon will drive Honda-powered cars for Chip Ganassi next season. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

Scott Dixon will drive Honda-powered cars for Chip Ganassi next season. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Friday that its IndyCar Series program is bolting the Chevrolet camp and will be powered by Honda beginning with the 2017 season as part of a multi-year deal.

Honda Performance Development and CGRT have a history together which dates back to 1996 when the two combined to win CGRT’s first INDYCAR championship with driver Jimmy Vasser.

The renewed relationship will see the team and carmaker take aim at adding to the INDYCAR record books where they have combined to win nine of CGRT’s 11 championship titles, and 77 of the team’s 102 victories over 12 years of partnership.

“We’ve had a long and successful relationship with Honda over the years and we look forward to getting it back on track,” Ganassi said. “I feel a little like I am going home after having previously spent 12 years with them. Much of our organization’s success has been with Honda power in our cars so we are all very excited.”

CGR fielded full time cars for three drivers in 2016 – former champion Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball.

| , RacinToday.com Friday, October 7 2016
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