Six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, driver of the No.9 PNC BANK Chip Ganassi Racing Honda says that it has been a highlight of his career having seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson as his team-mate.
Johnson announced on Monday that after careful consideration he has decided to step back from full-time IndyCar competition.
Dixon who finished third in the championship in 2022 took to Twitter saying:
I wish it wasn’t so! A highlight of my career to work along side you mate. Looking forward to seeing what you do next! 💪🏻🐐 https://t.co/KpeLRYuXeY
— Scott Dixon (@scottdixon9) September 26, 2022
Defending Indianaplis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson who drives the No.8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda also tweeted saying:
Been an absolute pleasure being your teammate, working together and getting to know you these past 2 seasons. You’re a legend on and off track. Looking forward to seeing what’s next for you bud 💪🏻 https://t.co/cjR5THcLRQ
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) September 26, 2022
Johnson who made his NTT IndyCar race debut on a partial schedule alongside IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan in 2021 made the step up to a full-time programme in 2022 said:
Competing at this level in #INDYCAR has been a dream come true. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to race for than Chip Ganassi and @CGRTeams.”