Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca that they have signed a multi-year contract extension with Marcus Armstrong.

The Kiwi currently leads the rookie of year standings and has scored 190 points in the races he has competed in.

Armstrong will compete full-time with Ganassi in 2024 and will make his oval debut at Texas Motor Speedway on September 13th.

I am very proud and excited to continue with Chip Ganassi Racing for next year and beyond. Together with this very talented and experienced team, I am confident we can compete at the highest level in this championship. I feel very grateful that Chip has given me the time to adapt to INDYCAR and has helped me every step of the way in what has been a good season. “I’ve spent the year learning from a great group of people, including my teammates and Dario. I’m very grateful for how much help I’ve received from each team member. With a season under my belt, I now want to turn these lessons into results. I will be racing on the ovals for the first time next year and it’s an exciting challenge that I’m confident I can learn quickly. I spent the entire month of May either in the engineering office or in the pit stand this year, trying to familiarize myself with the details of oval racing. It’s a challenge that excites me a lot.

Armstrong joins Scott Dixon, Linus Lundqvist and newly crowned INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou full-time at the team in 2024.

Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull said:

Marcus Armstrong has proven in 2023 his quick adaptation to INDYCAR road and street tracks. He’s ready to be a full-time Chip Ganassi Racing INDYCAR driver. “Winning is integrated into his racing resume. This includes his pursuit of the 2023 INDYCAR Rookie of the Year. He knows how to win as a teammate. Next comes ovals at the highest global level. We look forward to a long-term relationship driven by growth and opportunity in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Marcus.”

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