Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Wednesday that 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year Ed Jones will drive the No.10 Honda alongside Scott Dixon in 2018.
Speaking about the announcement, Jones, who drove for Dale Coyne Racing in 2017 and finished the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on the podium commented by saying:
This is truly an honor to have the opportunity to drive for Chip, his organization and to represent NTT DATA. Chip runs one of the biggest and best motor racing teams in the world, and equally as important, is a proven winner across each series he competes in from Le Mans to Indianapolis and beyond. I want to get up to speed quickly and learn as much as I can. Scott is a legend in the sport, and to get the chance to team with him is an amazing opportunity. I think I’m joining the team at a perfect time when the playing field is being reset with common aero kits, and everyone is adjusting to a new formula. I’m really looking forward to getting in the car and getting underway with our 2018 campaign.
Team owner Chip Ganassi commented by saying:
We’ve been following Ed’s career for quite some time now and are pleased we are able to add him to strengthen our Indy car lineup. He has a year of Indy car racing under his belt now and is the type of young talent that we were looking for. We can’t wait to get him on the race track.”