Chip Ganassi Racing team owner Chip Ganassi says that his driver Scott Dixon’s retirement is a contract or two away.

The Iceman goes into his 17th season in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Ganassi and has won all of his four Verizon IndyCar Series championships with Ganassi.

Dixon 37, has 41 victories and is ranked fourth in the Verizon IndyCar Series all-time winners list.

Ganassi have gone from a four to a two car operation in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2018 with 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the year Ed Jones joining the team in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda.

Speaking between both practice sessions at St Petersburg on Friday Ganassi said that he has thought about the future but that he does not believe that Dixon has.

Ganassi have found a permanent replacement for long term sponsor Target with PNC Bank taking on the primary sponsorship of Dixon and the No.9 Honda.

The Iceman had a fast start to the weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on Friday ending the opening session in fifth place while in the afternoon he was fourth fastest and he will be hoping to carry this momentum into the track action for the rest of the weekend.

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