Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Monday that Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda has signed a multi-year contract extension with the team.
The Iceman who goes into this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway with a 46 point advantage over Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi has been Ganassi’s longest serving driver.
Team owner Chip Ganassi commented on the news saying:
I think when you mention the name Scott Dixon, the numbers and the records start to speak for themselves. We have achieved a lot together, but there are no signs of him slowing down. He’s still the guy the championship goes through, and you know you have to beat him to get on the top step. He’s a driver that’s always thinking about the next race and how he’s going to approach it, attack it and ultimately win it. I’m very happy that we have the opportunity to continue this relationship and look forward to many more successful years together.”
Dixon on commented on the news saying:
I have always said I have a massive amount of respect for Chip and what he’s done in this sport. This is not an easy business. His resume speaks for itself, and he’s the type of team owner any driver would want to drive for. He gives you the tools you need to go out and get the job done, with the right group of people. This team has been like a family to me since way back in 2002, and I’m glad I’ll be here trying to fight for more wins, championships and Indianapolis 500s for years to come.”