Chip Ganassi Racing’s six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion and four-time Rolex 24 Hour winner Scott Dixon will compete for the team again in the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona from January 28-29 driving the Cadillac V-LMDh on its racing debut.
Speaking about the news, Chip Ganassi Racing Director Of Operations, Mike O’Gara said:
“The Rolex 24 At Daytona is the most significant race of the IMSA schedule that happens to also be the first race of the year. “Scott brings a level of stability since he’s been with us for 20-plus years. He’s the steady guy who provides a good perspective to hop in the race car and give us a fresh, reliable outlook. He’s not an extra driver to get us through the 24-hour race. He adding to the program even though he’s only driving the car a few times a year.”
Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Richard Westbrook – previously announced for the Cadillac V-LMDh entry in the seven FIA World Endurance Championship races for 2023 – will co-drive the second Chip Ganassi Racing-prepared car at Daytona.
Speaking about his enjoyment of sportscar racing, Dixon said:
“I find sports car racing very enjoyable, especially once you get into these endurance races you’re driving the car a lot. I just love driving cars and being a part of interesting and high-end experiences like these with Cadillac. “It’s a great fit and ultimately the pure love of racing.”
Dixon spoke about his Sebring test last month:
“Being part of the endurance test with no real issues, it’s hit the ground well. “Good power and the drivability is really nice, which is what you’d expect from what Cadillac has done before with a normally aspirated V8. Honestly, the car seems really reliable and ready to go. There are a lot of new systems to get used to and it’s a big car, but fun to drive.”