Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.48 American Legion Bryant Honda says that returning to the team doesn’t feel like a new team as he reunites with his former teammate and six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon this season this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Brazilian has signed a two-year contract to compete on ovals for Ganassi while seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson competes in road and street course events.

Speaking during a conference call ahead of this weekend’s doubleheader, TK said:

Oh, really excited. 10 months ago that’s how I started it again. I guess we all started it in Texas 10 months ago, and I can’t wait.

I haven’t been in the car in a while. Obviously, we tested at IMS for two days, which is two days more than I had last year when we went to Texas.

I’m really excited. I think with the challenge this year with Chip Ganassi Racing, the responsibility of the No. 48, having Jimmie texting me to take care of his car the entire weekend, which I keep reminding him, it’s Chip’s car, but it’s his number, right.

So I’m excited. I can’t wait.

Obviously, I can’t thank my sponsors enough. Bryant — I mean, look how — it’s going to be a big effort. I know some of this team has done it before. We’re going to race one livery Saturday night and the guys are going to come in after the race, unwrap the car and wrap the car with the American Legion, so it will be Bryant on Saturday like you said, American Legion on Sunday.

A lot of folks are going to watch that race in person. As far as my sponsors, 7-Eleven is still on board. The NTT guys, apart from sponsoring the series, they sponsor the team, they sponsor myself, so I’m excited. I can’t wait.

It’s, I mean, like somebody asked me the other day, how easy was it to adapt again to the new team. It’s actually — it didn’t feel like a new team. I have the same teammate. My locker is still the same locker as when I left in 2015.

I mean, Eric is my engineer, some of my mechanics are still my mechanics from when I was there.

It felt like I just came back, came back home. I feel extremely confident. Obviously we have high expectations for this weekend. The team was extremely strong there last year. We have not changed — INDYCAR has not changed the rules much. We’re coming in with a better tire this year, a softer tire this year, a little bit more downforce, trying to get the second groove working.

I’m ready, Dave. I’m really excited. It’s a big challenge coming back to a team that expects us to win, and Chip is going to be putting the pressure on all of us, so I like that.

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