Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course that they have signed 17-year-old Indy Lights driver Kyffin Simpson to a multi-year development deal.
Ganassi will rely on their 230-plus victories, 21 championships, and over 30 years of NTT IndyCar Series experience to continue Simpson’s development by providing driver mentorship, race strategy, and engineering support for his No. 21 TJ Speed Motorsports Honda team.
Speaking about the news, Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director, Mike Hull commented saying:
“We are always interested in bringing in talented individuals who can contribute to the success of our team. “Kyffin has impressed us with his driving abilities, especially at such a young age, and we wanted to find a path toward bringing him into the Ganassi family.”
Simpson, a native of the Cayman Islands will immerse himself in the Chip Ganassi Racing team starting with this weekend’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course where he will meet their drivers and other team personnel.
Speaking about the announcement, Simpson said:
“This is a dream come true. “I’m incredibly grateful for the support from Chip, Mike Hull and the whole CGR team. This is a huge opportunity and I’m going to make the most of it. My ambition has always been to race with a championship winning INDYCAR team, and I’m now taking a major step towards that goal.”