Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Monday that Linus Lundqvist will drive the No.8 The American Legion Hknda throughout the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
Chief Marketing Officer of The American Legion Dean Kessel:
“We are thrilled to build off the championship season with Chip Ganassi Racing and form this new relationship with a talented young driver in Linus Lundqvist. Linus’ enthusiasm and personality stood out to our team since day one, and I am confident that he will be a quality ambassador for our organization and the Be The One platform. Our collective focus continues to extend beyond the racetrack, and we will continue to lead the charge to end veteran suicide.”
The American Legion sponsored defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Honda for 2023.
Speaking about today’s news, Linus Lundqvist said:
I’m incredibly excited to be partnering with The American Legion for the 2024 INDYCAR season. To move on to the next chapter and to be connected to the veteran community makes it even more special. A major thank you to Dean and The American Legion for this opportunity. I am privileged to be able to represent such an impactful organization and I am looking forward to our work together with Be The One.”
Team owner Chip Ganassi who will field five full-time cars in 2024 commented saying:
I am very much looking forward to Linus getting on the track to show the kind of driver that we all believe he will be. In addition, I believe Linus’ off-track presence will match well with the strong partnership we have with The American Legion. Over the last three seasons it has been a tremendous honor to work alongside The American Legion in our shared mission to save veteran lives. So, stepping into 2024 with Linus piloting the 8 car our expectations are rather high and I am very much looking forward to our first official race together in March.”