Ganassi provides fifth IndyCar for Indy NXT grad Simpson in 2024 – EAST AUTO NEWS

Ganassi provides fifth IndyCar for Indy NXT grad Simpson in 2024

Chip Ganassi Racing has chosen to raise Kyffin Simpson to the NTT IndyCar Collection in a fifth Honda-powered entry.

Driving for the back-to-back champions at HMD Motorsports for the reason that center of 2022, the 18-year-old from the Cayman Islands educated within the Indy NXT sequence the place he positioned second at Mid-Ohio and third on the Indianapolis street course on the way in which to ending tenth within the 2023 championship. Below Ganassi’s path, Simpson additionally races within the European Le Mans Collection the place he and his LMP2 teammates have gained a race and maintain second within the standings.

“It’s been unbelievable working with Chip Ganassi Racing as their improvement driver over the past couple years and I’ve been in a position to study a lot,” Simpson mentioned. “I’m very excited to be making the subsequent step to IndyCar with this workforce. I had a good time on the take a look at and I can’t wait to get again within the automobile.

“It’s been my dream to race within the NTT IndyCar Collection and it’s an honor to make it occur now with top-of-the-line groups within the sequence. I’m actually trying ahead to working extra intently with the whole workforce and the drivers. I wish to give all of the glory to God, and I additionally wish to thank Chip and Mike for giving me this chance, Ridgeline Lubricants and The American Legion for his or her assist, and naturally my household.”

Simpson’s commencement to IndyCar comes one yr sooner than anticipated, however the transfer to IndyCar — in 2024 or 2025 — has been within the works as a part of a long-term plan the CGR workforce crafted for the proficient teen.

“We welcome Kyffin as a teammate to our IndyCar program,” mentioned CGR managing director Mike Hull. “He has been built-in right into a Chip Ganassi Racing multi-year outlined improvement program which now supplies the chance at open-wheel’s highest degree. He has already examined an IndyCar with extra to observe as an Indy NXT graduate. As well as, he’s already a confirmed winner in IMSA on the 12 Hours of Sebring in LMP2 and on an LMP2 international stage within the .”

RACER understands the workforce will run all 5 automobiles from below the identical expansive tent.

Ganassi provides fifth IndyCar for Indy NXT grad Simpson in 2024 – EAST AUTO NEWS


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