News & Multimedia

Jones Teams Up With Veteran Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing for 2018

Ed Jones will have a new home for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series.

Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that the 22-year-old from Dubai will join the team as the driver of the No. 10 NTT Data Honda.

"We’ve been following Ed’s career for quite some time now and are pleased we are able to add him to strengthen our Indy car lineup,” team owner Chip Ganassi said. “He has a year of Indy car racing under his belt now and is the type of young talent that we were looking for. We can’t wait to get him on the race track.”

Jones, the 2017 INDYCAR Rookie of the Year, scored a best finish of third at the Indianapolis 500 this season for Dale Coyne Racing after taking the Indy Lights championship in 2016 on the strength of two wins and nine podium finishes. He raced in Europe until 2015 when he moved to the U.S. to compete in Indy Lights with Carlin, winning his first three starts in the series.

“This is truly an honor to have the opportunity to drive for Chip, his organization and to represent NTT Data,” Jones said. “Chip runs one of the biggest and best motor racing teams in the world, and equally as important, is a proven winner across each series he competes in from Le Mans to Indianapolis and beyond. I want to get up to speed quickly and learn as much as I can.”

Jones will be paired with Scott Dixon, a four-time INDYCAR champion and 41-time Indy car race winner, in Ganassi’s lineup. He said he’s looking forward to learning from his teammate.

“Scott is a legend in the sport, and to get the chance to team with him is an amazing opportunity,” Jones added. “I think I’m joining the team at a perfect time when the playing field is being reset with common aero kits, and everyone is adjusting to a new formula. I'm really looking forward to getting in the car and getting underway with our 2018 campaign.”


Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Ed Jones
 
Jones Teams Up With Veteran Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing for 2018
Ed Jones will have a new home for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that the 22-year-old from Dubai will join the team as the driver of the No. 10 NTT Data Honda.
Read More
Related Media
Turns For Troops
 
United Rentals Rewarding Turns for Troops for All Rahal Drivers' Laps in May
A Turns for Troops drive that began in 2016 with United Rentals donating $50 for each lap Graham Rahal completes in the Verizon IndyCar Series was expanded Friday to apply to fellow Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing drivers Takuma Sato and Oriol Servia. That’s for Rahal and Sato in today’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, then all three drivers in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27.
Read More
INDYCAR Grand Prix
 
Race Day Checklist: INDYCAR Grand Prix
The Month of May is here and so is the first Race Day of the year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As fans descend upon IMS for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 12, we want to ensure they receive the full experience of opening weekend at the Brickyard. Below we have listed the can’t-miss events and activities offered at the INDYCAR Grand Prix.
Read More
Will Power
 
INDYCAR Grand Prix Pole Could Propel Confident Power Out of Early-Season Rut
ile it’s understandable to accentuate the positive of a pole-winning run for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, Team Penske driver Power needs a third triumph in this race on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course at IMS to bounce back from another slow start to his Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Read More
Jordan King
 
King Taking Everything in Stride for Rookie Season
End results are usually the bottom-line reality, but Ed Carpenter Racing rookie Jordan King insisted on Friday that he’s run stronger than where he’s finished in three Verizon IndyCar Series races.
Read More
Robert Wickens
 
Rookie Wickens Shines in 'Bittersweet' Qualifying for INDYCAR Grand Prix
Wickens barely missed the Verizon P1 Award on Friday for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, recording a lap less than a tenth of a second behind pole winner Will Power. Still, Wickens will start on the front row when the Verizon IndyCar Series race begins Saturday afternoon.
Read More
Items 9 - 13 of 646