Linus Lundqvist confirmed to drive for CGR in a multi-year deal

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The CGR partnership with a Swedish driver will continue into 2024 as Linus Lundqvist has officially been announced to drive for the team next year. Chip Ganassi Racing also confirmed they’ve tied Lundqvist down to a multi-year deal.

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Lundqvist admits he is very grateful for the opportunity CGR has given to him.

“Joining Chip Ganassi Racing is an absolute dream come true for me. Stepping up to race full-time in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and to do so with one of the most successful teams in the history of the championship, is the moment I’ve been working for throughout my career. It is hard to explain how much this means to me. I am incredibly grateful to Chip, Mike and to everyone who has backed me on this journey, including of course my family.”

Lundqvist has been hugely impressive in his three IndyCar appearances this year. He set the fastest lap of the race on debut at Nashville. It was a feat he repeated at Gateway.

He has a personal best finish of P12 at the Indy Road Course during his stint replacing the injured Simon Pagenaud at Meyer Shank Racing.

The 24-year-old Swede is a former British Formula 3 champion and won the Indy NXT championship last year as well.

“I have dipped my toes into INDYCAR racing in recent weeks, which will give me a little bit of a head start going into 2024. Coming up through INDY NXT has provided me with some important experience that will help me get up to speed. Having said that, this is an entirely new challenge as I prepare to join an established top team at the highest level of the sport. I know there is a lot of hard work ahead, but having a team like Chip Ganassi Racing put their trust in me is the greatest motivator I could ever have. I intend to do everything in my power to grab this opportunity and I look forward to all the moments ahead, next year and beyond.”

Mike Hull says growing together with Lundqvist is key as the team gets ready to properly work with the Swede once the season closes at Laguna Seca.

“It’s terrific that the opportunity to hire Linus, a proven winner, plus the reigning 2022 INDY NXT Champion is now a reality at Chip Ganassi Racing. He has shown that his on-track performance creates the racecraft separation that’s required in INDYCAR today. Growing together with Linus is what comes next.”