Friday, October 7, 2016

Ganassi Signs With Honda

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Friday morning that they've left Chevrolet and have signed a multi-year deal with Honda to power their Verizon IndyCar Series entries.

“We’ve had a long and successful relationship with Honda over the years and we look forward to getting it back on track," said Chip Ganassi. "I feel a little like I am going home after having previously spent 12 years with them. Much of our organization’s success has been with Honda power in our cars so we are all very excited.”

Ganassi ran with Honda power in the Verizon IndyCar Series through the 2013 season when they jumped ship to join Chevrolet.

Chevrolet has dominated the vast majority of IndyCar Series races since the introduction of aero kits in 2015, but with the kits falling by the wayside following next season, balance should return to the Series. Add that to the likely possibility of Honda greatly subsidizing the engines and becoming Honda's number one team, it's an offer Ganassi just couldn't pass up.

The question now is which team will be leaving Honda to replace Ganassi in the Chevrolet camp. Only time will tell, but with off-season testing programs due to kickoff in the coming days, time is ticking fast.


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