Chip Ganassi Racing signs Tony Kanaan for NTT INDYCAR SERIES oval program

November 23, 2020

Longtime partner NTT DATA and Bryant join No. 48 entry with former Indianapolis 500 winner and series champion

Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today an agreement with Indianapolis 500 winner, NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and 17-time race winner Tony Kanaan to a multi-year deal to pilot the No. 48 Honda entry for the four ovals on the calendar — including the August 21 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline — complementing the 13 road and street course events being contested by seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson.

Kanaan will re-join CGR (2014-2017) alongside Johnson, former teammate, six-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson and CGR newcomer Alex Palou.

Longtime CGR and Kanaan partner NTT DATA along with Bryant, also a longtime sponsor of Kanaan and former sponsor of CGR, return to CGR, and will both have primary paint schemes as well as associate-level relationships on the No. 48 Honda and other CGR entries that will soon be announced.

(Photo by Michael Allio/World Wide Technology Raceway)