Takuma Sato lands Ganassi oval for 2023

After spending most of his IndyCar career chasing those red #9 and #10 target cars, Takuma Sato is going to need some time to get used to sharing debriefs with Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti. The lively – sometimes controversial – battles on the track? Don’t expect them to go away.

But the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, who becomes Chip Ganassi Racing’s winningest active driver at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, has an undying reverence for the team he’s about to join as an oval-only driver. in 2023. an opportunity of a lifetime,” he called it. A chance finally, at almost 46 years old, to drive for one of the two teams that have dominated the sport over the past decade.

“It’s a new chapter for me, and even though it’s a limited oval program, I’m very grateful and feel like I can try to help – even if it’s with the young driver ( and #11 teammate) Marcus Armstrong,” Sato told IndyStar in an exclusive interview. “I have to get used to watching someone else race, but you still feel like family. Chip Ganassi Racing, which is the best organization.”

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