Chip Ganassi Racing announced this morning that Marcus Armstrong will remain with the IndyCar team in a full-time capacity on a multi-year deal.
Armstrong, who leads the Rookie of the Year standings despite only competing on road and street courses, will expand his driving duties to include oval circuits from next year.
“I am very proud and excited to continue with Chip Ganassi Racing for next year and beyond,” said Armstrong.
“Together with this very talented and experienced team, I am confident we can compete at the highest level in this championship. I feel very grateful that Chip has given me the time to adapt to IndyCar and has helped me every step of the way in what has been a good season.
“I’ve spent the year learning from a great group of people, including my teammates and Dario. I’m very grateful for how much help I’ve received from each team member. With a season under my belt, I now want to turn these lessons into results. I will be racing on the ovals for the first time next year, and it’s an exciting challenge that I’m confident I can learn quickly.
“I spent the entire month of May either in the engineering office or in the pit stand this year, trying to familiarize myself with the details of oval racing. It’s a challenge that excites me a lot.”
The agreement also means Armstrong will compete in May’s iconic Indy 500.
Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull adds, “Marcus Armstrong has proven in 2023 his quick adaptation to IndyCar road and street tracks. He’s ready to be a full-time Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar driver.
“Winning is integrated into his racing resume. This includes his pursuit of the 2023 IndyCar Rookie of the Year. He knows how to win as a teammate. Next comes ovals at the highest global level. We look forward to a long-term relationship driven by growth and opportunity in the NTT IndyCar Series with Marcus.”
In 11 starts this year, Armstrong has recorded three top-eight finishes and has led the field for five laps.
Armstrong will be back in action this weekend for the season-finale Grand Prix of Monterey, along with compatriots Scott Dixon, Scott McLaughlin and Tom Blomqvist.