Marcus Ericsson switching teams for 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson will join Andretti Autosport for the 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season and beyond.
The team announced on Wednesday that Ericsson will join Andretti Autosport’s driver lineup alongside confirmed teammates Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood.
“I’m very happy and proud to be joining Andretti Autosport next season,” Ericsson said in a news release. “Andretti is one of the most legendary names in motorsports, so it is definitely a dream come true for me to join this team. I want to thank Michael and Dan [Towriss] for putting their trust in me, and I can’t wait to get to know everyone in the organization. It’s a very exciting new chapter in my career, and I’m really looking forward to getting to work and achieving our goals together. Exciting times are ahead, and I’m thankful for this opportunity.”
Ericsson has raced for Chip Ganassi Racing since the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. His most notable victory came in the 2022 Indianapolis 500. This past year, Ericsson finished second in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, behind 2023 Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden.
Overall, Ericsson has won four races with Chip Ganassi Racing.
This season, Ericsson is in sixth place in the driver standings.
“Like everyone else, we have paid close attention to Marcus’ success in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and have been impressed with how quickly he proved that he belonged with the frontrunners in what is arguably the most competitive INDYCAR field ever,” Michael Andretti, chairman, and CEO of Andretti Autosport said in a news release. “It’s no secret that we want to win races and Championships, and to do that we need drivers like Marcus who have that natural talent and determined drive. We are excited for the winning mindset that Marcus brings to the table and I’m eager to see what next season has in store for us.”
“More information on Ericsson’s 2024 entry, including car number and partners, will be provided at a later time,” according to a news release.