IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will drive at Petit Le Mans next month with Chip Ganassi Racing.
The New Zealander will join Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the driver line-up of the No 1 Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype for the historic endurance race at Road Atlanta, Georgia on October 3.
The recently-crowned IndyCar Series champion has competed twice with CGRFS this season (Daytona and Sebring), where he helped the team score their first victory of the season in the 24 At Daytona, and his second overall win in the event.
Dixon said he was looking forward to the 10-hour endurance race.
“Petit Le Mans is always a very exciting race and Road Atlanta is such a challenging track to drive,” he said.
“The No 1 has had some very strong runs recently so I’m hoping I can go out and help them compete for another win. I’m looking forward to working with Scott and Joey again, and the whole IMSA program to end the season on a high note and maybe even another championship.”
The duo of Pruett and Hand are in fourth place in the overall standings for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. They trail first place by 11 points going into the final round of the series at Road Atlanta.
The CGRFS team has finished on the podium in all three of its races at Petit Le Mans, including a win in 2013.